Yes, despite all the books I received at Christmas I found myself in Waterstones on Bank Holiday Tuesday (or should that be Boxing Day?).
Only 7 books, which is very good for me when in Waterstones, mainly because they did not have all that I wanted and I had received a few for Christmas and I also had an Amazon Voucher! Anyway, 3 for 2 here I came. This time from the top down.
Sinead Moriarty – Pieces of My Heart. Had no idea there was a new book out, so it was a must.
Deborah Wright – Swimming with Dolphins. Attracted by the cover and the premise
Do you ever look out of your window and dream of lying on a gorgeous beach with a handsome stranger? Julia Rothwell certainly does. But with a high-powered job as a Hedge Fund Manager, she barely has time to clean her teeth let alone go on holiday. Then the credit crunch hits and Julia is left with nothing but her redundancy pay. Her best friend Reece encourages her to draw up a list entitled: Ten Things To Do Before I Die. Top of the list is to sleep with an Italian. So begins a crazy, wonderful, rollercoaster of an adventure that sees Julia crossing countries and continents, and experiencing romance and heartbreak, sushi and surprises, volcanoes and gambling, and – if she can make it to the end of her list – swimming with dolphins. Join her on her unforgettable journey!
Emma Donoghue – Room. A book that many people have read and I have avoided. Sometimes you have to be brave and try these things!
Robin Pilcher – A Matter of Trust. A new author to me on the 3 for 2 pile, so thought I would give it a go.
Claire Barclay has returned to the home in Scotland where she spent her teenage years. After the sudden death of her mother, Claire is concerned about the welfare of her much-loved and now frail stepfather, Leo. But his own grown children seem more concerned about preserving their financial assets than their father’s health. Claire is desperately trying to avoid Jonas, the love of her life who broke her heart at just eighteen, but he’s asking her to trust him again, on a matter of urgency. Can she forget the past and put her faith in someone who once hurt her so deeply? The bestselling author of An Ocean Apart, Robin Pilcher excels at weaving stories full of heart, warmth and family secrets.
Lucinda Riley – Hothouse Flower. This was in my basket from Amazon, but not sure where I picked up the recommendation from. Saw it again on the 3 for 2 and it appealed to me.
Trisha Ashley – 12 Days of Christmas. Wanted to fit in another Christmas type book if I could so thought I would go with this one. Never read any Ashley before. UPDATE – have sneakily started it whilst waiting for coffee to arrive at the gym and I am hooked.
Maureen Lee – Martha’s Journey. I like Maureen Lee. Easy, comfort, saga reads. Do not need to say anymore.
With all these new books, I need to order a bookcase, they are annoying all piled up on the floor!