A sentence to summarise: A historically poignant novel that shows the numerous paths taken in war, the impending terror of Nazi/Fascist power and the love that acts as a life-jacket for the people, giving them the strength to face the waves of devastation and death. A little plot snippet: The title of the novel – … More This book went straight in my top 10: “An Italian Affair” by Caroline Montague REVIEW
The Boat The boat was empty apart from the man that had – over the past year- withered into a pitiful shell that once was home to the brightest of human souls. Beneath his feet a picnic box that lay just as lifelessly as he did, moved an inch here and there with the knocking of … More The Boat: A Moment of Reflection On The Water
‘The Nightingale’ Kristin Hannah A sentence to summarise: A historically charged novel mixed with the tenderness of human relationships and the power of human sacrifice. Plot overview: Spanning the course of the Second World War and the Nazi reign of terror on the people of France, this novel splits between two sisters who in … More ‘The Nightingale’ by Kristin Hannah Book Review.
THE TEA PLANTER’S WIFE BY DINAH JEFFRIES A sentence to summarise: A refined blend of British stoicism and the suffocating impact of secrets, alongside the evocative landscapes of foreign lands. Plot: Youthful Gwen, a born English rose, marries the charmingly captivating Laurence Hooper. Love’s commitments soon sees Gwen aboard a ship bound for Ceylon (Sri … More THE TEA PLANTER’S WIFE book review