For the Love of Books | Currently Reading June 2018

I managed around a book a week in June, with a 75:25 split between the Kindle and a real book.

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Our House by Louise Candlish (Kindle): “On a bright morning in the London suburbs, a family moves into the house they’ve just bought on Trinity Avenue. Nothing strange about that. Except it’s your house. And you didn’t sell it.”  I didn’t particularly warm to either of the main protagonists; they were simply irritating.  I guessed part of the plot, but the finale was a show stopper, a definite “Oh! My! Gosh!  What?!” 

Coming Home to Island House by Erica James: “It’s the summer of 1939, and after touring an unsettled Europe to promote her latest book, Romily Temple returns home to Island House and the love of her life, the charismatic Jack Devereux.   But when Jack falls ill, his estranged family are called home and given seven days to find a way to bury their resentments and come together.”  This was a little over done in places, with too many characters having horrible things happening to them, but that didn’t detract from the plot as a whole.  An easy read.

Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren (on Kindle):  I saw this recommended in several Instagram feeds and I wasn’t disappointed.  The romantic genre is not usually my thing, but I was completely invested in the relationship between Elliot and Macy and wanted to know how it would all work out.  Plenty of steamy bits, too!

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen (Kindle): “An angry ex-wife is stalking a young, innocent fiancée who is a carbon copy of her former self…or so it seems …” I enjoyed this, although it was very much in the style of The Girl on the Train. A novel about marriage and betrayal, there was enough there to keep me turning the pages to find out what happened next.

 

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