A Year of Orenda – The Lion Tamer Who Lost by Louise Beech

A Year of Orenda – The Lion Tamer Who Lost by Louise Beech

Ah ... this book. My Book of the Year for 2018, it had me blubbing at the postman I was so emotional reading it. And I don't often do emotional so that shows how powerful a read it was. You can find my thoughts on the book here. We even gave a copy to a [...]

A Year of Orenda – Ash Mountain by Helen FitzGerald

A Year of Orenda – Ash Mountain by Helen FitzGerald

Today it is my great pleasure to continue our Year of Orenda feature with a review of the stunning Ash Mountain by Helen Fitzgerald. Packed with dark humour and a heart wrenching storyline, this book is going to be another big hit that is screaming out for a TV adaptation. Thanks to Anne Cater for [...]

A Year of Orenda – Maria In The Moon by Louise Beech

A Year of Orenda – Maria In The Moon by Louise Beech

Today we carry on our Year of Orenda celebration as Mandie is sharing her thoughts on Maria In The Moon by Louise Beech, the second of four of Louise's novels we will review this month. This was a slightly different book from Louise's earlier books, much more moving towards the kind of suspense =end of [...]

A Year of Orenda – Dead of Night by Michael Stanley

A Year of Orenda – Dead of Night by Michael Stanley

Today I'm taking a look back of one of my earlier reviews, that for Dead of Night by Michael Stanley, a standalone thriller that takes a long look at the money, the conflict and the power behind the poaching industry. Murder, tension, action and mystery fill this book, one that will have you both glued [...]

A Year of Orenda – The Mountain In My Shoe by Louise Beech

A Year of Orenda – The Mountain In My Shoe by Louise Beech

It's back to our year of Orenda celebration today and time for Mandie to experience her first taste of Louise Beech's writing. Her first book is The Mountain In My Shoe, which, coincidentally, was my first ever read of a Louise Beech book too. If you'd like to know what I thought you can find [...]