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The Mitford Murders
The Mitford Murders
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read - brings the 1920s to life, 14 Sept. 2017
I absolutely loved this book. Jessica Fellowes evokes the 1920s very well and you are transported into the lives of The Mitfords. From humble beginnings in London, the nascent transport police on the Brighton line and service at The Mitfords, there are many strands to this tale.

I must confesss that I found the initial chapters confusing but persisted and am very glad I did. I loved Louisa and the policemen which brought a more human angle to the book.

Very enjoyable and a bit different - although, given the author's pedigree, it has echoes of Downton Abbey. It didn't really need the Mitfords but it does lend the book a thread that no doubt will be followed throughout the series.

I look forward to the next book in the series.


The Other Life of Charlotte Evans
The Other Life of Charlotte Evans
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good book for discussion, 9 Sept. 2017
Enjoyable, interesting and yet left me feeling slightly uncomfortable. The author has an easy writing style but I just wanted to shake Charlotte and tell her to step up and deal with things as a grown-up!! Has all the elements of a good book ... an interesting read and would be good for a book club discussion


The Girl Who Came Back: A totally gripping psychological thriller with a twist you won't see coming
The Girl Who Came Back: A totally gripping psychological thriller with a twist you won't see coming
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read, very absorbing, 8 Sept. 2017
Interesting, easy writing that draws you in. Intriguing story - with a clearly unreliable narrator that you're desperate to understand the back story.... didn't expect it to evolve in the way it did -- but then was wrapped up a little too neatly...


The Missing Twin: A gripping debut psychological thriller with a killer twist
The Missing Twin: A gripping debut psychological thriller with a killer twist
Price: £2.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A fast-paced tale with darker elements of intrigue, distrust and secrets (4.5*), 5 Sept. 2017
I found this book difficult to get into - on the surface, Edie seemed a little vacuous. But as the story unfolded, this was far from the truth.
In parallel we are told the story of Fatima who is escaping from the horrors of war and losing her home and husband on the same day.
A fast-paced tale with darker elements of intrigue, distrust and secrets... Edie is a more complex character than initially thought and the story of Fatima shows strength of character and what tragedies these refugees have to overcome.

A great read - 4.5* from me


The Dressmaker's Secret
The Dressmaker's Secret
Price: £7.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good historical read, 3 Sept. 2017
This book provides insights into the life of Caroline of Brunswick, a rarely mentioned Queen of England.
Well written and thought-provoking, this fictional story of a dressmaker is intertwined with that of Princess Caroline. Some of the twists are unexpected and this creates a pacy and absorbing read.
I enjoyed this book and wiill look out for more from this author.


The Art of Hiding
The Art of Hiding
Price: £2.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Overcoming life's challenges, 23 Aug. 2017
This review is from: The Art of Hiding (Kindle Edition)
A slow burn for me - struggled with this at first and found it tough going and was frustrated with Nina and Finn. But I love Amanda Prowse's writing so I persisted - and glad I did

Interesting read and shows strength of character and how to overcome challenges and difficulties.

Whilst I didn't really like any of the characters in the early part of the book, by the closing chapters I really liked the teenage son's and the relationship between nina and her sister

3.5* for me, as nowhere as heartfelt as The Food of Love or The Idea of You (both utterly brilliant)


Summer at the Little French Guesthouse: A feel good novel to read in the sun (La Cour des Roses Book 3)
Summer at the Little French Guesthouse: A feel good novel to read in the sun (La Cour des Roses Book 3)
Price: £1.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another enjoyable instalment in the Little French Guesthouse series., 16 Aug. 2017
I really enjoy these books - they're so evocative of the Loire Valley. It's the characters that make these books - from Emmy and her gaggle of girlfriends to Rupert and his faithful Gloria (the dog, not the ex-wife)! Put your feet up, get yourself a glass of wine and immerse yourself in French country life.

4.5* stars from me - an easy, enjoyable and summery read.


My Name Is Nobody
My Name Is Nobody
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5.0 out of 5 stars An intelligent thriller that would work well for those put off by the opening chapter of I Am Pilgrim, 16 Aug. 2017
This review is from: My Name Is Nobody (Kindle Edition)
A thumping good read. Supposed to be in the vein of I Am Pilgrim - but much less gory, much less intense and much more focus on the workings of the particular investigation and MI6 than Pilgrim.
Some great characters - you're left wanting more, but given the backdrop it's easy to understand why more character development isn't necessary to progress the book.

I enjoyed this book and think it's deserving of a 5* rating as it offers many threads -- but it is not as intricate or all-consuming as Pilgrim.

Well-worth a read. An intelligent thriller that would work well for those put off by the opening chapter of Pilgrim!


The Summer of Serendipity: The magical feel good perfect holiday read
The Summer of Serendipity: The magical feel good perfect holiday read
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4.0 out of 5 stars Slow start but interesting take on life in Ireland, 16 Aug. 2017
wasn't sure what i was going to make of this book - but as it progressed I found that i was enjoying Ren's search for the perfect house -- and the answers to all her questions about this beautiful part of Ireland.

On the surface, this is is a light-hearted, possibly even fluffy book, but I think it goes much deeper than thank and allows you to consider bigger questions around hospitality and the warmth of people towards those who need a helping hand. Coupled with a bit of history, some mysteries and local customs, this makes for an interesting read.

Ali McNamara has a engaging style -- once you get past the scene setting chapters, this has the makings of a wonderful and absorbing book. 4*


Summer's Lease: Hold on to that summer feeling with this swoony romance: (Shakespeare Sisters)
Summer's Lease: Hold on to that summer feeling with this swoony romance: (Shakespeare Sisters)
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4.0 out of 5 stars a great read for any time of year, but especially the summer, 16 Aug. 2017
A lovely book, telling the tale of Cesca Shakespeare, a penniless playwright with writers' block. Delicately woven with 3 loving sisters, a wonderful godfather and an eccentric father, Cesca escapes to Italy as "a favour" and there the magic begins.

I fell in love with the magical nature of the villa by Lake Como and all that happens there. Warning there are scenes of a sexual nature - which were a little graphic in places - but overall this didn't detract from the book (though somewhat uncomfortable to read on the Tube at 8 o'clock in the morning)!!

The use of quotes from William Shakespeare at the beginning of each chapter raised the novel up a notch- drawing allusions as to what was to happen in the chapter ahead (though if you're not a Shakespeare fan then they won't be quite so lovely)

Really enjoyable - a great read for any time of year, but especially the summer.


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