A Pile of Books

I had a lovely surprise yesterday when a friend gave me this pile of books – which another friend had given to her.

Pile of Bks Nov17 P1020312

Some are by authors I’ve never heard of before and am not sure what to expect. From top to bottom they are:

  • The Lake House by Kate Morton (on of my favourite authors), historical fiction spanning different time periods and characters, centred on the disappearance of a baby boy from his home in 1933.
  • The Shadow Sister by Lucinda Riley, historical fiction and book three in The Seven Sisters series. I haven’t read the first two books. There’s an antiquarian bookshop, and links with Beatrix Potter and Alice Keppel.
  • The Cornish Guest House by Emma Burstall, the second book in the Tremarnock series (I haven’t read the first book), set in a small fishing village, crowded with holidaymakers.
  • My Map of You by Isabelle Broom, set on the Greek island of Zakynthos (Zante), where Holly has inherited a house.
  • The House on Bellevue Gardens by Rachel Hore – different characters seeking refuge in Leonie’s house in a tranquil London Square.
  • The Light Behind the Window by Lucinda Riley, in which Emilie inherits a chateau in southern France and an old notebook of poems that leads her in search of Sophia and a web of deception in occupied France in 1943.
  • I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh, a book already on my list of books I want to read, about Jenna Gray as she moves to a ramshackle cottage on the remote Welsh coast, trying to escape the memory of the car accident, haunted by her fears and grief.
  • The Nightingale by Kirstin Hannah, another book on my list of books I want to read. This is also historical fiction about two French sisters during World War 2 and in 1955.

These should keep me going for quite a while – before I pass them on to another reader.

If you’ve read any of these books please let me know what you thought of them!



13 thoughts on “A Pile of Books

  1. I’m not sure about most of these – not knowing the authors, but I’ve seen good reviews of I Let You Go, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I’ll like it.


  2. What a nice surprise for you – that looks like a great pile of books! I have read the two Lucinda Riley books and enjoyed them, especially The Shadow Sister.


  3. The Lucinda Riley ones are fab, but I am a massive fan. The Shadow Sister is fascinating and I know it’s a big book but you get completely immersed in it. The first good, and take you back to the people who built The Christ Redeemer in Brazil and Peer Gynt respectively.

    The only other one that I have read is the Emma Burstall one, eye good author and you get a lot of story to it. Her first one in this series is good and personally I would read them in order. Which reminds me to get on and read her third!


  4. Lucky you, Margaret, to get such a windfall. Even if they don’t all turn out to be your sort of book, you’ve some new authors to try, and hopefully some great reads.

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