Tuesday, 14 November 2017


And Then There There Were None by Agatha Christie

I absolutely loved this mystery/murder book.
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Agatha Christie had me guessing all the way to the end and then I wasn't sure until the last line of the book!!  I'm in awe of this author how she cleverly plots out clues, the mystery, the storyline, down to the last chapter, which I thought, cleverly done.

10 go onto an Island and then there were none, is all I can say, without spoiling the plot.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017


The Last Hours by Minette Walters

Centred around the black plague, this book was set in the 1300s in the Dorsefeshire area, England.
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Some of the book was about a group of men camping out of their usual area, on the way to find out what caused this mysterious disease.
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Some of the book touches on Lady Anne and Lady Eleanor (mother/daughter) whom, both, did not meet eye to eye.  Lady Eleanor is considered cruel and unkind and a bit of the book touches on the subject of their relationship.
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I found this a disappointing  read, due to the fact (And given it is a historical fiction) that I wanted more from the story on the angle of the history side of things, what they wore and the lay of the land.  Although there was a few touches of what the food might be like, which did intrigue  me.

Friday, 29 September 2017

The Tavern by Burbuqe Raufi

Nina meets her friend Sophia in a coffee shop and tells the story of - The Tavern.  Sophia places her recorder on the table and begins to record.
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"Big Belly Eddy is the owner of "The Tavern"  ... he is a lazy drunk and he inherited "The Tavern" from a father he never met" explains Nina.
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Nina works at - "The Tavern" and goes on to explaining to Sophia, who frequents there, what they do and even describes their personality traits.
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Big Belly Eddy, is not someone who you would warm to, he is uncouth, however one night he begins talking to Nina and in return Nina tells of the birth of her son.  They hatch a plan to both end their lives together, but before their plans are finalised, Big Belly Eddy dies of natural causes.
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Nina came into Big Belly Eddie's inheritance  .... but then there was the sneaky lawyer who tried black mailing Nina
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MY PULL APART
Although this is a Novella and a short read for me, it is more about the concept of the story than the length of it.
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This book looks at a near death in the most intriguing way, nothing sinister, nothing too complicated and nothing blood curdling.  Such clever piece of writing that pulls you in, in the most friendliest way.
It left me stunned and a feeling of "did that really happen".  A very thought provoking book of an individual standard, almost eccentric like.
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Rating - ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4/5)
Genre - Fiction - Short Story
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Where to purchase -  Amazon.com
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Thank you Burbuqe Raufi for a very captivating, yet simple, book.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Ingrid the Viking Maiden by Naomi Jane Kelly


Ingrid wants to be a shieldmaiden.
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Ingrids mother (Agnethe) thinks her talents lies elsewhere, however, she doesn't push it and leaves Ingrid to discover the fruits of life.
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Ingrid has a friend, called Selby. They plot together a little plan to stow away in one of the boats that's going to battle in Jorvik.  However, their plans come adrift when they are discovered when they land ashore.
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Ingrids Dad (Klaus) who is the Village Chefton, decided they could stay with the crew.  The next day they sailed, but the boats had been tampered with and here is where the adventures of Ingrid starts, she was captured by putrid trolls .... meet a wolf that emerged into a person.... a lady with secret powers ..... a, somewhat friendly drawf and a terrifying fight with an evil dragon and don't mention the elves that invade the village - who will remain, nameless.
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Although Ingrid had alot of adventures, she also has a bit of a moment with Jorg, both secretly admiring each other and very fliratious, they both become part of a Jorg, Ingrid pair for a while, as they meet under some unpleasant circumstances. Do they come out alive?
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Selby, Ingrids best friend has eyes for Hagan (Ingrids brother). Do they get together?
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This book really had me go on a voyage.  I felt completely wrapped up in the surroundings, the issues, the argie bargies, the drama, all of it just seemed surreal, it was like looking at a movie.
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What appealed to me the most was the style of writing the author used the most, so descriptive that you could hear, taste and feel what she wrote.
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Thank you so much Naomi Jane Kelly, for such an entertaining book, as such, it was certainly an entertainment going on in my head!!! ...I can't stress highly enough for the recommendation of - Ingrid The Viking Maiden..... and not only that  BUT this is a series.  Number 2 (5 in the series)  due out  early next year.

Genre - Fiction/Fantasy
Rating - ☆☆☆☆☆ (5/5)

Where to purchase - Amazon.com and Book Depository

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Unspoken Agreement by Chelsea Lena Girard

"Follow the path less traveled in order to strive for your happiness, because your key to survival, is held within your walls you bury yourself in".
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These words and many more in - Unspoken Agreement by Chelsea Lena Girard @bibliobeautybooks  are extremely upbeat, inspiring and the way it is written and the words used, not at all dark.  Chelseas writing has empathy and an unbelieveable amount of warmth.
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Chelsea Lena Girard is 19 years old, journalist, book reviewer and reader.  After being diagnosed with depression and anxiety, she discovered expressing her feelings by poetry.  As depression consumed Chelsea, she said enough was enough, that was three years ago.
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Chelseas book can be purchased on Amazon.com

Thank you Chelsea, for producing a very personal outlook of what you had gone through.  I wish you well on your new journey in life.