Saturday, October 20, 2018

Thread Herrings by Lea Wait . Review

This is book 7 in “A Mainely Needlepoint Mystery” series and I loved it .
Set in Maine , the story centers around main character Angie , a gutsy female who loves a mystery .
When Angie accompanies her friend Sarah , an antiques shop owner , to a large auction she gets more then she bargained for when she decides to buy a beautiful embroidered coat of arms that is more then a little rough around the edges .
Once she gets it home she finds out it has an intriguing history that she needs her friends help in solving , unfortunately that help comes with deadly consequences.
If you love a story with a fantastic back story , a creepy stalker and plenty of danger lurking around every few pages then this is the book for you. This kept me on my toes , I like how Lea Kept the tension building and how I could not guess who was the “baddie” . I will definitely be reading more from this series .
Another extra goodie in this book was the delightful little snippets of people’s stories of needlework. I think it really added to the story and how special handcrafts can be .

I kindly received this book from Netgalley For review. This book is being published by Kensington Publishing on Oct 30th and will be available where all good books are sold . 
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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Book Haul (Part 1)

Knitting From The North by Hilary Grant

Harry Potter And The Philosophers Stone by JK Rowling and Illistrated by Jim Kay 

Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa De La Cruz

Mr . Darcy’s Obsession by Abigail Reynolds 

Mr Darcy’s Noble Connections by Abigail Reynolds 

Journal by Katherine Mansfield ( published by Persephone Books) 

Mr FitzWilliam Darcy by Abigail Reynolds 

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen 

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen 

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 

Emily’s Quest by LM Montgomery 

What Aould Mr Darcy do by Abigail Reynolds 

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

North by Brontë Aurell

Reading This Week

Hello my friends , I have not been on here in ages and I have to say I have missed it . 

My weekly chats and catch ups have been gone for too long and it’s about time that was rectified. So I thought I would start my September posts very late with what I am reading this week . 

If you have been following my posts for a while you may know that I have read Persuasion by Jane Austen before , it was not until recently when I saw the film featuring Sally Hawkins as Anne Elliott that renewed my love in these characters and I do so love Sally’s portrayal of Anne , she IS Anne in my imagination , that moment when Captain Wentworth helps her into the carriage and takes her hand is the sweetest moment ..... sigh ........ just beautiful . 

Anyway let’s get on with what else I am reading 

Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves by Rachel Malik

Happy By Design by Victoria Harrison 

Persuasion by Jane Austen 

The Mayan Prophecy by Steve Alten 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Book Haul

I got some bargains recently and another beautiful Persephone book . I am waiting on others but for now I thought I would show you these goodies . 

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn, I saw the trailer for the show and it looks amazing . I hope it will come out in dvd . 

This cover is stunning . 

The next book I am really excited to show you is The Meg by Steve Alten , the book has been made into a film that is being released here this week featuring Jason Statham as the main character . I am very fond of shark stories so this one immediately peeked my interest . I am already about half way through this and it’s SO good! This is a must read for any fans of Jaws . 

Happy by Fearne Cotton is a beauty of a book , inside and out . I had read this before from the library but I was thrilled to get my very own copy for a bargain when shopping . Fearne has a great way of talking about mental health and wellbeing and if this is something that interests you then check out her books and journal . 

Greengates by R C Sherriff arrived looking elegant , as all Persephone books do .... they are a complete joy to find in my mailbox. I can’t wait to read this , I really enjoyed A Fortnight In September by the same author . 

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Reading This Weekend

As you may know if you have been following my blog for a while,  I am a ferocious reader , I make no apologies for this , it’s my thing .... I will usually be found outside with books in the summertime catching some vitamin d and and going on some adventure inside the covers of a book. It’s a happy place , make no mistake . 
 My love/ need  of reading normally escalates in the colder months when the lower temperatures have me scurrying towards the bookshelves and thermal sock drawer but I don’t have to worry about those icy temperatures for now as we are having a glorious sunny summer for the most part and I am using every opportunity to read outdoors while I still have the chance . There is just something about sitting in the shade with a little breeze in the air and a terrific book to read ...... sigh ....... if only this feeling could  be bottled ....... 
Anyway guys ... these are the books I am currently reading this weekend ... I hope to review them this week so if either have been on your radar  keep an eye out for a review blog post this week . 

The Wisdom Of Sally Red Shoes by Ruth Hogan 

Greenery Street by Denise Mackail

Happy Mail ( Part 2 )

Hi there friends , I hope you are all well . Below are some of the Persephone Books that arrived to me recently . Persephone is an independent bookseller in London that publishes books that have not been in print for a long time , they have picked some real gems to give a fresh lease of life to and these are just a few of them . I will leave a link below where you can have a look on their website . 

A Very Great Profession by Nicola Beauman 

They Were Sisters by Dorothy Whipple 

They Knew Mr Knight by Dorothy Whipple 

Thursday, August 2, 2018

A Fortnight In September by R C Sherriff. Review

This is the delightful tale of one family and their annual trip to the seaside . The family consists of the parents and two sons and a daughter , the mother is a housewife , a nervous woman who wants to see her family happy no matter the cost to herself , two of the children are almost grown up and looking for independence and then there is the younger brother too . This is not a book of high adventure , what makes this book so moreish is the  little details of this family’s life , from their own thoughts to their daily rigmarole, it makes remarkably addictive reading and although like  I said  there is not much that happens you do genuinely care for each of the characters and want to know more about them . The author is exceptional at showing you the characters , flaws and all , in a special way , tiny details showing us a lot more about them overall then we first think . The plot is a simple one and the pace is gentle so it makes for a lovely Sunday afternoon read , but it will stay with you long after you finish the last page . Beautiful . 


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