Tag Archives: Reviews

Back to reading now, just love it …

After our whirlwind trip overseas we are now just about over the jet lag and I’ve been catching up on my reading. Within four days I’d read two books, the first ‘When the Lyrebird Calls’ by Kim Kane. I’d put … Continue reading

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Book Review – Mr Romanov’s Garden in the Sky by Robert Newton reviewed by Jill Smith

  Lexie felt her whole world was grey. The Commission building, she lived in sucked the life out of her. Her mother was a junkie and mostly not around, and when she was, she wasn’t with her.  It was Lexie’s … Continue reading

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Jack of Spades by Sophie Masson reviewed by Jill Smith©May17

Linda is not your normal sixteen-year-old. She is feisty and adventurous in a genteel age when girls are expected to be polite, chaperoned and groomed to marry. It is May 1910 and her father is in Paris on a research … Continue reading

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Books I bought at Somerset 2017…

Here are the reviews I did of a couple of books I bought at Somerset Literary Festival this year. I’ll post a couple more tomorrow. Yes, they are Young Adults books. Book Review by Jill Smith©Mar17 Starlight Stables – Pony … Continue reading

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Petal and the Easter Bunny … part two

For those who read the first half of Jill Ford’s PETAL AND THE EASTER BUNNY STORY, that appeared in The Ten Penners book ‘Fan-tas-tic-al Tales’,  here is the second half. continued… ‘I’m trying to,’ snapped Petal. ‘But you are making … Continue reading

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The Sending -The Obernewtyn Chronicles – Book Six by Isobelle Carmody, Book Review by Jill Smith

  As with all of The Obernewtyn Chronicles by Isobelle Carmody, this book is difficult to describe briefly. It is simply another episode in the journey Elspeth Gordie is making in the Quest she has been set upon since the … Continue reading

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Ice Breaker – The Hidden Series by Lian Tanner, reviewed by Jill Smith

I was in a session at Somerset Literary Festival in March 2016, and attended a session presented by Lian Tanner. I shook her hand and introduced myself. She got ready for her meeting with the students who attended by running … Continue reading

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