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Book Review: The Memories That Make Us

. The Memories That Make Us Author: Vanessa Carnevale Published: February 2018 Publisher: Harlequin My Rating: 5 / 5   After an accident leaves Gracie with severe amnesia, she’s forced to decide: live a life that is made up of other people’s memories of who she was, or start a new life on her own….

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Book Review: The Paris Seamstress

The Paris Seamstress Author: Natasha Lester Published: April 2018 Publisher: Hachette My Rating: 5* / 5*   1940: A young Parisian seamstress escapes to New York from the war with only a sewing machine and a dream. 2015: A young Australian woman is summoned to attend her dying grandmother’s pret-a-porter retrospective at the annual Met…

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Book Review: The Sunshine Sisters

. The Sunshine Sisters Author: Jane Green Published: 2017 Publisher: Macmillan My Rating: 4/5 It was never easy being one of Ronni Sunshine’s daughters. Publicly, she is the glamorous, successful, dramatic Hollywood actrss. Privately, she is self-absorbed, angry, and a disinterested, narcissistic mother. Now in her sixties, Ronni has been diagnosed with ALS. There is…

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My Top Ten Posts for 2017

. It’s time again for my annual list of top blog posts of the year. This year, my blogging focus turned from a mix of introspective posts and writing posts, to a more dedicated focus on writing. I’m now officially a writing blogger. (cue applause). The evolution was organic, and it feels right. And when…

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Book Review: The Break

. The Break Author: Marian Keyes Published: 2017 Publisher: Penguin Random House My Rating: 4.5/5 The Break is a story about the choices we make and how those choices help to make us. Amy’s Husband Hugh says he isn’t leaving here. He still loves her, he’s just taking a break – from their marriage, their…

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A Day in the Life of a Writer: Vanessa Carnevale

k. Vanessa is one of my longest online writing friends. I’ve watched her grow from her freelance writing days, through to becoming a writing coach, and then, best of all, having her first novel published earlier this year. Vanessa is such a wonderful supporter of other writers, and is selfless when it comes to sharing…