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Full Circle
Full Circle
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5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended read, 16 July 2014
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This is one of those 'I don't want the story to end' kinds of books. Unfortunately for me I hadn't read the prequel but felt Full Circle held up well as a stand-alone story anyway. Believable characters and great storyline. A recommended read.


The Guest Who Stayed
The Guest Who Stayed
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyable saga, 22 Sep 2013
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The Great War is over and shy and reserved, Jed Carter befriends Alice and Flora and each has a dream to better themselves. When Alice persuades Jed she'd make the ideal wife, they start out on a new, if a little shaky, life together.
Meanwhile, war veteran, Jack sells his business and moves to the country when he learns some devastating news about his health.
When Jack meets Alice and Flora little do any of them know what an impact he'll have on all their lives or the lives of generations to follow.
A thoroughly enjoyable saga with plenty of twists and turns.


The Wedding Cake Tree
The Wedding Cake Tree

5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful story, 7 Sep 2013
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At first, I wasn't sure what to expect from the title but, after reading it, The Wedding Cake Tree has become one of my favourite books.

It revolves around Grace, whose late mother, Rosamund, has arranged for her to go on a ten-day jaunt to visit the places that meant a lot to her. She will have a companion, Royal Marine, Alasdair Finn. Along the way, Grace learns the secrets of her mother's past.

A beautiful hard-to-put-down story which made me laugh and cry.


The Long Last Summer
The Long Last Summer
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5.0 out of 5 stars A touching story, 18 Aug 2013
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The Long Last Summer takes place in 1976. Widow Kitty, who lost her husband to leukaemia, now has the worry and pain of seeing her youngest son Mark suffering with the same illness. Reuben, the hospital doctor who takes care of him and Kitty develop a relationship even though her parents and brother are against the alliance. Meanwhile Jake, Kitty's elder son is torn between the love for his mother and brother, and his increasing jealousy and confusion over the whole situation.
This is a lovely story of hope - as well as sadness for all concerned.


Our Trespasses
Our Trespasses
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5.0 out of 5 stars A poignant tale, 18 Aug 2013
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The story opens with an anonymous letter from a murderer to the police and we're left wondering who the victim was - though as the story unfolds, we realise who the killer must be. The back story is set in the 60s and involves two sisters, Midge and Bridie Dolan. Out for an evening at a dance hall, their lives are changed forever by a terrible incident that occurs on their way home.


The Corpse's Tale (Trevor Joseph Detective series Book 6)
The Corpse's Tale (Trevor Joseph Detective series Book 6)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A `quick read' whodunit, 17 Aug 2013
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A `quick read' whodunit, A Corpse's Tale was a good story set in Wales. A young man with learning difficulties is sentenced for the murder of a local girl just as she is about to set off on an acting career. Dai serves ten years in prison before being released on appeal though the locals are still certain of his guilt. Enter Sergeants Trevor Joseph and Peter Collins who take on the job of re-opening the case and seeking out new evidence without much co-operation from the villagers.


The Ex Factor
The Ex Factor
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended, 13 Aug 2013
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The Ex Factor is a meaty relationship tale that is as much a psychological story as a romantic one. Annie and Sam are ex partners but Annie is determined to wreck Sam's new relationship using their daughter, Ruby, as a means of destruction. A complex family set-up, jealousy and a father fanatical about his daughter, ensures this is a gripping - and not always comfortable - read. Highly recommended.


The Innovation Society (The Innovation Society Series Book 1)
The Innovation Society (The Innovation Society Series Book 1)

5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating read, 26 July 2013
The Innovation Society centres on a dictatorship created to influence and manipulate the buying power of humankind. With children growing up needing every new gadget and invention, and parents forced to feed their voracious appetites, the consumer world is getting out of control.
We meet Soyala, a young woman nurtured by the society who turns on her 'creators' to help redress the balance. This is a fascinating, and at times complex, read, but the author has devised a story that really makes you think.


A Bottle of Plonk
A Bottle of Plonk
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4.0 out of 5 stars Clever idea, 9 Jun 2013
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Set in the 1980s, this is an enjoyable story and a great idea. It begins with Julie and Richard sharing a romantic dinner. All is well until his mother turns up and the bottle of wine they were about to share remains untouched. The bottle gets passed on to different characters in each chapter and on its journey, we visit the lives of these people - all connected in some way - and see their stories played out.
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The Armchair Bride
The Armchair Bride
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very funny, 9 Jun 2013
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Worse for wear at a New Year party, Lisa and Andy make a couple of rash promises. Lisa will find the man of her dreams and Andy will become famous. Lisa, discovering on a social network site that she's the last of her old schoolmates who is still single, begins to create an ideal life for herself. Things get tricky when one of school friends invites her and her `husband' to a wedding. Very funny writing.


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