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I've just finished *A Guernsey Exile* - delightful read!
Beautifully crafted tale of romance set against the backdrop of Guernsey and America. While Customs & Excise men go about their business of catching and convicting smugglers, a young girl by accident becomes embroiled with a group of smugglers, and of course ends up on the wrong side of the law. No matter the smugglers have performed a relative good deed in Elizabeth's case, all are nonetheless arrested. Things then go from bad to worse for Elizabeth, and a tough life lesson is learned along the way, not least the loss of a loved one, plus a secret discovered within a locket. Without spoiling the plot, this is as much a tale of adventure as that of Elizabeth's transition from childhood to womanhood and of discovering love along the way. A lovely story.
I have just finished 'Me Before You' from Jojo Moyes. I read it almost in one sitting (stayed up until 2 am, woke up at 6 this morning to carry on...). I smiled and cried all along... and I'm still crying now. What a beautiful, powerful, touching story. I don't think the characters will leave me for a long time.
I just finished a book that had the same effect on me. 'The Gaze' by Javier Robayo. I hardly ever cry over fiction, but this book had me crying and laughing out loud like a lunatic.
I've just finished "Hard Tail" by J L Merrow, a story of love amongst the mountain bikes with probably the funniest sex scene I've ever read. It's a joy.
I've just re-read one of my favourite books - Ali McNamara's Breakfast at Darcy's - pure escapism. Lovely, lovely, lovely.
My other favourite books of 'recent' times (within the last year!!) are:
Lucy Diamond- The Beach Cafe
Christine Jones - The Way To A Woman's Heart
Cathy Woodman - The Sweetest Thing
Victoria Connelly - The Runaway Actress
I'd highly recommend all of these for a light, sweet, escapist read.