Adventure · Children's · Short Stories

A Wishing-Chair Adventure: Home for Half-Term – Enid Blyton ★★★★

Blurb; full-colour short story taken from the magical Wishing-Chair series. Perfect for new readers. Be whisked away!

Mollie and Peter are very lucky – they have a Wishing-Chair that will fly them to any magical land and grant them their every wish!

And so when they arrive home from school for the half-terms holidays, they can’t wait to embark on their next adventure!

My Review; I grew up reading Enid Blyton and she is still as brilliant as she was back then. This is a short story series for younger readers focusing on a magical wishing chair. A short story. Beautifully illustrated throughout! Magical. Adventure. Mischief. Brilliant. I loved it. Would highly recommend to all children. What a brilliant series. A well deserved four stars from me.

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Adventure · Children's · fantasy

The Caravan at the Edge of Doom – Jim Beckett ★★★★

Blurb; “My grandparents stories had always felt real. What if they were? What if their Heroes and Mythical Monsters actually existed? “

When her grandparents explode in their caravan toilet late one night, twelve-year-old Harley discovers a surprising truth: their toilet is a gateway to the Land of the Dead, and they are its Guardians!

Well, they were. But there’s no time to mourn their passing. Because Harley’s baby brother has accidentally gone with them to the Land of the Dead. And Harley only has 24 hours to rescue him before he’s trapped there FOREVER!

My Review; This is a perfect book for younger readers. Parts had me laughing out loud! This is one adventure I will not be able to forget for a long time. It is beautifully illustrated throughout and has your imagination on fire. It’s a whole new world when you enter the gateway through the toilet!

Absolutely loved it all. Got tense towards the end but it’s such a fun, exciting and fast paced adventure. Different. Unique. Loved all the characters and family. Would highly recommend to all children. If I enjoyed it at 27 years old they will love it. A well deserved four stars from me.

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Adventure · chick-lit

*Promo* Lil’s Bus Trip – Judy Leigh.

Blurb; It’s always a good time for a road trip… 

When 82-year-old Lil decides to book herself, her 65-year-old daughter, Cassie, and her friend Maggie on a bus trip across Europe, she hopes for a little adventure to counteract the monotony of life. 

Along with three members of the Salterley Tennis Club and the Jolly Weaver football team, whose ideas of a good time are rather different to Lil’s and strikingly at odds with each other’s, the merry band of travellers set out on their great adventure. 

From moving moments on the beaches of Normandy, outrageous adventures in Amsterdam, to the beauty of Bruges and gastronomic delights of France, the holiday is just the tonic Lil, Maggie and Cassie needed.  

And as the time approaches for them to head home, Lil makes an unexpected discovery – even in her advancing years, men are like buses – there isn’t one for ages then two come along at once. Is Lil ready to share her golden years, and can the ladies embrace the fresh starts that the trip has given them. Or is it just too late to change…  

Author bio; Judy Leigh is the bestselling author of A Grand Old Time and The Age of Misadventure and the doyenne of the ‘it’s never too late’ genre of women’s fiction. She has lived all over the UK from Liverpool to Cornwall, but currently resides in Somerset.

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