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Silversurfers Book Club Summer 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 six suggested titles to kick off the new Summer 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.

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult – Available from Amazon >> 

Book Synopsis

When a newborn baby dies after a routine hospital procedure, there is no doubt about who will be held responsible: the nurse who had been banned from looking after him by his father.

What the nurse, her lawyer and the father of the child cannot know is how this death will irrevocably change all of their lives, in ways both expected and not.

Small Great Things is about prejudice and power; it is about that which divides and unites us.

It is about opening your eyes.

This Must be the Place by Maggie O’Farrell – Available from Amazon >>

Book Synopsis

Meet Daniel Sullivan, a man with a complicated life. A New Yorker living in the wilds of Ireland, he has children he never sees in California, a father he loathes in Brooklyn and a wife, Claudette, who is a reclusive ex-film star given to shooting at anyone who ventures up their driveway. He is also about to find out something about a woman he lost touch with twenty years ago, and this discovery will send him off-course, far away from wife and home. Will his love for Claudette be enough to bring him back?

Conclave by Robert Harris – Available from Amazon >>

Book Synopsis

The Pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, one hundred and eighteen cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world’s most secretive election. They are holy men. But they have ambition. And they have rivals. Over the next seventy-two hours one of them will become the most powerful spiritual figure on earth.

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena – Available from Amazon >>

Book Synopsis

You’ve just had your first baby and the couple next door invite you and your husband round to dinner. But not with the baby – they don’t like her crying. So you leave the baby monitor on. You’re only yards away – what can go wrong? When you get home the baby has gone.

Taken. But why? And by whom?

Miss You by Kate Eberlen – Available from Amazon >>

Book Synopsis

Tess and Gus are meant to be. They just haven’t met properly yet. And perhaps they never will …Today is the first day of the rest of your life is the motto on a plate in the kitchen at home, and Tess can’t get it out of her head, even though she’s in Florence for a final, idyllic holiday before university. Her life is about to change forever – but not in the way she expects. Gus and his parents are also on holiday in Florence. Their lives have already changed suddenly and dramatically. Gus tries to be a dutiful son, but longs to escape and discover what sort of person he is going to be. For one day, the paths of an eighteen-year-old girl and boy criss-cross before they each return to England. Over the course of the next sixteen years, life and love will offer them very different challenges. Separated by distance and fate, there’s no way the two of them are ever going to meet each other properly …or is there?

 

 The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry – Available from Amazon >>

Book Synopsis

London 1893. When Cora Seaborne’s husband dies, she steps into her new life as a widow with as much relief as sadness: her marriage was not a happy one, and she never suited the role of society wife. Accompanied by her son Francis – a curious, obsessive boy – she leaves town for Essex, where she hopes fresh air and open space will provide the refuge they need. When they take lodgings in Colchester, rumours reach them from further up the estuary that the mythical Essex Serpent, once said to roam the marshes claiming human lives, has returned to the coastal parish of Aldwinter. Cora, a keen amateur naturalist with no patience for religion or superstition, is immediately enthralled, convinced that what the local people think is a magical beast may be a previously undiscovered species. As she sets out on its trail, she is introduced to William Ransome, Aldwinter’s vicar. Like Cora, Will is deeply suspicious of the rumours, but he thinks they are founded on moral panic, a flight from real faith. As he tries to calm his parishioners, he and Cora strike up an intense relationship, and although they agree on absolutely nothing, they find themselves inexorably drawn together and torn apart, eventually changing each other’s lives in ways entirely unexpected. Told with exquisite grace and intelligence, this novel is most of all a celebration of love, and the many different guises it can take.

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

 

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Lyndaw
7th Aug 2017
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I have recently discovered an author new to me, Elly Griffiths. It's a series of novels featuring a forensic archaeologist, Dr Ruth Galloway. They are all set in North Norfolk and are worth a read.
Lyndaw
7th Aug 2017
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I quite enjoyed The Couple Next Door but wouldn't rush to read another by the author. I thoroughly enjoyed Small Great Things. Over the years I have read most of Jodi Picoult's novels but felt that they were becoming too sentimental. For me, Small Great Things was a return to form.
NinaC9
30th Jul 2017
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I am a huge fan of fantasy and SF. It's not a genre that enjoys popularity with woman my age. Could I recommend the author Brent Weeks for those of us who like grown up fairy tales .
mauveone
25th Jul 2017
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I was fortunate enough to have a Review Copy of The Essex Serpent, I thought it was a brilliant book and could not put it down. I am happy to see that it is selling well, Also very pleased I gave it a good review! I can recommend it to you.
ChristineR447
17th Jul 2017
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I own a kindle. I've had it for about a year and I've never bought a book yet. There are so many free books to download on Amazon and Bookbub etc. I don't need to buy any. I just chose the genre I'm in the mood to read and "buy" the ones that appeal to me. I love my kindle.
Helen Highwater
9th Jul 2017
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After all the hype I was rather disappointed by The Couple Next Door. I was glad to finish it and don't particularly want to read anything else by this writer.

On the other hand I absolutely loved Conclave. Brilliantly written and very absorbing, lots of insights into papal twists and turns, and a charismatic central character. Great stuff.

The book I've enjoyed most this summer so far is The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett; beautiful writing, very interesting characters and a story that is three in one - I shed a tear at the end and I didn't want to finish this wonderful book.
trish58
8th Jul 2017
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Read Small Great Things and The Couple Next Door. Both very good.
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Does any body know when the new book by Jed Mercurio be coming out who wrote In the line of duty
Lindylouise
25th Jul 2017
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I too, love anything written by Jed Mercurio. An absolute genius of thrillers! I loved "Bodies". I would also be interested in knowing of anything new written by him.
mazza1952
26th May 2017
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I have read Jodi Picoult's Small Great Things and in fact have read all her books. Although I enjoyed this book and consider her to be one of my favourite authors, I did not find this book as gripping or as page-turning as some of her previous novels when I have sat up all night to finish them. Can't quite put my finger on why as I love her style of writing but found I could not fully empathise with the main characters on this occasion. I would be interested in others' views.
AnnieWeir
18th May 2017
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Hello there. I wonder whether you would consider my novel as one of your 'reads'. 'Judith wants to be your friend' has sold over 5000 copies since being published last year. 'If Judith wants to be your friend, she'll make it happen. She'll find out where you go and what you do, and she'll be there too.' I will gladly send you a paperback copy to review. It has been described as a page-turner and a great summer read. Thank you for your consideration. Annie Weir. https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Books/Judith-Wants-be-Your-Friend-Annie-Weir/1785890042
original mumster
18th May 2017
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I'd love to read and review your book
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Hello Annie ... if you email jo.ellis@silversurfers.com she will point you in the right direction! Best wishes 🙂
Chanel55
17th May 2017
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I have just finished reading Conclave by Robert Harris, full of twists & turns & intrigue! Very descriptive you can imagine yourself there.

Gives you a good insight into the secretive rituals & protocols that have been practised for hundreds of years. Lots of jealousy, backstabbing & underhand tactics within the walls of the Vatican.

Really enjoyed this book, would recommend highly.

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