1642. The Puritan colony of Massachussetts Bay. A young woman gives birth. The problem? She has not seen her husband in nearly two years and no one knows if he is still alive. So Hester Prynne stands, her child in her arms and a red A emblazoned on her chest, determined never to utter the father’s name.
A Roald Dahl classic about a grisly old grunion with a mouth like a puckered up dog's bottom, and one little boy's revenge.
Joe the normal soon becomes Joe the Barbarian when he finds himself summoned to Muddle Earth and expected to be a brave hero. He has been summoned by Randalf the Wise, Muddle Earth’s leading Wizard (*only wizard) to slay ogres, wrestle dragons, and bravely confront villains.
Someone keeps leaving cups of tea all over Maud’s house. And for some reason her cupboards are full of tinned peaches. It’s all very strange but she’s struggling to remember. One thing is certain though, her friend Elizabeth is missing and no matter what anyone says, Maud is going to find her.
Born in rural Shropshire around the time of Waterloo, Prue Sarn is a strong, independent soul, cursed by her hare lip never to be accepted nor loved. But this curse is her 'precious bane'.
For some reason, relationships between characters seem more powerful when they aren't the sole focus of the novel. Perhaps because there's more to life than romance, who knows? Whatever the case, these subplots are often overlooked in favour of the obvious. So, since it's February, here are five underrated romances in fiction.
Ender is the result of genetic experimentation, the perfect General to end a century-long war with an alien planet. At six years old, he's whisked away to command school where he is trained through hundreds of strategy games and simulations. But are they really just games? Or is there something else going on?
There are so many great Christmas stories out there - and so much fluff! Here are five less well-known books you may enjoy this Christmas.
Beyond Her Calling is a beautiful book about one girl's struggle to find her place in a world she doesn't always understand. AND if you make it to the end of the review, you could win a signed copy f your very own!
Kellyn Roth has recently released a wonderful new book, 'Beyond Her Calling'. You can read all about it here (as well as a great guest post on taking a break after finishing a first draft, and an opportunity to win a signed copy of 'Beyond Her Calling').