Book Review: When You Walked Back Into My Life – Hilary Boyd

Title : When You Walked Back Into My Life

Author: Hilary Boyd

Pages: 432

Publisher: Quercus

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For eight years Flora’s love affair with Fin was a whirlwind of fun and spontaneity – but when Flora wanted to settle down and have children, Fin vanished.

Life moved on and Flora’s world filled with other people, other cares. There were benefits to being single – no socks under the bed, no mess in the bathroom – even if the memory of Fin could never be completely erased.

But then suddenly, shockingly, Fin reappears. He’s a changed man, he says, and her wants her back. Is this a chance to put right the wrongs? Or a massive mistake?

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In Search Of The Spark.

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So here’s the truth…Dating is hard!

I have recently started dating again after a long break and I’ve got to say it never gets easier. You chat to a guy, you think he’s lovely, you arrange to meet for drinks and then when you meet up in person it’s just not there. What’s not there? What was wrong with him? I hear this from my best friends and my folks each time it doesn’t work with a guy.

This is where I get frustrated. I’m not one of the girls who have a check box of things a guy must be.. Tall, dark hair, make so much money a year, have his own house and an expensive car. That just isn’t me but I do want one thing – THE SPARK!

I was actually asked by my mother yesterday if I expected Angels to come dancing by when I met this elusive guy, is that how I would know he was what I wanted. No, not angels, not unicorns pooping rainbows or any other weird mythical creature analogies you can think of but I do know that I will know when I meet him.

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Book Review: The Sea Sisters – Lucy Clarke

Title: The Sea Sisters

Author: Lucy Clarke

Pages: 388

Publisher: Harper Collins

Published: May 2013

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Two sisters, one life-changing journey…

There are some currents in the relationship between sisters that run so dark and so deep, it’s better for the people swimming on the surface never to know what’s beneath . . .

Katie’s carefully structured world is shattered by the news that her headstrong younger sister, Mia, has been found dead in Bali – and the police claim it was suicide.

With only the entries of Mia’s travel journal as her guide, Katie retraces the last few months of her sister’s life, and – page by page, country by country – begins to uncover the mystery surrounding her death.

What she discovers changes everything. But will her search for the truth push their sisterly bond – and Katie – to breaking point?

The Sea Sisters is a compelling story of the enduring connection between sisters.

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My adopted Kindle reading list

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Well it had to happen eventually I have finally succummbed to the pull of the Kindle, but I do have to admit I did manage it in a rather lucky way. Two weeks ago on a visit to my aunt’s house my cousin was doing one of her mammoth clean outs she found an old Kindle, as she has now upgraded to the Paperwhite. I mentioned that I had always prefered books and didn’t really see the attraction so she very kindly offered to lend it to me for a few weeks to see if I liked it. If I wanted it I could have it for twenty pound. So of course being a lover of a bargain I couldn’t turn the offer down and decided to try it.

Those of you who own a Kindle probably know exactly how the story goes from here, I have now had it two weeks and absolutely love it, although I am yet to part with my hard earned money!

I have decided to read through some of the books on my cousin’s reading list before transferring the Kindle across to my own account and I thought I would share with you what I’m calling my adopted kindle reading list…

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Book Review: Of Bees And Mist – Erick Setiawan

Title: Of Bees And Mist

Author: Erick Setiawan

Pages: 416

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Up in the house that sits on the hill, a strange spell is brewing…

To Meridia, growing up with her father Gabriel, who vanishes daily in clouds of mist, and her bewitching mother Ravenna, the outside world is a refuge. So when as a young woman her true love Daniel offers her marriage, it seems an escape to a more straightforward existence.

Yet behind the welcoming façade of her new home lies a life of drudgery and a story even stranger than that she left behind. Aged retainers lurk in the background; swarms of bees appear at will, and of course, there’s her indomitable mother-in-law, Eva, hiding secrets that it will take Meridia years to unravel. Surrounded by seemingly unfathomable mysteries, can Meridia unlock the intrigues of the past, and thus protect her own family’s future?

An epic tale of two families told by an unforgettable voice. A modern fable, a gothic page-turner, but most of all, a passionate story about the power of love to conquer all that comes its way.

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