The Tea Planter’s Club by Ann Bennett #NewRelease #TuesdayBookBlog

From award-winning author Ann Bennett, comes a heart-breaking story of love and loss set in World War 2 Burma. In 1980, Edith Mayhew, proprietor of the Tea Planter’s Club in Calcutta, is preparing to sell up after years of decline. She thinks back to 1942 when her sister Betty vanished having fled over the mountainsContinue reading “The Tea Planter’s Club by Ann Bennett #NewRelease #TuesdayBookBlog”

Somerville’s War by Andrew Duncan #RBRT #BookReview

Thrilling wartime adventure and a sensitive story of relationships The strange brigadier who hardly speaks… Leo, his feisty pilot daughter… Labrador, the vengeful Pole… Henry Dunning-Green, Leo’s boring suitor… Adrian Russell, the treacherous master spy… … All linked by SOE Somerville, the top secret Second World War finishing school for spies on England’s south coast,Continue reading “Somerville’s War by Andrew Duncan #RBRT #BookReview”

Foxden Acres (The Dudley Sisters’ Saga Book 1) by Madalyn Morgan #BookReview

It is 1939 and Bess is looking forward to completing her teacher training in London.  Then she must decide whether to look for a post in the city or return home to the countryside near Rugby.  Her happy childhood was spent playing and riding on Foxden Acres estate where her father works but her affectionContinue reading “Foxden Acres (The Dudley Sisters’ Saga Book 1) by Madalyn Morgan #BookReview”

The Occupation by Deborah Swift #TuesdayBookBlog #NewRelease

1940, Jersey When Nazi forces occupy Jersey in the English Channel Islands, Céline Huber, who is married to a German, must decide where her loyalty lies. Love for her island, and fear for her Jewish friend Rachel, soon propel her into a dangerous double life. Meanwhile, Céline’s husband Fred is conscripted into the Wehrmacht inContinue reading “The Occupation by Deborah Swift #TuesdayBookBlog #NewRelease”

Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris #TuesdayBookBlog #BookReview

 Beyond the main street of Les Laveuses runs the Loire, smooth and brown as a sunning snake – but hiding a deadly undertow beneath its moving surface. This is where Framboise, a secretive widow named after a raspberry liqueur, plies her culinary trade at the creperie – and lets memory play strange games. Into thisContinue reading “Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris #TuesdayBookBlog #BookReview”

The Garden of Lost and Found by Harriet Evans #BookReview #SundayBlogShare

“The future is yet unwritten; the past is burnt and gone” This is a story across four generations of the happiness and suffering of the women who came to live in Nightingale House.  Initially we meet Liddy and her artist husband Ned Horner living in the house she had inherited from her mother.  They seemContinue reading “The Garden of Lost and Found by Harriet Evans #BookReview #SundayBlogShare”

A Daughter’s Promise #NewRelease by Ann Bennett #TuesdayBookBlog

A daughter’s promise to her dying father, uncovers wartime secrets that cast dark shadows over three generations of one family. In 2015, 90-year old Grace Summers receives some old sketches – the work of her deceased husband, Jack. One sketch is of a beautiful Indian woman in a street in Kuala Lumpur. This brings backContinue reading “A Daughter’s Promise #NewRelease by Ann Bennett #TuesdayBookBlog”

The Sinclair Betrayal: A Jayne Sinclair Genealogical Mystery by M J Lee #TuesdayBookBlog #Review

Jayne Sinclair is back and this time she’s investigating her own family history. For years, Jayne has avoided researching the past of her own family. There are just too many secrets she would prefer to stay hidden. Then she is forced to face up to the biggest secret of all; her father is still alive.Continue reading “The Sinclair Betrayal: A Jayne Sinclair Genealogical Mystery by M J Lee #TuesdayBookBlog #Review”

In Her Defence (A Bunch Courtney Investigation) by Jan Edwards #NewRelease #RBRT

 “Bunch Courtney’s hopes for a quiet market-day lunch with her sister are shattered when a Dutch refugee dies a horribly painful death before their eyes. A few days later Bunch receives a letter from her old friend Cecile saying that her father, Professor Benoir, has been murdered in an eerily similar fashion. Two deaths byContinue reading “In Her Defence (A Bunch Courtney Investigation) by Jan Edwards #NewRelease #RBRT”

Transcription by Kate Atkinson #TuesdayBookBlog #BookReview

 Transcription opens in 1981 when Juliet Armstrong is involved in an accident. As she lies on the ground, injured, her mind goes back to 1940 when she started work in the offices of MI5 and then to 1950 when she was a BBC schools programmes producer. A witty but unemotional protagonist she seems to be recountingContinue reading “Transcription by Kate Atkinson #TuesdayBookBlog #BookReview”