I am not quite sure how I managed it, but I read 5 books this week! To be fair though, there hasn’t been much that I have fancied watching on TV so that explains a lot. Not that I watch much TV though.
Here is what I read…
The Garden by the Sea by Amanda James is another gorgeously heart-warming read set in Cornwall. A story of new beginnings and fresh starts as well as people coming together as a community. You can read my full review HERE
This is a new author to me and Takeover by Edie Baylis was a brilliant introduction. This is a hard-hitting gangland crime thriller that had me hooked. Samantha is not fully aware of exactly what her father does as she has her own career that she is building. Things however are soon made clear when she suddenly finds herself running her fathers empire. Addictive, fast-paced and one for crime thriller fans., Full review at the end of the month.
Pandora by Susan Stokes-Chapman is a historical fiction book that the author has woven, myth, fantasy and a wonderful mystery into. I loved the historical setting and context of this story but it was the mystery side of this that really had me hooked. How does a vase, the death of Dora’s parents, an Uncle and jewellery all connect? A brilliant read set in London, 1799. Full review next week.
Another historical fiction book, The Language of Food by Annabel Abbs was a gorgeous book that mixes fact with fiction. It also provided me with some wonderful follow up reading on the internet. This is set in 1835 and is the story of two women who join to embark on writing a cookery book. Eliza and Ann come from very different backgrounds and yet find a common love of food. This was such a brilliant book and if you are a fan of Historical fiction then you want to think about adding this to your list. Full review as part of the Blog Tour.
WOW! Off Target by Eve Smith was an amazing read! I am so glad that I replied to the Blog Tour invite for this book. I have not read the authors previous book, Waiting Rooms but have seen loads of great things about it. Off Target is a near-future dystopian thriller that had me hooked. This is a story that is so thought-provoking and in some ways, there are basics of this book that do actually happen. If you could have therapy to remove a gene to prevent your child from developing a serious, fatal or debilitating disease would you go through with it? This is a very basic premise of this book, the route the author took is one that had me hooked as she weaves some serious effects, opinions, outcomes and points of view in this book. Keep an eye out for my full review next month.
There we have it, five books and all fabulous read and all recommended.
Take Care and Keep Safe
Yvonne 🙂 xx
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