"The greatest gift is a passion for reading" - Elizabeth Hardwick
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When Sydney Strauss is made redundant she longs to fulfil to her dream of becoming a food journalist, but ends up doing shifts on the Wild Yeast Bakery's stall at a local farmers' market to make ends meet. Things start to look up when the market's newsletter which she writes for attracts the interest of a newspaper editor, but just what will Sydney have to sacrifice to get the job she's always wanted? And will it be worth it?
This is the first instalment in the new series by Rick Riordan featuring his famous character, Percy Jackson, a teenager whose half-god and lives in modern day Manhattan. In the book Percy Jackson has gone missing and his friends are looking for him. The goddess Gaia is coming back with the giants to take over Olympus. Three new heroes must rise to fight the giants! These heroes are Jason, Piper and Leo, some students from a local school who get mixed up in the adventure.
Who are The Write Romantics? We’re a group of ten writers who met online through The Romantic Novelists’ Association’s (RNA’s) New Writer’s Scheme (NWS). At the start of 2014, only one of the group had a publishing deal but 2014 has been an incredible year for the group with seven of the remaining nine securing a publishing deal and another securing an agent. We’re hoping to end the year with a full house.
Local magazine editor Tom is doing his best to hold down his job, bring up his little girl and deal with his mad family and estranged wife. What he really doesn't need in his life is any more complications. Then Fran Mayhew turns up - seemingly completely tactless, far too young for him, prone to crawling around graveyards, and, he soon realises, completely irresistible. But Fran has a few skeletons in his closet which Tom is completely unprepared for.
The world of Schwartzgarten which Hill has created is very clever, and pretty violent most of the time! I’m not sure I’d like to live there. I really like this series, and I think this is the best book in the series so far. I love Christopher William Hill’s dark humour, it’s very like Roald Dahl. I saw him at the Hay Festival this year, and he’s even funnier in real life!
Colgan helpfully gives a little 'who's who' guide at the beginning of the novel for readers who either haven't read the others in the series, or have forgotten some of the characters. This proves very handy even for readers familiar with the books, as it means Colgan doesn't need to try to work too much of the characters' history into this story. It's always lovely to revisit old characters and see what they're getting up to, and Rosie is a favourite of mine! I love her interactions with her great-aunt and the way she deals with the local busy-bodies and Stephen's awful mother.
Eva Conway was a famous fashion designer many years ago who's been interviewed for a fashion magazine by a journalist named Megan. When Megan's love affair with her editor ends disastrously, she revisits Salix House, Eva's home, and finds herself taken in by Eva and her family. However, it's not long before Megan realises there's something not quite right about Salix House, something that Eva is doing her very best to keep a secret. Some parts of this book were seriously creepy! I haven't been able to look in a mirror properly since finishing it! I loved the whole 'figure in the mirror' idea, but found the conclusion of this part of the novel somewhat disappointing.
Well, I appreciate that Emma may have been torn between two men, but for me there was absolutely no contest! From the second Jack appears on the scene and saves the day, he was the only hero for me! He was just so brave and selfless, sigh! I just needed Emma to sort herself out and firmly agree with me.
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