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 · romance · Short Stories

Two From The Heart – James Patterson ★★★★

Blurb; Form the #1 bestselling author of Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas and Sundays at Tiffany’s, two heartwarming tales about the power of a good story to open our eyes to life’s possibilities.

Anne McWilliams has lost everything. After her marriage falls apart and a hurricane destroys her home she realizes that her life has fallen out of focus. So she takes to the road to ask long lost friends and strangers a simple question: “What’s your best story?” Can the funny, tragic, inspirational tales she hears on her journey help Anne see what she’s been missing?

Tyler Bron seemingly has it all-a successful company and more money than he knows how to spend. But he has no life. So he hires a struggling novelist to write one for him. There are no limits to the fictional world that Bron’s money can transform into a reality, and he soon becomes the protagonist of a love story beyond his wildest imagination. But will Tyler Bron be able to write the happy ending himself?

My Review; Now if you’ve been following my blog a while you will know I am a huge James Patterson fan. Yet again I was not disappointed… This is two short stories in one. I must say I preferred the first story compared with the second one, but they are both brilliant stories. Both very different. Both easy reads. Romance. Adventure. Brilliantly written. Great settings for both stories alongside all the characters. Highly recommend! A well deserved four stars from me.

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crime · mystery · Short Stories · suspense · thriller

The Skylight- Louise Candlish ★★★★★

Blurb; They can’t see her, but she can see them…

Simone has a secret. She likes to stand at her bathroom window and spy on the couple downstairs through their kitchen skylight. She knows what they eat for breakfast and who they’ve got over for dinner. She knows what mood they’re in before they even step out the door. There’s nothing wrong with looking, is there?

Until one day Simone sees something through the skylight she is not expecting. Something that upsets her so much she begins to plot a terrible crime…

My Review; This is one of this years selection of Quick Reads. I devoured it in an hour and I bloody loved it. Under 200 pages but a brilliant short story with plenty of twists and turns throughout making it a gripping, page turner. Deadly. A clever story. A great outcome. Do you really know your neighbours? Highly recommend. Well enjoyed. One to remember.

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