Trust Me I Lie by Louise Marley #TuesdayBookBlog #RBRT

I always enjoy character driven novels, but a book with a compelling plot is appealing. In Trust Me I Lie we have both. Ben Taylor is a policeman with a heart, a Detective Inspector who acts like a Knight in shining armour, but Milla Graham is a more complex person. She admits to being a liar,Continue reading “Trust Me I Lie by Louise Marley #TuesdayBookBlog #RBRT”

The Brazilian Husband by Rebecca Powell #SundayBlogShare

This year the Olympics will be held in Rio de Janeiro so our eyes are focused on Brazil.  I’m aware that it is country of great beauty but also of extreme poverty with a history of political chaos so I was curious about what I would learn of the country in Rebecca Powell’s book. TheContinue reading “The Brazilian Husband by Rebecca Powell #SundayBlogShare”

The Magic Touch by Kelly Florentia

Despite its mystical title, The Magic Touch is very much set in the present day.  With text messages, Facebook and games of Candy Crush as essential tools in the storyline, it is easy for the modern reader to identify with creative heroine, 39-year-old Emma King and her long-term partner Harry.   Emma is a veryContinue reading “The Magic Touch by Kelly Florentia”

The Planter’s Wife by Ann Bennett

After hearing Ann Bennett’s reasons for writing her Bamboo Trilogy, I found myself particularly drawn to the second book, The Planter’s Wife because it described the period of history, during the second world war, when all society in Singapore and Malaya was turned completely upside down in a tragic, life-changing manner.  The book moves between the lateContinue reading “The Planter’s Wife by Ann Bennett”