I’m doing this a little early this month. My reading has slowed down a great deal. The tbr (to be read) list is getting longer and longer whilst time gets shorter and shorter (getting ready to cry). However I need time to write my own book.
The second novel in my series keeps calling out to me. “End this torture and give Lexi her well-deserved ending.” Blogging however, also calls, taking up a fair of time. So, when I do read these days, I have to sneak it in-between working on my manuscript (crying). I can only hope all I have learned and am learning from my own reading translates to something that will give readers pleasure. Meanwhile, I have stuck with some tried and true authors for your holiday reading and hope you like them as much as I do.
Fortunately for me one of my favourite authors, Julia Blake, has just released what I call Snow White coming of age. Whilst Black Ice could be classed as a re-telling of a fairy tale, it offers so much more. Looking for action, a good plot and lovable characters? Try this.
I love that Julia is Indie and can play havoc with any genre. Her books are wonderfully different, and I am looking forward to what comes next. Look for an update on her early next year.
Mission: Improper (London Steampunk: The Blue Blood Conspiracy Book )
Another good read comes from Bec McMaster. I read a lot of her books and am never disappointed with the way she handles steam punk and builds clever worlds we just accept. Mission: Improper is full of wonderful characters and is a great start to a new series.
The Soldiers Wedding (Special Forces #1)
This did have some mixed reviews but honestly, I found the reading so easy. Warmth and humour spread on a page delights the heart. Perfect to lay back and chill although some serious issues did arise.
Dark Desires (Dark Gothic Book 1)
This is Gothic but not horror. Some might argue what is true Gothic but at the end of the day this book was a delightful read complete with a handsome but brooding male lead.
The Complete Call the Midwife Stories: True Stories of the East End in the 1950s
I adore these books and as much as I have loved the television series, I couldn’t put the books down because without the visual glamour, the words hit hard. Firstly, the stories are so inspiring. Secondly they run a full gamut of emotions. Often sad, then happy, the era and all its problems is captured well. Lastly, the rawness lends reality and I found myself forgetting I was reading. Rather, I felt as if I had stepped back in time. I would love to know what others have thought about these stories so please feel free to comment if you have read anything by Jennifer Worth.
Happy holidays, happy reading till we meet again,
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