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This week’s topic is My Ten Most Recent 5* Reads and I have some brilliant books to share with you. Links from the titles will take you to my full review.
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith – young Francie Nolan’s journey through the first years of a century of profound change
Daughters of Night by Laura Shepherd-Robinson – another hugely impressive historical crime novel whose intricate plot with its twists and turns kept me glued to the book until the final page
The Forgotten Life of Arthur Pettinger by Suzanne Fortin – one of those books that offers something for just about every reader: domestic drama, such as the family tensions caused by caring responsibilities; scenes of wartime adventure and romance; and a search for a long lost love
The Consequences of Fear (Maisie Dobbs #16) by Jacqueline Winspear – set in World War 2 London, the latest outing for the intrepid and resourceful private investigator (and sometime secret agent), Maisie Dobbs
Where Stands A Wingèd Sentry by Margaret Kennedy – for anyone interested in women’s writing or the experiences of those on the ‘Home Front’ during the Second World War, a gem waiting to be discovered
The Final Revival of Opal & Nev by Dawnie Walton – a hugely impressive debut set in the New York City music scene, full of inventiveness and fizzing with energy
Together by Luke Adam Hawker – a beautifully produced book of illustrations accompanied by poignant words that would make a wonderful gift
Lost Property by Helen Paris – a novel and, in Dot Watson, a heroine you most certainly don’t want to leave behind on a train or bus
Skelton’s Guide to Suitcase Murders (Arthur Skelton #2) by David Stafford – a delightful addition to this historical crime series that combines period detail, an ingenious mystery and amiable humour
The Heretic’s Mark (The Jackdaw Mysteries #4) by S. W. Perry – another gripping, atmospheric and dramatic historical page-turner set in Elizabethan London