Meet the women of Delaney Square . . .

Cassie has spent her married life doing everything right – making sure her children have the perfect life, being a devoted wife and a dutiful daughter-in-law. Although it’s left her so exhausted that ‘wine o’clock’ comes a little earlier each afternoon . . .

Her sister Coco runs a vintage dress shop and has shied away from commitment over the years. Coco believes men complicate things, and she’s got enough to contend with. Until a face from her past returns.

Watching over them is grandmother Pearl, tucked away in her little house in Delaney Square. But something is keeping her awake at night. Was she right to do what she did all those years ago?

And then there’s Elsa, the polished face of daytime TV, who’s battled demons of her own in the past and come out on top. Now Elsa faces one final fight – but it will require more bravery than anything which has come before.

I won this on Goodreads and as I hadn’t read any of her books before I didn’t know what to expect .Well this book and author has blown me away and it goes to show as readers we should always be open minded .

This book had everything for me and I literally couldn’t put it down.

There were a lot of similarities to my own personal life so I could really relate to the sisters in many ways .When you feel that connection with a book its like the author is talking to you so thanks Cathy for writing this 🙂

There are a mixed bag of characters as well as the sisters and hey each bring their own slice of the pie and making the pages keep turning .

I simply adored this book and am glad I took the time in my child free break to really switch off from reality and escape.

I will definitely be reading more from this author .


Anna Browne is an ordinary woman living an ordinary life. Her day job as a receptionist in bustling London isn’t exactly her dream, yet she has everything she wants. But someone thinks Anna Browne deserves more . . .

When a parcel addressed to Anna Browne arrives, she has no idea who has sent it. Inside she finds a beautiful gift – one that is designed to be seen. And so begins a series of incredible deliveries, each one bringing Anna further out of the shadows and encouraging her to become the woman she was destined to be. As Anna grows in confidence, others begin to notice her – and her life starts to change.

But who is sending the mysterious gifts, and why?

A Parcel For Anna Browne is an utterly captivating novel by Sunday Times bestselling author Miranda Dickinson.

I read this within a day reading at every available opportunity .Firstly let me just sing Mirandas praises ,she is a exceptional storyteller .Her books capture your heart and imagination instantly and always leave you feeling a inner peace and new outlook on the world .This book is at the top of her game for ticking those boxes for me .

The cover is beautiful and I was so excited to be able to grab a copy from my library .

This book had it all for me as do all her books that I have read ,but I really feel her books if possible get better and better.

The characters are awesome and I loved Anna and could relate to her in many ways .you cant help but warm to her .I loved watching her blossom and grow like a flower and I will miss her now I have finished .

My heart melted many times and I did actually work out who the mysterious parcel sender was but that didn’t ruin it for me in any way .

You just need to read this sweet life affirming book that left me feeling like anything is possible and I feel as a reader we grow as well as Anna 🙂

Mirandas writing is beautiful and always reminds me why I love books so much .

Its been a while .

Firstly I wonder if I still know how to write ?? I have obviously been doing book reviews but haven’t blogged personally for ages and ages .So here I am.

Its Friday ,I think…. I’m confused with the days as lynx has broke up and the week has gone all weird . Its grey and cold ,I already am fed up of winter before its here …I like to delay the inevitable for as long as possible and put my winter coat on when its only necessary …well its been put on 😦  I just want to hibernate now .

And of course with the impending winter season comes the festivities of Halloween and bonfire night …. we don’t really celebrate these now  .Then its the C word …no not that one .CHRISTMAS . I am really behind this year and I will be burying my head for  a bit longer .I have got a few bits and kids have wrote their lists but I am behind ..

Before all that though we as a family are getting a new addition ,nope not a  baby as I’m not Mary and with child from immaculate conception . We are getting a puppy !!!! Excited scared overwhelmed. Pretty much like having a baby then .

of course everyone has their opinion and their words of wisdom to give  ,sometimes wanted sometimes not lol .

So much has happened in 2015 ,I now more than ever know I need to write a book .Even if it went nowhere I need it out of my head and into words . Even with all the medication and therapy the past is looming like a bad smell invading the present and more importantly the beauty of the future .

I’m not going to lie this year and all what has been happening with my daughter has broke me ,however I am being repaired and I think into a better more stronger person .I have had to reflect a lot on myself and my actions and make changes and adaptions to my attitude and family .

Anyway how am I doing ? is this formulating a worthy first blog post …is anyone reading it ?

I’m not going to go right into all the doom and gloom and what’s been shit ,some people know bits . I may at some point write more specific posts today I just wanted to write .

What are your plans for the weekend? I’m taking kids to see hotel Transylvania 2 …cant wait .

Lynx is off next week ,estelle isn’t so I will probable have some battles there . So lynx and I have some quality time before they both go away next weekend.

I have no plans yet for my time off but I know there will be sleeping….I love sleep and I have not had enough lately .My body and brain are crying out for a break and to recharge .

Be back soon….not months  🙂

p.s cudnt resist the pic