Hello reading friends! It’s that’s time again, when I share a round-up of last month’s reading. As days brighten, I tend to pull away from dark, gothic reads and return to some of my favourite contemporary fiction writers – David Nicholls, Kate Hewitt and Catherine Miller. Whilst Kiley Reid’s debut was one that kept croppingContinue reading “RAE’S READING ROUND-UP FOR… MARCH 2021”

Author Heart-to-Heart 💗 with… Catherine Miller

Hello Reading Friends! I’m delighted to introduce the next in my series of author heart-to-hearts💗 that focus on women’s issue-led fiction. And we have something very apt today from Catherine Miller, as she explores Broken Heart Syndrome (a condition I knew nothing about) in The Missing Piece (read my 5 star review here). I amContinue reading “Author Heart-to-Heart 💗 with… Catherine Miller”


Hello reading friends! Spring has definitely sprung here in northern Scotland, as the days lengthen and the sun has reappeared. I was even lucky enough to spot a woodpecker scouting my garden. And given February is traditionally the month of romance, I’m pleased to share that all of this month’s reading have longing at theirContinue reading “RAE’S READING ROUND-UP FOR… FEBRUARY 2021”

Author Heart-to-Heart 💗 with… Noelle Harrison

Hello Reading Friends! I’m delighted to introduce the first in a new series of author heart-to-hearts, focusing on women’s emotional fiction. Having recently read Noelle Harrison’s, The Boatman’s Wife (read my 5 star review here), I am thrilled that she agreed to join me today. So let’s get started… Welcome to an author heart-to-heart Noelle,Continue reading “Author Heart-to-Heart 💗 with… Noelle Harrison”


Hello reading friends! Writers are advised to read within their own genre, but also to read widely, and I think you’ll agree I have a real mix of books to share this month. Two book clubs reads, a twisty thriller, an uplifting generational novel, as well as a beautiful non-fiction offering. Also, be sure toContinue reading “RAE’S READING ROUND-UP FOR… JANUARY 2021”