Taste of Persia – by Naomi Duguid

A Cook’s Travels Through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan

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The Undiscovered Goddess by Michelle Colston

cover41078-mediumAccording to a quiz in Cosmo, Holly is shallow. This sends her off to the self-help section after which, Holly sets off on a year of self-discovery,  journaling through each exercise as she goes.

She faces inner demons, yoga, an explosive colon cleanse and REALLY spicy curry, the lessons are hard on her emotions, not to mention her digestive system. But does she succeed in the end? Beyond the superficial, what important lesson does Holly’s inner goddess have the power to teach her…and what can Holly teach you?

All in all a spunky and fun read. Great with a glass of red or white.

Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls – a review

“If you are a person who has spent your entire life feeling horrible about your body and you think that self-hatred kinda sucks, this book is for you. If you’re interested in this totally bizarre concept called body love that you keep hearing about on Social Media and you wanna know what it’s all about, this book is for you.”640

Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls is a manifesto and call to arms for women of all sizes and ages. It is smart, sassy and eloquent. Written by  Jes Baker, who calls on women to be proud of their bodies, fight against fat-shaming, and embrace a body-positive worldview to change public perceptions and help women maintain mental health.

The Vintage Cinema Club Jane Linfoot

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“A witty, warm-hearted romp through the lives and loves of three friends – with a cool retro vibe, and a sense of fun that will never go out of fashion.” – Debbie Johnson, author of the best-selling ‘Cold Feet At Christmas’.

Meet The Vintage Cinema Club….

Izzy is a wow at making unwanted things pretty, but with three brothers and her shabby chic furniture business to run she doesn’t have time to date. Could a fabulous French proposal change her mind?

Single mum Luce’s vintage bridal dresses are exquisite, but there’s no way she’s ever going to wear one or walk down the aisle for that matter. She’s a strictly no romance, one night kind of woman – or so she thinks…

Dida seems to have it all – a chocolate and banana cake recipe to die for, lovely kids (most of the time!) and a great lifestyle. But what good is a fabulous home, when your marriage has more cracks than a pavlova and your husband is having it off with half of Lithuania?

Three retro fabulous friends, in love with all things vintage, run their dream business from the faded grandeur of a rescued cinema. When that dream comes under threat, they’ll do whatever it takes to save it.

Fans of Lucy Diamond, Michele Gorman and Milly Johnson are going to love this heartfelt, funny story.

Review: 

For those who, like me, are fans of Sophie Kinsella – this reminded me very much of her style of writing. Filled with witty bits and outstanding personalities – I enjoyed this book immensely.

Thank you to NetGalley for the review opportunity.

This is the Night by Jonah Sirott

This is the Night by Jonah Sirott

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In a world at war, four youths try to determine what’s really worth fighting for.

For more than twenty years, the Homeland has been immersed in a brutal, unwinnable war. Young men are drafted and sent to fight in a faraway jungle. Those who come back are scarred in body and mind. Lance, two weeks shy of turning eighteen, has watched his older brothers leave and his mother fall apart when they fail to return. He’s never imagined a different future for himself—until he meets an idealistic young woman named Lorrie and impulsively flees town with her.

In Western City North, on the edge of the Homeland, Lance and Lorrie move into the same building as Benny and Joe, two friends up for induction. Along with Alan, a young runaway, they frantically evade Registry agents intent on tracking down draft dodgers. With induction day looming and paranoia rampant, the only way for any of them to stay free is to uncover the truth about their uncertain world—and the forces seeking to control it. Jonah C. Sirott’s breathtaking debut is about hope, survival, and the challenge of pushing past the limits our world draws around us.

Review:

Very well written, descriptive and edgy.  I don’t usually read this genre but but found it an enjoyable change. I didn’t find the characters too likable and the ending was quite abrupt but mainly because I enjoyed the build up so much.

Thank you to NetGalley for the review opportunity!