Month: September 2020

Books & Book Reviews, Fiction, Readers Speak

Why I Love Kristan Higgins’ Books #ReadersSpeak

Books that make you laugh, cry and laugh again is how Kristan Higgins‘ books have been described. I had to share about this author on #ReadersSpeak – the bi-monthly feature I introduced two weeks ago. Who Is Kristan Higgins? Kristan Higgins is the New York Times, USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of 19 novels, which have been translated into more than two dozen languages and sold millions of copies worldwide. Her books have received dozens of awards and accolades, including starred reviews from Kirkus, The New York Journal of Books, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal , People and Booklist. Her books regularly appear on

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Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

The Bluebell Girls

First love is hard to forget. The second book in Barbara Josselsohn’s Lake Summers series, The Blue Girls is a story about a couple finding their way back to love! The Bluebell Girls Three generations. One summer that will change everything. Growing up in Lake Summers, Jenna and her mother Sweet were known as the bluebell girls. Jenna was carefree, always running barefoot through their wildflower garden, and no one expected her to live in their little lake house in the Adirondack Mountains forever. But when Sweet’s health declines Jenna must return from her life near New York, and with her

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Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

The Stolen Letter

I’m really enjoying all the recent reads from Bookouture and The Stolen Letter is another gripping and emotional WW2 historical novel. The Stolen Letter The longer her imprisonment went on, the more she cast her mind back to the stolen hours they had spent together. His love had blown in like an unexpected breath of warm summer air, giving her the promise of life and joy. But now they had been torn apart and she was tormented by the thought that they might never be reunited. Italy, 1938: When Stella arrives in Florence, it’s love at first sight. She is wowed by the rolling hills dotted with olive trees, the buttermilk villas with shuttered windows and terracotta

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Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

The Faithfuls

The Faithfuls the second book of this author I’ve read. The first was The Sunset Sisters (also from the Sisterhood Series). The Faithfuls A summer house in the Hamptons doesn’t always buy happiness, as one woman is about to find out… For fifteen glorious years, Gina Dewar has been married to her college sweetheart Bobby. Years in which she has lived in the small company town of Alma, New York, lovingly raised their son Calan, been secretary of the Alma Social Club, and tried not to think too often of the family she said goodbye to when she became a Dewar. But then

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Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

The Runaway Sisters

Close on the heels of The Wartime Nanny, I just finished reading The Runaway Sisters, another World War 2 historical novel. The Runaway Sisters The story of two sisters fighting to survive in the darkest days of World War Two. A heartbreaking tale of resilience and bravery, about having the courage to sacrifice yourself in order to save the ones you love… Devon, 1940: When fifteen-year-old Daisy is evacuated from her home in London, she knows she must look after her younger sister Peggy. She is the only one who can reassure Peggy that life will go back to normal, holding her close and reading to her

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Books & Book Reviews, Fiction, Readers Speak

What Makes Agatha Christie Still Popular? #ReadersSpeak

Today, I’m introducing a new feature to this website – #ReadersSpeak. I’m inviting readers to share their views on books, genres, authors, etc. This will be a bi-monthly feature – every second and fourth Monday of the month. This time, Priyanka Nateri shares why she thinks Agatha Christie is still popular. What Makes Agatha Christie Still Popular? The characters in St Mary Mead and Chipping Cleghorn live in thatched cottages, gossiping over scones with tea in the background of church bells, postman’s bicycle bell, birds chirping in gardens and the suspicious footsteps on the gravel. Quintessentially English with Downton Abbey

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