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Erasing Ramona
Erasing Ramona
by Peggy Rothschild
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.80

4.0 out of 5 stars ... different from those I normally read but I really enjoyed it. The central character is Ramona, 12 Nov. 2015
This review is from: Erasing Ramona (Paperback)
This book is different from those I normally read but I really enjoyed it. The central character is Ramona, or Suzy or Miranda. She left her hometown under a cloud 10 years ago following the worst chain of events anyone could imagine finding themselves in. She returns to her hometown after 10 years away to attend her father's funeral. This is when her nightmare begins as she begins to find out more about herself and who she really is.

There is a side story going on about her previous life, relationships etc which was interesting but at times confusing. However without this it would have been very difficult to make sense of the story.
The central character is a very strong, feisty Female and this book will appeal to anyone who likes thrillers and mysteries with a strong female lead.

Blue Shoes and Happiness (No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency)
Blue Shoes and Happiness (No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency)
by Alexander McCall Smith
Edition: Hardcover

85 of 89 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another masterpiece!!, 5 Mar. 2006
I was delighted to buy this book ahead of publication date and rushed home to read it. I was not disappointed.
This book sees Mma Ramotswe wondering whether she should go on a diet as traditionally built ladies seem to not be in favour
any more.
There are problems too for Mma Makutsi in her engagement to Phuti Radiphuti, and the No.1 ladies detective agency engages the services of Mr Polopetsi in solving some tricky cases.
Yet again Smith evokes images of the Botswanan landscape that makes it easy to imagine that you as the reader are there yourself under the blue skies and hot sun.
Mma Ramotse dispenses advice with her usual wisdom and patience.
Overall a thoroughly enjoyable read.

It's Different for Girls
It's Different for Girls
by Jo Brand
Edition: Hardcover

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant read!, 8 May 2005
This is the first book by Jo Brand that I have read and a break away from my usual reading matter. I was in for a pleasant surprise.
I too grew up in the 70's and was able to empathise with the character Rachel, a shy, 13 year old, totally in awe of her new found and very pretty friend Susan.
The friendship appears to be an odd one coming as they do from very different backgrounds, but you soon realise that the families they come from are not as perfect as they first seem.
The novel is laugh a loud funny, especially the sexual fumblings that take place, but it also has a serious edge.
This novel is very funny, sad and poignant all at the same time. There is a twist to the tale that will keep you glued to the last page.
If you too grew up in the 70's you will love this book and it will bring back many memories.

House of the Scorpion
House of the Scorpion
by Nancy Farmer
Edition: Paperback

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The House Of the Scorpion., 7 Feb. 2003
This review is from: House of the Scorpion (Paperback)
.... The book is aimed at children,but I would say that 15+ would be the minium age as the language used is very adult.
The book starts with a 'family tree' which was actually quite complicated and didn't aid my understanding of the plot.Having said that though the book itself did not disappoint.The story is set in the Mexico of the future where powerful and rich men are creating clones of themselves who will be able to take over and run the family drug business when they themselves die.The central character is a boy called Matt Who is unaware that he is the clone of a very powerful man indeed until he meets Maria ,the daughter of a senior US politician.In her he finds an unlikely ally and together they embark on a sometimes terrifying adventure with devestating consequences.
This book had me gripped from start to finish and I would recommend it to both science fiction fans ,and those of you who enjoy a gripping adventure story

The Surgeon
The Surgeon
by Tess Gerritsen
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a nail biting read!!, 28 Mar. 2002
This review is from: The Surgeon (Hardcover)
I was hooked on this book from the first page.Although I had never read any of Tess Gerritsens books before I will definitely be looking for more.
She tackles a gruesome subject in a way that makes you want to read this book to the end.
It is always a joy to discover a new gritty female cop and this is a great new discovery.
I guarantee once you start it you wont be able to put it down!

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