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Your reading for October

by Susan Keefe One Step Ahead by Avraham Azrieli The war time ordeals of a Jewish mother and her 7 children. This story is an amazing true account of the wartime struggles of a Jewish woman named Ester Parnes, her husband Samuel, and their seven children. In June 1944 they believe that they are safe […]

Your recommended reading for July

by Susan Keefe

The China-America Alliance: East Asian and American Cultural Values Promote Global Harmony by Jack C. Westman The China-America Alliance makes a compelling case that the USA and China hold the keys to the future of the condition of man and the health of the planet.However, the question is… Does mankind have the […]

Your Reading for June by Susan Keefe

My Good Life in France

by Janine Marsh

Do people really buy a house in another country on impulse, or is it just something TV shows fool you into believing? Well, the author Janine Marsh certainly did just that on a wet and windy February cross channel day out with her husband Mark, and […]

Your reading for May

Reviews by Susan Keefe

At home in the Pays d’Oc

by Patricia Feinberg Stoner


People change, and Patricia’s husband Patrick, otherwise known as Himself, proves this by holidaying, and then buying a maison secondaire in the Languedoc region of France, after stating emphatically just after they met that he doesn’t like France. This […]

Your reading for April . . .

One Mother’s Journey: Creating My Family through In Vitro Fertilization

by Jennifer Prudenti

For most of us women having a baby is something we naturally want, and assume it will just happen, sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn’t.

In this frank and detailed book the author, Jennifer Prudenti, with timely insertions from her husband […]

Your reading for February

From the Western Front to Salonika – A French Soldier Writes Home (1914-1918)

by Catherine LaBaume-Howard

Catherine Labaume-Howard the editor of this fascinating book was very fortunate to have been born in the house of her maternal grandfather, Pierre Suberviolle, and she knew him until he died, when she was 24.

Some time passed […]

Your reading for January

Light of the Desert by Lucette Walters

Born into a wealthy family, loving parents, and a beautiful home, Zafferra and Noora have the best of everything, including the chance to be educated in London. What more could they want?

Noora is engaged to Michel, handsome and with good prospects he is everything a girl could […]

Congratulations to Susan Keefe, our book reviewer

Toby’s Tails – Easter at Fantasy Farm wins at the Summer Indie Book Awards.

In August I was notified that my children’s book, Toby’s Tails – Easter at Fantasy Farm, had been nominated in this year’s Summer Indie Book Awards in the Favourite Holiday Book category, by whom I still do not know. It was […]

Your August reading

Stories of Music, Vol. 1

by Holly E Tripp Music evokes memories, of that everyone can agree, be they good, bad, happy or sad, a certain piece of music will mean something special to someone. Holly Tripp’s love of music some would say was inborn, she was raised in a musical family, and loved […]

Book Review: Toby’s Tails – Toby Visits Chats du Quercy

by Kristi Domke


In this very special book Toby, and his human Mum and Dad, go on holiday to the Pyrenees region of France to visit Chats du Quercy rescue centre, in Miramont-du-Quercy.

Chats du Quercy opened in 2010, and is unique in France in that it is the only Adoption centre solely dedicated […]