The Road Trip by Suzanne O’Leary: a lively, touching novel

Maddy feels unfulfilled. The kids have left home, her husband is obsessed with golf and life has become rather boring. She’s a teacher and one of her colleagues and a good friend is Leanne, a bit of an oddball character but with a good heart. She’s looking after her mother, and boy, does she need… Continue reading The Road Trip by Suzanne O’Leary: a lively, touching novel

Odyssey in a Teacup by Paula Houseman: riveting from the first page

Synopsis Encounters with a pair of supersized Y-fronts; a humourless schoolmarm with an unfortunate name and monstrous yellow incisors; and a tut-tutting, big-breasted, modern-day gorgon are the norm for Ruth Roth. She’s used to crazy. Her mum squawks like a harpy and her dad has a dodgy moral compass. Add in daily face-offs with a… Continue reading Odyssey in a Teacup by Paula Houseman: riveting from the first page