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Only the Innocent
Only the Innocent
by Rachel Abbott
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.75

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Slow, 7 April 2014
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This review is from: Only the Innocent (Paperback)
I've tried to get into this book three times now and in the mean time have read and enjoyed her other two books. For this reason I couldn't believe this one could be so difficult but I have given up on it for a third time now. The storyline is not overly exciting and moves at a slow pace. Very disappointing!


Come Away With Me
Come Away With Me
by Sara MacDonald
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.41

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mesmerising, 10 Feb 2009
This review is from: Come Away With Me (Paperback)
This book fully deserves five stars. It is the story of a lady, Jenny, who tragically loses both her husband and her little girl in a bombing and her world is torn apart. But on her first trip out since the deaths, she meets her friend from the past, Ruth. They catch up with snippets of each others lives since they separated and they say goodbye once again. Jenny then sees Ruth's son, and again, her world is tipped off balance just as she thought she was finally coming out of her haze of grief. Because Ruth's son is the spitting image of Jenny's late husband.
The author gently guides you through the thoughts of both Jenny and Ruth, remarking on such simple things interspersed with very weighty concepts, making it so endearing. Simple things like lighting fires on wet Sunday afternoons, toasting crumpets and letting the butter drip down your chin. Reading in bed under a warm light, and watching nature from your window on a warm July day.
As the book moves on, you, as the reader, move on with Jenny, to see her grief ease slightly, and feel her letting go of the past. It's both sad and happy, and touches on the way we all sometimes want to hide away from the world in a kind of sanctuary. This book is absolutely wonderful, I could not recommend it more- a double thumbs up!


Goodnight, Beautiful
Goodnight, Beautiful
by Dorothy Koomson
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Draws you in from the first page, 12 Jan 2009
This review is from: Goodnight, Beautiful (Paperback)
This book is intensely moving and allows you to experience the character's emotions with the characters themselves. It is about Nova, Mal and Stephanie. Mal and Nova are childhood friends, but the now grown up Mal has a partner, Stephanie, who wants a baby, but is unable to have one. They approach Nova and ask her to be their surrogate. Nova reluctantly agrees, only for the sake of her incredible bond and love for Mal. But then Mal and Stephanie abandon Nova mid way through pregnancy, cutting all ties to Nova for no apparent reason. Years later Nova's son is in a coma and this book follows Nova on her journey of unending struggles, past, present and future. This book enables you to feel the hurt and betrayal Nova felt towards Mal, and the futility of Mal's situation. It looks back on happy memories but also describes the extremely distressing times between Mal and Nova. This book will make you cry, but at the end you will know that you have just read an extremely memorable book.


Crow Lake
Crow Lake
by Mary Lawson
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.19

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I could not put it down, 11 Feb 2008
This review is from: Crow Lake (Paperback)
This book is memorable in more ways than one. It sets the scene in the farming town, it tells of childhood memories, not always pleasant, and it tells of growing up in a loving family, and how that can sometimes be a curse. Lawson allows you to really involve yourself in the plot.
I would recommend this to anyone who loves an honest, down-to-earth read, simplicity at its height. Read it NOW!!


The Other Side of the Bridge
The Other Side of the Bridge
by Mary Lawson
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.39

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One word: amazing, 16 Jan 2008
This book was just wonderful, set in the heart of a small, deserted town called Struan. Lawson allows you to feel empathy with the characters, and so it's as if you bond with them. The ending is so sad.
Read this book if you haven't already, it is absolutely excellent.


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