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Book Review: Both Sides of My Skin by Elizabeth Trach

I was sent this book from Annorlunda Books for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are – and always will be – my own.

Motherhood doesn’t always look like the sentiments from a greeting card.

The Blurb:

Both Sides of My Skin is a collection of four short stories about the reality of pregnancy and motherhood, from the uncertainty of waiting for pregnancy test results to the Continue reading “Book Review: Both Sides of My Skin by Elizabeth Trach”

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Book Review: December Girl by Nicola Cassidy

I was sent a copy of December Girl for an honest review. I also purchased the e-book version for kindle. All thoughts and opinions are – and always will be – my own.

The Blurb:

Molly Thomas is a feisty, independent soul, born on the Winter Solstice. At every stage of her life, she has faced troubles.

As a young woman, her family are evicted from their home at Christmas. Molly swears vengeance on the jealous neighbour and land agent responsible, Flann Montgomery.

Then in 1896, her baby son is taken from his pram. While Molly searches the streets for little Oliver, the police are called but her baby is gone.

Why does trouble seem to follow Molly? And will she ever find out what happened to her child?

December Girl is a tale of family bonds, love, revenge and murder. Continue reading “Book Review: December Girl by Nicola Cassidy”


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I love little mementos and keepsakes, especially from my girls birthdays. I keep everything from the candles right down to the little plastic weights tied to the ends of the ‘happy birthday’ balloons and the giant helium filled foil number.

Add personalisation to these keepsakes and I’m completely sold. That’s why when the lovely family behind asked me to review one of their plaques I didn’t hesitate. Continue reading “Make it Personal at”

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Children’s Book Review: Monkey Blue

I had to pleasure of reviewing the first in a new children’s book series called Monkey Blue and Friends.

Monkey Blue is written by Laura Quinn and illustrated by Kevin McHugh,

The series was inspired by Laura’s own little monkey Cian and began life as a collection of stories she wrote about her son, originally entitled Curious Cian. Continue reading “Children’s Book Review: Monkey Blue”

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Children’s Book Review: Jungle Jam and Jungle Jam in Brazil

The Jungle Jam books are aimed at 0-5 year olds and were created by wife and husband team Louise and Noam Lederman who discovered a gap in the market for Early Years books relating to band music, musical culture and sounds, following the birth of their first child.

We were sent both of the Jungle Jam books for review. The first in the series Jungle Jam and the latest book Jungle Jam in Brazil. Continue reading “Children’s Book Review: Jungle Jam and Jungle Jam in Brazil”

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Book Review: The Other Side of the Wall by Andrea Mara

Welcome to my very first book review. I’m going to be completely honest, I was never going to say I didn’t like this book. Andrea Mara is a blogger at Office Mum and has now become a fiction writer. I mean that’s goals right there- and I would never stockpile bad karma by writing negatively about someone who’s footsteps I hope to follow. Continue reading “Book Review: The Other Side of the Wall by Andrea Mara”