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THE BETRAYAL BY ANNE ALLEN – BOOK REVIEW

THE GUERNSEY NOVELS – BOOK 6

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When Anne asked me to read this and review I was very pleased as the previous books in this series have been very good.  Some characters appear again but it is a stand alone and they could be read in any order, which is a good idea as I always get books muddled up or read one and then discover there were two previous books.  Anyway I digress, if you have never been to Guernsey then you really can imagine what it is like as these books paint a picture in your mind of the wonderful beaches.  I was really interested in the connection between the twins, really close in life and then when one dies the connection is still there trying to help her find his murderer.  This story goes into the history of the place and the people so you get a good understanding of the story and how it all develops.  Moving the location twice still keeps the story knitted together so you hardly notice.  Great characters and of course a love connection with a happy ending, another great book by Anne Allen published today available from Amazon.

 

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WEEKEND WAS SUPER

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We are being very spoiled down here in the south as we are having wonderful weather for the last three days, long may it continue.  Today it is 25 in my garden, I have done every bit of washing I could find as I don’t expect many more outdoor drying days.

I had my hair done last week as was getting a bit bored with the blonde.

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On Saturday I was round Jodies for a sleepover, Alfie’s choice and we watched some films.  We also had one of the twins for the night, so it was great to spend time with Jack, what a gorgeous baby and such a happy soul.

The Jack Daniels is a penny jar before someone comments on our choice of toys LOL.

I also did a little maintenance on the camper, there was a bit of brown under the bonnet so I brushed it with a metal brush then sprayed some Hammerite on it, felt very pleased with myself.  Put my bunting up and did a tidy-up of cupboards as got saucepans and cutlery to go in there now.

Once I have washed the new duvet cover that will be put in there.

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So a very productive and enjoyable weekend and it made a pleasant change as usually I spend the weekend indoors on my own, not that I am complaining as I do like my own company.

The new Emoji movie is good fun and better than what I was expecting so I can understand why the kids like it.

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I also finished this book so will do a review tomorrow for you all, it is very good, like all Anne’s stories so look out for this series.  It is set in Guernsey which is a beautiful place to live.

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Looking forward to a ‘getting ready for NANOWRIMO week’ so I will be ready for the 1st November.

Hope you all had a good weekend and may your week be full of sunshine.

NANOWRIMO – NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH

     

Who is entering this in November?  I do it but I do-not sign up for it as I’m no good under pressure and like to do things at my own speed also when I feel able to but it really does encourage you so that’s all good. If I blog about how I am doing then that also gives me a bit of a push.

I am going to finish my book about my life during November this year if I can but it is also our Folkestone Book Festival and I would like to go to a couple of workshops to-do with writing.  The festival looks bigger and better every year with many good authors taking part.  I am looking forward to meeting Julie Wassmer again and finding out when her next book is being published and hoping I get the chance to review it ready for publishing day.

Have a good weekend everyone and make the most of the sunshine we are going to get in Kent for the next three days!

 

 

READING THIS NOW AND LOVING IT

I have read the other Guernsey novels so was thrilled when Anne asked me to read this one and review for her.  I am about half way through and really liking it, I can’t wait to pick it up again tonight, hoping I can stay awake a bit longer as it is getting to a good bit.

LUCK & JUDGMENT BY SOLOMON CARTER – BOOK REVIEW

I was pleased this was book one in this private eye series as it was very good and I will be on the lookout for the next book.  I really liked the fast pace of this as it suited the story and kept your mind thinking about who was involved and what the outcome would be.  As usual I did not guess as there was a bit of a twist in the tale at the end that really surprised me but well done Solomon Carter for brilliant writing.

It will be good to see where these characters take us and what happens once the secret is out although I think he may keep us hanging on for that.  Very well written with basic characters but that’s all it needs as the story runs quickly.

Would recommend this and it is in my top ten of the year.

 

SECRETS OF THE ITALIAN GARDENER BY ANDREW CROFTS – BOOK REVIEW

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This has taken me a while to read, actually I did give up half way through.  But we cannot all like everything and this sadly was not for me.  I was disappointed as the cover and title really appealed to me.

DAMAGED BY PAMELA CALLOW – BOOK REVIEW

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This is brilliant, from the story, characters and setting, to the great author, it is going to be a succesful series.  Kate is the high-flying lawyer who has never really got over her sister’s death so it impacts on her thoughts a lot.  Not sure if this should be called a medical horror or bloody thriller but which ever you call it there are some gruesome bits in it. From lost body parts and deaths this has a bit of everything including lots of would be romances for Kate, lucky girl.

This keeps you guessing and often takes you up the wrong road with a few red herrings along the way.  Some surprises for me that I would never of thought about, this will be a best seller and the start of something great for Pamela Callow the author.  I am looking forward to the next book already and am sure it will be a page turner just like this one.