WWW Wednesday 11th December 2019

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam@Taking on a World of Words.

The three W’s are:

What did you recently finish reading?

What are you currently reading?

What do you think you will read next?

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What Have I Recently Finished Reading?

 

Agatha by Anne Catherine Bomann   Out December 12th 2019

agatha

Book Description:

A psychiatrist is counting down towards his upcoming retirement. He lives alone in his childhood home and has neither friends nor family.

Often, he resorts to drawing bird caricatures of his patients instead of taking notes. His social life consists of brief conversations with his meticulous secretary Madame Surrugue, who has reigned over the clinic for more than thirty years. The two of them have no relationship outside the office, where everything runs smoothly and uneventfully.

Until one day, that is, when a young German woman called Agatha arrives and demands to see the doctor and he soon realizes that underneath her fragile exterior is a strong and fascinating woman. The doctor and Agatha embark upon a course of therapy together, a process that forces the doctor to confront his fear of true intimacy outside the clinic. But is it too late to reconsider your existence as a 71-year-old?

A very quick and subtle read that looks into the interactions people have with each other.  Very much a book to get you thinking rather than plot driven.

 

The Naseby Horses by Dominic Brownlow  Out now.

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Book Description:

Seventeen-year-old Simon’s sister Charlotte is missing. The lonely Fenland village the family recently moved to from London is odd, silent, and mysterious.  Simon is epileptic and his seizures are increasing with severity, but when he discovers the local curse of the Naseby Horses, he is convinced it has something to do with Charlotte’s disappearance.  Despite resistance from the villagers, the police, and his own family, Simon is determined to uncover the truth and rescue his sister.

A both strange and beautiful book that is well worth a read.

 

Mrs P’s Book of Secrets Released Dec 14th in ebook and March 2020 in paperback.

Mrs p's book

Book Description:

The Cotswolds, Christmastime 1946

A young widow leaves behind the tragedy of her wartime life, and returns home to her ageing aunt and uncle. For Lucy – known as Mrs P – and the people who raised her, the books that line the walls of the family publishing business bring comfort and the promise of new beginnings.

But the kind and reserved new editor at the Kershaw and Kathay Book Press is a former prisoner of war, and he has his own shadows to bear. And when the old secrets of a little girl’s abandonment are uncovered within the pages of Robert Underhills’s latest project, Lucy must work quickly if she is to understand the truth behind his frequent trips away.

For a ghost dwells in the record of an orphan girl’s last days. And even as Lucy dares to risk her heart, the grief of her own past seems to be whispering a warning of fresh loss…

Another book that is less plot driven and more about the expectation of others and it’s use of language.

 

What am I currently reading?

I have just started these two.  One in hardback and one on my kindle.

The Confession by Jessie Burton Out now.

the confession

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book Description:

One winter’s afternoon on Hampstead Heath in 1980, Elise Morceau meets Constance Holden and quickly falls under her spell. Connie is bold and alluring, a successful writer whose novel is being turned into a major Hollywood film. Elise follows Connie to LA, a city of strange dreams and swimming pools and late-night gatherings of glamorous people. But whilst Connie thrives on the heat and electricity of this new world where everyone is reaching for the stars and no one is telling the truth, Elise finds herself floundering. When she overhears a conversation at a party that turns everything on its head, Elise makes an impulsive decision that will change her life forever.

Three decades later, Rose Simmons is seeking answers about her mother, who disappeared when she was a baby. Having learned that the last person to see her was Constance Holden, a reclusive novelist who withdrew from public life at the peak of her fame, Rose is drawn to the door of Connie’s imposing house in search of a confession . . .

 

A Riveria Retreat by Jennifer Bohnet Released January 23rd

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Book Description:

When Retreat owner Amy offers three lucky competition winners a holiday on the Cote d’Azur, she has no idea that this act of kindness will have life changing repercussions on her own life and those who join her…

Young entrepreneur Chelsea, is still grieving the tragic loss of her mother and has just been subjected to a very public relationship breakup. She needs to get away and lick her wounds.

MP’s wife Victoria is at a crossroads in her life now that the children have left home. Much to her husbands shock, she realises she has ambitions of her own and is desperate to reconnect/find her own identity. She needs some ‘me time’.

Recently widowed Matilda, is assessing life without her beloved husband. Their dream had always been to retire to France. Can she find the courage to follow their dream on her own?

Over the course of the ten days they spend together, the four women, despite their differences, support and bond, making memories and forming friendships that will last for years.

I have read both these authors before and very much enjoyed them, so looking forward to these.

What will I be reading next?

All The Rage by Cara Hunter Released 26th December

all the rage

I have a proof copy of this to read next!!  It will be released in paperback on January 23rd 2020.  I will also be doing a giveaway for a copy this week on Twitter.

 

Have a good week everyone!

 

 

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