Been bargain hunting this month – nothing over a pound here, and all worth more in terms of pleasurable reading!
Sealed With A Kiss – Rachel Lucas
I picked this up when it was free from the Amazon kindle store, and even now it will set you back less than a pound! The lead character Kate escapes to a new life on an isolated Scottish island after the break up of a long term relationship. Puppies, seals, hot soup, new friends, and new loves all ensue. It’s a fabulous cosy read, easy to pick up, hard to put down, and leaves you with a warm glow. One to enjoy with coffee and chocolate, a delightful comfort read, but avoids the cheesy cliche of some chick lit books. Perfectly lovely.
Finding Emma – Steena Holmes
A 99p purchase from the kindle store, this is a great chose for Picoult fans. Megan is a stay at home mum of three, whose youngest daughter Emma disappeared on her third birthday. Two years on and Megan can’t move on, her older children are suffering, her marriage is on the verge of collapse, but how do you give up the search for your baby? Meanwhile Jack is working hard to bring up the child of his drug addicted daughter, while coping with watching his beloved wife, Dottie, slide into dementia. A tale of two families battling through life’s difficulties. I really enjoyed this gripping story. An emotional read with well written characters.
The Girl Next Door – Elizabeth Noble
I had read and enjoyed ‘The Things I Want My Daughters To Know’ by this author, so when I saw another novel by her for a pound in a charity shop I snapped it up. This book is set in a New York apartment block, and is full of intertwining stories of the lives of those who dwell in it. Focusing on a selection of the buildings inhabitants we follow new love, heart break, pregnancy, parenthood, life stories and more. I really enjoyed this book with its diverse array of characters. It has happy moments and tragic ones too, just like life I guess. It would make a great holiday read, easy to get into, and thoroughly enjoyable.
Missing You – Louise Douglas
Another bargain kindle book purchase, this is an author I have read and enjoyed previously and she didn’t disappoint in this book. She has a wonderful way of understanding and conveying the emotions of lost love, and it seems to be a recurring theme across her novels. This one focuses on Sean, who has just been thrown out by his wife after she finds love elsewhere. His heartbreak sees him lodging with Fen, a single mum with a sad past. Between them ,and their children, Fen and Sean start to help each other to heal, before Sean’s ex reappears to try and put a spanner in the works. A really great story, which totally understands the difficulties of love when you are a parent, and the tumultuous ups and downs of divorce and co-parenting when you are no longer a couple. I really related to some of the story. Wonderfully written, a vibrant story, which leaves you satisfied at the close of the book. Highly recommended.
So that is 14 books so far, which puts me a bit behind target – I better get me head down….