Welcome to my Friday Five Challenge
(Original idea from Rosie Amber at https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/)
To join in read the rules at the bottom.
As I am going to Cornwall next week I remembered enjoying my first Rosamunde Pilcher book after finding it in a house we were renting, so this week I searched for books using the word Cornwall. Amongst the travel guides and books by Patricia Cornwell I found several books by Janie Bolitho about a sleuth called Rose Trevelyan. The books are newly issued but Jane Bolitho died, aged 52, in 2002. Book one in the Rose Trevelyan series is Snapped in Cornwall.
The book description is as follows:-
Rose Trevelyan had only met Gabrielle Milton once, but felt they might become good friends. She was delighted, therefore, to receive an invitation to the Milton’s party where the wine flowed freely and a good time was being had by all – that is, until Gabrielle’s crumpled, lifeless body was found underneath a balcony.
There are ten 5 star and five 4 star reviews, all seeming to enjoy the mystery and touch of romance and this quote makes it sound ideal holiday reading,
The beauty of Cornwall and the capricious nature of its weather are wonderfully evoked and the characters are people you would expect to meet in any small town.
So for a bargain 99p for the kindle I am downloading it now!
So now it’s your turn.
Get yourself a cuppa and give yourself 5 minutes.
In today’s online shopping age, readers often base their buying decisions from small postage stamp size book covers (Thumb-nails), a quick glance at the book description and the review. How much time do they really spend making that buying decision?
AUTHORS – You often only have seconds to get a reader to buy your book, is your book cover and book bio up to it?
Rosie’s Friday Five Challenge is this….. IN ONLY FIVE MINUTES….
1) Go to any online book supplier,
2) Randomly choose a category,
3) Speed through the book covers, choose one which has instantly appealed to your eye,
4) Read the book Bio/ Description for this book, and any other details.
5) If there are reviews, check out a couple,
6) Make an instant decision, would you BUY or PASS?
For other Friday Five Choices:-
Rosie found a book about Zara Fitzgerald https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/2015/07/17/would-you-buy-or-pass-fridayfivechallenge-z-a-novel-of-zelda-fitzgerald-by-theresefowler/
Cathy was drawn to an unusual cover picture in the travel section https://betweenthelinesbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/07/17/friday-five-challenge-a-la-mod-by-ian-moore/
Terry went looking for an August holiday read http://terrytyler59.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/would-you-buy-or-pass-8.html?spref=tw