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Force of Nature by Sue Cook
Force of Nature by Sue Cook
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Other than biographies I never buy fiction written by celebrities who are trading on their fame in other areas. Sue Cook's book is a welcome exception. Sue, of course, is not an actress although she's spent a great part of her working career in front of the cameras as a journalist. Her sharp observation of human traits and foibles, together with her ability to tell a story that grabs and holds the reader must come from her journalistic experience and I found the story and subplots in Force of Nature enthralling. I won't say I couldn't put it down, because I did, while reading it on holiday, but between readings I found myself wondering what I would did given the same set of circumstances as… Read more
Expected by Sarah England
Expected by Sarah England
The sign of a desperate man is the husband who starts reading his wife's books on holiday. I just did and I was very pleasantly surprised wjen I read Expected while sunbathing by the hotel pool.
This isn't RomCom, ChickLit, or any of the pigeonholes people like to catagorise books by. Expected is the humorous story of a woman fighting the world and seemingly about to go under water for the third time. The heroine is Sam Sweet who narrates the book, and tells us how she's become trapped by a mother who is desperate for Sam to get married and have kids. Any old marriage will do so long as grandchildren result. Unfortunately Sam is scared stiff of having kids. Sam is living with a… Read more
Black Dog's Treasure by Maureen Vincent-Northam
Black Dog's Treasure by Maureen Vincent-Northam
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I bought Black Dog's Treasure after a friend of mine recommended it as a lovely bit of escapism. It's far more than that though.
If Enid Blyton had written The Goonies, this is the book she would have written. The story of kids following clues that potentially lead to a pirate treasure isn't new, but this nbook tells the story wish incredible charm and the author introduces a lovely twist at the end. We see it coming, but we love it anyway!
The book evokes childhood holidays by the sea, playing at pirates, real icecream in cones, innocense and sunny days.
I loved it.

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