This read confirmed me as a Uzma Jalaluddin reading fan. I very much enjoyed this book. A rom com, not a genre I am that in favour of, but…. this is the kind I like. Hana Khan Carries On has great characters, comedic bits, but interspersed with serious issues. It’s full of family, immigrant issues and most of all love. It gives insight into the Muslim community in Toronto and highlights what ignorant racism can be like. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
One of my first 2022 reads. If not the first.
The Secret of Snow was published and bought in 2021 and I never got around to reading it until now. (Due to my more disciplined approach of reading off my shelf!) I thoroughly enjoyed this second chance story. One about grief and coming to terms with it. Sonny up until now has never dealt with her grief when her sister died some years back. It’s about vulnerability and friendship. And of course plenty of snow. It always amazes me at how astute a writer can be in tracking we humans. Loved the characters – they go right to the reader’s heart. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
A new author to me and I was totally immersed into it. Lucy finds out she has inherited a ‘cottage’ from someone she has never heard of and when she turns up to claim it all kinds of unknowns await her.
The cottage isn’t exactly a cottage either. Lucy has never known her father, her mother has just died and there are mysteries abundant. As well this is a dual timeline that goes back into other eras. Usually I am not so fond of that but this one was seamless.
There is mystery, complex relationships, plus a dog and a twelve year old girl all adding up to a story that kept me wanting to read.
The Becoming is the second in a trilogy. I read the first one earlier in the year and I couldn’t resist moving on to the second one. I have to wait for the third one until the end of ’22.
The Becoming is another excellent story with characters to love, and some new this time. Breen continues to grow in power and courage, and I love the new bond she forges with a very special animal. Bollocks too ( her dog) follows his mistress, and Marcus is a friend to the nth degree. And of course Keegan the leader of the Fey, continues to train Breen and of course a developing relationship.
One of my first 2022 published reads from my shelf. May even be the first. It is historical romance as you might guess and written by Eloisa James.
An interesting take of a romance with Cleo and Jake making interesting business main characters. Cleo was a strong feminine lead with a good head on her shoulders. Jake a big American who very soon falls at his knees for the striking redhead Cleo who previous to this has been determined to be a wallflower and never be like her mother.
A good read. 🌟🌟🌟