Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Plum Lucky by Janet Evanovich

Not my favourite Stephanie Plum, but enjoyable nonetheless. Grandma Mazur goes AWOL to a casino with someone else's money, add to that the usual chaos of the life of Stephanie, Lula revealing all, a horse in Stephanie's lounge and the usual episode of firebombing cars, and welcome to the world of Stephenie Plum!

Saturday, 23 February 2008

The New Year's Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini

The latest book by Jennifer Chiaverini which follows on from The Quilter's Legacy, when the friends of Sylvia & Andrew are gathered for a Christmas Eve dinner only to find that the two of them marry. In the New Years Quilt, Sylvia & Andrew set off to visit Andrew's daughter, Amy, to pass on their news along with a quilt made for Amy by Sylvia. The storyline does continue, but there are lots of flashbacks to earlier books.

Sunday, 17 February 2008

The Long Journey Home by Flore Leipman

Wow! An amazing book about the Scottish born author. The daughter of a immigrant parents - whose family & ancestors had migrated from a variety of Countries - Poland,Germany,Russia,Switzerland & France. Flora finds herself & her siblings heading back to Russia following the death of her father in Scotland. The life that Flora and her family were to endure was nothing short of horrific. Life was very hard & the Regime through this time was full of red tape and very restricting. I would have liked to have learn't about the reunion of Flora and her brother Sammy, who Flora believed had perished in the Camps in the Soviet Union.

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich

The latest in the Stephanie Plum series is as funny as ever and contains all the usual characters. Grandma Mazur just gets better and better. No Stephanie Plum would be complete without the usual chaos of Stephanie & Lula and this starts with a scene of Stephanie almost choking her ex husband whilst planting a bug on him for Ranger, but when her ex husband ends up missing the police ask questions, of course her alibi is Morelli!

Wednesday, 6 February 2008

The Singing Line by Alice Thomson

A really enjoyable account of the life of Alice & Charles Todd, the author's great great grandmother. From Cambridgeshire, once Alice had married Charles they embark on their new life together in Australia. Alice to raise their family in a very harsh, yet beautiful country whilst Charles was amongst others to string the telegraph across Australia.

The author and her husband not only travel in the footsteps of Charles (and Alice) across what is harsh terrain, but uses some genealogical sources, family information and historical sources to rebuild their fascinating lives.

Friday, 1 February 2008

74, Seaside Avenue by Debbie Macomber

On loan from Liz, the seventh book in the ever popular Cedar Cove Series. Cedar Cove is a community where the lives of the residents are entwined with each other. In this book we see the exit of a few of the characters of the previous books in the series. The mystery of the fire that destroyed the restaurant is solved, and actually wasn't who I thought it was. Now eagerly awaiting book eight to be published.

Will be off in the post to mid week as I had forgotten A was on hols. Thanks for the Loan Liz


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