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Silversurfers Book Club Spring 2017

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 2017 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.

Before the Rains – Available from Amazon >> 

(Due for release 23rd February)

Book Synopsis

A romantic, heart-wrenching tale of love against the odds set in India, from the Number One Sunday Timesbestselling author

1930, Rajputana, India. Since her husband’s death, 28-year-old photojournalist Eliza’s only companion has been her camera. When the British Government send her to an Indian princely state to photograph the royal family, she’s determined to make a name for herself.

But when Eliza arrives at the palace she meets Jay, the Prince’s handsome, brooding brother. While Eliza awakens Jay to the poverty of his people, he awakens her to the injustices of British rule. Soon Jay and Eliza find they have more in common than they think. But their families – and society – think otherwise. Eventually they will have to make a choice between doing what’s expected, or following their hearts. . .

Lie with Me by Sabine Durrant – Available from Amazon >>

Book Synopsis

Paul has a plan. He has a vision of a better future, and he’s going to make it happen. If it means hiding or exaggerating a few things here and there, no harm done. But when he charms his way on to a family holiday… And finds himself trapped among tensions and emotions he doesn’t understand… By the time he starts to realise that however painful the truth is, it’s the lies that cause the real damage… Well, by then, it might just be too late.

Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent – Available from Amazon >>

Book Synopsis

Lydia Fitzsimons lives in the perfect house with her adoring husband and beloved son. There is just one thing Lydia yearns for to make her perfect life complete, though the last thing she expects is that pursuing it will lead to murder. However, needs must – because nothing can stop this mother from getting what she wants.

Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon – Available from Amazon >>

Book Synopsis

Bryony Gordon has OCD. It’s the snake in her brain that has told her ever since she was a teenager that her world is about to come crashing down: that her family might die if she doesn’t repeat a phrase 5 times, or that she might have murdered someone and forgotten about it. It’s caused alopecia, bulimia, and drug dependency. And Bryony is sick of it. Keeping silent about her illness has given it a cachet it simply does not deserve, so here she shares her story with trademark wit and dazzling honesty.

A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith Stuart – Available from Amazon >>

Book Synopsis

Meet thirtysomething dad, Alex. He loves his wife Jody, but has forgotten how to show it. He loves his son Sam, but doesn’t understand him. Something has to change. And he needs to start with himself. Meet eight-year-old Sam. Beautiful, surprising, autistic. To him the world is a puzzle he can’t solve on his own. When Sam starts to play Minecraft, it opens up a place where Alex and Sam begin to rediscover both themselves and each other …When life starts to tear one family apart, can they put themselves back together, one piece at a time?

 

 The Muse by Jessie Burton – Available from Amazon >>

Book Synopsis

On a hot July day in 1967, Odelle Bastien climbs the stone steps of the Skelton gallery in London, knowing that her life is about to change forever. Having struggled to find her place in the city since she arrived from Trinidad five years ago, she has been offered a job as a typist under the tutelage of the glamorous and enigmatic Marjorie Quick. But though Quick takes Odelle into her confidence, and unlocks a potential she didn’t know she had, she remains a mystery – no more so than when a lost masterpiece with a secret history is delivered to the gallery. The truth about the painting lies in 1936 and a large house in rural Spain, where Olive Schloss, the daughter of a renowned art dealer, is harbouring ambitions of her own. Into this fragile paradise come artist and revolutionary Isaac Robles and his half-sister Teresa, who immediately insinuate themselves into the Schloss family, with explosive and devastating consequences.

Baby Doll by Hollie Overton – Available from Amazon >>

Book Synopsis

Lily has been abducted from outside her high-school gates. For eight long years she’s been locked away from the outside world. During that time she’s changed from a girl into a woman. She’s had a baby. And now she has seized her chance and escaped. Running for her life, with her daughter in her arms, she returns to her family and the life she used to know – to her much-loved twin sister Abby, her mum, her high-school boyfriend – and her freedom. But is it possible to go back?

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

 

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Ev60
12th May 2017
0
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Love Dinah Jeffries and can't wait to read her new book, 'After the Rains' The Muse was a brilliant story with lots of twists and turns.
JAM66
1st May 2017
2
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Anyone else on here love Linwood Barclay. Just bought The twenty three.
Lottie1
11th May 2017
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Yes read a few very much page turners tho haven't read last two as my reading gone a bit down hill I'm afraid I'm watching a bit too much TV series
Chanel55
16th May 2017
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Hi JAM66, I am a HUGE Linwood Barclay fan! I would recommend that you work your way through his other novels I think you will really enjoy them, make it your summer reading list!
Angie95
17th Apr 2017
1
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Patricia Scanlan is one of my favourite writers. , she is has a feel good way about her, a bit like Maeve Binchy, One book I read that has stayed with a long time, is We are all made of Stars by Rowan Coleman, a beautiful story, Stella is works in a hospice and each night she writes letters for he patients, their final wishes and thoughts, It will have you sobbing, and laughing, and it will stay with you, but one thing I can guarantee is you will recommend it to your friends and family xx
CathyBluesky
12th May 2017
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Rowan Coleman has written some fantastic books...try Jane Fallon...totally recommend 🙂
Lyndaw
29th Mar 2017
1
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I discovered Greg Iles last summer and thoroughly enjoyed the Penn Cage novels, the final one is published this April. I would highly recommend them.
MadamDi
23rd Apr 2017
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Been trying to read The Bone Tree but even though I read about 3 books a week, couldn't get into this. There were too many characters and events, just felt like I was running to catch up! Had to admit defeat and took it unfinished to the library.
AnneR12
22nd Mar 2017
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A Boy Made of Blocks is the best book I've read in a long time. Realised afterwards why it was so brilliant - author had first hand experience.
Pam1960
10th Mar 2017
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After I finished reading Baby Doll I passed it know to my sister in law to read. The first thing she asked when seeing the book was "is it a horror". After my previous comments I wondered what others thought. How do you select the books you read, what draws you to pick up a book to read the blurb know the back cover?
Pam1960
9th Mar 2017
0
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Just finished Baby Doll by Hollie Overton. Really enjoyed this book, couldn't put it down. Added her next book The Wall to my books to read list. If I had seen this book in the local supermarket I probably wouldn't have bought it as the cover makes me think horror and it is a thriller. I don't think I would even have picked it up to read the blurb. Thank you Editor for including this in the Spring Book Club reads, very enjoyable.
Pam1960
6th Mar 2017
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Just read The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware. Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Kept me guessing to the end.
Lyndaw
29th Mar 2017
1
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I also enjoyed this book but many comments on "goodreads' were negative. Comparisons to 'Girl on the Train' were made, a novel I felt was over rated.
Pam1960
29th Mar 2017
2
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I've often read books with rave reviews and not enjoyed them yet others which have been slammed I couldn't put down. Either I would be no good as a critical or it is a case of everyone enjoys different reads
JAM66
1st May 2017
2
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it was over-rated, sorry to say
gena
1st Mar 2017
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I love books but struggle with reading. Do you have audio books ?
JSilver
19th Mar 2017
1
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RNIB offer free audio books for people with sight loss, you can enrol online, see rnib.org.uk for details on e books, audio and downloads.

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