For the Love of Books | Currently Reading January 2022

Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn | Kindle | An easy-read rom-com, perfect for curling up with during these dreary Winter days.

While Paris Slept by Ruth Druart | Kindle | A mother makes a heartbreaking choice in a story of love and courage during World War 2. You will be on tenterhooks. You will cry.

In Five Years by Rebecca Serle | Kindle | Romance, death and a what looks like a tiny peek into the future. A quick read, with an unexpected twist at the end.

Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb | Kindle | I loved, loved, loved this! Don’t be put off by the title, this is a well researched and emotional epistolary (there’s that word again) novel. You’ll enjoy this if you liked The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

The Lost Letter by Jillian Cantor | Kindle | In this novel the main character Katie discovers a letter in her philatelist father’s collection that unlocks more than she and her new research companion Benjamin could ever imagine. A fantastic read for fans of World War II fiction who enjoy a letter storyline, and apparently based on a true story.

Tied Up in Tinsel by Ngaio Marsh | hardback, a Christmas gift | I wanted to enjoy this murder mystery, but truth be told, I’ve found it hard going. I’ve yet to get to the discovery of the dead body, but as all the main characters seem to be unpleasant, I don’t really care which one will end up dead.

First published in the UK in 1972, it’s not clear when the story is set and the language feels old fashioned. I may yet put this on the unfinished pile.

10 thoughts on “For the Love of Books | Currently Reading January 2022

  1. Oh lots of referrals – thank you. I think I’ll be able to colour in all of February’s book spines on the chart with these referrals. Now off to the library website. 🙂

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  2. Thank-you for all these reviews – I chuckled at your frank one of Ngaio Marsh! After a bit of browsing, I’ve managed to locate a secondhand copy of Last Christmas in Paris, and look forward to reading your recommendation :).

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  3. I read The Paris Library last week. Very good. The author’s name escapes me but she has three names!
    I also read Oh William! By the very talented Elizabeth Strout. Loved it.

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  4. Consider yourself kissed. So glad to have your recommendation on the Last Christmas and Lost Letter. Both sound very good and right up my alley. Going to share with the book club of which Deb and I are members. Always glad for the recommendation of a good piece of historic fiction set in WWII.

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