I devour books at night. It drives my husband mad as I read into the late hours of the evening and sometimes past that. It’s my way of winding down and relaxing after long, often stressful days and it’s very seldom that I will go to bed without reading a few pages…
Over the past few months/weeks I’ve racked up quite a list of good reads so will just be sharing a few here that I really enjoyed – let me know if you read (or have read?) any and what you think?
THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS
Found this somehow on Amazon and saw that it’s been made into a feature film starring Michael Fassbender (yum) and Alicia Vikander – wanted to get through it quickly before the movie comes out – loved it!
“A boat washes up on the shore of a remote lighthouse keeper’s island. It holds a dead man – and a crying baby. The only two islanders, Tom and his wife Izzy, are about to make a devastating decision. They break the rules and follow their hearts. What happens next will break yours.”
THE CAPTAIN’S DAUGHTER
I’ve read and enjoyed Leah Fleming’s writing before (The Postcard) so thought I would give this a go even though the idea of ‘another Titatanic story’ didnt leave me completely convinced – turned out to be a fantastic read and storyline!
“For May Smith, traveling with her husband and baby girl Ellen, stepping foot on the Titanic marks the start of an incredible journey, one which is destined to take her from the back streets of Bolton to the land of opportunity: the United States. But when the ‘unsinkable’ Titanic hits an iceberg one cold dark night, May’s dreams are instantly shattered. Jumping from the sinking ship at the last minute, May loses sight of Joe and Ellen. Distraught, she is pulled into a lifeboat. Minutes later, the real-life Captain Smith swims to the lifeboat and hands May a baby swaddled in blankets. Beside herself, and in virtual darkness, May believes the baby to be Ellen. This rescue is witnessed by fellow survivor, Celeste Parkes, married to an American industrialist who is on her way back to Ohio after her mother’s funeral. As the dawn comes up, and the two women are rescued by the Carpathia,a friendship is formed, one which is destined to transcend the Atlantic and social differences between them and last a lifetime. Then May makes a shocking discovery and a split-second decision which will change the lives of so many.”
THE HUSBAND’S SECRET
This suspenseful story nabbed my attention right from the beginning and loved how all the puzzle pieces fitted together as the story unfolded…
“Mother of three and wife of John-Paul, Cecilia discovers an old envelope in the attic. Written in her husband’s hand, it says: to be opened only in the event of my death. Curious, she opens it – and time stops. John-Paul’s letter confesses to a terrible mistake which, if revealed, would wreck their family as well as the lives of others. Cecilia – betrayed, angry and distraught – wants to do the right thing, but right for who? If she protects her family by staying silent, the truth will worm through her heart. But if she reveals her husband’s secret, she will hurt those she loves most . . .”