#TuesdayBookBlog #bookreview for Summer Scribes an #anthology from the Creative Writing students at #Nottingham Central College

Sometime the speed time passes shocks me and I was surprised to discover that although I bought this book in 2015 I somehow missed reading it then (it was an extraordinarily busy year!) and although it’s been on my to-be-read list I’ve only just got to it. What a treat it was though!

No Ordinary Day by Clare Stevens

This is a very well written story of a wife who has suspicions about her husband and what happens next. Excellent.

Red, Blue, Black by Beth O’Neill

A therapist starts working with a boy who intrigues her but little does she know his drawings mean more than at first appears. Well written and sinister.

The Perfect Stranger by Nina S Chung

This is all about Eveie, a young woman from Lincoln who is curious and looking for adventure. She spots a particularly attractive bike and decides to contact its owner, the old-fashioned way. Lovely story.

Yunnan Adventure by Lynne Morley

This is a wonderfully written and fascinating account of the author’s travels around an unexplored part of China and I absolutely loved reading it. The amount of detail was just right to make it interesting and absorbing – great job!

Shameless Virtue by Ambica G

This is a sad story about domestic abuse, unhappy marriages and keeping up appearances, but I very much enjoyed the delicious twist at the end which was very well done.

Can of Worms by Sarah Wilson

This is a well written and clever story that starts out being one thing and ends up being something else entirely. Craig is being watched in a cell when he is joined by Ray who starts tormenting him, the sad tale developing as the truth is revealed.

Personal Statement by Suzan Dickinson

I thoroughly enjoyed reading the personal statement Becky was writing. Illuminating in places and funny in others it really was in the voice of a 6th Form College student and very good. I liked the positive outcome of the exercise too, well thought through.


There was a really enjoyable poetry section in this book too with poems written by Suzan Dickinson Lynne Morley, Sarah Wilson, Beth O’Neill and Clare Stevens.

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About Georgia Rose

Georgia Rose is a writer and the author of the romantic and suspenseful Grayson Trilogy books: A Single Step, Before the Dawn and Thicker than Water. A short story, The Joker, based on a favourite character from the series followed and is free to download from Amazon. Her fourth novel, Parallel Lies, a standalone, encompasses crime along with Georgia’s usual blending of genre. Following a long stint working in the law Georgia set up her own business providing administration services for other companies which she does to this day managing to entwine that work along with her writing. Georgia’s background in countryside living, riding, instructing and working with horses has provided the knowledge needed for some of her storylines; the others are a product of her passion for people watching and her overactive imagination! Her busy life is set in a tranquil part of rural Cambridgeshire in the UK where she lives with her much neglected husband and dog. Their son, currently at university, comes and goes and their daughter, having delighted them all for long enough, has eventually moved out, got married, and is discovering the joys of being all grown up and having a mortgage.
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