October 2018 Reading

October a holiday month here at Bun Towers,

A holiday and a bit of time to get into some reading. The thing is I got stuck into a series of long books. Which meant a few sleepless nights!

The Series?

  • Separation (A World War Two Chronicle Book 1), 

  • Change (A World War Two Chronicle Book 2),

  • Love (A World War Two Chronicle Book 3), 

  • Deception (A World War Two Chronicle Book 4),

  • Retribution (Lives Apart: A World War Two Chronicle Book 5) 

by

Carole McEntee-Taylor

Separation
Separation

The story of three families and several other individuals told in short vignettes interwoven with each other. Each book covers a year of the war (well roughly) as the character fall in love and face dangers and deprevations of wartime across England, France, Poland, and into Spain.

There is an amount of sexual violence as well as physical violence in the story.

The other problem is one of historical facts.

Like using a Bren gun to stop a tank, one of several slight slips about the hardware of war. Another is the amount of car use by private citizens. However, these little slips don’t matter much in the storytelling .

I read all five one after another … often reading late into the night!

A Great series 5 Stars across the piece 

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Checking Out

Nick Spalding

Checking Out Cover
Checking Out

Checking out is the story of a great musician who by accident has created a hit series of singing vegetable songs (think Teletubbies or the Herbs if that helps) Who manages to sell the franchise so he can move on … just as the symptoms of a brain tumour start to effect his behaviour. His strange stammer and language difficulties help lose his girlfriend … but he finds another. The thing is, is it fair on her to let her fall in love? Should he tell her? Can he tell her?

Varying from laugh out loud to deeply saddening it is a really well told story.

 

A Great Read,  5 stars

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The Girl from Berlin: Standartenführer’s Wife

Ellie Midwood

The Standartenfuhrer's Wife
The Standartenfuhrer’s Wife

 

I was going to start on the World War Two Chronicals, when I opened this book in error. I’m glad I did. A captivating read about a young lady Annalise, the want to be ballet dancer daughter of a family of “hidden” Jewish refugees in Berlin in the 1930s. The story gets darker as the power of Nazi Party grows.  Strangely Annalise finds love in the arms of Nazi officer the “Standartenfuhrer” of the title. The twist and turns mount as we discover that the Standartenfuhrer is not just a Nazi with friends in high places.

Great Read 5 Stars

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Montana Cherries (The Wildes of Birch Bay Book 1)

Kim Law

 

A bit of slushy Romance to finish the list. Fun, light and bit of psychology about narcissistic personalities. The story centres around the Wilde family. A family of cherry growers (originally) torn apart by their narcissistic (late) mother.

This story focusses on the daughter Dani Wilde and the changes in her life that happen when her first and only real lover returns to Montana.

At times very frustrating as they dither and dance around each other but still

A fun read. 4 Stars  

Christmas Sale

Yes, A Christmas Sale in November …

but it does give you time to plan, order and gift wrap these fun books (or you could just tick the Gift Wrap option!)

  The Uncovered Policeman
New House ... New Neighbours
New House … New Neighbours

The Christmas Offer

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The Uncovered Policeman: In and Out of the Blues