Book Review: And Then There Were None

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Yes this read was solely influenced be me watching the TV adaptation at Christmas for some shameless Aidan Turner drooling!

This was in fact the first Agatha Christie book I’ve read and I had worried I might feel dated given the era it was written in.

Her writing to me didn’t feel dated and even though I knew what was going to happen, Christie still managed to keep me in suspense. As with most books that get adapted there were more subtle details in the book and you really felt the tense build on Soldier Island.

In some parts it does feel a little rushed and so can’t give it full marks

I give it 4/5

Blog Makeover

  
After having used the same theme from since I started the blog I felt it was time to update the fonts and colour scheme

Hope you all agree with me it’s looking good!

Book Review: The Thistle and the Rose

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As I continue to work through Jean Plaidy’s Tudor saga it is now the turn of Henry VIII older sister Margaret.

Just like other royal princesses, Margaret has no say of who she is to marry. When her father decides she is to marry the King of Scotland to form a political alliance, Margaret has to leave her family and be the wife of a man well known for playing the field with women.

What comes through in Plaidy’s writing is the Tudor spirit was well and truly with Margaret as well as her most well known brother Henry.

It is also interesting to read what was happening at the same time as Henry’s reign as his sister’s life in Scotland that felt in contrast a totally alien way of life.

You are also lead to wonder if Margaret’s desire for a divorce didn’t prompt Henry to want one. This shows the skill of Plaidy’s writing that she can plant such a seed in your mind

A very enjoyable read that deserves 5/5

The Sister Chapter Three (General Hospital fanfic) now up!

and as usual here’s a sneak peek!

“Hey Mike”

“Oh hey Carly”

Vanity froze. She was here, her sister in the café. Slowly she turned around to see the woman
from the photo Ric gave her. She was even more beautiful in real life. Something about her seemed
to dominate the room.

Then Carly noticed the redhead in the room too and turned to smile at her

“You must be the new waitress I’m Carly Corinthos”

Vanity’s heart felt like it was going to explode, it beat so fast.

“Yes that’s me the new girl. I’m Vanity”

 

To read the full chapter or if you haven’t read chapter one and two yet click the link below

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11776437/3/The-Sister

Book Review: Mary, Queen of France

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A book on a person that isn’t as well written about as the other Tudors, Henry VIII little sister Mary.

It was lovely reading about the close relationship shared between Mary and Henry so to see him not acting as tyrant was refreshing.

How Mary and her one true love, Charles Brandon manage to get together in the end despite her being married off to the King of France and Charles being forbidden by Henry to be with his sister, love conquers all and even though it costs them their places at court, they live happily ever after.

Another outstanding book by Jean Plaidy and rightly deserves a 5/5 rating!

Book Review: Lord Robert

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Another excellent page turner by the best historical fiction author, Jean Plaidy.

Delving into the background of Robert Dudley’s troubled family where the sins of the father visit the son, in his case just escaping a trip to tower hill.

It was also the first book I’ve read about the reign of Elizabeth I. Hard to believe I know being a big Tudor fan.

It was interesting to read Plaidy’ interpretation of the death of Amy Dudley and the author note at the end explaining how she reached that conclusion.

Even though I knew Elizabeth never married it didn’t stop me having hope for them to end up together.

I will give Lord Robert the only rating I can for a Jean Plaidy novel 5/5

 

Popsugar Reading Challenge 2016

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Yes they are doing it again! Another reading challenge and after having completed last years which was harder as there was 50 items to tick off and this year there is 40.

The easiest one for more will be A book that’s guaranteed to bring you joy as I have brought up a load of Jean Plaidy, each one guaranteed to give me joy will be the first I tick off.

The one I dread is The first book you see in a bookstore as that really could be anything and I have no control over the genre

So will any of you be joining me this year?

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