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What Book or Kindle Book are you reading???

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Mersey Report 17 Apr 2014 17:12

Its such a lovely book Ann I really enjoyed it :-)


AnninGlos Report 17 Apr 2014 13:25

I am reading The Midnight Rose at the moment and enjoying it. :-D


Mersey Report 16 Apr 2014 22:35

Special ~~~~s to Vera & Det :-) :-) <3

Hopefully Phyll will be joining us soon, she is now a member of the Kindle Tart Group and is learning how to use her new Kindle Fire.......Hope she enjoys hers as much as I do mine ~~~Phyll <3

I have read a couple of books suggested to me lately

Armour et Vengeance - J Fred Beckman £1.86 Kindle

A French woman, Nicole, vows revenge against the Nazis during WW 2. She joins the French Resistance fighters and takes part in attacks on German trains and installations. She falls in love with an American agent, Falcon, who was parachuted into France to work with the French Resistance in preparation for D Day.
Two German soldiers surrender to them during an attack on a German installation. The fighters hold them as prisoners of war and plan to turn them over to the Americans who have landed on the Normandy coast. But the D Day invasion stalls for many days. The Resistance group is fearful that their prisoners would escape and sent the Naziz to shoot them. They decides to execute the prisoners. Nicole tries to save the "good" German who is an anti-Nazi.
Nicole is forced to defend herself from a former schoolmate who has been recruited into the Milice, the French copy of the German Gestapo.
She presses Falcon for romantic attention, but he tells her, even though he doesn't have a girl friend, he must avoid any connection that would take away from his mission. Nicole realizes that he must be lying...

Tilly Against All Odds - Romanie Brooke 96p

Tilly Ashton, fresh from the country, thought life was going her way when she found employment as a house-maid in one of London's fashionable town houses. She was even more convinced when she met the local police Constable, Thomas Deering.

Falling in love with each other they made plans to marry. Then, her life took a drastic turn when the son of the house raped her, leaving her with a child and nowhere to turn. In despair she left the house, and Thomas.

While Tilly struggled to make a new life for herself, Thomas vowed he
would not rest until he’d found her and extracted an explanation as
to her sudden abandonment of him and their future together.


SuffolkVera Report 16 Apr 2014 11:43

Sounds my sort of book Det. I prefer thriller/mystery/fantasy to romance. I'll look out for that one


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 16 Apr 2014 11:26

As you may recall, I favour murder/mysteries over Romance.

Soft Target by Conrad Jones is one of the last reads.
After a series of horrific terrorists’ bombings against civilians (the Soft Targets) in the US, the bulk of the book is set in the UK when the hunt for the Islamic terrorist cell and its leader moves to these shores.

One reason I enjoyed the book was because it is aimed at the British Market, with British anti terrorist squad characters, not gung-ho American ones. Indeed, there are a number of inclusions of factual acts by the US forces which go someway to explain why some young Muslims feel the need to extract revenge.

The book also draws in references to previous terrorist outrages in the UK – the attack on Glasgow Airport, failed London car bombings, the stop and detention of the occupants of a car on one of the UK motorways all of which occurred at about the same time. It also goes some way to explain why we are no longer allowed to take liquids through airport security!

The last chapter seems to draw the story to a relatively satisfactory conclusion….until you read the Epilogue.


AnninGlos Report 11 Apr 2014 16:13

Ooh do like her books.


Mersey Report 11 Apr 2014 15:26

Of course I will :-D


GoldenGirl1 Report 11 Apr 2014 15:21

Remind me Mers and I will have a look :-D


Mersey Report 11 Apr 2014 15:10

Ive downloaded it Emms thanks sweetcheeks :-D :-D <3

Thought you and Ann and maybe a few others would like to know Lucinda Riley has a new book coming out in July called The Italian Girl....... cant wait!!



GoldenGirl1 Report 11 Apr 2014 14:15

What you think of it Mers <3


Mersey Report 10 Apr 2014 21:06

Hi Karen as always you are welcome here and there is also AnninGlos thread the Greaders some of us partake in and enjoy.....Take a look it might just interest you... :-)

I wasnt sure on Longbourn but I really did enjoy it....highly recommended !!

Keep looking in and we will always have something new to talk about and also a few smiles along the way....... :-D :-D

Emms the Mrs Simpson books sounds fabulous just going to take a look .... <3

Special waves to all bookworms and Kindle Tarts ;-) <3 :-D


GoldenGirl1 Report 10 Apr 2014 12:18

Finished Kick Her Again: She's Irish....

Started That Woman.....insight to Wallis Simpson's life.

Emma :-)

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 9 Apr 2014 13:13

First of all, thank you Mersey for your nice welcome, and apologies that I haven't responded until now - I don't look in that often and am therefore just catching up with this thread now.

In answer to your question, I am both a book and kindle fan (very new to Kindle after stubbornly refusing it in favour of the beloved book, and pleasantly surprised to find there are free books from the A___ site, many of which I have downloaded).

I am now busy looking through this whole thread for all the recommendations and reviews that you lovely people have posted, in order that I can fill up my Kindle (sounds like a song!) in preparation for my next sojourn to the desert.

By the way, I have recently finished Longbourn and thoroughly enjoyed this Downton Abbey meets Upstairs Downstairs novel - a lovely story despite me being totally prejudiced towards anything whatsoever to do with P&P and the like :-)

K x


SuffolkVera Report 8 Apr 2014 18:58

Snap Ann. I'm getting Warpaint too. And I have a few books lined up waiting to be read. Just started on Engleby by Sebastian Faulks


AnninGlos Report 8 Apr 2014 16:57

Just won a copy of War paint so with the Greaders selections in a few days I am going to be busy reading!!


GoldenGirl1 Report 8 Apr 2014 14:00

Have just downloaded That Woman by Anne Sebba.

Emma :-)


AnninGlos Report 7 Apr 2014 17:07

Finished Hothouse Flower and really enjoyed it. Have you read The Light behind the window also by Lucinda Riley Emma? another good book.


Emma Report 6 Apr 2014 18:59

I loved Hot house Flowers, and I have just finished Spilt Milk, lovely story. can recommend Rachel Hore's books


AnninGlos Report 6 Apr 2014 15:34

I am three quarters of the way through the first book Mersey ever recommended on this thread. Hot House Flower by Lucinda Riley. An excellent book, I had it on my Kindle since Mersey recommended it but it got lost among the rest, really gripped by it.


Mersey Report 5 Apr 2014 18:32

Hi lovely people <3

Thanks Emms ive just downloaded that one thanks to your recommendation :-D <3