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About Inver

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    Reading Target....30 hopefully !....
  • Birthday 08/31/1958

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    'The Other Mrs Walker' by Mary Paulson-Ellis & 'Her Mother's Shadow' by Diane Chamberlain
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    Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Interests
    Well reading or I wouldn't be here! And my swimming, although can be a bit lapse at times. I like to knit wee hats for 'The Big Knit' and also squares for L.I.L.Y blankets for Syria and other charity knitting projects I can help out with.

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  1. 'Kiss River' by Diane Chamberlain A good follow on from 'Keeper of the Light'. I wasn't sure in what direction this book would go, but it was good. Again the 'light' from the first read takes a staring role and why is Gina so desperate to have it lifted from the sea. What does it's secret hold and how can she have it raised to find the answer she so desperately seeks to answer her question? Will it help with the finances she so desperately needs to full fill her need to adopt. I did wonder how all this would tie in with the storyline. There were a couple of twists as always, which I love in her books. I enjoyed the diary entries chapters to understand more of the history. You could probably read it as a stand alone, but I think reading 'Keeper of the Light' would be best. As always a good drama, with a bit of mystery and romance thrown in. Now off to start the third one 'Her Mother's Shadow'...I'm hoping it ties in with the other two. 4/5
  2. @Athena...I'm sure I will...just started 'Kiss River'.
  3. 'Keeper of the Light' by Diane Chamberlain Oh yes...another page turner for me. I do love her books. Good characters, a lighthouseOlivia and Paul, Annie and Alec but what is there connection? Annie is the victim of fatal shooting to which Olivia is on call for. Why is her husband so obsessed/in love with Annie? She needs to find out. Their lives intertwine and truths from the past are finally unveiled. Can the past be healed? Twists and turns along the way...I do like to be kept guessing and it didn't disappoint. Another two in this trilogy...off to start the next one, Kiss River. Hoping it is as good a read. 4/5
  4. @bobblybear...no I've read The Husband's Secret and Big Little Lies too.
  5. 'What Alice Forgot' by Liane Moriarty Alice bangs her head at the gym and when she wakes up can't remember the last 10yrs or that she has children and also getting a divorce. Over time things start to piece together with help from family and friends. Will she get her memory back and will she want to go back to how things were if she does. Will she like what she remembers time will tell. Enjoyable read but found it a bit too long. Slightly repetitive at times, but was glad I got to the end and didn't give up on it. 3/5
  6. 2nd read of 2018 to be added was to the 'recommended' read.
  7. 'The Bees' by Laline Paull It took me a while to decide if I would finish this read but I kept with it. Not my usual genre but it was recommended by others. Interesting incite as to what could be going on inside a hive. Flora 717 is a sanitation worker, but she also has a curious mind and also a maternal instinct, which really only the Queen has. She wants to know more and does so working her way up to forage and more. She know she is forbidden to go to certain areas of the hive, but her curiosity is strong and her body tells her she has to seek out the part of the hive she is banned from without being caught. Laline's imagination and descriptions of 'bee hive' life is strong, and I found this was what kept me going. It is brutal at times, but nature can be anyway. Exciting but sad in parts. I would say I was about half way and I knew I had to continue. It didn't disappoint. There is only one Queen and all bees must 'Accept, Obey and Serve' at all times, but can it always be done? 3/5 (Thank you to @poppyshake for the recommendation though)
  8. So it's Mother's Day here in UK. I had a wishlist and youngest gave me .... 'A Man called Ove' by Fredrik Backman. I've read good reviews for it recently.
  9. 2018 'The Runaway Quilt'(Elm Creek Quilts #4) by Jennifer Chiaverini review here
  10. 'The Runaway Quilt' (Elm Creek Series #4) by Jennifier Chiaverini It has been a while since I've read an Elm Creek quilt adventure and I enjoyed it. It was interesting finding out about the 'codes' supposedly used in quilts to guide runaway slaves via the Underground railway to safety. All this found out by Sylvia reading memoirs written by her great grandmother's sister Gerda and quilts stitched and kept in the house she wasn't aware of. It would appear they gave shelter to a pregnant runaway Joanna who desperately needed shelter. This is a large part of the memoir and how they managed to help her, amongst other family secrets. I look forward to reading the remaining books of the series I have on my shelf. 4/5
  11. oooo...didn't know there were those. Sounds like fun to follow up on characters.
  12. @chesilbeach....I have read two of her others and good few years ago now though...'Over You' and 'Any Way You Want Me'
  13. Just read another Lucy Diamond as my first read of 2018. Nice cosy read of café and Cornwall and nice characters. One to curl up on the sofa with blanket and a cuppa and think if summer. The Beach Cafe
  14. I'm not starting this again for 2018. I've decided I will just keep adding to it if and when I read something that fits in. First one added for 2018 was for the café/restaurant theme.
  15. 'The Beach Cafe' by Lucy Diamond Starting of the year with an easy read from the TBR pile. Café and Cornwall seemed like a nice escape read and it was. Evie inherits her Aunts beach café. Stuck in a rut with temping jobs that are boring and going nowhere she decides to give it a go. Her boyfriend breaks up with her and she eventually moves to Cornwall. Lots of things to learn about running a wee business etc. A delightful jumble of likeable characters. It flows along gently with sometimes predictable outcomes, but nothing bad happens and has a nice cosy ending. Just the thing for these cold, winter days/evenings to curl up with. Probably more of a summer read though. 4/5