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Posted on 3 May 2012 10:20:37 BDT
Kew says:
I've just finished reading The Botticelli Secret which I bought in one of the amazon sales but is no longer on kindle (link is to the book). I struggled with reading it - although it's set in the 1400s the language is so foul that I gave up reading it at one point, but the story had intrigued me so I went back to it and thankfully the frequency of bad language slowed a little. Overall though, I was still disappointed with it - didn't enjoy it nearly as much as The Glassblower of Murano (also not on kindle any more...)

Then I read a very short story An Unexpected Date which I downloaded free from smashwords - it was very nice but literally took me a few minutes to read. It's not on smashwords any more and is 77p on amazon - normally I'm very happy with that price but wouldn't want to spend it on something that I literally read in five minutes.

Now I'm reading Wuthering Heights which is one of the book club reads on goodreads.


In reply to an earlier post on 3 May 2012 10:32:21 BDT
Damaskcat says:
Kew - I bought that in one of the sales and I haven't yet read it so thanks for the warning about the bad language :-)

Posted on 3 May 2012 10:33:36 BDT
Damaskcat says:
Just finished - Gently Sahib (Inspector George Gently 12)

Just started - Orange as Marmalade (Biscuit McKee Mysteries)

Posted on 3 May 2012 13:06:23 BDT
Ignite says:
Just finished WATCHING SWIFTS by R J Askew. Wonderful use of language; very poetic. I really loved this one.
Just started Something Nice - 10 Stories by Andrew Lawston. Short stories. I'm about half way through and haven't found a duffer yet.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 May 2012 13:32:48 BDT
Rosh says:
I finished The Misremembered Man last night and thought it a really wonderful emotional book. I have spent time in rural Ireland which really brought the writingn to life for me. I would definitely recommend it. Not sure what to start now though.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 May 2012 15:53:20 BDT
Bevmac says:
Hi I take it you have read the first 3. I have read 2 not sure if to bother with the third??? Thoughts?

In reply to an earlier post on 3 May 2012 15:54:51 BDT
Bevmac says:
What about Camilla Lackberg or Ann Holt?

Posted on 3 May 2012 15:59:34 BDT
Bevmac says:
Just finished Me Before You and BZRK both really brilliant books for totally different reasons. I was heart broken with Me before you.

Now just finishing one of the Eragon books.

Posted on 3 May 2012 16:41:46 BDT
Last edited by the author on 3 May 2012 16:42:01 BDT
Just finished the 6th book in MC Beaton's Travelling Matchmaker series; nice fluffy quick reads and chuffed to have picked them up in a kindle book sale last year for 0.86p each, (they're now considerably more expensive )good value at that price as they're only 8-9 chapters long.

I thoroughly enjoyed them :) quirky characters,lively dialogue,happy endings all round, just the thing to put a stupid grin on my face.


In reply to an earlier post on 3 May 2012 16:50:36 BDT
Damaskcat says:
They're really good aren't they? I loved the last one - definitely a good ending to the series:-)

Posted on 3 May 2012 17:59:17 BDT
Kew says:
I liked that series too. I also enjoyed her Six Sisters series.


Posted on 3 May 2012 18:03:58 BDT
On my Kindle I'm reading The Killings At Badger's Drift but as for a 'normal' paperback book, my cousin lent me Cressida Cowell's How To Train Your Dragon Series (Hiccup: How to Train Your Dragon so I'm reading that! It's surprisingly good for a kid's book. She lent it to me because she knew I loved the film!

PS: Not sure if we're allowed to post about non-Kindle books, but oh well.

Posted on 3 May 2012 18:10:02 BDT
@Damaskcat and @Kew

I loved them all but yes, the last one had a very satisfying ending :) felt like joining Benjamin the 'unusual' footman and doing a cartwheel!

I have the 'sisters' series on my wish list Kew :)


Posted on 4 May 2012 11:22:19 BDT
Ignite says:
Finished Something Nice - 10 Stories by Andrew Lawston. I never used to read short stories but I like to have a few on my Kindle to read in between the weightier tomes. Read this straight through though. They are great.
I've started My Demon by Lisa C Hinsley. I enjoyed the claustrophobic 'Plague' so I thought I'd give this a try.

Posted on 4 May 2012 15:11:11 BDT
Last edited by the author on 4 May 2012 15:38:41 BDT
M.C Beaton's Six Sisters series is now OFF my wish list and ON my kindle, I just gave my recently received giftcard a hammering ( thank you mother! )

I also went for three books by Shayne Parkinson; I downloaded the first in the series as a freebie Sentence of Marriage (Promises to Keep) ages ago. I've heard good things from other forum members with regard to this author so took the plunge and bought the remaining three, I think this series will be next on my TBR list once I've finished the delightful Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster. ( don't be put off that this is a book aimed at children/young adults; it's a wonderful read, a delightful old fashioned love story )


EDITED to add Something Nice - 10 Stories sounds good @Ignite, I've put it on my wish list.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 May 2012 15:18:09 BDT
Damaskcat says:
So did I, Kew :-) There's another series being re-issued later this year - School for Manners - first one is Refining Felicity (School for Manners 1) They are doing them in Kindle format but I think that's the paperback.

Posted on 4 May 2012 15:55:31 BDT
Last edited by the author on 4 May 2012 15:56:35 BDT
...have now added the 'School for Manners' books to my wish list :) Thank you Damaskcat.It took a lot of willpower not to just one click on the pre-order button for this series as I enjoyed the matchmaker series so much...but I managed it....just!


In reply to an earlier post on 4 May 2012 16:19:41 BDT
Damaskcat says:
M C Beaton wrote loads of books like this if you look at the listing on The pseudonym she used was Marion Chesney (among others) I'm hoping they'll all be available as e-books eventually.

Posted on 4 May 2012 16:25:02 BDT
Thanks for the tip Damaskcat, I will certainly do some more research re M.C Beaton xx

Posted on 4 May 2012 17:03:02 BDT
Ian says:
I know the thread is entitled just finished,just started but i thought i would comment about a book which i am currently still reading named 24 hours from Tulse Hill about a police officer who is shot and injured on duty,goes back to where he was born in Bournemouth Dorset to recuperate and is seconded in to doing some work on a murder case.
If you think a cross between George Gently,Barnaby in Midsummer Murders and i have to say i think it would make a very good film as it has an excellent and quirky storyline.

Posted on 4 May 2012 17:04:26 BDT
Fi esta says:
24 Hours From Tulse Hill This one?

In reply to an earlier post on 4 May 2012 17:06:29 BDT
Ian says:
Hi Fi esta.
Yes that's the one.
I'm about a third through it and am wanting to see what happens next.

Posted on 4 May 2012 17:30:35 BDT
Farmgirl says:
Just finished I Want To Be Doris Day by Josephine Wesley as I wanted a different genre. Not really sure about it. I did finish it though but was left wondering if I really enjoyed it or not.
I have started The Arrington Trilogy by Roxane Tepfer Sanford, a freebie when I downloaded it, and it's really enjoyable. It may take some time to finish it as it's over 800 pages long but it does remind me slightly of Yellow Crocus. Well worth a read I think.

Posted on 4 May 2012 19:18:21 BDT
Lilian says:
Thank you Ian and Fi esta for the link to this book I've just bought it :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 5 May 2012 00:23:02 BDT
Fi esta says:
Thanks for posting about it, I've just downloaded it.
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