Books I've read lately.00:00
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."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.
"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
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'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.
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.
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 :)
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.