Archive of: contemporary

Daughters of the Lake

Daughters of the Lake

Jane Riddell

A novel about contemporary relationships. Four siblings gather at their mother's request for the fortieth anniversary of the family hotel next to a lake in Brunnen, Switzerland. There is plenty of family tensions and each of the characters has a secret. Although there is plenty of drama, this is a fairly gentle and largely satisfying read, even if sometimes you will want to give some of the characters a good talking-to.


Letting In Light

Letting In Light

Emma Davies

This relationships/romance story couldn’t half do with a spit and polish and redesign. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed it. The tone of the writing is warm and engaging and the storyline not quite what you’ll expect.


The One Saving Grace

The One Saving Grace

Julie Houston

This is a light and amusing escapism book, which nevertheless touches on some serious subjects. It is about families and friendships and loyalties. It's an enjoyable read.


Goodness, Grace and Me

Goodness, Grace and Me

Julie Houston

This is a light and amusing escapism book, which nevertheless touches on some serious subjects. It is about families and friendships and loyalties.


Butterfly Barn

Butterfly Barn

Karen Power

This is an ambitious first novel that is an emotional but in many ways an uplifting read. There are strong themes of friendship, hope and love (not just of the romantic kind) and an ending that will leave you wanting more.