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Saturday, 30 April 2022

Reading Round-Up: March/April 2022

Colourful book stack with painted edges

Welcome to the early spring edition of my reading round-up! I've had another two months filled with amazing reads and outstanding books, and I'm ready to share them all with you in this post. Keep on reading to find out more!

Thursday, 28 April 2022

Book Review: Elektra by Jennifer Saint

Elektra by Jennifer Saint book cover

AD* | The House of Atreus is cursed. A bloodline tainted by a generational cycle of violence and vengeance. This is the story of three women, their fates inextricably tied to this curse, and the fickle nature of men and gods.

Clytemnestra
The sister of Helen, wife of Agamemnon - her hopes of averting the curse are dashed when her sister is taken to Troy by the feckless Paris. Her husband raises a great army against them and determines to win, whatever the cost.

Cassandra
Princess of Troy, and cursed by Apollo to see the future but never to be believed when she speaks of it. She is powerless in her knowledge that the city will fall.

Elektra

The youngest daughter of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon, Elektra is horrified by the bloodletting of her kin. But, can she escape the curse, or is her own destiny also bound by violence?

Tuesday, 19 April 2022

Book Review: The Cove by L.J. Ross

The Cove by L.J. Ross book cover

THE PERFECT ESCAPE...

Gabrielle Adams has it all – brains, beauty, a handsome fiancĂ©, and a dream job in publishing. Until, one day, everything changes.

The ‘Underground Killer’ takes his victims when they least expect it: standing on the edge of a busy Tube platform, as they wait for a train to arrive through the murky underground tunnels of London.

Gabrielle soon learns that being a survivor is harder than being a victim, and she struggles to return to her old life. Desperate to break free from the endless nightmares, she snatches up an opportunity to run a tiny bookshop in a picturesque cove in rural Cornwall.

She thinks she’s found the perfect escape but has she swapped one nightmare for another?

Friday, 8 April 2022

Book Review: New Recruits at Goodwill House by Fenella J. Miller

New Recruits at Goodwill House by Fenella J. Miller book cover

AD* | May 1940

There are new residents at Goodwill House – WAAF drivers Camilla ‘Millie’ Cunningham and Diane Forsyth, both eager to do their bit for the war effort and excited to be helping the brave boys who fly.

And when Millie meets dashing and heroic Spitfire pilot Ted Thorrington, they strike up an instant connection. But with Hitler gaining more ground in Europe, there is danger brewing across the Channel in Dunkirk and Ted is required to fly more and more dangerous sorties, risking his life every time.

With their hearts and lives on the line, the courage of the girls in blue will be tested like never before...

Thursday, 7 April 2022

Book Review: The Coffin Club by Jacqueline Sutherland

The Coffin Club by Jacqueline Sutherland book cover

AD* | Everyone deserves a second chance. Don't they?

Kat is rebuilding her life. After losing her husband in a tragic accident, moving to the countryside is her chance to start again.

Encouraged by her new and only friend Ginny, Kat joins New Horizons, dubbed the Coffin Club by its members. And that's how she meets Nico. Instantly drawn to each other, Nico seems like Kat's perfect match. He is kind, caring, handsome and, most importantly, a father to five-year-old Magdalena. This could be Kat's shot at the one thing she has always wanted: to be a mother.

But sometimes, be careful what you wish for...