Books I've read lately.


Goodreads I've read lately

I have really got back into reading recently. There's nothing more I love than curling up with a good book and most of the time, staying up far too late reading and waking up far to early to get more reading in! I've read a fair few books this year so far (fifteen to be exact!) so I thought I would share a few of my favourites with you. I have already reviewed a few on my blog but I thought doing a round up was a great idea! I'll be sharing my reviews of the other books I have read recently but not got around to reviewing, over the next few weeks.

'A thousand boy kisses' by Tillie Cole.
A Thousand boy kisses book review"One kiss lasts a moment.
But a thousand kisses can last a lifetime.
One boy. One girl.
A bond that is forged in an instant and cherished for a decade. A bond that neither time nor distance can break. A bond that will last forever.
Or so they believe"

This is a young adult story. Rune and Poppy are soul mates but when Rune has to leave his home 'Blossom Grove' to go back to his native country, Norway, he and Poppy are truly heartbroken. Poppy cuts all contact but why? Rune finds out when he returns to 'Blossom Grove' two years later. One of the best books I have ever read. I can't even express how emotional & how beautiful this book is. Be prepared you will need a box of tissues. I read this on my kindle. I rated this book five stars. You can read my review here.

I let you go book review'I let you go' By Clare Mackintosh
"In a split second, Jenna Gray's world descends into a nightmare. Her only hope of moving on is to walk away from everything she knows to start afresh. Desperate to escape, Jenna moves to a remote cottage on the Welsh coast, but she is haunted by her fears, her grief and her memories of a cruel November night that changed her life forever."

A mystery crime thriller with lots of suspense. Jacob is five years old and he lets go of his mums hand whilst near a busy road. The accident is tragic! Jenna feels like she needs to go away, to leave and go somewhere remote. She rents a cottage in Wales and tries to move on with her life! She is haunted by her past and her fears. 
There is a huge twist in this story that I did not see coming, this book didn't take me very long to read because I found it hard to put down. It's beautifully written and easy to read! Another book I read on my kindle. I rated this book four stars.  

The Silent Cry by Cathy Glass 
A silent Cry by cathy glasss book review
The heartbreaking true story of a young, troubled mother who needed help.
The sixteenth fostering memoir by Cathy Glass.
It’s a big, exciting moment for Laura when she decides to finally take her new baby out to the school playground for the first time ever. What should be a happy, magical moment quickly sours, however, when Laura suddenly feels queasy and runs off back home. None of the other schoolyard mothers seem to notice this troubled, struggling woman – apart from Cathy. But when Cathy tries to help, she finds herself hitting wall after wall. Laura needs medical help but refuses to see a doctor. Her own cold mother refuses to help. It is left to Cathy to try and bring light to this dark and dangerous place.
Another great fostering memoir from Cathy Glass. This book goes right back to when Cathy's children were little. Cathy meets a young mother in the playground one morning and from there, she realises something isn't quite right! She also tells the stories of the children she's currently (at the time) fostering as respite care. A beautifully written book and very inspiring. I rated this book five stars. You can read my full review here

Terrified by Angela hart 

Terrified by angela hart book review'A remarkable story from a remarkable woman, it brought back a lot of memories for me' Casey Watson
'A moving story that testifies to the redemptive power of love. I hope Angela Hart inspires many others to foster' Torey Hayden
Terrified tells the emotionally devastating but ultimately uplifting story of Vicky, a little girl who arrives on Angela's doorstep unwanted and unloved after suffering years of emotional abuse at the hands of her mother. Desperate never to return home, Vicky is haunted by many demons and waking nightmares. This book tells the moving story of Angela's determination to set Vicky free.
A brilliant fostering memoir from Angela hart. She tells the story of Vicky, a teenager her and husband foster. This book goes right back to the 1970's and 80's. And how social services has changed since then, let me tell you! Vicky is unwanted and unloved but tries not to act to it. Angela however, gets through to Vicky eventually. Vicky confides in Angela. I can't imagine what Vicky must have been through, it's heartbreaking but with a good ending. It's wonderfully written and took me not very long to read -because I didn't want to put it down- I rated this book 4 stars and I am looking forward to reading more from this author.
We go Again by Michael Cargill book reviewWe Go Again by Michael Cargill
 Not long after surviving the horrors of D-Day, Corporal James Bowden finds himself as part of a small group of soldiers marching through Nazi-occupied France.
Supplied with orders that are vague and unspecific and surrounded by men he doesn't know, will James survive society’s desire for justice and revenge?

 I was sent the kindle version of this book in exchange for an honest review
This book follows the story of soldiers durring world war II. Following there journey through nazi occupied Europe. It also reflects on memories from the soldiers lives back home and also people they meet a long the way! This story gives a very good insight to what it was like for the solidiers trapsing through Europe during world war II and how they manage to shoot down an enemies plain whilst on foot using just there guns! A beautifully written book with a great story and it had me gripped all the way through. I rated this book five stars. You can read my full review here.

Keep reading! And book reviews @ ups and downs, smiles and frowns

More books I've read and reviewed lately: 
Who are you by Megan Henley I rated four stars. 
Me before you by JoJo Moyes I rated five stars. 
After You by Jojo Moyes. I rated four stars. 
The Good Girl by Mary Kubica I rated four stars. 
Look Behind You by Sibel Hodge I rated four stars.

 More book reviews coming very soon! Please watch this space. You can follow me on Goodreads if you'd like. 
Do you have a book you think I might like? Book suggestions are more than welcome! Let me know in the comments what you've read lately or what you're reading at the moment :) 

Sarah xXx
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Please note: I purchased these books with my own money apart from 'We Go Again' By Michael Cargill, I was gifted the kindle version of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. 

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  1. Terrified, Silent Cry and I Let You Go I need to read, they sound amazing x

  2. I'd spotted I Let You Go and thought it looked good, so that's for this, I'll look out for it. I've just read my first Jojo Moyes and enjoyed it so I'll look out for it. Of my recent reads I've most enjoyed The Queen of Tearling, The Sugar Queen and The Shadow of the Wind, so I'd recommend those.

  3. Ohh I've not read any of these - so many books cropping up I fancy reading and so little time! x

  4. I loved I let you go, such a good book! xx

  5. I've just read The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins. I wasn't sure what to expect as I had read mixed reviews but I couldn't put it down!


  6. Those sound a good selection of books. I love a good read #readwithme

  7. A Thousand Boy Kisses sounds lovely, right up my avenue! I'm heading to Amazon to look for it now!

  8. I Let You Go sounds right up my street! I love thrillers, but I've just read The Hunger Games (very late to the party!) and really loved it.

  9. A Thousand Boy Kisses had me sobbing throughout but I just couldn't put it down and I really enjoy the twists in I Let You Go, thanks for sharing with #ReadWithMe

  10. These sound like great books. Thanks for sharing them. I'm a fan of thrillers :) Angela

  11. I like the sound of the first book will have to check that out. I have read I Let You Go and I loved it! Wasn't expecting the twist in it at all! #ReadWithme

  12. These sound like some great books although they are a bit dramatic for me - unfortunately I'm a chick flick reader :p and I like a lot of light reading to relax too :)

  13. Off to check these books out on Amazon. I hope they are available on kindle.

  14. I need to read some of these - I'm a big reader of thrillers and crime novels! H x

  15. I've not read any of these but they all sound right up my street. If I can get away from Monkey Puzzle and The Gruffalo for long enough maybe I'll give them a try #readwithme

  16. I've not read any of these but I love the sound of I Let You Go! :)
    I've just got The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman ♥

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours
    via #ShareitSunday

  17. 'We Go Again' sounds like the kind of book I would enjoy reading. I love anything based on history. I can't read books about child abuse or anything like that, I used to but since having my son I just cannot read it. I too have recently got back into reading and am loving it

  18. I must admit, the only books I read these days are childrens ones. I should really start reading more. I love the sound of I let you go though! I might get out my kindle where ever it is. #shareitsunday x

  19. I have read the Silent Cry and it is a heartbreaking book to read. It left me in floods of tears when I read it x

  20. I haven't read any of these books - I really must check them out, I love books! H x

  21. okay, 15 books so far this year. That is amazing, you really have truely gotten into reading. You've made me realise that I've not read anything other than baby books this year. For a reader that is shocking! I am ashamed of myself! I like the sound of A thousand boy kisses. Sounds like a good twist...

  22. I must admit I haven't read any of the books on your list. Must look them up! :) Dean of Little Steps.

  23. Terrified sounds like the sort of book I'd like. Thanks for the recommendation!

    Oliver •

  24. Oh I love the sound of 'a thousand boy kisses'. Someone else recommended that one to me .. I must get it!
    Anna x
    (Zeit my Geist)

  25. I let you go sounds very captivating. I want to read it now but I don't often get time to read...


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