The Book Case – Flooded #Books #Floods

Could you help small independent bookshops affected by the flooding? Check out the links in Judith’s post.

Judith Barrow

When I saw on television the damage that the floods have caused over the last few weeks I realised how lucky we’ve been in this part of Pembrokeshire. There have been some heartbreaking images and stories of people being forced out of their homes, of businesses, livelihoods being lost.  But, recently, it was one photograph in a newspaper that stayed with me.

The BookcaseIt was in an article in The Guardian under  the headlines “Leading authors join drive to help flood-hit Yorkshire bookshop.” Well known authors were being asked to donate their books for auction to raise funds for a local independent book shop, The Book Case in Hebden Bridge which, before the floods looked like this:

I love Yorkshire; I originally came from a village there. We’ve had many holidays walking in the Yorkshire Dales.  Hebden Bridge is a town we’ve visited .I couldn’t get the image of that shop and…

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A Cottage In The Country

  • ACottageintheCountryAuthor: Linn B Halton
  • Published: July 2015 by Harper Impulse
  • Category: Contemporary Fiction
  • four-stars

What do you do when your best friend has an affair with the man to whom you’ve been married for twenty-five years? The father of your two children and the person you trusted with your heart? Not to mention the best years of your life …
Well, you pack your bags, grab half of the equity in the house you’ve both lovingly restored and run away to an idyllic little cottage in the country.
I suppose not having the cottage surveyed was the first mistake—buying with your heart, and not your head, isn’t the wisest move. The second was moving in six days before Christmas, the day the heavens decided to open and the rain just kept on coming.

This review is based on an ARC from the author. This does not alter my opinion or the content of my review. Continue reading