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Saturday, 3 March 2018

My Bookish Weekly Wrap Up - Week 9 March 2018


Hello all!! This has been the week of SNOWMAGGEDON!! The Beast From The East hit us here on the east coast of the UK quite bad so we've not ventured far at all this week!  Thankfully the local shops have kept us supplied with essentials so we've made it through ok! Archie the bunny had great fun playing in it though!

And what's a girl to do when you're stuck at home snowed in?! Yep, that's right - read!!  I actually found my productivity levels decreased during the week - the snow made me sluggish!! That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!  Still managed to finish/read 4 books so very chuffed with that! Bookpost wise it was very slow as the posties didn't make it here for a few days - even though the paperboy made it through everyday! - so there have just been a couple of additions to the bookshelves and the NetGalley shelf - oops!

BOOKS FINISHED

Operation Heartbreak by Duff Cooper  -  5 stars

Stunning little story from Persephone Books that had me shedding a tear or two!


THE THINGS WE LEARN WHEN WE'RE DEAD by CHARLIE LAIDLAW -  5 stars

Fabulous read that really had me thinking and gave me a new perspective on things


TWIN TRUTHS by SHELAN RODGER  -  5 stars

Another 5 star read this week! I have been spoilt!  Blog Tour coming up later this month! This was a stunning book about twins and some shocking revelations.


NO FOURTH RIVER by CHRISTINE CLAYFIELD  -  4 stars

A novel based on the real life story of the author - this was a shocking read of the life she suffered and how she overcame her awful treatment.


BOOKPOST/NETGALLEY HAUL

Two stunners through the letterbox this week and a couple of NetGalley adds to the already overstocked shelf!

CRAZY IN LOVE AT THE LONELY HEARTS BOOKSHOP by ANNIE DARLING

You can go crazy searching for the one…

Tattooed, pink-haired, Bettie Page lookalike Nina is addicted to bad boys. Like Heathcliff and Cathy, Nina firmly believes that true love only takes one form: wild, mad love, full of passion and fire and tempestuous arguments, and she won’t settle for anything less.

But years of swiping right has uncovered nothing but losers and flings, and Nina is no closer to finding her One True Love than she ever was. And when a man from her past walks into the shop Nina knows she has nothing to fear. The geekiest boy in her school has become a boring business analyst who's welded to his iPad and with his navy blue suits and ginger hair, Noah has no chance of making her heart go pitter patter.

Which just shows how little Nina knows about bad boys, business analysts and her heart…


THE ALADDIN TRIAL by ABI SILVER

Published by Eye Books
Publication Date June 2018 

A new Burton and Lamb legal thriller
When an elderly artist plunges one hundred feet to her death at an overstretched London hospital, the police immediately sense foul play.
The hospital cleaner, a Syrian refugee, is arrested for her murder after stolen jewellery is found at his home. He protests his innocence, but why has he given her the story of Aladdin to read and why does he shake uncontrollably in times of stress?
Judith Burton and Constance Lamb reunite to defend a man the media has already convicted. Together they uncover not only the cleaner’s secrets, but also those of the artist’s family, her lawyer and the hospital.
A new Burton and Lamb legal thriller from the author of the acclaimed The Pinocchio Brief.

DAYS OF WONDER by KEITH STUART

Published by Sphere
Publication Date 7th June 2018

A story about family, love and finding magic in everyday life, Days of Wonder is the most moving novel you'll read all year.

Tom, single father to Hannah, is the manager of a tiny local theatre. On the same day each year, he and its colourful cast of part-time actors have staged a fantastical production just for his little girl, a moment of magic to make her childhood unforgettable.
But there is another reason behind these annual shows: the very first production followed Hannah's diagnosis with a heart condition that will end her life early. And now, with Hannah a funny, tough girl of fifteen, that time is coming.
Hannah's heart is literally broken - and she can't bear the idea of her dad's breaking too. So she resolves to find a partner for Tom, someone else to love, to fill the space beside him.
While all the time Tom plans a final day of magic that might just save them both.

LETTERS TO IRIS by ELIZABETH NOBLE
Published by Michael Joseph
Publication Date 5th April 2018

A deeply emotional story about love in all its forms from the Number One Sunday Times bestselling author of The Reading Group and Things I Want My Daughters to Know - available to pre-order now

Gigi and Tess aren't the most obvious of friends. Gigi is a grandmother, Tess is pregnant for the first time. But when they meet, each one is coping with their own secret sadness. Tess is writing letters to her unborn baby with no one else to turn to, and Gigi has reached breaking point in her marriage. Little do they know how much they will come to mean to one another as both of their lives are turned upside-down.
Their story is about love in all its forms: the love between a mother and her unborn child, between a grandmother and her granddaughter, between spouses and between friends. Tess and Gigi will find what they need most in the place they least expect, and learn to understand the future by unlocking the past . . .
CURRENTLY READING

 Crazy In Love at the Lonely Hearts Bookshop by Annie Darling

  Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley                                      

  The Wedding Diary by Margaret James                                          


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All wrapped up - just like me throughout this very cold week! Hope your week has been a good one!

HAPPY READING!!

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