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Citadel (languedoc Book 3)
Citadel (languedoc Book 3)
Price: £4.49

5.0 out of 5 stars A riveting read!, 24 April 2014
I really enjoyed this.

A good insight into wartime resistance in occupied France. The depiction of the brave women of the Citadel network really makes them, and the dangers they face, come alive.

The descriptions of Carcassonne made me want to visit.

Superb!


A Naked Singularity
A Naked Singularity
by Sergio De La Pava
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £18.95

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2.0 out of 5 stars Long winded, 12 April 2014
This review is from: A Naked Singularity (Hardcover)
There were some funny moments, interesting characters, and occasional lovely writing, but nothing like enough. I found this long winded and tedious, and struggled through to half way before giving up - which is something I very rarely do.


The Condor Song: A Novel of Suspense
The Condor Song: A Novel of Suspense
Price: £2.20

5.0 out of 5 stars An intriguing thriller, 8 April 2014
Buck Anderson, wildlife and nature expert, goes missing in the beautiful scenery of the John Muir Trail.

Sean Donovan, small-time lawyer with high principles, is one of those curious about Buck’s fate.

In a case against a large would-be developer Sean is up against Richard Wolf, an unprincipled lawyer at his old firm. Richard was instrumental in Sean, then a partner in the prestigious firm, losing his job, his licence to practise law, and the resulting breakdown of his marriage. Understandably there is some antagonism between the two men.

The ensuing battle in the courtroom, the collection of evidence, along with aspects of wildlife and nature, is fascinating.

This is an intriguing thriller, and definitely worth the read.


Peach Blossom Pavilion
Peach Blossom Pavilion
Price: £2.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Relationships, the need for revenge, 6 April 2014
In 1918 Xiang Xiang’s father is framed and executed for a crime he did not commit. His widow and daughter have only limited choices after this ‘disgrace’ – to become a nun, or to become a prostitute. His widow becomes a nun, Xiang Xiang a prostitute.

We follow Xiang Xiang as, aged only thirteen, she enters ‘the turquoise pavilion’ where she is renamed Precious Orchid, and trained in the necessary skills to become a high class prostitute. Over the years she becomes one of the most sought after prostitutes, with important clients.

An interesting look at relationships, power struggles, deceit, the overwhelming need for revenge – so many different emotions – definitely worth the read.


Jaspar's War
Jaspar's War
Price: £3.58

5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely brilliant!, 1 April 2014
This review is from: Jaspar's War (Kindle Edition)
Absolutely brilliant! Terrifying, scary, defying belief, with many twists and unexpected turns along the way - what a mix of emotions as I read this.

When your husband is killed, and your children disappear, how would you react? It is certainly worth reading to find out what courageous Jaspar does.


How to Barter for Paradise: My Journey through 14 Countries, Trading Up from an Apple to a House in Hawaii
How to Barter for Paradise: My Journey through 14 Countries, Trading Up from an Apple to a House in Hawaii
Price: £8.39

4.0 out of 5 stars bartering - one step at a time, 27 Mar. 2014
The author tells of his experiences as he barters up, starting with an apple, with the value of the barter increasing each time and through the many countries which he visits.

Along the way he meets some interesting characters.

I would not feel comfortable doing this, but kudos to him for achieving his dreams.

An interesting read


Spy for Hire (A Mark Sava Spy Novel Book 3)
Spy for Hire (A Mark Sava Spy Novel Book 3)
Price: £3.98

5.0 out of 5 stars An exciting spy thriller, 19 Mar. 2014
Mark Sava, the spy for hire, had to leave his previous post when an intelligence operation went wrong. Now in Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan, he passes time playing narde with his local friends. His girlfriend, Daria, helps at several orphanages.

A child is abducted from one of Daria's orphanages and she asks Mark to find and return the child.

The ensuing chases and investigations across several countries keep up a fast pace, and make for a very interesting and thrilling read. Thoroughly recommended.

I received a free copy in return for an honest review.


Blood Feud
Blood Feud
Price: £7.48

4.0 out of 5 stars family feud, 19 Mar. 2014
This review is from: Blood Feud (Kindle Edition)
Local boy, Russell Riley, works his way up in the local family run grocery business. From a low paid after school job at 13, to president of the business at only 38 years old, he has learnt all aspects of the business from the Galettis. All is well initially, but then he finds himself in the middle of a family feud with consequences for his own career.

An interesting story - with twists and turns, relationships falling apart, and the reasons behind the problems.

Definitely worth reading

I was given a free copy in return for an honest review


The Ogallala Road: A Memoir of Love and Reckoning
The Ogallala Road: A Memoir of Love and Reckoning
Price: £4.83

3.0 out of 5 stars An interesting farming family memoir, 8 Mar. 2014
Julene's family have been farmers for many generations. All members of the family have been expected to play their part, even from an early age. Recent farming methods have changed and water is being over used without a thought for future generations. Julene becomes a campaigner for a return to earlier methods and less reliance on water. The deep ponds that she used to swim in as a child, and the creeks, are fast diminishing.

Woven around her worries about water, we read about her childhood, family tragedies, her love life.

An interesting read

I received a free copy in return for an honest review


The One Plus One
The One Plus One
Price: £2.85

5.0 out of 5 stars Emotional roller coaster - a great read, 3 Mar. 2014
This review is from: The One Plus One (Kindle Edition)
Jess Thomas, single mother, works long hours at several low paid jobs, to make ends meet. Her daughter, Tanzie, is a hard-working school girl, brilliant at maths. Stepson, Nicky, wears eye make up and looks like a Goth. Neither child fits in at school, and the local bully frequently targets Nicky.

Tanzie's maths abilities earn her a scholarship at a good private school - but Jess just cannot afford the extras not covered by the scholarship. Tanzie's maths teacher comes up with a solution - travel to Aberdeen and win big prrize money in a maths competition!

The journey up to Scotland is fraught with difficulties from the outset.

I really enjoyed this - a real mix of emotions, and interesting well fleshed out characters

I received a free book in return for an honest review.


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