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Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood: A Novel (The Ya-Ya Series) (HarperCollins e-books)

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

Excellent reading

Siddalee is interviewed by a journalist and when the article is published it makes it appear that she has been very critical about her mother Vivi. Vivi is furious, Sidda ditches her imminent wedding and Vivi's friends send her daughter the scrapbook which tells the history of the Ya Ya Sisters (Vivi and her two friends). The story of the Ya Yas is told in a series of ...

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Constance (Pocket)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Anne

Slow and not very engaging for me

Connie (Constance) lives a seemingly idyllic life in Bali but after she hears that her sister is dying she returns to Britain and tries to mend bridges that were broken years ago. She has been in love with her brother in law all their married life, she had a difficult childhood and she has a strained relationship with her sister who is deaf. To reconcile there needs to ...

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The Thieftaker's Trek (Bastei Entertainment)

2.0 Stars2.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Poor Historical Background

Young Harry is keen to earn a penny to help his Mother. In 1810 at the start of the industrial revolution every penny counted for the slum families. However Harry goes missing.  Thieftaker Peter Frobisher is called in to search for the child and his trail takes him to the Derbyshire mill towns. I love historical novels. I love to feel, smell and imagine the historical setting. To understand the grinding p ...

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The Woman In The Mirror: A haunting gothic story of obsession, tinged with suspense (HQ)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Mediocre - Lacking Suspense

This is a book set in two time periods. We have 1947 when Alice Miller goes to remote Winterbourne in Cornwall to be a governess to twins. In the modern Day we have career driven Rachel who is going to Cornwall to see a legacy she has received from an unknown relative. I found this book to be a mediocre ghost story. I could see far too many ghosts of other author's work - primarily Henry James' "Turn of th ...

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Flying Tips for Flightless Birds (Walker Books)

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

Great Read for Young Teenagers

Birdie and Finch are twins and a double act. At school they stand out from the crowd together. On the trapeze they fly together through the air. Bullied for being different they get through because they are a double act. However, at 14 this is the time when children start to grow up in slightly different ways - how do they come to terms with this and with the biggest separation of their lives? I really enj ...

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Jake Atlas and the Hunt for the Feathered God (Walker Books)

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

Fast Moving

Think Indiana Jones with a touch of junior James Bond. The Atlas family are being hunted by the police whilst also attempting to scupper the plans of the People of the Snake. Unsurprisingly things get a little hairy & complicated. I love the Jake Atlas books. Although the family are not quite a "normal " family, they do have normal squabbles and get on each others nerves. However when the crunch comes they ...

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Voices (Annals of the Western Shore Series Book 2) (Gateway)

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

Beautifully written but a bit slow in places

Memer is brought up by the Waylord who is idolised by the ordinary people but a marked man in a city overcome by invaders. He maintains a library despite the local suspicion about words and books. As war comes to the city Memer, the Waylord and her friends (including two from the first/companion book in the series) have to work out what to do and how to save their writt ...

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The Face of Death (Hodder Paperbacks)

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

Very enjoyable if more than slightly preposterous !

You really need to read this book after the first one in the series because the back story for Smoky and her FBI team is so important. In this story the team are called to a killing where the most important witness will only speak to Smoky because she feels that only she can understand what is going on and will take it seriously. What then happens is that the team each ...

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Prey (Piatkus)

2.0 Stars2.0 Stars  by Anne

Not very good

This was a pretty average suspense novel that could have been so much better. Angie runs a mountain guide operation but is losing business to Dare who has come into the area and taking most of the business. She hates him with a vengeance at the start of the book but because she rather fancies him she actually forgets this ha ...

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The Blood Singer: A Haden Church Supernatural Thriller ()

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

Great Book - Shame Only a Novella

Haden is different. He is a young adult working for the Ministry of Wraiths to track down evil. When a worried Grandmother approaches Haden concerning her Granddaughter, Haden and his sidekick Moses are the only people able to help. The first thing to make readers aware of is that this is only a novella and not a full length novel. I was quite cross about this as I had invested a lot in the story line, cha ...

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Blood-Tied (Esme Quentin Mystery) (Silverwood Books)

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

Reasonable

Esme's sister Elizabeth is attacked and left in a coma. As Esme seeks to find out why she unearths a decades old mystery. I enjoyed this book & found its story telling perfectly adequate though not special. It is an ideal light read verging on a cozy crime style book. The characters were not as well developed as I felt they could have been. We do get dribs and drabs of Esme's past but I never felt that an ...

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The Love of a Family (Orion)

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

Detailed Characters

I have read a great number of Rebecca Shaw's books over the years; in particular her Turham Malpas series. This is a stand alone book which definitely lived up to my expectations of this author. Graham and Myra are in a middle aged rut. They have drifted apart and their lives have become very predictable. Their closeness has gone and it isn't just separate bedrooms but separate lives. Then Graham's brother ...

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