Silversurfers Book Club Spring 2016

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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 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 seven suggested titles to kick off the new Spring 2016 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 Silk Merchant’s Daughter – Available from Amazon >>

Published in Hardback and due for release on 25th February 2016 – £12.99

THE SILK MERCHANT'S DAUGHTER

“Beautifully written,  full of atmosphere, dark secrets and gruelling hardship embodied with the fascinating culture of Vietnam.  It is a colourful blend of history, drama, romance and fear, with an undercurrent of mystery, in a dangerous breathtaking landscape, and will grip you from the minute your turn the first page. If you enjoyed The Separation and The Tea Planter’s Wife this will not disappoint.” Sally Lock Creative Director – Silversurfers

Book Synopsis

Dinah Jefferies’ stunning new novel is a gripping, unforgettable tale of a woman torn between two worlds… 

1952, French Indochina. Since her mother’s death, eighteen-year-old half-French, half-Vietnamese Nicole has been living in the shadow of her beautiful older sister, Sylvie. When Sylvie is handed control of the family silk business, Nicole is given an abandoned silk shop in the Vietnamese quarter of Hanoi. But the area is teeming with militant rebels who want to end French rule, by any means possible. For the first time, Nicole is awakened to the corruption of colonial rule – and her own family’s involvement shocks her to the core…

Tran, a notorious Vietnamese insurgent, seems to offer the perfect escape from her troubles, while Mark, a charming American trader, is the man she’s always dreamed of. But who can she trust in this world where no one is what they seem?

The Silk Merchant’s Daughter is a captivating tale of dark secrets, sisterly rivalry and love against the odds, enchantingly set in colonial era Vietnam.

Moving by Jenny Eclair – Available from Amazon >>

 

Moving Jenny Eclair

Book Synopsis

Edwina Spinner has lived in the same house for over fifty years. It used to be a busy, crowded family home but now Edwina lives alone and it has grown too big for her. She has decided to sell it. The young estate agent who comes to value the house sees potential. But as Edwina takes him from room to room, she is transported back to her old life as a young mother.

The Girls from See Saw Lane by Sandy Taylor – Available from Amazon >>

 

SEA SAW LANE

 

Book Synopsis

Dottie and Mary forged a friendship over a bag of penny sweets when they were eight years old. They’ve shared everything together since then – the highs and lows of school, family dramas, hopes and dreams and now, at seventeen, they’re both shop girls, working at Woolworths.

As they go out in the world in pursuit of love and happiness, the simplicity of their childhood dissolves as life becomes more complicated. The heady excitement of first love will consume them both, but the pain of unintentional betrayal will test their friendship in ways neither of them could ever imagine…

The Bones of You by Debbie Howells – Available from Amazon >>

 

THE BONES OF YOU

 

Book Synopsis

A gripping psychological thriller, a story of dark secrets, obsession and suspense, centring on the disappearance of an 18-year-old from an idyllic village. Local gardener Kate is sure the police are missing something and that someone in the village knows more than they’re letting on.

In a Dark Wood by Ruth Ware – Available from Amazon >>

 

IN A DARK DARK WOOD

 

Book Synopsis

Nora hasn’t seen Clare for ten years. Not since the day Nora walked out of her old life and never looked back. Until, out of the blue, an invitation to Clare’s hen party arrives. A weekend in a remote cottage – the perfect opportunity for Nora to reconnect with her best friend, to put the past behind her. But something goes wrong. Very wrong.

 

The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton – Available from Amazon >>

 

THE QUALITY OF SILENCE

 

Book Synopsis

This is the latest thriller from the bestselling author of ‘Sister’ and ‘Afterwards’. Set in Alaska, it features Yasmin and her deaf daughter Ruby as they go in search of Ruby’s father in the frozen wilderness.

Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller – Available from Amazon >>

 

 

Book Synopsis

Peggy Hillcoat is eight. She spends her summer camping with her father, playing her beloved record of The Railway Children and listening to her mother’s grand piano, but her pretty life is about to change.

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

 

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ronjon
1st Sep 2016
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Thanks for voting!
I have read The Four Streets by Nadine Dorries and the follow ups a brilliant read if you havent read them .My favourite author is Leslie Pearse loved every book .I am now reading Anna Jacobs books I cannot believe until 2 months ago I had not read any of her books before in my 65yrs of reading but the exciting thing is she has written so many I have got at least another 30 to go .
Linda Sallie Guest
22nd Jul 2016
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Just read The Girl On The Train - couldn't put it down, it held me until the end. Beautifully written thriller. I recommend it
Jessica10
9th Aug 2016
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wallers2
9th Jun 2016
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I have just finished The Insider by Frederick Forsyth. A fascinating insight into his tough childhood & how he became an author.
Kes
28th May 2016
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I was just going to start reading Moving by Jenny Eclair, but I've put it aside as I have now received and started to read Snap Crackle and Pop by our late community friend Carol Kearney. By page ten I was laughing out loud, even though the unfolding story was really quite sad. Think I am going to be on a bit of a roller coaster ride with this book. Bring it on!
methilman7
23rd May 2016
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Started Jenny Eclair's "Moving" - gave up half-way through because it loses narrative focus and almost seemed to be a different novel. Now reading "Sweet Caress" by William Boyd - 1st person story of WW2 photographer - v good, but getting a bit bogged down in France/war section. Will stick with it though. Also reading poetry by Larkin/ R.S. Thomas/Plath and others.
Pam1960
19th May 2016
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Just finished reading The Girls from See Saw Lane. I really enjoyed this, what a good recommendation for The Book Club. The characters seem very real. Even though I guessed some of the storyline I didn't anticipate the end. Sorry to be a bit vague but I don't want to give anything away for those who may want to read the book. Can't wait to read the next installment
telephoneman200
27th Apr 2016
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i am after 50 shades of grey, I am told this is an adult book
and i used to like books written in french, mind you that was 40 years ago, easy French of the 50's not the more modern ones
pink rose
27th Apr 2016
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Just finished The Bones of You. An enjoyable easy read. The use of the murdered girls memories puts an alternative slant on the issues in comparison to the gardeners viewpoint.
grannypin
16th Apr 2016
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Just finished The Bones of You and thoroughly enjoyed it. I must admit it was a much lighter, easier read than I expected considering the storyline. I love Gillian Flynn and thought this would be much the same but it is in a completely different, lighter style and not at all as gripping.
judyap
8th Apr 2016
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I have recently read 'the bones of you' and the quality of silence'. Both very enjoyable in different ways. I can recommend them. I have also enjoyed'the house on the lake' by Kate Morton, but my favourit of all this year is'the seven sisters'by Lucinda Reilly.
Gabbybird
26th Mar 2016
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Hi Ya'll! I'm new here but I have an author from Canada who is a favorite of mine, Mr C.W. Lovatt. His Charlie Smithers Adventures, books 1, 2, and 3 are simply outstanding!
Another favorite author is James Rollins. His Sigma Force series are great action/adventure stories!
I love thrillers and secret codes and hidden archaeology mysteries; spy thrillers, military action thrillers and supernatural mystery/thrillers!
So, anyone else out there like those??
Hattie
22nd Mar 2016
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Warning, I am a fan of Karin Slaughter have read all of her books, 'Will Trent' 'Grant County'
Saw her new book for May 'Undone' was just going to order but popped into reviews and discovered 'Undone' is the same book 'genesis' which i read in 2010.
judyap
2nd Mar 2016
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I enjoyed 'The Quality of Silence. Quite absorbing, the only thing I found rather contrived, was when Yasmin and Ruby escape from the lorry as it sinks through the ice. They run away quickly, only to find who they had travelled all across Alaska looking for,right there!
judyap
8th Feb 2016
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I enjoyed 'The bones of you' and found it an interesting read. I have just read 'The Potters House' by Rosie Thomas. Its a good read, beautifully written, but I found the ending a complete mystery! I wonder if any other reader could make sense of it and explain it to me!
Catton
25th Jan 2016
1
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Rosamund Lupton's first two books are excellent. This one is also but it is not set in Britain and because of the story the pace seems slow so it might take a while to get into it. I still found it absorbing.
frances
17th Jan 2016
1
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What a coincidence! Picked up 'Moving' by Jenny Éclair in my local supermarket last week and now find it's on your Spring list. Enjoying it so far and hope to comment later!
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Looking forward to hearing how you enjoyed 'Moving' Frances 🙂
frances
30th Jan 2016
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Finished it a couple of days ago and really enjoyed it. I loved Edwina's quirky, chaotic lifestyle and was easily drawn in by the sadness of the house, with the wonderful touches of humour. I felt a bit bereft when the story changed focus the the younger members of the family and constantly wondered what was happening to Edwina, but even so the story had completely captivated me
I thought the portrayal of the 60 and 70s was spot on and thought the final resolution was appropriate. Great book - will look out for more by Jenny Éclair on the shelves!
judyap
9th Jan 2016
1
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I recentlu read 'The bones of you'. It was a gripping read and quite a mystery. The best books rhat I read recently were The seven sisters by Lucinda Riley, and The lake house, by Kate Morton. Both books were hugely enjoyable and I can thoroughly enjoyable.,!
JenniferP
9th Jan 2016
2
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I have just read an amazing book!
I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
It is quite a tome but a gripping story with lots of twists
If you are looking for a book to shorten the dreary winter day, read this!
Yvonne27
7th Feb 2016
0
Thanks for voting!
Have just stated reading it so will comment further when finished but agree it is 'quite tome' 🙂

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