Monday, 13 October 2014

A book collection

This 10 book collection of winter warmers from the book people works out at little more than £1 per book including postage, incredible value.

1. The Saturday supper club by Amy Bratley

Chick lit with an up to date twist. A light and very enjoyable read

2.The language of flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

I loved this book. Unusual , absorbing , redemptive

3. Daughters of Jerusalem by Charlotte Mendelson

At the start of this book, I had to read in small chunks, such was the intensity of negative emotion in the stultifying atmosphere of academia. This was well worth persevering . A beautifully written and very dark tale of hidden desires, and the fine lines between love and hate , repression and expression.
A brilliantly perceptive chronicle of how much is thought and felt , but impossible to express and the negative and destructive consequences .

Friday, 10 October 2014

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12. Clarity by Loretta Lost

This book tackles the issue of rape with the added trauma that the victim is blind. This book was very emotionally engaging and be warned that it ends on a cliffhanger, as it also is the first in a trilogy. It was also extremely funny in places and had me laughing out loud, as well as the moments of chilling intensity. I can't wait to read the next two parts.

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11. Found by Brenda Lee Harper

Angels and Gargoyles, book 1 in a trilogy. I really enjoyed this and would buy the following two to find out how the story ends.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

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10. Stolen child by Laura Elliot

The story of a stolen baby, through the eyes of the two women, and later of the child. The high price of guilt and of broken relationships and the difficulties of reconciliation. A thoughtful and thought provoking book.

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9. Firespill by Ian Slater

Don't read this if you are feeling low. A well written , chilling and ultimately extremely depressing read.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

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8. Misisipi by Michael Reilly

This is a very cleverly constructed book. It starts as a love story which develops into a mystery, a road trip, a violent thriller and a tragedy. Like a river the story meanders, at times slow paced at times very fast flowing with water flowing through the book as a theme. Even the spelling of the main character's name echoes the misspelling of the title. A brilliant book, but be warned, there is violence and very offensive language. There is also poetry and literary references and some of the horror of  Katrina.

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7. Arcadium by Sarah Gray

Zombie tales would not normally be my choice of read, but I have to confess that I loved this book. The characters were quirky and very engaging and the story was fast paced and very readable. I'm not sure if survival would not have had more practical problems to overcome, but a very enjoyable read.