Friday, 1 May 2015

Book of the Month - March 2015

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The books I read this month:

-       Learn To Love Again – by Ellen Faith 5/5
-       The Little Things – by Jane Costello 5/5
-       The Day We Disappeared – by Lucy Robinson 5/5
-       A Gospel According to Drew Barrymore – by Pippa Wright 5/5
-       The Doris Day Vintage Film Club – by Fiona Harper 4/5
-       Just The Way You Are – by Lynsey James 5/5
-       Game of Scones – by Samantha Tonge 4.5/5
-       From Notting Hill With Love…Actually – by Ali McNamara 5/5
-       Truly Madly Greekly – by Mandy Baggot 4.5/5
-       Run Away – by Laura Salters 5/5
-       Wellies and Westies – by Cressida McLaughlin 5/5
-       Don’t Tell the Groom – by Anna Bell 5/5
-       From Notting Hill to New York...Actually - by Ali McNamara 5/5

An amazing month full of amazing books, this time the picking was really hard, I picked three of them, but the following books were brilliant as well: Learn To Love Again, Run Away and Wellies and Westies. But here are the winners:

The Day We Disappeared – Lucy Robinson

The bit on the back:

Annie has a secret. But if she's not going to tell, we won't either. It's a heart-breaking secret she wishes she didn't have - yet Annie isn't broken, not quite yet. Especially now there's someone out there who seems determined to fix her.

Kate has run away. But she's not going to tell us why - that would defeat the point of running, wouldn't it? It's proving difficult to reinvent herself, however, with one person always on her mind.

Scratch beneath the surface and nobody is really who they seem. Even Annie and Kate, two old friends, aren't entirely sure who they are any more. Perhaps you can work it out, before their pasts catch up with them for good . . .

A gripping and unpredictable story of two young women running from their pasts. We defy you to guess the twist . . .

My opinion:

Lucy has left me SPEECHLESS with this book!!!! So brilliant, clever, moving, unique and so much more!!! This is a real masterpiece with a big surprise and written in a warm, funny, down to earth, catchy and wonderful way! GENIUS!!!
Read my review here: The Day We Disappeared Review

Lucy on Twitter: @Lucy_Robinson

Just The Way You Are – Lynsey James

The bit on the back:

Dear Ava,
How do you start writing a letter to someone, six years after breaking their heart?

Ava is unlucky in love as well as in life. The new office bitch has landed the dating column Ava wanted, and she can't remember the last time she had a second date. It's a good thing she has best friends Max and Gwen to pick up the pieces.

Deep down, Ava knows the reason why one date never turns into two - she's in love with someone else. Someone she's never even met.

It all started six years ago, with a letter from a secret admirer, Mr Writer…but then they suddenly stopped and Ava was heartbroken.

Now the letters have started again and Ava knows it could mean winning back the dating column at work. This time she's determined to unmask Mr Writer...and find out once and for all if he's Mr Right or Mr Very Definitely Wrong!

My opinion:

An amazing book full of heart, passion, friendship, memorable moments, spark and love! A wonderful debut novel, by a very talented author. Lynsey’s writing is catchy, gripping and full of sparkles and rich details. LOVED IT!!!

Lynsey on Twitter@Lynsey1991

From Notting Hill With Love…Actually – Ali McNamara

The bit on the back:

She was just a girl, standing in front of a boy . . . wishing he looked more like Hugh Grant.

Scarlett loves the movies. But does she love sensible fiancé David just as much? With a big white wedding on the horizon, Scarlett really should have decided by now . . .

When she has the chance to house-sit in Notting Hill - the setting of one of her favourite movies - Scarlett jumps at the chance. But living life like a movie is trickier than it seems, especially when her new neighbour Sean is so irritating. And so irritatingly handsome, too.

Scarlett soon finds herself starring in a romantic comedy of her very own: but who will end up as the leading man?

My opinion:

FABULOUS!!! The perfect chick-lit story, it’s very authentic, vivid and I felt like being in a movie ;) The characters are well linded out and it’s possibly the best ending to a book ever!!!

Ali on Twitter: @AliMcNamara

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