My Book Blog

Debbie by the Library
Sharing the book love via my Little Free Library. When I was little, I wanted to be a librarian as well as a writer!

When I’m not writing, I’m reading…

… and I love to review the books I enjoy and recommend them to other readers.

Click here for the full list of my recommended reads, which includes links to my reviews of them .

The reviews published here on my website are of only those books  that I have especially enjoyed, and which I wholeheartedly recommend to reader friends.

Other Places I Post Reviews

I’ve written reviews for various publications over the years, from parenting magazine Today’s Child to the Vine Leaves Literary Journal, and I still do review historical novels for the Historical Novel Society. Otherwise I now review just for fun.

I also love being part of the panel of Dominic Cotter’s BBC Radio Gloucestershire Book Club, where, together with Caroline Sanderson, local author and non-fiction editor of The Bookseller, we discuss all things bookish, as well as our Book of the Month.

I also ran a separate book blog ite for a couple of years, but it became too time-consuming, and I was inundated with requests for to reviews more books than humanly possible to read. So from July 2017 I’m reverting to my previous practice of sharing my reading recommendations only on my author website instead.

A Note about Amazon & Goodreads

As an author myself, I know how helpful it is to receive reviews on Amazon and Goodreads, so I do comment at least briefly on those sites about everything I read, whether I like the book or not!

Like to Review My Books?

Cover of Best Murder in Show
Available in paperback and ebook

Review copies of my own books are available to bookbloggers and journalists on request – just let me know which one you’d like and in which format, and where to send it.


Any review copies I receive from publishers and authors are either passed on to friends who I think would enjoy them, or put into the Little Free Library on my front garden wall, to help other readers discover them.