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What Book or Kindle Book are you reading ??

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Mersey Report 27 Jan 2016 18:04

Hi Ann, yes I totally agree Ann, I was waiting for it to be released
and used some of my Christmas Amazon vouchers...well worth
a read...... :-D


AnninGlos Report 27 Jan 2016 15:40

I have almost finished The Lake house. Love this book. I can't read it in bed though as our daughter in law bought it for me and it is a hard back..... A big one. Gripping story, great characters.


Mersey Report 27 Jan 2016 15:16

Hello loverlies......its is so lovely to catchup with the thread and see so many
people posting and giving us a variation of all the different books that are enjoyed....

Pammy,AnnG,Emma,Von,Vera,Det,Tess, Stephen and anyone else not mentioned...a GREAT BIG THANKYOU <3 <3 :-D for keeping the thread flowing :-D

I have read quite a few books lately so here goes.........

**Ann** mentioned this book to me and I read it straight away.....I thoroughly enjoyed it so thanks Ann :-D <3

A Pocketful of Holes and Dreams - Jeff Pearce

Jeff Pearce was born in the slums of Liverpool in 1953, and from the moment he could walk he sold second hand clothes on a market stall with his mother. Leaving school at the age of fourteen, unable to read or write, he embarked on an amazing journey that would see him make and lose millions in the 'rag trade' before eventually winning the highest accolade the fashion business had to offer. He is retired and lives on a small farm in Cheshire with his wife Gina and two Argentinean polo ponies, Susie the dog and Daisy the cat. Jeff now spends most of his time committing his memoirs to paper.

The Lake House - Kate Morton

A missing child...

June 1933, and the Edevane family's country house, Loeanneth, is polished and gleaming, ready for the much-anticipated Midsummer Eve party. Alice Edevane, sixteen years old and a budding writer, is especially excited. Not only has she worked out the perfect twist for her novel, she's also fallen helplessly in love with someone she shouldn't. But by the time midnight strikes and fireworks light up the night skies, the Edevane family will have suffered a loss so great that they leave Loeanneth forever.

Early One Morning - Virginia Bailey

A grey dawn in 1943: on a street in Rome, two young women, complete strangers to each other, lock eyes for a single moment.

One of the women, Chiara Ravello, is about to flee the occupied city for the safety of her grandparents' house in the hills. The other has been herded on to a truck with her husband and their young children, and will shortly be driven off into the darkness.

In that endless-seeming moment, before she has time to think about what she is doing, Chiara makes a decision that changes her life for ever. Loudly claiming the woman's son as her own nephew, she demands his immediate return; only as the trucks depart does she begin to realize what she has done. She is twenty-seven, single, with a sister who needs her constant care, a hazardous journey ahead of her, and now a child in her charge - a child with no papers who refuses to speak and gives every indication that he will bolt at the first opportunity.

Three decades later, Chiara lives alone in Rome, a self-contained, self-possessed woman working as a translator and to all appearances quite content with a life which revolves around work, friends, music and the theatre. But always in the background is the shadow of Daniele, the boy from the truck, whose absence haunts her every moment. Gradually we learn of the havoc wrought on Chiara, her family and her friends by the boy she rescued, and how he eventually broke her heart. And when she receives a phone call from a teenage girl named Maria, claiming to be Daniele's daughter, Chiara knows that it is time for her to face up to the past.

This epic novel is an unforgettably powerful, suspenseful, heartbreaking and inspiring tale of love, loss and war's reverberations down the years.

The Winter Children - Lulu Taylor

Olivia and Dan Felbeck are blissfully happy when their longed-for twins arrive after years of IVF. At the same time, they make the move to Renniston Hall, a huge, Elizabethan house that belongs to absent friends. Living rent-free in a small part of the unmodernised house, once a boarding school, they can begin to enjoy the family life they've always wanted. But there is a secret at the heart of their family, one that Olivia does not yet know. And the house, too, holds its darkness deep within it .


Pammy51 Report 18 Jan 2016 18:11

Just finished reading 'The Orange Lilies' by Nathan Dylan Goodwin on the Kindle.
He has written a series about a forensic genealogist, although this novella can be read as a stand alone. His books feature Morton Farrier, who was adopted and is trying to find his birth family, and this is woven into a main story where he has adventures after being hired to investigate someone's background.
This novella concerns his research into his grandfather's WW1 death. It describes using Ancestry's WW1 diaries where you can read reports actually written on the day your ancestor died, so I have been inspired to try to find more about my relatives (between my and OH's extended trees we have 11 deaths) which has been very interesting.


AnninGlos Report 18 Jan 2016 11:45

I am reading on the Kindle, The Other Son by Nick Alexander. I knew nothing about this book but it was either very cheap, or free (can't remember) on Kindle. I am enjoying it, he is a very good writer. Basically about the characters of two sons and their parents. More about how the characters of the parents and their attutudes to the sons have affected the sons. I can't say more about it because to elaborate would give the story away. :-) :-)


'Emma' Report 12 Jan 2016 19:32

Just Downloaded The White Queen of Middleham by
Lesley Nickell price £3.83 on kindle.

The story is about Richard III wife Anne Neville and her
unhappy life till she married Richard.


Von Report 12 Jan 2016 15:44

Yesterday I downloaded the Gourlay Girls by Margaret Thomson Davis.

A very easy read.. It is set in Glasgow and as I lived in Glasgow for a while in the 1970's I could relate to the areas described.

It's book two of a trilogy so I will probably read book three.


Von Report 10 Jan 2016 22:19

Only discovered yesterday that I can download ebooks for free from my local library.

You can have them for three weeks and then they are deleted.

Not a huge choice but I guess it's early days yet for our library.:-D


AnninGlos Report 10 Jan 2016 14:32

The Island is an excellent book Vera, I agree, read it quite a while ago. I do like her books.


SuffolkVera Report 10 Jan 2016 14:01

OH and I both like Terry Pratchett and we have a shelf full of his books. OH has just spent a Christmas Amazon voucher on another four.

I've been working my way through a series of books from the library.

Murder on High Holborn by Susanna Gregory. This is one of her Thomas Chaloner mysteries. If you haven't come across him before, he is a sort of spy cum detective in the 1600s. Quite well written and enjoyable if you like this genre.

The Detective's Daughter by Lesley Thomson. "A woman follows in her father's footsteps by taking on the murder case he couldn't solve." It was an interesting story but I didn't find any of the characters likeable and most of them were not very believable.

The Girl Next Door by Ruth Rendell. "When the bones of two severed hands are discovered in a box, an investigation into a long buried crime of passion begins. And a group of friends, who played together as children, begin to question their past." Not really a whodunit as we know that from early on, more why and how everyone was affected by it. Very well written as you would expect from Ruth Rendell.

Miss Carter's War by Sheila Hancock. Easy to read. It is the story of Marguerite Carter. She lost her parents in sad circumstances and had a past in SOE. She then qualifies as a teacher. This is the story of her life until she is in her 70s. Interesting as it covers a lot of changes in education, including the introduction of the comprehensive school, and was a bit of a trip down memory lane. But I did find the tying up of a couple of loose ends and the ending too pat.

The Island by Victoria Hislop. "A dramatic tale of four generations rent by war, illicit love, violence and leprosy, from the thirties through the war to the present day." If I had read that blurb first I wouldn't have picked the book up and would have missed a well written, good story.

Happy reading folks


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 4 Jan 2016 23:23

Loads of free kindle downloads but the latest was one of OH's Christmas Books (I have to wait until he's finished them before I can start)

The Shepherd’s Crown by Terry Pratchett featuring the young witch Tiffany Aching.
This 'young reader's' book was published postumously earlier this year.
The story starts with the death of Granny (Esmeralda) Weatherwax who was the crabby senior witch with a heart of gold. Despite opposition Young Tiffany is confirmed as her successor. The plot describes how she grows into the role and defends not only her 'Chalk' lands but the Ramtops from an invasion by the feared Faeries. They are the total opposite to the benevolent creatures of Fairy Tales!

The book touches on equality of the sexes; Tiffany and her 'boyfriend' both love the work they do, he in the city training to be a doctor, she in the country helping the villagers and protecting them. Neither are able to give up what they love to be together. TP also introduces a male who wants to become a witch. Until this point in the Discworld series, Males were Wizards and only women could be Witches.
The theme might have developed further if TP had the opportunity to continue the series.

Terry Pratchett's books may not stand the test of time but, for those of us who enjoy them, he will be sorely missed.


AnninGlos Report 4 Jan 2016 15:29

Reading The last letter from your lover by Jo Jo Moyes. Really enjoying it, beautifully written and very readable.


'Emma' Report 4 Jan 2016 15:19

Finished Lady Katherine Knollys and
have just downloaded George111,Queen Charlotte
and the Hanovarians.


Mersey Report 27 Dec 2015 23:46

Merry Christmas + Happy New Year.....to all bookworms and kindle readers <3 <3 <3

Had time to read a few books in the last few weeks so will post tomorrow and read back the last few posts :-D <3 <3

Got a few Amazon vouchers for Christmas so will be looking for some good reads :-D :-D

Happy Reading !! <3 <3


'Emma' Report 24 Dec 2015 19:59

Have just downloaded for my kindle
Lady Kathetine Knollys:The Unacknowledge Daughter
of King Henry V111 by Sarah-Beth Watkins priced £3.59

It is the story of Mary Boleyn's first child who Henry never acknowledged.
She did however serve as maid of honour to two queens

Katherine married at sixteen and had several children who
became famous.
Her daughter Lettice caused a scandal, but I'll say no more.


'Emma' Report 24 Dec 2015 18:27

Merry Christmas to you Vera <3


SuffolkVera Report 24 Dec 2015 17:20

Happy Christmas to all you readers <3


TessAkaBridgetTheFidget Report 18 Dec 2015 01:40

Have now got some off the shelf reading glasses, so am able to read without a magnifying glass now!
Except for books of instructions, which seem to be printed in small, grey writing.

Have just finished. The Little Old Lady Who Struck Lucky Again! by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg.

It is a follow up book to. The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules. (which I haven't read).

An amusing story, about a group of pensioners who "turn Robin Hood". and rob the rich, to give to the poor!

A case of Power to the Pensioners. - where they outwit younger people, as well as sophisticated security systems. The five main characters have years of experience in all sorts of fields, and use this accumulated knowledge to achieve their aims.

I enjoyed the story, it was rather action packed, which made me think that it would make a good film. In fact, the author says that she has watched. The Ladykillers. and. Whisky Galore.

Not a great book, but a really good yarn. Light reading, which may have you cheering on Martha and her friends as live life to the full.
Beware! Don't read in a public place in case you laughter out loud!!


TessAkaBridgetTheFidget Report 18 Dec 2015 01:16

MM. I am on the waiting list at the Library for The Throwaway Children. When I saw it on the Greaders list I realised that I had already heard of it. Now, while checking this thread, I know why it was familiar!

I am part way through my first audio book. "Meet me at the Pier Head" another book from the GREaders list.
I won't comment on it here at the moment, as I haven't done my review yet.
However, I have had to get used to listening to my computer to hear the story, instead of reading while snuggled up in bed. It is quite a change.

I have recently got myself a DVD player, which can be hooked up yo the t.v.
Should be able to listen to CDs too, (which I hope to do when lying down). but need help to set it up. Son will do it for me when he visits.


AnninGlos Report 13 Dec 2015 14:43

My review on the marriage certificate included the following: quite a good read, not a really great book but it passed a few hours pleasantly enough. I enjoyed it but it was a bit drawn out in places.