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The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell
The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book, 3 Jan 2014
I have read all the author's books but kept putting this off as the 'blurb' didn't really do much for me. Once I started reading however I was hooked and had a couple of late nights to finish it. This is not really chick lit, in that it's not just pure entertainment dealing with lmatters. The themes are extremely heavyweight and at times the book very sad. All of the characters do pretty unlikeable things, because they are damaged. It is a testament to the author's talent that you still fall in love with them, despite of this.
A Night on the Orient Express by Veronica Henry
A Night on the Orient Express by Veronica Henry
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun holiday read, 8 July 2013
If you like Veronica Henry you will probably love this, and it's a good introduction to her writing, although it's certainly not her best book. I read the book in about 4 hours over one weekend, it's a very easy read and perfect for a long journey or reading on the beach. The characters are well drawn and you are quickly pulled into their storylines. My only criticism is that the book felt short and a little insubstantial. Lots of potential storylines were not explored, meaning questions left unanswered, e.g. what happens to Beth? Is Simon's ex-wife really the monster she was portrayed as, and how does she react to the situation? How does the real world react to the major life decisions the… Read more
Whose Life is it Anyway? by Sinead Moriarty
Whose Life is it Anyway? by Sinead Moriarty
I really like this author and have enjoyed several of her other books which did not give any clue as to the problems I would have with this one. The main character is Niamh is engaging and there is enough of a plot to carry the story along, so it's certainly readable. As some of the other reviews have touched on, the way the inter-racial relationship is handled is difficult to stomach. Although this is an Irish Catholic family, they are living in London and it is set (I believe) in the nineties. At times this was hard to believe given the racist attitudes shown by the Irish family, indeed some of the episodes were borderline offensive. I certainly cringed inwardly during one or two of the… Read more