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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Proud Sinner by Priscilla Royal and The Book of Summer by Michelle Gable



A medieval mystery murder/s set in an abbey. The age old reason - the struggle for power and supremacy. Was there then, is still here now!
The setting was beautiful and descriptive. The workings of the abbey fascinated me and how women of the time tried to manage their lives in the restricted sphere they were allocated to. How men tried to control women, their possessions and their power for their own greed.
Very well told.
Sent to me by Poisoned Press courtesy of Netgalley for an unbiased review.




A story set in a beachside town. The air from the very beginning light hearted. This is a town where people come back for summer vacations and the actual inhabitants of the town are few and far between. Was very difficult to visualise for someone who comes from a crowded city where houses are never closed and always full of people!
The story of a family and their love for a house which they are going to eventually lose to the sea. Erosion has taken its toll on the coastline and their house is one of the victims. Twined into the loss of the house is the failure of a marriage, family relationships and a new love affair which is just beginning.
A light hearted read which was very enjoyable given the background setting.
Sent to me by St. Martin's Press courtesy of Netgalley for an unbiased review.

4 comments:

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Glad you had a chance to read The Book of Summer. I liked it as well.

Yvonne said...

I've seen this book around the blogs. It really sounds like a good one.

Lark said...

The Book of Summer does sound like a good read. I haven't seen it around, so thanks for the review! :)

Martha Eskuchen said...

Sounds like a mix - medieval mystery and light beach read. :-)
I like the sound of the mystery. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.