My Bookish Weekly Wrap Up – 11th May 2019

Hello!  Happy Weekend!! And very happy to report that my reading mojo has returned after last weeks’ blip!!  Yay!!  I did get a little worried but thankfully had a very quiet weekend to help get me back on track – so full speed ahead now…. probably… maybe…. I can dream!

I was also extremely good and avoided Netgalley all week…. don’t go tempting me with any new titles now!!  and only 2 new purchases made it on to my physical bookshelves!  I’m still in need of a major book unhaul though as the situation has reached critical point!! Wish me luck!!

Here’s a look back at my week!


Burn by Hannah Pearl  – 4 stars

Dark and gripping drama!

A Bakery at the Little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green – 4 stars

Another fabulous visit to a wonderful place!

The Sewing Room Girl by Susanna Bavin – 4 stars

gripping and engrossing drama

From The Wreck by Jane Rawson  – 4 stars

fabulous blend of sci-fi and history!

Pink Ice Creams by Jo Woolaston – 5 stars

I loved this debut!! It’s funny, it’s sad – I can’t wait to share more on the blog tour soon!

Cape May by Chip Cheek – 3 stars

Sultry, sexy and dark!


Having read this on Kindle, I needed a real copy to add to my Jess Kidd collection so went shopping on the wonderful BERT’S BOOKS site and got myself a nice signed copy!!


copy via Readers First for review

Publication Date – 30th May 2019

Two lonely women. 

An unlikely friendship. 

And one big life lesson: never be ashamed to ask for more . . . 

After a major life upheaval on the eve of her 40th birthday, a reluctant Kate Parker finds herself volunteering at Lauderdale House for Exceptional Ladies. There she meets 97-year-old Cecily Finn. Cecily’s tongue is as sharp as her mind but she has lost her spark, simply resigning herself to the Imminent End. 

Having no patience with Kate’s plight, Cecily prescribes her a self-help book with a difference – it’s a 1957 cookery manual, featuring menus for anything life can throw at ‘the easily dismayed’. Will Kate find a menu to help her recover from her broken heart? If Kate moves forward, might Cecily too? 

The cookbook holds the secrets of Cecily’s own remarkable past, and the story of the love of her life. It will certainly teach Kate a thing or two. 

So begins an unlikely friendship between two lonely and stubborn souls – one at the end of her life, one stuck in the middle – who come to show each other that food is for feasting, life is for living and the way to a man’s heart is . . . irrelevant!


The Wedding Group by Elizabeth Taylor

Behind Closed Doors by Sadie Ryan


I like wrap ups like that!! If only I could get the balance right every week of books read and books hauled!! 😉



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