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AnninGlos Report 31 Mar 2014 17:15

Sebastian Faulks can be heavy so good luck with that. Vera.


SuffolkVera Report 31 Mar 2014 16:23

Wasn't in the mood lately for anything "heavy" so I've been doing a bit of light reading. Two books by Deryn Lake "Death on the Rocks" and "Death at the Wedding Feast". These are set in the Regency period and both feature apothecary/amateur detective John Rawlings. Easy reading but enjoyable.

I've got a Sebastian Faulks book "Engleby" from the library which has had good reviews though I think it might be quite a difficult book to read. I'll let you know how I get on.


Mauatthecoast Report 30 Mar 2014 12:04

Good day Readers, weather is dull and fretty here but I live in hope that the sun will shine :-)

I've finished The Lacuna, a beautifully written story I'd like to recommend :-)

Mau xx :-D


Mersey Report 30 Mar 2014 12:04

Hi Ann Ive just downloaded it so in my ready to read list :-D :-D

Thanks <3

~~~~s to all bookworms and Kindle Tarts especially BC <3 :-D


AnninGlos Report 28 Mar 2014 12:41

I am reading an excellent book at the moment: Season of Storms by Susanna Kearsley. I suggested it for Greaders but nobody picked it, but I am reading it anyway.

It is one of those books that sucked me in as soon as I started reading it. In the early 1900s a playwright, Galeazzo D'Ascanio lived for an actress Celia Sands, his muse and his mistress. She was the inspiration for his most stunning, original play. The night before she was to take the lead she disappeared.

Present day, her namesake, (Named after her by her mother also an actress) Celia Sands also an actress, is asked to star in a remake of the play at Il Placere near Venice once the home of Galeazzo D'Ascanio.

The book is very atmospheric, I have never been to Venice but the descriptions have made me determined to go there sometime. It is a beautifully written book, I am third of the way through and it already has a feeling of something going to happen. I am really enjoying it.


GoldenGirl1 Report 26 Mar 2014 19:31

Into the sequel now...Cousins at War...

This one follows the fortunes of the Ogilvie family through WW2.
Olive is determined to have her cousin Neil as her husband and
won't allow anything or anyone to get in her way. So when her
younger cousin Queenie is evacuated from London and begins
to attract Neil's attention, Olive does all she can to avert the
relationship. When warnings and threats fail, Olive concocts a web
of lies to blacken Queenies character and destroy her cousins love.
Despite Olives success her actions fail to secure Neil who finds
himself involved with other girls, finally meeting and falling for Freda.
After this Olive will stop at nothing, no matter how despicable to make
sure Neil is hers forever, the consequences of her actions shock everyone
and send the extended Potter and Ogilvie families into turmoil...............

Emma :-)


AnninGlos Report 25 Mar 2014 15:05

I have just finished Voices from the sea by Evelyn Hood. I have read her books before and they are usually set among the herring fishermen and the fishwives who sort/sell them in Scotland. this one is about a young widow fishwife who gets a job as housekeeper to the owner of a marble quarry and his young daughter and son. I do find books written in dialect a bit difficult but once I learnt to 'hear' the scots accent I really enjoyed the book, very well written and a good story.


Mersey Report 25 Mar 2014 14:53

Hi Eileen thanks for popping in, you are always welcome here and there is always a friendly face around to suggest some great books....Hope to see you again :-)

Special ~~~~s to all bookworms and kindle tarts :)

I have just started to read Dont Pass Me by Julia McGowan, and if its anything like the last book I read of hers Im in for a great read.......

1940: London is about to be ravaged by the Blitz. For Lydia the last beating is the final straw. She has to escape from her husband, and when a gas explosion rips their house apart she flees, taking baby Grace with her. Rejected by her father, and not knowing where to go next, she joins a crowd of evacuee children at the railway station, and her destiny is changed forever as they find themselves in rural Wales.

Don’t Pass Me By is the story not only of Lydia and Grace’s salvation, but of the lives of a handful of evacuee children transplanted from the city to a tiny village filled with strangers who speak a different language. Torn away from their parents, each child learns to cope – one with a farm full of fearsome animals and a warm, caring family; others not so lucky. From the love and compassion of many, to sinister abuse from a few, the children find different ways to survive their own catastrophes, while Lydia finds what she has always been seeking – but when her masquerade of widowhood is shattered, will she lose everything?

Don’t Pass Me By is author Julie McGowan’s third book, and the second based in her much-loved homeland of Wales. Her first, The Mountains Between, became a regional best-seller. Her second book, Just One More Summer, is a wonderfully intricate read based in Cornwall.


Eileen Report 24 Mar 2014 17:58

I have just read the Jarrow lass and loved it. I couldn't help shedding a tear after learning what the women had to put up with, and the poor children had to help too.
It makes you wonder if any of our ancestor's had to live the same way. Do anything rather than finish up in the work house.


GoldenGirl1 Report 22 Mar 2014 14:40

Hi Ann <3 :-D


AnninGlos Report 22 Mar 2014 14:37

:-D :-D :-D :-D @ emma <3


GoldenGirl1 Report 22 Mar 2014 13:51

Don't know about being in the pink,
am all of a dither, dotty old sod that I am <3 :-D


Mersey Report 22 Mar 2014 13:42

At least you got the right thread Emms this time!! :-D :-D :-D ;-)


GoldenGirl1 Report 22 Mar 2014 13:35

Have just downloaded the sequel to Brow of the Gallowgate
by Doris Davidson, its called Cousins at War.
Almost finished the Brow of the Gallowgate and need to know what happens next in the family, an enjoyable read :-D :-D


AnninGlos Report 22 Mar 2014 10:14

It is probably because daughter and I share an account, this time they downloaded on hers but not mine, but she solved it for me. Thanks Mersey. :-) <3


Mersey Report 22 Mar 2014 09:20

Hi Ann, I have to say Ive never had that problem, literally a few seconds and the books are downloaded....... :-S :-S

Special ~~~~s to all our Bookworms and Kindle Tart :-D <3 <3


AnninGlos Report 21 Mar 2014 17:44


Has anyone had to wait a longish time for a book to download? I ordered 4 free books, one has download 30 minutes later the other three have still not downloaded although the e mail has been sent acknowledging the order. :-( :-(


AnninGlos Report 15 Mar 2014 17:58

Just finished all three books in the Lakes Trilogy by Annalisa Grant. Quite easy reading but I enjoyed them


Mersey Report 15 Mar 2014 13:24

Thanks Emms Ive downoaded this as Ive enjoyed others from this author thanks to you and ive always enjoyed them, so looking forward to this one :-) <3


GoldenGirl1 Report 15 Mar 2014 13:01

Have got well and truly into this book so thought I would
give you a wee snippet of what its about :-) :-)

The Brow of The Gallowgate by Doris Davidson

is where Albert Ogilvie buys his property in 1890-the shop he has dreamed of
for years, and above it, a house with nine rooms to accommodate the large family
he and his beloved wife Bathie, desire. As their babies are born- there will be eight
in all- Albert employs three sisters, one after another, as nursemaids. Bathie finds
Mary and Jeannie Wyness more than satisfactory, but Bella, the youngest, is
troublesome and sly, and creates a set of distressing circumstances resulting in
her dismissal. The years go by, with their joys and sorrows, and war splits up the
close-knit Ogilvies, some of whom eventually emigrate to New Zealand. And it is
there that Bella Wyness, her resentment of the family grown to black hatred, will
wreak her terrible revenge..........