Book Reviews

Book Reviews by Lynnaire Johnston, the Word Wizard

Books – New and Reviewed

Lynnaire Johnston, the Word Wizard, writes book reviews about new and interesting books. Where noted, the reviews have been published in The Fishing Paper and Hunting News.

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Good Me Bad Me – Ali Land


Leap of Faith – Jenny Pattrick

“A story waiting a long time to be told.”



Cover image of Nighthawk by Clive Cussler

Nighthawk – Clive Cussler

“Thoroughly worth the read.”




The Woman in the Wood, coverThe Woman in the Wood – Lesley Pearse

“Pearse writes a good story about topical issues.”

Image of the cover of The Music ShopThe Music Shop – Rachel Joyce

“A marvellous story peopled with oddball characters you can’t help but like.”


Image of Fiordland
Fiordland – Andris Apse

“Standout landscape photography.


No Wall Too High, One Man’s Extraordinary Escape from Mao’s Infamous Labour Camps – Xu Hongci

“An amazing story!”





Dinnertime Goodness – My Food Bag and Nadia Lim

“This is the third My Food Bag book and is a compilation of the company’s highest rating favourites.”

Homegrown Kitchen cover

Homegrown Kitchen – Nicola Galloway

“If you want to eat more healthily and learn new culinary arts, Homegrown Kitchen should be on your bookshelf.”


Image of cover of' Caves'Caves – Marcus Thomas & Neil Silverwood

“Total immersion caving, past and present, told through the exploration of each system.”