Trouble in Nuala by Harriet Steel #bookreview

Trouble in Nuala is the first in a series of investigations by Inspector Shanti de Silva in colonial Ceylon.  Although a Sri Lankan himself, Shanti is married to Jane, an Englishwoman whom he had met after she came to the island as a governess.  They mix in the “best” social circles of Nuala, up inContinue reading “Trouble in Nuala by Harriet Steel #bookreview”

Rack and Ruin by Carol Hedges

In Rack and Ruin, Victorian progress continues apace.  The age of the railway has begun and people’s homes are being knocked down to make way for the tracks.  It is 1863 and lowly bank clerks, Danton Waxwing and Edwin Persiflage relieve the monotony of their daily drudge by plotting anarchist deeds.  Inspector Lachlan Greig, however, isContinue reading “Rack and Ruin by Carol Hedges”

Anywhere the Wind Blows by Jenny Lloyd

In this third book of the Megan Jones Trilogy, once again we find Megan in danger, due to the evil acts of others.  She should be making a new start at Wild Water, with brother, Morgan nearby and even Branwen on her side, but there is suggestion that Eli’s suicide might have been murder andContinue reading “Anywhere the Wind Blows by Jenny Lloyd”

#FridayBookShare The Mystic Rose by Stephen Lawhead @ShelleyWilson72

#FridayBookShare is a game created by Shelley Wilson to help search for an ideal read. Anyone can have a go – all you need to do is answer the following questions based on the book you are currently reading/finished reading this week and use the hashtag #FridayBookShare First line of the book. Recruit fans byContinue reading “#FridayBookShare The Mystic Rose by Stephen Lawhead @ShelleyWilson72”

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”

Ann Bennett describes the background to her “Bamboo Trilogy”

Today I have great pleasure in welcoming Ann Bennett to Lost in a Good Book to tell us about her intriguing Bamboo Trilogy. When did you start to write, Ann? I’ve been writing in my spare time on and off for over twenty-five years and have several half-finished novels and numerous short stories in my collectionContinue reading “Ann Bennett describes the background to her “Bamboo Trilogy””