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A Foreign Affair
A Foreign Affair
Price: £1.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A breathless, hilarious adventure!, 9 Oct. 2013
This review is from: A Foreign Affair (Kindle Edition)
A book hasn't made me laugh quite this hard in a long time! Stella Russell has written a real gem, not only with surprising insight into the political nature of Yemen but also into the psyche of a single woman seeking thrills and adventure. I thought at times Roza's stoicism verged on the ridiculous but once I had got past that it actually made it all the more enjoyable to read. Roza's adoration of the Sheik is both amusing and heart-warming. I laughed out loud at some of the situations the glamorous heroine finds herself in pursuit of her beloved! `A Foreign Affair' was a lovely slice of escapism into a vastly different culture. This is a breathless novel which will make you laugh, cry and gasp. I devoured it very quickly.


Family Secrets
Family Secrets
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A heart warming love story, 9 Oct. 2013
This review is from: Family Secrets (Kindle Edition)
Rhianna Delroy is left reeling after a grandmother she thought was dead calls her one afternoon wanting to meet. With some trepidation Rhianna ventures down to a little village in Kent where her grandmother resides to try and uncover the truth behind her Father's estrangement with his parents and the growing interest in a painting that was left to her which she had almost forgotten. But this painting proves to be the clue to unlocking all those unanswered questions. On the way she meets the handsome and charismatic Laurie, who despite her reluctance, manages to sweep the young gallery owner off her feet.

This is a wonderfully written love story about self-discovery and family. While at times a little repetitive, it truly melted my heart. A must read for lovers of the countryside, art and family.


In Loving Memory
In Loving Memory
Price: £2.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Moving historical fiction, 8 Oct. 2013
This review is from: In Loving Memory (Kindle Edition)
In Loving Memory chronicles a tumultous period in Scottish history - the Radical revolt as workers came together to strike and demand better working and living conditions. Told through the eyes of three women the novel gives a unique and moving perspective of the troubles, looking into the problems felt by the women who were stood behind these men and who were almost powerless to control their destinies. Although the Scottish dialect was a bit tricky to understand at times I really enjoyed this interesting piece of historical fiction.


A Better Life
A Better Life
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A better life, 7 Oct. 2013
This review is from: A Better Life (Kindle Edition)
For any woman with a good head on her shoulders and the ambition to succeed in a male dominated society, this makes an enjoyable read. Anna, an editor for a TV show, is comfortable. She is adopted but that hasn't stopped her. Oliver Manners wants her. In fact, everybody does, but that all gets turned on its head, when Anna's mother dies and her father remarries into a new and selfish family. What might seem like a repetitive life then swirls into a sensuously Italian one when Anna finds herself reunited with her birth mother, Sophia, in Roma. The plot thickens and entangles as the two estranged yet interwoven women evolve together. I highly recommend this book. I could not put it down.
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Moving On
Moving On

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Keep on going!, 7 Oct. 2013
This review is from: Moving On (Kindle Edition)
It seems that this is Joanna's first book and I say keep on going! The women and the stories she creates here are very real and I felt like I really got to know each and every one of the women and their struggles. Some slightly humorous portrayals of the English stiff upper lip which had me smiling when Victoria visits home! All in all, this is great women's fiction. Sad in parts, but with some fun, and even sexy, bits in the middle that keep you turning and turning the pages!


The State of Syria: Past, Present and Future
The State of Syria: Past, Present and Future

4.0 out of 5 stars Though-provoking, 7 Oct. 2013
I find a lot of journalism on the crisis in Syria to be very one-sided and oversimplified which is why I decided to read this. Glass's well rounded and unbiased approach really widens the debate and has truly made me question my stance. Glass tackles the big issues with confidence and conviction without condescension. A great writer and very thought-provoking stuff. Would highly recommend to anyone who wishes to further their understanding of the politics, society and culture of modern day Syria.


Selected Letters of Martha Gellhorn
Selected Letters of Martha Gellhorn
by Caroline Moorehead
Edition: Paperback
Price: £18.04

4.0 out of 5 stars A Fascinating Insight, 4 Oct. 2013
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Martha Gellhorn was the topic for my dissertation and this book provided me with a fascinating insight into her deepest thoughts and opinions. Her letters with Hemingway are beautifully written, and rival the most iconic love letters of our time. Never one to shy away from expressing herself, Gellhorn's letters offer a rare insight into the world's first female war correspondent.


Grace
Grace
Price: £14.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful fashion biography, 4 Oct. 2013
This review is from: Grace (Kindle Edition)
Grace Coddington has, until the release of the film 'The September Issue' been a fascinating anomaly. With the publication of her biography those interested in fashion and its glamorous world can finally know more about the woman who works so closely with Anna Wintour and has created some of the most iconic photos in fashion today.

The illustrations throughout the book are a touching addition from the Welsh girl that went all the way to the top.


A Kind of Dying (An Inspector Jim Meldrum Thriller) (Inspector Jim Meldrum Thriller series)
A Kind of Dying (An Inspector Jim Meldrum Thriller) (Inspector Jim Meldrum Thriller series)
Price: £1.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Decent, dark thriller, 4 Oct. 2013
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Decent, dark thriller which I downloaded on promotion. Author is not quite up to the standard of the likes Rankin or Stephen Booth but central character and basic plot are sufficiently strong. Book may well resonate with people from Edinburgh more too.


In Harm's Way (A John Paul Jones Adventure)
In Harm's Way (A John Paul Jones Adventure)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable read, 3 Oct. 2013
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A great read, and short so didn't take too long to get through. Sometimes I find period novels can be a bit heavy but this was easy to read and the story moved along at a good pace. The characters were interesting and Christopher Kenworthy builds up a great relationship among them all. I am definitely going to be reading more of his works in the future.


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