Silversurfers Book Club Autumn 2014

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Welcome to the Silversurfers Book Club!

Each season we share a selection of popular book titles and new releases which you may like to read. You can choose to read them on a tablet or as a paperback, and you can read them in your own time. As and when you are ready, it would be great if you could write a review of the book at the bottom of our comments section and share your feedback with all who have read and reviewed them on Silversurfers, and give it a star rating from 1-5.

Below are six suggested titles to kick off the new Autumn 2014 Silversurfers Book Club Season… Simply select the title you would like to read, and if you would like to buy it or download it for your Kindle or other tablet, there is a link next to the book title, which will direct you to Amazon, making it simple for you to buy. Alternatively, you may wish to buy the book elsewhere, or borrow it from you local library.

SIMPLY CLICK ON THE IMAGE OF THE BOOK YOU FANCY AND YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO THE BOOK ON AMAZON … most titles are under £4.00 to purchase and less on a Kindle!

If you have previously read another book, and would like to recommend it as a future read for the Silversurfers book club, please also leave the title and author in the comments section, with a brief synopsis, and your review.

 

 The Separation by Dinah Jeffries – Available from Amazon >>

 

The Separation by Dinah Jeffries

 

Book Synopsis

I write about loss.

I write about how hard it is to move on when the past won’t let you go. I write about families torn apart. I write about slices of 20th Century history with all its intrigue and social upheaval. I sometimes have fun with a little dash of romantic love. But above all I write about the unbreakable bonds of love.

“I have three words to describe this book: Captivating, Powerful and Passionate.” Deborah Rodriguez, bestselling author of The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul.

“A powerful story of love and loss that is utterly captivating”.Kate Furnivall, bestselling author of The Russian Concubine.

“A tense and steamy 1950s Malaya, beautifully described. I loved it,”Lucinda Riley, bestselling author of The Midnight Rose.

 

Daughter by Jane Shemilt – Available from Amazon >>

 

Daughter by Jane Shemilt

 

Book Synopsis

When a teenage girl goes missing her mother discovers she doesn’t know her daughter as well as she thought in Jane Shemilt’s haunting debut novel, Daughter.

The Night Of The Disappearance – She used to tell me everything. They have a picture. It’ll help. But it doesn’t show the way her hair shines so brightly it looks like sheets of gold. She has a tiny mole, just beneath her left eyebrow. She smells very faintly of lemons. She bites her nails. She never cries. She loves autumn, I wanted to tell them. She collects leaves, like a child does. She is just a child. Find her.

One year later – Naomi is still missing. Jenny is a mother on the brink of obsession. The Malcolm family is in pieces. Is finding the truth about Naomi the only way to put them back together? Or is the truth the thing that will finally tear them apart?

 

The Memory Book by Rowan Coleman – Available from Amazon >>

 

The Memory Book by Rowan Coleman

 

Book Synopsis

When time is running out every moment is precious…When Claire starts to write her Memory Book, she already knows that this scrapbook of mementoes will soon be all her daughters and husband have of her. But how can she hold onto the past when her future is slipping through her fingers…?

 

  Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin – Available from Amazon >>

 

Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin

 

Book Synopsis

In 1875, Sisi, the Empress of Austria is the woman that every man desires and every woman envies. Beautiful, athletic and intelligent, Sisi has everything – except happiness. Bored with the stultifying etiquette of the Hapsburg Court and her dutiful but unexciting husband, Franz Joseph, Sisi comes to England to hunt. She comes looking for excitement and she finds it in the dashing form of Captain Bay Middleton, the only man in Europe who can outride her. Ten years younger than her and engaged to the rich and devoted Charlotte, Bay has everything to lose by falling for a woman who can never be his. But Bay and the Empress are as reckless as each other, and their mutual attraction is a force that cannot be denied.

 

Someone Else’s Skin by Sarah Hilary – Available from Amazon >>

 

Someone Else's Skin by Sarah Hilary

 

Book Synopsis

Called to a woman’s refuge to take a routine witness statement, DI Marnie Rome instead walks in on an attempted murder. Trying to uncover the truth from layers of secrets, Marnie finds herself confronting her own demons. Because she, of all people, knows that it can be those closest to us we should fear the most…

 

The Devils in the Marshalsea – Available from Amazon >>

 

The Devils in the Marshalsea

 

Book Synopsis

London, 1727 – and Tom Hawkins is about to fall from his heaven of card games, brothels and coffee-houses into the hell of a debtors’ prison. The Marshalsea is a savage world of its own, with simple rules: those with family or friends who can lend them a little money may survive in relative comfort. Those with none will starve in squalor and disease. And those who try to escape will suffer a gruesome fate at the hands of the gaol’s rutheless governor and his cronies. The trouble is, Tom Hawkins has never been good at following rules – even simple ones. And the recent grisly murder of a debtor, Captain Roberts, has brought further terror to the gaol. While the Captain’s beautiful widow cries for justice, the finger of suspicion points only one way: to the sly, enigmatic figure of Samuel Fleet. Some call Fleet a devil, a man to avoid at all costs. But Tom Hawkins is sharing his cell. Soon, Tom’s choice is clear: get to the truth of the murder – or be the next to die.

 

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daydreams
21st Dec 2014
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Highly recommend 'Daughter' as well as 'The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle' by Kirsty Wark, 'The Supreme Macaroni Company' by Adriana Trigiani, 'Tempting Fate' by Jane Green and 'The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy' by Rachel Joyce (which is the follow up to 'The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry')
Tina Foster
17th Dec 2014
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When are we going to get the winter books?
Milliesmum
16th Dec 2014
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Have just finished reading Daughter. Like some others I thoroughly enjoyed it but found the ending a little disturbing. Perhaps if the final scene had been extended it may have felt more part of the story.
Carolyn M
2nd Dec 2014
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Hello,
I started writing fiction when I retired from teaching and wondered if you'd like to include my first novel, 'Transforming Pandora', showcased by The People's Book Prize, in your book club list. Here's the blurb:

An attractive widow of 51 finds her life transformed by a mysterious spirit who sets her on a new and unexpected path. This love story, with flashbacks to the 1970s, will speak to all who have loved and lost and bring you laughter as well as tears.

My author website is: http://carolynmathews.co.uk/book/
doctor sam
26th Nov 2014
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I've published five novels and three collections of short stories, all available from Amazon and in paperback. What I would like to do is contribute one copy of each to the Silversurfers Book Club for review -- not all at once, but a few at a time.

The novels are
SWEET BETSY FROM PIKE, a historical novel of the California gold rush
THE ROBIN HOOD CHRONICLES, a fictional biography of Robin Hood
ADOLF HITLER IN OZ, a comic fantasy satire
HUCKLEBERRY FINN GROWS UP, a sequel to Mark Twain's classic
RABBI YESHUA, a fictional biography of Jesus of Nazareth

The short story collections are
THROUGH FARANG EYES and SNAPSHOTS OF THAILAND, set in Thailand
CHAMBERLAIN STORIES, set in a college town in the American Midwest
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Hello Doctor Sam .. many thanks for your message … we will review your offer and if it is something we can pursue, we will contact you again directly. Best wishes .. Sally
Foo Foo
24th Nov 2014
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Would recommend Daughter. It's unputdownable, scares the living day lights out of any parent! Would have preferred an alternative ending though.
Sue S
13th Dec 2014
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Totally agree Foo Foo - thought the ending very interesting though! Excellent read!
Sue S
18th Nov 2014
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I have just finished 'The Memory Book'. Very moving with an interesting twist at the end. Gives a little insight into the impact of Alzheimer's Disease Needed tissues at several points! I would recommend it.
Grannyglen
15th Nov 2014
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I have read Daughter it is a very good story & couldn't put it down. I would recommend this book
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Thank you Grannyglen 🙂
Cath
14th Nov 2014
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Just having a look at the recomendations, have downloaded "Daughter" I'll see how I get on with it
ellie
14th Nov 2014
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I have just read this book, Daughter. I found it so compelling that I did not want it to finish.
It kept me guessing right to the end.
Definitely one of my favourites.
Junie
22nd Nov 2014
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I read The daughter a while ago and found it very disturbing I have a Daughter but fortunately we have a great relationship. The book left me thinking, what a shame people can't talk to each other more especially within families. Definitely a good read and keeps you guessing.
ellie
14th Nov 2014
1
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I have just read this book. I found it so very compelling that I did not want it to finish.
It kept me guessing right to the end.
Definitely one of my favourites.
Sue S
27th Oct 2014
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Only just looked at this Book Club -very impressed by the selection! Can't decide which to read first!
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I recently read The Separation and thoroughly enjoyed it Sue .. let us know which one you choose!
Sue S
27th Oct 2014
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Ah - have just ordered three of them!
jollyjanet
25th Oct 2014
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Thank you. Have literally just joined and am very impressed with all you have to offer all of us over 50s. Keep up the good work
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Thank you jollyjanet!
venice
19th Oct 2014
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Have recently read 'Daughter' by Jane Shemilt and thoroughly enjoyed it. Very original story line and completely unexpected ending. I believe this is the authors debut novel and can't wait for more. Would give this a 5 star rating.
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Thank you for the recommendation Venice
Ladybyers
22nd Sep 2014
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I recently read 'The Four Streets' by Nadine Dorries, who is a new authoress. I was really disappointed when it finished. It is mainly about the Irish Catholics in Liverpool - their lives of poverty and the way they deal with everything, good and bad. I have pre-ordered the follow on to this book - cannot wait till November when it is published!
Silversurfers
22nd Sep 2014
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Thank you for the recommendation Ladybyers 🙂

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