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My Review of The Memories We Bury by H.A. Leuschel #TuesdayBookBlog

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I gave The Memories We Bury 4* out of 5*
Book Description: An emotionally charged and captivating novel about the complexities of female friendship and motherhood, from the author of Manipulated Lives. Lizzie Thomson has landed her first job as a music teacher, and after a whirlwind romance with Markus, the newlywed couple move into a beautiful new home in the outskirts of Edinburgh. Lizzie quickly befriends their neighbour Morag, an elderly, resourceful yet lonely widow, who’s own children rarely visit her. Everything seems perfect in Lizzie’s life until she finds out she is pregnant and her relationship with both Morag and Markus change beyond her control. Can Lizzie really trust Morag and why is Markus keeping secrets from her? In The Memories We Bury the author explores the dangerous bonds we can create with strangers and how past memories can cast long shadows over the present. My Review: The Memories We Bury is what I call a slow burner; it took me a little while to get into the sto…

My Review of Wild Spinning Girls by Carol Lovekin #TuesdayBookBlog

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I gave Wild Spinning Girls 5*out of 5*


Book Description:

Ida Llewellyn loses her job and her parents in the space of a few weeks and, thrown completely off course, she sets off to Wales to the house her father has left her. But Heather, the young woman still in her teens whose home it was, keeps the house as a shrine to her late mother and is determined to scare Ida away. The two girls battle with suspicion and fear before discovering that the secrets harboured by their thoughtless parents have grown rotten with time, and that any ghosts Ty'r Cwmwl harbours are of their own making. Their broken hearts will only mend once they cast off the house and its history, and let go of the keepsakes that they treasure like childhood dreams

My Review:


Wild Spinning Girls is told in poetic prose; sentences and clauses to be savoured. To be read again and again. The images they evoke create the mysterious and ephemeral sense of place that the author strives for. It works. Having lived for most of …

My Review of Kurinji Flowers b y Clare Flynn #FridayReads

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I gave Kurinji Flowers 5 stars out of 5.
Book Description:
Marriage to a man she barely knows. Exile to a country she doesn't know at allAn emotional love story set in the last days of colonial IndiaAfter an abusive relationship with a predatory older man, debutante Ginny Dunbar is publicly disgraced when her artist lover exhibits a nude painting of her in a smart London gallery. All her mother's hopes for a society wedding are dashed until she lowers her sights and pushes Ginny into a hasty marriage with a tea planter from South India. Colonial life doesn't sit well with Ginny. She finds the world of the expatriate community shallow and empty. Caught between fear of and fascination for India and its people, her world is shaken when she meets Jag Mistry, who opens her eyes and her heart. But just as she thinks she has found happiness, World War 2 intervenes. A poignant story of love, loss, betrayal and redemption set against the dying days of colonial India.
My Review:
It’s bee…

My Review of Blue Hollow by Cheryl Rees-Price

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I gave Blue Hollow 4*out of 5*


Book Description

A child lies in an unmarked grave, another missing without a trace.

Blue Hollow is a place that Eddie fears. He has never spoken of what happened there. Unimaginable horrors that have haunted him all his life. But Eddie is dying, and he can’t take the past to the grave. The only person Eddie trusts is Dora, he has protected her all these years and now she must know the truth. Eddie’s every move is being watched so he records his story on a series of tapes but before he has a chance to explain to Dora he is brutally murdered. Now Dora must find the tapes and uncover Eddie’s story, but there are those who will stop at nothing to silence Eddie forever. Dora has a choice, bury the truth with Eddie or become the next victim of Blue Hollow.


 My Review:

I have always admired Cheryl Rees-Price's writing style; She has a concise and clever way of leading the reader first one way and then the other in her plots.

I particular enjoyed Blue Hollow. Tho…
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My Review of Shadows by Thorne Moore #psychological crime #TuesdayBookBlogs #ReviewsRevisitedPosted on June 17, 2017
I received an ARC of Shadows from the author in return for an honest review. I gave the novel 5* out of  5* Book Description: A compelling blend of mystery and family drama with a gothic twist, by the Top Ten bestselling author of A Time for Silence Kate Lawrence can sense the shadow of violent death, past and present.  In her struggle to cope with her unwelcome gift, she has frozen people out of her life.  Her marriage is on the rocks, her career is in chaos and she urgently needs to get a grip.  So she decides to start again, by joining her effervescent cousin Sylvia and partner Michael in their mission to restore and revitalise Llys y Garn, an old mansion in the wilds of North Pembrokeshire. It is certainly a new start, as she takes on Sylvia’s grandiose schemes, but it brings Kate to a place that is thick with the shadows of past deaths.  The house and grounds are full of m…