Silversurfers Book Club Autumn 2015

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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 an actual 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. There’s nothing like a recommendation from a friend.

Below are six suggested titles to kick off the new Autumn 2015 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, feel free to leave the title and author in the comments section, with a brief synopsis, and your review.

 

The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies – Available from Amazon >>

 

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Book Synopsis

“The Tea Planter’s Wife is so much more than a conventional love story”

Nineteen-year-old Gwendolyn Hooper is newly married to a rich and charming widower, eager to join him on his tea plantation, determined to be the perfect wife and mother. But life in Ceylon is not what Gwen expected. The plantation workers are resentful, the neighbours treacherous. And there are clues to the past – a dusty trunk of dresses, an overgrown gravestone in the grounds – that her husband refuses to discuss. Just as Gwen finds her feet, disaster strikes. She faces a terrible choice, hiding the truth from almost everyone, but a secret this big can’t stay buried forever . .

 

The Taxidermist’s Daughter by Kate Mosse – Available from Amazon >>

 

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Book Synopsis

This is a wonderful Gothic romp of a novel, set in 1912 in the ghostly marshes of West Sussex. Connie is the eponymous daughter, her father once the wealthy owner of a museum of stuffed birds. He’s now broken and disgraced by something terrible that happened in his past. Connie gradually unravels what this was, aided by ghostly notes and gruesome discoveries. Mosse’s legions of fans will love it. So did we.

 

Life After You by Lucie Brownlee – Available from Amazon >>

 

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Book Synopsis

If you are married, relatively young, and have ever idly wondered how you would cope with the sudden death of your partner, this book – a true story – may give you some idea of what is involved. Lucie Brownlee’s husband dropped dead one evening as they were making love with the intention of getting her pregnant. Mark was just 37. The only way Lucie could begin to make sense of her loss was to write about it. Life After You is the mesmerising, moving, and often very funny result.

 

 

Leaving Berlin by Joseph Kanon – Available from Amazon >>

 

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Book Synopsis

A once-mighty city in ruins, its people divided, half-starved and terrified of the future. Berlin after the second world war. As the Soviets, Americans and British vie for control of the former Nazi capital, a young Jewish writer who fled the Holocaust is coerced by Washington into returning as a secret agent. But on his first day back in Berlin, everything goes horribly and lethally wrong. A pulse-quickening, beautifully written spy thriller worthy of Le Carre at his best.

 

The Ice Twins by S K Tremayne – Available from Amazon >>

 

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Book Synopsis

Spooky, chilling, creepy, haunting – all words that describe this debut thriller to perfection. Angus and Sarah are the parents of identical twin girls; then one dies in a horrible accident. Wracked with grief they move to a remote Scottish island to recover in peace. There they discover that the surviving twin, Kirsty, claims she is in fact her dead sister, Lydia. An astonishingly frightening and accomplished book.

 

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler – Available from Amazon >>

 

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Book Synopsis

A Spool of Blue Thread is an exquisite novel, by one of our greatest living writers, about families and ordinary life. The central character is Abby, now in her seventies, her mind just beginning to unravel slightly. It’s about the myths we all weave about our families, the assumptions we make, the truths that lie beneath. It’s gentle, sharp, comforting, disturbing and funny. We truly loved it.

 

ENJOY YOUR READING AND DON’T FORGET WE’D LOVE TO READ YOUR VIEWS BELOW … HAPPY READING!

 

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judyap
18th Mar 2016
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The only book club that I can find is autumn 2015! Its 2016 now!
Musty
30th Jan 2016
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When my sister gave me The Tea Planters Wife I looked at it feeling this is not the kind of fiction I usually read. As I had just finished reading another book I thought I would just give TTPW a try. I must admit I could not put the book down. I will be exploring other fictional books in the future.
cosyrosie
8th Jan 2016
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Loved The Tea Planters Wife, couldn't put it down. Highly recommended, just the right amount of suspense and intrigue to keep you hooked.
wallers2
11th Dec 2015
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Yes Love The Tea Planters wife
wallers2
11th Dec 2015
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I have really enjoyed 'the Separation' by Dinah Jefferies. Exotic & exciting & a great escape from winter in the UK.
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Have you read The Tea Planters Wife? They are both great reads 🙂
beadybertha
10th Dec 2015
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I have been given The Tea Planters Wife by a friend. I have just joined your website and what a coincidence - this book is recommended! I can't wait to read it now. By the way, I love the site. Lots to read and discuss. I shall definitely be an avid silver surfer.
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Welcome beadybertha 🙂 So glad you are enjoying Silversurfers. Hope you enjoy Tea Planter's Wife, and if you do then her first book, The Separation is a great read too 🙂 And The Silk Merchant's Daughter is coming out in the New Year so that is something to look forward to 🙂
AlysAudrey
1st Dec 2015
1
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Have just discovered 'Priscilla Masters' writes intriguing murder mysteries based in my local area Staffordshire Moorlands, you can get most of her stories on Kindle and in paperback.
sabre
30th Oct 2015
1
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I have just purchased the Ice Twins can't wait to start reading it the reviews sound good.I would like to recommend Kate Morton have red all her books, her latest book is called The Lake House.
anthonyjac
24th Oct 2015
1
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Here's a great book for engineers or any ex apprentice. The misadventures of a GPO apprentice in the 60s. It follows the mayhem, pranks and general chaos as the apprentice is exposed to the dubious sometimes shocking activities of the engineers.
'Please Wipe Your Boots' by Stanley George is out on Amazon in both paperback and ebook formats.
SillyAnne
23rd Oct 2015
1
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The book I am reading just now is Austenland by Shannon Hale, a great book for anyone who loves Jane Austen.
Ev60
17th Oct 2015
1
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A Spool of Blue Thread will appeal to those who enjoy reading about relationships within families and family histories. I thought it was a quiet, comforting read.

The Ice Twins kept me on the edge of my seat all the way through. Just my sort of book.

The Taxidermist's Daughter was something different, both setting and characters interesting and unsettling, but gripping right to the end.
All great stories. Happy reading...
jenbee
25th Sep 2015
1
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A spool of blue thread sounds good
Debi
23rd Sep 2015
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Have reserved some of these titles at my local library. So hope to review soon
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Great Debi! Happy reading and we look forward to your reviews 🙂
seaking
12th Sep 2015
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Read the ice twins - superb - twists abound and a wee bit more knowledge about twins thrown in !
susie226
11th Sep 2015
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I have just read "The Ice Twins" found it strangely disturbing but a compelling read. Would recommend it.
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Thanks Susie226 🙂

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