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WWW Wednesday (February 19)

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Hosted by Miz B at Should be Reading
To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

I am currently reading The Fall and Rise of Lucy Charlton by Elizabeth Gill

The Fall and Rise of Lucy Charlton

Blurb

1920, Durham. Since she was a child, Lucy Charlton has dreamed of working with her father in the family solicitor’s firm. But a scandal shatters her dreams and, when her father disowns her, she finds herself on the streets, fighting for survival.
Joe Hardy has returned to London after the Great War to find his life in tatters – his father is dead and his pregnant fiancée has disappeared. Then Joe learns he’s unexpectedly inherited an old river house in Durham from a stranger called Margaret Lee. With nothing left for him in London, he makes arrangements to travel north and claim it.
Lucy’s determination has finally secured her a job as a legal secretary, campaigning for the rights of the poorest in society. As Joe arrives in her office to collect the keys to his new home, she promises to help him uncover information about his mystery benefactor. But before long, the past comes back to haunt them both, with shocking consequences…NetGalley

I have just finished The One Plus One by Jojo Moyes which I will be reviewing later in the week. Jojo Moyes has an amazing ability to make this reader both laugh and cry by writing about characters that I fall in love with.

The One Plus One

Next I will be abandoning the loveliness and returning to the psychopaths by reading Unravelling Oliver by Liz Nugent

Unravelling Oliver

Blurb

Oliver Ryan is a handsome and charismatic success story. He lives in the suburbs with his wife, Alice, who illustrates his award-winning children’s books and gives him her unstinting devotion. Their life together is one of enviable privilege and ease – enviable until, one evening after supper, Oliver attacks Alice and beats her into a coma.

In the aftermath, as everyone tries to make sense of his astonishing act of savagery, Oliver tells his story. So do those whose paths he has crossed over five decades. What unfolds is a story of shame, envy, breath-taking deception and masterful manipulation.

Only Oliver knows the lengths to which he has had to go to get the life to which he felt entitled. But even he is in for a shock when the past catches up with him. Amazon

What do you have to read this week?

Author:

A book lover who clearly has issues as obsessed with crime despite leading a respectable life

23 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (February 19)

    1. Thank you. I was introduced to Jojo Moyes through her dual timeline novel The Girl You Left Behind which I really, really loved. If you like this type of novel start here…. I then decided to read Me Without You which is about a paraplegic and his companion, completely heart breaking and not my normal genre at all but she writes in a way that makes you really care about the characters.

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  1. Oooh I’m reading The One Plus One next. I should start it today if all goes to plan. It doesn’t surprise me that she makes you want to cry and laugh. She’s an amazing author.

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  2. Unravelling Oliver added to my TBR list. 🙂
    Just finished reading:
    1. The Wizard in my Window by J. David Clarke
    2. First Love by Valerie O’Brien (short story)
    Currently reading:
    1. 1/1 Jihad:Britain by David Coles and Jack Everett
    2. Charmeine by Emily Guido
    3. Dead of July by Sandra Thompson
    Next reads depend on the device (Tolino, Kindle, Nexus, paper). 😉

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