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The Boy, The Father & The Sea (Austin Macauley Publishers)

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

Beautiful Book

This is a very attractive little book. It is a simple story of a boy and his Father who love the sea but one day the Father is lost whilst out fishing. The illustrations in this book are wonderful. You get a real idea of the sea in the colours and sense of movement. The sea seems to be a different group of colours on each page showing its different forms - one day calm & another rough. The text ...

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The Surrogate: A gripping psychological thriller with an incredible twist (Sphere)

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

Excellent Read - Came Together Well at the End

This book started well & I was enjoying it. That is until about half way through when I suddenly realised that I just didn't want to put it down. The book went from a good read to a real attention grabber. This did require a late night to finish it off! Nick and Kat seem to have everything but are unable to have children. After two adoptions from abroad fall through they wonder if they can face trying agai ...

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The Crow Garden (Jo Fletcher Books)

2.0 Stars2.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Bit of a Mess

Set in the Victorian Era, Nathaniel Kerner starts work as a Doctor in a remote Yorkshire asylum. He becomes deeply involved with a private patient, Vita Harleston, even following her when she runs away to London. I am going to start with the good points of this book - there aren't that many but it was enough to lift this from a 1 star to a 2 star. The background and setting of the book is quite reasonable. ...

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The Awakening of Miss Prim (Abacus)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Sara Eames

On the whole - unsatisfactory

This was an o.k. book - but it is very strange.  Not a lot seemed to happen, yet I still wanted to finish it.  The characters were, on the whole, an odd bunch and the main character seemed to swing wildly from being completely wet to being able to stand up for herself.  She was supposed to be an intelligent, well-educated woman, but she did make some foolish (even stupid) decisions and, very often, could ...

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Archangel's Heart: Book 9 (The Guild Hunter Series) (Gollancz)

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

Intelligent writing but fun to read

I've read some of this series but not the most recent ones but i don't feel that it disadvantaged me in any way when reading this instalment although I think that you woudl not be wise to start with this one. Elena is the consort of Raphael and still adjusting to having become an angel. In each book we see her ...

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Behind The Scenes At The Museum (Black Swan)

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

How the past affects the present

This story starts with the birth of Ruby and then unravels backwards examining various of her recent ancestors and scenes from their life. Each travel back in time concentrates on an object which is important in the story of those in the past and who also appears in Ruby's story although by then it has lost its significance and is often mentioned only in passing. The author is try ...

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The Roman Mysteries: The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina: Book 6 (Orion Children's Books)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Sara Eames

Good for younger readers

This was an ok book - but as it was for much younger readers, the story lacked depth which decreased my enjoyment.  (My fault for reading a book aimed at people much younger than me).  The characters were well-written and quite appealling in many ways, but the plot moved very slowly.  The ending was sad and didn't really add much to the overall story.  However, I am sure it will appeal to younger reader ...

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The False Inspector Dew (Sphere)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  by Sara Eames

An excellent mystery

An excellent mystery story with a very good twist at the end.  The characters are very well-written and I did not want to put this book down - I really wanted to see how it would all pan out.  I was not disappointed with the ending - although I did not guess the twist - and thought this an excellent read.  Highly recommended.

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The Last Hours (Allen & Unwin)

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

Excellent Background

I do like a decent historical novel. I like it to have excellent research, plenty of historical detail, good characterisations & a solid plot. That is quite a big ask but I do feel that this book ticked the boxes. Okay maybe it wasn't perfect in places but it was a good read. The black death comes to Dorseteshire. The small demense of Develish is as unprepared as every other place in England. However, the ...

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Death of a Friend (West Country Mysteries) (Allison & Busby)

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Sara Eames

An intriguing whodunit

A good murder mystery with good characterization and a strong plot.  Most of the characters were believable and, although they each had flaws, none of them were totally unlikable.  The main murder itself was intriguing and I did not guess whodunit.  The ending was good and tied up all the loose ends satisfactorily.  All-in-all, not a bad read and I would recommend it to other mystery fans.

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Blood Lines: Volume 5 (Detective Kim Stone crime thriller series) (Bookouture)

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

Very enjoyable read

Many series detectives have their evil nemesis - a villain whose abilities and activities almost stray into unbelievable but who bring out the best in our hero(ine) whilst challenging them hard. For Kim Stone it is Alex Thorne who is a master manipulator and who has been incarcerated for "persuading" others into committing crimes mostly just because she can. To understand the rela ...

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The Blood Card: Stephens and Mephisto Mystery 3 (Stephens & Mephisto Mystery 3) (Quercus)

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

Highly entertaining

This book is set at the time of the coronation in 1953 and includes all the main characters including Edgar Stephens, his beloved Ruby and her father Mephisto. There is also quite a lot of the story which concentrates on Edgar's colleague Emma Holmes who is investigating with him another murder in the transient travelling/gypsy/magical community. Buy Book Now Read Review

 
 
 
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