20 Books of Summer, arc august, To Be Read

#ARCAugust – My Reading List

So here are the books I'm planning to read during the challenge this month, a mixture of physical and ebooks. Fortunately 3 of them are also on my #20BooksofSummer list, a rather cunning plan don't you think? 😉

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book review, historical fiction, WWII

Book Review: The Women of the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

"A resistance widow. A silent co-conspirator. The only one who survived. Bavaria, Germany. June, 1945. The Third Reich has crumbled. The Russians are coming. Can Marianne von Lingenfels and the women in her care survive and build their ravaged world anew? Marianne - widow of a resistor to the Nazi regime - returns to the… Continue reading Book Review: The Women of the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

Currently Reading, historical fiction, meme, Teaser Tuesday, Women's Fiction

Teaser Tuesday May 23rd: The Women of the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Ambrosia @ The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give… Continue reading Teaser Tuesday May 23rd: The Women of the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

book review, travel

Book Review: One Italian Summer by Keris Stainton

"It's been a year since Milly, Elyse and Leonie's dad died, and a year since their last trip to Rome. Summer's here again, and once again they are heading with their mum to Italy - but what's it going to be like going without Dad? Rome still holds its familiar charms - the sun is… Continue reading Book Review: One Italian Summer by Keris Stainton

book review, Favourites 2017, Must Have, Women's Fiction

Book Review: See You In September by Charity Norman

See You In September by Charity Norman is a contemporary novel told by Cassy and her mother Diana. Cassy takes a break from university studies to go travelling around New Zealand with her boyfriend Hamish. They plan to be back in the UK for Cassy’s best friend's wedding in September, hence the title. They haven't… Continue reading Book Review: See You In September by Charity Norman

crime, First Line Friday, meme, Mysteries & Thrillers, To Be Read

First Line Friday #5

This week’s First Line Friday is from My Husband's Son by Deborah O'Connor, a book I received in this morning's post from Reader's First, a new to me reviewing site I discovered this week. "He appears from behind the door like a gift. He is alone, his stare daydream-soft." You'd always recognise your own son.… Continue reading First Line Friday #5