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Every Woman For Herself
Every Woman For Herself
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Vintage Trisha Ashley, 2 July 2014
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This is vintage Trisha Ashley as it is a re-issue of one of her early books. It is the story of Charlie and her attempts to rebuild her life following an unexpected divorce and an accidental killing by returning to the bosom of her eccentric Bronte obsessed father and family. As with all of Trisha Ashley's works the book is full of humour and romance and is an enjoyable, escapist read.


Outlander: Cross Stitch: (TV Tie-In)
Outlander: Cross Stitch: (TV Tie-In)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable time travel romp into Scottish history, 22 Jun 2014
I have been reading glowing reviews for Diana Gabaldon's 'Outlander' series for a long time so was interested to find out whether this book lived up to the hype or not. I am not usually a fan of either historical nor fantasy novels but found that I was quickly gripped by the story of time-traveller Claire and her 18th century Scottish hero Jamie. The story is unusual and well researched and I really felt that it was a convincing portrayal of what Scottish life would be like at that time from the perspective of a 20th century woman. It is full of small details such as the flora and fauna of the time which adds another dimension to the reader's appreciation of the environment. I loved this book and can't wait to read the rest of the series but think that it should come with a bit of a warning that it is both sexually explicit and violent in parts which may offend some readers.


After the Fall
After the Fall
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting story, 22 Jun 2014
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I wasn't sure what to expect from this book having read other reviews but thought that I would give it a go. It is essentially the story of a family with secrets and their attempts to make a fresh start in rural New Zealand. The story has quite a few twists and turns and although some of the events were a bit predictable it was well written and believable. I also enjoyed the insight it gave into New Zealand folklore. Overall it is part contemporary family saga and part mystery and a satisfying read.


The Crowsmoor Curse (Mike Travis Paranormal Investigation Book 1)
The Crowsmoor Curse (Mike Travis Paranormal Investigation Book 1)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good in parts, 7 Jun 2014
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This story covers the sinister events surrounding a parish church in a Cornish village and the attempts of Beth, the new vicar with a shady past, and Mike, a TV paranormal investigator and another 'outsider', to investigate them. The story was quite good, although some of it a bit predictable, but I found the writing to be a bit clumsy in parts. Beth appears to be quite a weak and feeble character which was irritating at times and some of the romantic elements were a bit 'Mills and Boon' for my liking. Overall this is a perfectly acceptable read but not one I would really rave about.


The Last Lord Of The Moors
The Last Lord Of The Moors
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nice piece of romantic escapism, 31 May 2014
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This book is essentially a traditional love story with some modern twists. Helena, our heroine, is a thoroughly modern women with drive and emotional baggage. Our hero Richard is a brooding laird with a Darcy-like reputation with the locals. Their relationship blooms as Helena tries to drag the village into the 21st century by improving the broadband service provision in the area. A great little escapist read with touches of humour as well as romance.


For Richer, For Poorer: A Love Affair with Poker
For Richer, For Poorer: A Love Affair with Poker
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent depiction of the world and allure of poker, 31 May 2014
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In this book Victoria Coren gives an honest and extremely well-written (I wouldn't have expected anything less from her) account of her journey into the sometimes slightly sinister world of tournament poker. The characters who inhabit this world are undoubtedly shady but portrayed with fondness. Her journey also incorporates her relationship with her father and gives an incredibly moving insight into the way she eventually comes to terms with his illness and eventual death. You don't have to be a player or even fan of poker to be absorbed by the book and I thoroughly recommend it.


Numerology (Metaphysical Matters Book 6)
Numerology (Metaphysical Matters Book 6)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Format doesn't work, 31 May 2014
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There are a couple of problems with this book. Firstly the tables format for some of the content doesn't work on a 3G keyboard Kindle. Secondly, although the book does suggest how to calculate some of your key numbers (once you have conquered the table format issues), there isn't an adequate explanation of how these numbers can then be interpreted. Overall the book needs some re-work.


Tudors: The History of England Volume II (History of England Vol 2)
Tudors: The History of England Volume II (History of England Vol 2)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent historical summary, 1 May 2014
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Peter Ackroyd's books are always exceptionally well written and researched. This is an excellent book for anyone interested in this period of British history and is a very accessible and comprehensive read. Highly recommended.


Lottie's Luck
Lottie's Luck
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Light weight but enjoyable read, 1 May 2014
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This book is pretty standard chick-lit and therefore good to read when you don't fancy anything too challenging. The story revolves around the love life and close relationships of Lottie and is basically a 'will they or won't they' romance with a sense of humour thrown in. The story is pretty predictable but enjoyable.


The Blackheath Seance Parlour
The Blackheath Seance Parlour
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Unusual story, 1 May 2014
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This is an unusual read in as much that it is basically two stories in one. The first is the story of two sisters in Victorian Blackheath who decide to turn their ailing chocolate shop into a seance parlour with unforseen consequences. The second is the transcript of a novel about a mad scientist and his rather gory and disturbing experimentations which has been written by one of the sisters and is interwoven into the story. There are elements of the supernatural, a murder mystery, romance and fantasy in the novel and it is definitely an innovative approach. Personally I found the sister's novel quite unpleasant to read in parts and would have preferred the book to concentrate on the seance parlour aspect which I thought was a better story.


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