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Carolyn’s Books of the Month – June 2017

carolyns-books-of-the-monthCarolyn reads a variety of genres so you’re bound to find something that resonates.

Best Read :  The Obsession by Nora Roberts

Crime :  My Sister’s Secret by Tracy Buchanan

Australian Author : Fearless by Fiona Higgins

General Fiction :  Homegoing by Yaa  Gyasi

Thrillers : Marked for Life by Emelie Schepp  and Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land

Saga/Romance : Ruby Flynn by Nadine Dorries



Carolyn’s Books of the Month – March 2017

carolyns-books-of-the-monthCarolyn reads a variety of genres so you’re bound to find something that resonates.

Best Read : The Last Painting of Sara De Vos by Dominic Smith

Crime : Home by Harlan Coben

Australian Author : Blame by Nicole Trope

General Fiction : Leave Me by Gayle Forman

Thrillers : The Couple Next Door by Shari Larpena  and The Watcher in the Wall by Owen Laukkanen

Saga/Romance : The Sound Of Glass by Karen White

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Carolyn’s Books of the Month – November 2016

carolyns-books-of-the-monthBest Read : A History of Loneliness by John Boyne

Crime : Hide Away by Iris Johansen

Australian Author : Evergreen Falls by Kimberley Freeman

General Fiction : The Other Child by Lucy Atkins

Thriller : If She Did It by Jessica Treadway and Saturday Requiem by Nikki French

Saga/Romance : The Shoemakers Wife by Adriana Trigiani

Man Booker Prize announces 2016 shortlist

manbookershortlist2016These are the six shortlisted novels for this year’s Man Booker prize. The shortlisted books were announced by 2016 Chair of judges, Dr. Amanda Foreman, at a press conference at the offices of sponsor Man Group.

man-booker-thing The shortlist features a variety of voices, from new names to award winners. The books cover a diverse range of subjects, from murder in 19th century Scotland to classical music in Revolutionary China.

The 2016 shortlist of six novels is:

Paul Beatty  – The Sellout   (Read about the book and author here)
Deborah Levy – Hot Milk   (Read about the book and author here)
Graeme Macrae Burnet – His Bloody Project   (Read about the book and author here)
Ottessa Moshfegh – Eileen   (Read about the book and author here)
David Szalay – All That Man Is   (Read about the book and author here)
Madeleine Thien – Do Not Say We Have Nothing   (Read about the book and author here)

The shortlisted authors each receive £2,500 and a specially bound edition of their book. The winner will receive a further £50,000 and can expect international recognition.

The 2016 winner will be announced on Tuesday 25 October in London.

Carolyn’s Books of the Month – August 2016

carolyns-books-of-the-monthBest Read : The Lace Balcony by Johanna Nicholls

Crime : Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Australian Author : The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth

General : The Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin

Thrillers : Wink Murder by Ali Knight and Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica

Saga/Romance : The Separation by Dinah Jefferies

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Water from my heart by Charles Martin

Cover image for Water from my heart : a novel.Water from my heart by Charles Martin

Publication Information: New York : Center Street, 2015.
363 pages.

Found on the Adult Fiction shelves at MARTIN

New York Times bestselling author Charles Martin’s breathtaking novel of love and redemption.

Plot Summary : Charlie Finn had to grow up fast, living alone by age sixteen. Highly intelligent, he earned a life-changing scholarship to Harvard, where he learned how to survive and thrive on the outskirts of privileged society. That skill served him well in the cutthroat business world, as it does in more lucrative but dangerous ventures he now operates off the coast of Miami. Charlie tries to separate relationships from work. But when his choices produce devastating consequences, he sets out to right wrongs, traveling to Central America where he will meet those who have paid for his actions, including a woman and her young daughter. Will their fated encounter present Charlie with a way to seek the redemption he thought was impossible–and free his heart to love one woman as he never knew he could? (Source : Fantastic Fiction)

Review : A new author for me and one I will chase up for his earlier books.

It was beautifully written, his characters so real as well as being so moving and touching.  Lovely book!

Reviewed by : Carolyn

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