Hello and welcome to another week of books I have read and also listened to. I hope everyone is well and is staying safe. I am posting this a day early this week rather than my usual Monday as I have back to back Blog Tours Posts for the next few days.
My husband is “grounded” as he is considered someone to be High Risk and I go to work as normal as I am a Carer in my local residential home. So in some respects not much has actually changed for us, well apart from shopping habits. I haven’t been to a supermarket for a few weeks now and am very lucky to live in a village that has most of what I need. If they don’t have it then I don’t get it and it is as simple as that. Thank goodness for local shops, suppliers and the amazing delivery guys.
Now to what I have read this week…
I read The Lost Child by Emily Gunnis for the upcoming Blog Tour. This is the first time I have read anything by this author and I was hooked on this book. It is a story of family and secrets and this story has a real heartbreaking tug to it as all is unravelled. I have to say, I do like a good story with family secrets and this definitely had that.
I have had Season of Darkness by Cora Harrison on my NetGalley TBR for too long and I am so glad I finally got to read it because it was good. This is the first in the Gaslight Series by this author and she has teamed up two Classic authors as sleuths. Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins come across as a Holmes and Watson duo and made for an interesting read. This worked well for me and I liked how the author developed their personalities as they were on the hunt for a killer. Ideal for cosy mystery and historical mystery readers.
This is yet another book that has been languishing on my NetGalley TBR, Swallowtail Summer by Erica James has such an idyllic setting on the Broads, and also a group of friends that have been together for years. This is a story about secrets and unsaid feelings and thoughts that have lingered over the years. A recent change for one means the group dynamic has changed and not everyone is happy about it. Another good read and one I enjoyed.
I finished listening to…
I read Romeo and Juliet years ago and even though I could follow the story I did struggle over the use of language. Listening to a dramatised version helped my understanding of this famous play a lot. A good cast makes the difference, and this version has that. For me, the dramatised version worked well and I found it much more enjoyable.
I am just about to start…
The Memories We Bury by Helene Leuschel and thoroughly enjoyed them. So when Helene got in touch to ask if I would like to read her latest one I obviously said “Yes, Absolutely”. I am due to start it htis afternoon so I will share the synopsis with you…
An emotionally charged and captivating novel about the complexities of female friendship and motherhood.
Lizzie Thomson has landed her first job as a music teacher, and after a whirlwind romance with Markus, the newlywed couple move into a beautiful new home in the outskirts of Edinburgh. Lizzie quickly befriends their neighbour Morag, an elderly, resourceful yet lonely widow, who’s own children rarely visit her. Everything seems perfect in Lizzie’s life until she finds out she is pregnant and her relationship with both Morag and Markus change beyond her control.
Can Lizzie really trust Morag and why is Markus keeping secrets from her?
In ‘The Memories We Bury’ the author explores the dangerous bonds we can create with strangers and how past memories can cast long shadows over the present.
Well that’s the lot for me, I would like to wish you all the very best for the coming weeks