Wednesday, 30 May 2018

The Great Cornish Getaway by Fern Britton

The Great Cornish Getaway

The Great Cornish Getaway by Fern Britton

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

As the sun sits high in the sky over Cornwall, and the sea breeze brings a welcome relief to the residents of the seaside village of Trevay, a stranger arrives in need of a safe haven.
The fact that the stranger is a Hollywood heartthrob makes villagers Penny and Dorrie even more keen to help. They both know what it’s like to feel that you need a break from life, and they bring the village together to keep their stranger’s secret. It’s not long before he’s helping some of the villagers find the answers to their own problems. In return, they find a place for him in their hearts.
Pendruggan: A Cornish village with secrets at its heart
This delightful Quick Read from Sunday Times bestselling novelist Fern Britton is full of her usual warmth and wit. It is the perfect way to treat yourself to a gorgeous escape to Cornwall.

I love quick reads, they are perfect if you don't have a long time and want to get into something. 

I have never read a book by Fern so was unsure what to expect, this was a light summery story, set in a village that apparently features in one of her longer books.

Richard Gere is fed up with his Hollywood lifestyle and wants to get away from it all, so heads down to Cornwall, where he has links. Hollywood is going mad that he has gone missing and are on the hunt to find him.

It was an o.k read, not the best and I didn't understand why Richard Gere was the main character to be honest, perhaps he is mentioned in a previous book?

If you are looking for a quick light hearted read then give this one a go.

Monday, 14 May 2018

Guilt - Amanda Robson

Your sister. Her secret. The betrayal.

There is no bond greater than blood . . .

When the body of a woman is found stabbed to death, the blame falls to her twin sister. But who killed who? And which one is now the woman behind bars?

Zara and Miranda have always supported each other. But then Zara meets Seb, and everything changes. Handsome, charismatic and dangerous, Seb threatens to tear the sisters’ lives apart – but is he really the one to blame? Or are deeper resentments simmering beneath the surface that the sisters must face up to?

As the sisters’ relationship is stretched to the brink, a traumatic incident in Seb’s past begins to rear its head and soon all three are locked in a psychological battle that will leave someone dead. The question is, who?

Claustrophobic and compelling, Amanda Robson is back in a knock-out thriller perfect for fans of B.A. Paris and Paula Hawkins


Miranda has been in bed all weekend. I’ve been into her room a few times to check up on her and find out how she is feeling. All she says is that she’s tired, that she wants to catch up on her sleep.

It is so unlike Miranda to be tired. She usually has so much energy. In the last ten years, as far as I know, she hasn’t had a day off work. Over the weekend while she has been incapacitated, Sebastian and I have been all over town. Saturday night supper at Luigi’s. Sunday lunch at Arnolfini; afterwards wandering about holding hands, admiring the artwork. But all our activities haven’t assuaged my worry. So on Sunday evening, getting ready for bed, I know Sebastian and I need to discuss this.

‘What’s the matter with her? This isn’t like her. Do you think she’s really ill? Do you think she’s all right?’ I ask as I struggle to pull off my skin-tight jeans.

His face solidifies. ‘I was waiting for her to tell you herself,’ he says. ‘She’s low. She’s in big trouble at work.’

His words cut into me like electricity. Miranda Cunningham. Big trouble at work. Miranda has always taken her career so seriously.

My jeans are finally on the floor. I sit on the edge of the bed in my top and knickers, looking across at him, wide-eyed.

‘But she loves her job. What’s happened?’ I stutter.