Wohooo we areout of January, I know I have spent the whole of the month moaning how long it has gone on for. But… 1st Feb arrived and it was a gorgeously sunny day, that means we are on the road to spring and warmer weather 😁
So what has happened this week? Well not much really, just the usual work, reading, blogging and reviewing… so let me show you what I have been reading.
The House at Silvermoor by Tracy Rees
A historic fiction set in Yorkshire starting in 1899. It is a story of mines, life at the time, hopes for a better future and so much more. I loved this book a huge amount. It had some wonderful descriptions, vivid imagery, brilliant characters as well as drama, heartbreak, dreams and wishes and a nice romantic element.
Cold Fusion 2000 by Karl Drinkwater
I read this for the upcoming Blog Tour and I am so glad I signed up for the tour or this one. I did have a little of a wobble at the start of this one as I couldn’t quite get to grips with it, then suddenly I found i was having a different problem… I couldn’t put it down. This is what I love about reading, the ability that some authors have to hook you in such a subtle way. Anyway, this is a book that is almost like a coming of age one, but the main protagonist is in his 20’s rather than a teenager. Keep an eye out for my review on the Tour.
The next book is actually a series of 4 stories by the one and only Helen Rolfe. I loved this authors Cafe at the end of The Pier series and when she released her Lantern Square series I bought them and somehow I got waylaid and so have only just read them. There was an advantage for me though as I was able to sit and read them back to back rather than having that agonising wait for each part to be published.
So let me sow you each of the four gorgeous books…
Lantern Square Series by Helen Rolfe
With a gorgeous village setting of Lantern Square in the Cotswold Village of Butterbury, Hannah begins a new chapter in her life. She has a business that is growing and takes up a lot of her time, but she also finds the time to get to know the local residents. It’s not long before she feels part of the community and joins in with various functions and groups. Her past life is still hanging on and a surprise visit or two from her past leaves her unsettled about her future. A fabulous read with amazing characters and a story line that is heartwarming with the occasional drama. Keep an eye out for my reviews of each book soon.
Stalin’s Final Sting by Andrew Turpin
I am a fan of Andrew’s Joe Johnson thriller series. This is the 4th in the series and sees Joe in the midst of things once again. This story takes him back to his past and he once again teams up with Jayne Robinson as they look into one thing while looking into something else. How vague was that! I really like the combination of Joe and Jayne, great friends and nothing else, one ex CIA the other ex MI6, a great combination indeed. This was a brilliant and well written, fast paced book that I thoroughly enjoyed.
What I should have read…
Well this was a book that I actually popped in my diary ready for the Publication Day Blog Tour… but in the wrong month! What an idiot I am! So my current read is…
Dreaming of Verona by TA. Williams
Here is the synopsis for it…
Verona is the City of Love. But will Suzie find romance there or, like Romeo and Juliet, will it all end in tears?
When Suzie is hired to accompany spoiled, abrasive Lady Alexandra Tedburn on an all-expenses paid holiday to Italy, she fears the trip will be a disaster.
But she soon discovers there’s more to Alex than shopping and tantrums, and she’s determined to help her realise her potential – against Alex’s authoritarian father’s wishes.
As they settle in Verona, Suzie can’t stop thinking about local artist Michael, who is still mourning the tragic death of his wife. With Suzie’s future uncertain, and Michael’s past holding him back, it seems there’s no hope for romance in the city of star-crossed lovers… or is there?
I will share my late review later this week xx
Well that’s all that I have read this week. My Goodreads is well on it’s way and I have read 20 books so far this year 😁
Take care all and Happy Reading