Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Steinbeck, John. (1993, 1937). Of Mice and Men. Bantam Books; New York.  As the rains pour down outside my window, I sit down to pen a review of this short but poignant novel – and how appropriate the weather is! It is a dark story chronicling the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two friends…

The Fourth Turning by William Strauss and Neil Howe

Strauss, W., & Howe, N. (1997). The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy. Broadway Books; New York.  The Amazon review for The Fourth Turning suggests that reading this book will change the way you view the world – and your place in it. These words concisely sum up how I felt after my first exposure to the…

The Secret Woman by Victoria Holt

Holt, Victoria. (1970). The Secret Woman. William Collins Sons & Co Ltd.; Glasgow. It would be remiss of me not to cover the very great volume of books available in the genre of ‘gothic romance’, as I consider it to be one of the most relaxing forms of fiction. You always know what the plot…