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Friday Finds (September 20)

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FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

Happy Friday everyone I hope you all found some good books this week…

Bearing in mind my post on Monday I would like to affirm I haven’t bought any books at all this week. I have however accepted a book to review from John Hanley, The Last Boat.

The Last Boat

… I know I have a whole stack of books to be reviewed but he flattered by saying he had liked my review of his first book Against the Tide, and this is the sequel so it would have been foolish to decline a book set where I live, on the beautiful island of Jersey

Against the Tide

Click the cover to see my review of Against the Tide

Our local paper the JEP ran an article on John and his book which can be read here

For my second piece of author news, Jasmine Sparks the author of Dolly let me know that this book is currently selling for a mere 77p on kindle at Amazon.co.uk
So if you love a rags to riches saga click the book cover to see my review.
Dolly

I have been restrained and only added a couple of other books to my TBR

Capable of Murder by Brian Kavanagh

Blurb

Capable of Murder

An old lady’s decaying body is found lying at the bottom of the stairs.
The police believe it was simply an accidental fall that killed great-aunt Jane.
But was it?
When the young Australian Belinda Lawrence inherits her great-aunt’s ancient cottage and garden on the outskirts of Bath she is convinced it was murder.
Her unexpected legacy comes shrouded in mystery.
A secret room.
Unknown intruders.
A hidden ancient document.
And then a second terrible killing.
Suddenly Belinda Lawrence is plunged into a terrifying mystery.
Half of the village seem Capable of Murder.
And if she can’t find out who the killer is, she may be next.

The other book I had to add to the TBR was When I Found You by Catherine Ryan Hyde which I came across courtesy of Andrea on http://reviewbooksandmore.com in her Teaser Tuesdays post.

When I found you
Blurb

When Nathan McCann discovers a newborn baby boy half buried in the woods, he assumes he’s found a tiny dead body. But then the baby moves and in one remarkable moment, Nathan’s life is changed forever.

The baby is sent to grow up with his grandmother, but Nathan can’t forget him and is compelled to pay her a visit. He asks for one simple promise – that one day she will introduce the boy to Nathan and tell him, ‘This is the man who found you in the woods.’

Years pass and Nathan assumes that the old lady has not kept her promise, until one day an angry, troubled boy arrives on his doorstep with a suitcase . . .

so another book about a child which I simply must find a slot to read very soon!

The Book Mammal also had three fantastic looking books about books in her post on Tuesday which also snuck there way onto my list but she did assure me 84 is a thin book so it won’t take up much room.

84-charing-cross-roadso-many-books-so-little-time

Forgotten Bookmarks

Read all about them here http://bookmammalmusings.wordpress.com/2013/09/17/the-tuesday-ten-wonderful-books-about-books/

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Friday Finds (September 13)

Friday FindsFRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

So, come on — share with us your FRIDAY FINDS!

The first book on my list is Inconvenient People by Sarah Wise which was recommended by Amazon and was an instant must have.  Some of you may have read my Monday Musings where I talk about my love of social history, this fits right in with that.  It is due to be published in paperback (for some reason although I love my kindle I prefer my non-fiction books to be ‘real books’)

Inconvenient People

My next Friday Find is appealing for the title Don’t Cry Over Killed Milk by Stephen Kaminski. I read an interview and review on Kate Eileen Shannon’s Blog http://kateeileenshannon.com/2013/09/10/dont-cry-over-killed-milk-a-damon-lassard-dabbling-detective-mystery/ and added it to my TBR. As it is currently under £2 on Amazon I think this may be a purchase very soon.

Don't Cry Over Killed Milk

Having just finished one excellent psychological thriller (Until You’re Mine) another one has caught my eye
Precious Thing by Colette McBeth

Some friendships fizzle out. Rachel and Clara promised theirs would last for ever. They met when Rachel was the new girl in class and Clara was the friend everyone wanted. Instantly, they fell under one another’s spell and nothing would be the same again. Now in their late twenties Rachel has the TV career, the flat and the boyfriend, while Clara’s life is spiralling further out of control. Yet despite everything, they remain inextricably bound. Then Clara vanishes. Is it abduction, suicide or something else altogether?
Amazon

Precious Thing
Review from http://ireadnovels.wordpress.com

I came across my last book for this week’s Friday Finds on Goodreads – I have never read any Beryl Bainbridge so I will start with her first novel Harriet Says…

Pretty, malevolent Harriet finally arrives – and over the course of the long holidays draws her friend into a scheme to beguile then humiliate the Tsar, with disastrous, shocking consequences. A gripping portrayal of adolescent transgression, Beryl Bainbridge’s classic first novel remains as subversive today as when it was written.

Harriet Said