After rashly promising a book post last week, you’ll no doubt have noticed that I failed to deliver – my apologies, I was out there having myself a life!
So, better late than never, this is what I’m reading at the moment:
It’s a review copy for Lovereading, and it centres around a girl called Jenni who is a ghostwriter and who has a dark secret in her past. She is struggling with her relationship with her partner due to her refusal to have children, when an opportunity comes up to spend some time in Cornwall ghostwriting the wartime memoirs of a Dutch lady.
I’m less than a quarter of the way in, but I’m enjoying it very much, and hope the rest of the story lives up to the beginning.
The book I’ve just finished is this:
Diane Chamberlain is probably my favourite author if I was pushed to choose one, and after a couple of disappointments (to me), she is absolutely back on form with this brilliant novel about the eugenics programme (compulsory sterilisation) which, unbelievably, was legal in North Carolina until the 1970s. You learn something new every day.
Highly recommended. I gave it 9.5/10.
My next read will probably be this one, which I picked up from the library this morning:
I’m a big fan of Adele Parks, and this historical novel sounds as though it’s a departure from her usual style, so I’m looking forward to reading something a bit different from her.
So, what have you been reading recently? Anything good, bad or indifferent? I’d love to know.