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The Hidden (Oneworld Publications)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Evocative

Dora lives a quiet life in London where no one knows her past. In the Channel Islands live Geoffrey and Joe on a quiet farm. All are living out their retirement years giving as little thought as possible to the past. Enter Barbara Hummel. A German woman who seems determined to discover the stories of the Occupation of the Channel Islands. The past becomes disturbed and Dora, Joe & Geoffrey must face the pas ...

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The Sixteen Trees of the Somme (MacLehose Press)

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Complex but Well Structured

This is a complex but well-structured story of Edvard & his family. Edvard is a Norwegian farmer, living with his Grandfather and just in his early 20s. His parents were killed in France in 1971, when he was 3. He has never quite filled in the gaps of what they were doing there and what happened when he disappeared for 4 days. His story takes him back through his family and its connections with the Shetland ...

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The House Across the Street (Michael Joseph)

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Interesting but Not Special

Katy Speed lives in 1960s Bexhill-on-Sea where nothing really happens. Her life consists of working as a secretary in a legal practice and not terribly wild nights out with her friend. Her home life is far from comfortable with a Mother who snaps and digs at every opportunity. Then one night the house across the street goes up in flames & Katy gets caught up in the aftermath. I wouldn't say that this is a ...

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Lords And Ladies: (Discworld Novel 14) (Discworld series) (Transworld Digital)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  by Anne

Enormous fun

There is an awful lot going on in this book. The three witches have returned from their trip abroad to their hilly kingdom of Lancre only to find more modern and stylish witches trying to usurp them. You can imagine how Granny Weatherwax is going to react to that ! Magrat has found that her marriage to the king has been sorted out and arranged without her input and is not best pleased. Three grumpy witches ...

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The Storm Sister (The Seven Sisters) (Macmillan)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Anne

All seemed a bit rushed

The first book in the series set the scene. Six sisters were adopted by a mysterious benefactor whom they call Pa Salt. When he dies they all return to the Swiss island on which they have grown up and receive clues to their birth families. All the sisters are rich and accomplished but not yet successful in love. In the first two books of the series, and I assume this will be an ongoing theme, the story they ...

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The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Book 16) (Little, Brown Book Group)

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Anne

Quick and easy read but with some depth

The woman who walked in sunshine is Precious Ramotswe the proprietor of the Number One Ladies' detective Agency. She is a woman who feels blessed in her life because of her husband, her children, her friends and the country she lives in. It is a contentment which lies at the heart of this series of novels and which drives her character. Actually, when you look at what h ...

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Last Night in Montreal (Picador)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Anne

Melancholy and unsatisfying

I felt a bit cheated by this book. It was full of ideas and sub-plots but none of them were very well developed. The author hinted at things or mentioned something in passing which were part of the overall story arc and which I would have liked to have explored in more detail. It left me feeling unsatisfied whilst I could see that al ...

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The Moon Sister (The Seven Sisters) (Macmillan)

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Fascinating - Well Written

This is the fifth book in the Seven Sisters Series by Lucinda Riley. This could be read as a stand alone book but to be best appreciated I suggest that the reader starts with The Seven Sisters and progresses through the series. In this book we follow Tiggy the fifth sister. A nature loving & slightly mystical person she lives in the wilds of Scotland at an animal sanctuary. Her past story takes us to the ...

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Karna's Wheel (Top Hat Books)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Interesting Historically but Very Flowery Writing Style

This is a book of two time periods - 1990s Scotland and the early 20th century Glasgow & India jute trade. We follow Stephen Smith as he traces his Grandfather's (also caused Stephen Smith) life in the jute trade leaving Glasgow for India and back again. The big issue for me with this book was the style of writing. I found it overly flowery and descriptive - why use 5 words when you can use 25? This led me ...

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Our Little Lies: An absolutely gripping psychological thriller with a brilliant twist (Bookouture)

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Very Intense

This is a very intense psychological thriller. Marianne has a seemingly perfect life with her cardiologist husband, Simon, a teenager step daughter and six year old twins. She has a wonderful house, children at private school and everything she could want - or does she? The old saying about what goes on behind closed doors is very relevant. Marianne becomes paranoid when Simon lingers on a colleague's name, ...

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A House of Ghosts: A gripping murder mystery set in a haunted house (Zaffre)

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Well Constructed - Enjoyed It

It is 1917 and WWI is still at its peak. Some plans have been leaked to the Germans and a house party is set up to discover who has been doing this. Donovan and Kate Cartwright have been sent to Blackwater Abbey to take part in this weekend house party. Also there are two mediums, Lord Highmount and his wife, Kate's parents and a shell shocked private and his doctor. Oh........and a large number of ghosts! ...

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The Labyrinth of the Spirits: From the bestselling author of The Shadow of the Wind (Cemetery of For (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Love at First Page - I Was Hooked

I loved this book. I was gripped by it from start to finish. It is several years since I first read "Shadow of the Wind" and here we are several years & books later with exactly the same feeling. Set against the fascinating & complicated background of Franco's Spain this is a book which never stops. Alicia Gris is commission to find Valls, a missing government minister. What she actually finds is an amazin ...

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