Review: Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

Blurb: In a small back alley in Tokyo, there is a cafe which has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. But this coffee shop offers its customers a unique experience: the chance to travel back in time. We meet four visitors, each of whom is hoping to make use of the … Continue reading Review: Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

Review: The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal

Blurb: London, 1850. On a crowded street, the dollmaker Iris Whittle meets the artist Louis Frost. Louis is a Pre-Raphaelite painter who yearns to have his work displayed in the Royal Academy, and he is desperate for Iris to be his model. Iris agrees, on the condition that he teaches her to paint. Dreaming of freedom, … Continue reading Review: The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal

Review: Boy Meets Girl by Meg Cabot

Blurb: Meet Kate MacKenzie… idealistic office worker, reluctant deliverer of termination notices and queen of instant messaging. As sweet as sugar. Meet Mitch Hertzog… ever-smiling corporate lawyer, defender of the downtrodden and king of aborted dinner dates. Good enough to eat. Meet Ida Lopez… cake, cookie and pastry-maker extraordinaire, purveyor of the dessert trolley and … Continue reading Review: Boy Meets Girl by Meg Cabot