Silversurfers Book Club Summer 2015

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 six suggested titles to kick off the new Summer 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 Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair By Joel Dicker- Available from Amazon >>




Book Synopsis

August 30, 1975.The day of the disappearance. The day Somerset, New Hampshire, lost its innocence.

That summer, struggling author Harry Quebert fell in love with fifteen-year-old Nola Kellergan. Thirty-three years later, her body is dug up from his yard, along with a manuscript copy of the novel that made him a household name. Quebert is the only suspect.

Marcus Goldman – Quebert’s most gifted protégé – throws off his writer’s block to clear his mentor’s name. Solving the case and penning a new bestseller soon merge into one. As his book begins to take on a life of its own, the nation is gripped by the mystery of ‘The Girl Who Touched the Heart of America.’

But with Nola, in death as in life, nothing is ever as it seems.


I Let You Go by Claire Mackintosh – Available from Amazon >>




Book Synopsis

A tragic accident. It all happened so quickly. She couldn’t have prevented it. Could she?

In a split second, Jenna Gray’s world descends into a nightmare. Her only hope of moving on is to walk away from everything she knows to start afresh. Desperate to escape, Jenna moves to a remote cottage on the Welsh coast, but she is haunted by her fears, her grief and her memories of a cruel November night that changed her life forever.

Slowly, Jenna begins to glimpse the potential for happiness in her future. But her past is about to catch up with her, and the consequences will be devastating . . .


Summertime by Vanessa Layfaye – Available from Amazon >>




Book Synopsis

In the small town of Heron Key, where the relationships are as tangled as the mangrove roots in the swamp, everyone is preparing for the 4th of July barbecue, unaware that their world is about to change for ever. Missy, maid to the Kincaid family, feels she has wasted her life pining for Henry, who went to fight on the battlefields of France. Now he has returned with a group of other desperate, destitute veterans, unsure of his future, ashamed of his past.

When a white woman is found beaten nearly to death, suspicion falls on Henry. As the tensions rise, the barometer starts to plummet. But nothing can prepare them for what is coming. For far out over the Atlantic, the greatest storm ever to strike North America is heading their way…



  A Man Called Ove by Fredrik  – Available from Amazon >>




Book Synopsis

At first sight, Ove is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He thinks himself surrounded by idiots – neighbours who can’t reverse a trailer properly, joggers, shop assistants who talk in code, and the perpetrators of the vicious coup d’etat that ousted him as Chairman of the Residents’ Association. He will persist in making his daily inspection rounds of the local streets.

But isn’t it rare, these days, to find such old-fashioned clarity of belief and deed? Such unswerving conviction about what the world should be, and a lifelong dedication to making it just so?

In the end, you will see, there is something about Ove that is quite irresistible…


The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes by Anna McPartlin – Available from Amazon >>




Book Synopsis

Here is a truth that can’t be escaped: for Mia ‘Rabbit’ Hayes, life is coming to an end . . .

Rabbit Hayes loves her life, ordinary as it is, and the extraordinary people in it.

She loves her spirited daughter, Juliet; her colourful, unruly family; the only man in her big heart, Johnny Faye.

But it turns out the world has other plans for Rabbit, and she’s OK with that. Because she has plans for the world too, and only a handful of days left to make them happen.

Here is a truth that won’t be forgotten: this is a story about laughing through life’s surprises and finding the joy in every moment.


A Song for Issy Bradley by Carys Bray – Available from Amazon >>




Book Synopsis

The Bradleys are an ordinary family living in Southport. But they are also Mormons, which separates them from their neighbours. Four-year-old Issy dies suddenly from meningitis and her staunchly religious father Ian’s faith is shaken. Her put-upon mother Claire is lost in grief. This is a beautiful, fascinating book about faith and loss.




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11th Oct 2015
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Woo! there is a few books here I may read , sound really good !
sue D
6th Oct 2015
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All of them sound great. Can't wait!!
12th Sep 2015
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Great selection here. Haven't read any yet so there's some excellent reading to enjoy. Now, where are my specs?
1st Sep 2015
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I Let You Go is a great story, which throws in a few red herrings before revealing who "I" is. A twist at the end too!
29th Aug 2015
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Just finished reading A Man Called Ove,I found it a bit slow going at the beginning but soon got into the story,it's only the second book I have read that has made me cry in public and also burst out laughing,it's a brilliant truthful heartwarming story
There is a man who lives on my street and he drives a Saab 900 Turbo and now everytime I walk past it I smile to myself
20th Aug 2015
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A Man Called Ove is an absolute must read. It made me smile, laugh and cry and it reflected my husband and father and I am sure most of us silver ladies know someone with atleast half of Ove's characteristics. Please dont pass this one by.
14th Aug 2015
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A must read is And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. Really enjoyed this book
6th Aug 2015
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Is it possible to have my new novel considered as a recommended read in the book club?
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Hello Scribbler ... if you would like to email e .. [email protected] with your request I will forward it to the relevant person on the team 🙂
6th Aug 2015
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Thank you. Will do.

29th Jul 2015
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Just read "Summertime" - an excellent read - hard to believe all the prejudice that existed.
A difficult subject made enjoyable & very readable.
27th Jul 2015
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I have just read The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair.
It was a very satisfying read,a real roller coaster taking you from
One theory to another as well as having an ending that didn't
Make you want to bite the carpet in frustration.
I enjoyed it very much.
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Thank you for your feedback .. glad you enjoyed it 🙂
23rd Jul 2015
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Can I recommend 'Thr seven sisters' by Lucinda Riley. Its the most enjoyable book that I have read for a long time, do try it, because if you enjoy it ( I couldnt put it down) this book is the first in a series!
20th Jul 2015
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Just finished A Man called Ove, what a fantastic book. Definitely a
'must' read.
Path 25
19th Jul 2015
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I have read I Let You Go recently,after hearing Judy Finnegan recommend it on The One Show. It is a great story. I would highly recommended it.
29th May 2015
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Read a man called Ove in Swedish last year and it is a brilliant book.
18th May 2015
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I have just finished I let you go & A Song for Issy Bradley. Really enjoyed both of them. Interested in the reference to the Mormon religion in Issy Bradley & I let you go had a really good twist to the story. Both are a good holiday read!
17th May 2015
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The Girl On The Train. Great read.
6th Jun 2015
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Agree. A very good book, you are kept guessing right to the end. Would highly recommend.

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