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The Pearl Sister (The Seven Sisters) (Pan)

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

Great 4th Book in the Series

This is the fourth book in the Seven Sisters series of books. This could be read as a stand alone book but I highly recommend reading all of the others as well. CeCe is the fourth adopted daughter of the recently deceased Pa Salt. When he died Pa Salt left the sisters enough clues for them to trace their origins and find some birth relations. CeCe's take her to Australia where she traces some contacts with ...

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A Mother’s Sacrifice: A brand new psychological thriller with a gripping twist (HQ Digital)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Started Well then........

Louisa and James have very much wanted a child. Following IVF they are ready to welcome their new baby into the world. The early days are tough as any early days with a new baby are. However as Louisa starts to unravel is it her past depression returning or is there someone watching them? Has Louisa got post natal depression resulting in paranoia or is someone from her past back to haunt her? This book sta ...

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Scythe (Arc of a Scythe) (Walker Books)

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

Well Constructed

Set in a future where nobody dies, there are Scythes. Their purpose is to glean people in order to keep the population down. Once gleaned you cannot be revived. There is a complex quota system and immunity to certain people but ultimately if a Sythe comes for you then your time is up. Citra & Rowan are called to be scythes and start their apprenticeship with Scythe Faraday. There are factions within the Sc ...

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Things Bright and Beautiful (Fig Tree)

2.0 Stars2.0 Stars  by Debra Found

The Story Spiralled Out of Control

Bea Hanlon and her new husband, Max, head off to be missionaries in the New Hebridies. This is the 1950s and the world is not as connected as it is now. The village is isolated, travel is on foot and the only help several days away. The contact with their home church is spasmodic and letters take several months to arrive - if at all! I felt this book started well. The young couple were finding their feet i ...

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Truevine: An Extraordinary True Story of Two Brothers and a Mother's Love (Pan)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Interesting but Muddled

This is a story about George & Willie living in Virginia in the early 20th century. The boys are albino black children taken from their homes to be exploited in the world of freak shows and circuses. The first thing I should mention is that parts of this make for quite distressing reading. Humans are not always kind to one another and the treatment of so ca ...

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Little Woodford (Head of Zeus)

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

An Easy Read

Set in the small town of Little Woodford this is one of those gossipy, light books which follows the trials & tribulations of a small town. We meet recently widowed Bex who with her three children is struggling to settle in. Olivia is the town committee member - a finger in every pie. Belinda the pub landlady, Amy the cleaner who is a terrible gossip and a very old fashioned vicar and his wife. This is a t ...

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The Undertaker's Daughter (Gallery Books)

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

Slightly morbid but fascinating

This memoir is about the author's family who lived in the same large house as the undertaker's business that her father ran. It takes place mainly in the 1960s and in a small town in rural America. The author follows the family's story until the death of her father with most of the narrative concerning the way in which they sought to live an ordinary life in an unusual setting. Buy Book Now Read Review

 
 

The Dark Tower II: The Drawing Of The Three: (Volume 2) (Hodder Paperbacks)

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

Very much part of a series

Where the first book in this series was mystical this book is very different. The gunslinger is going to draw three people to him from our world. Each of them comes from a different part of twentieth century history and all of them have problems. The gunslinger finds himself in their life and has to bring them over into his world but it is not easy or straightforward and to do it ...

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Burial Rites (Picador)

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

Excellent historical novel

Set in the early 1800s this is the story of Agnes who lives in Iceland and who has been condemned to death for murder. Because the country wants to show its independence she has been tried locally and will be the first execution in many years carried out by the local authorities. Because they do not have the justice infrastructure Agnes is kept on an isolated farm belonging to a f ...

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My Real Children (Corsair)

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

What is reality anyway ?

This is a clever and elegantly written novel. Patricia is living in a nursing home because she has dementia. She struggles to remember how many children she has, what she did for a living or even how the home itself is laid out. Patricia has lived one of two alternate lives. In one life she makes one decision and in the other she chooses another. The result is two rich and complic ...

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The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History (Arrow)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Anne

Subject matter interesting but the writing didn't do it justice

This should have been a great book. The men who searched out the lost works of art that were looted and hidden by the Nazis were dedicated and inventive and they achieved surprising success. The people in occupied territories who kept good records and tried to prevent the wholesale destruction or disappearance of valuable items risked their lives. The whole issue of the looted art ...

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The Sealwoman's Gift (Two Roads)

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

Rich in Detail

It is 1627 and hundreds of Icelandic people are torn from their homeland to become slaves in Algiers. We follow the fate of Asta, the minister's wife, and her family as they struggle for survival. Will Asta ever return to her homeland and what of little Jon born in the hold of the slave ship? He knows no life other than that of a slave boy. The detail in this book is fantastic. The whole book is three dime ...

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