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Friday, 21 July 2017

Blessop's Wife by Barbara Gaskell Denvil


Blessop's Wife

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Chill with a Book READERS’ Award

Medieval mystery, suspense and romance, a gripping page turner


It is 15th century England and King Edward IV wears the crown, but no king rules unchallenged. Often it is those closest to him who are the unexpected danger. When the king dies suddenly without clear cause, rumour replaces fact – and Andrew Cobham is working behind the scenes.

Tyballis was forced into marriage with her abusive neighbour. When she escapes, she meets Andrew and an uneasy alliance forms with a motley gathering of thieves, informers, prostitutes and children eventually joining the game. 

And as the country is brought to the brink of war, Andrew and Tyballis discover something neither thought was possible. Their friendship takes them in unusual directions as Tyballis becomes embroiled in Andrew’s work and the danger which surrounds him.

A thrilling story of abduction, murder, subterfuge and romance.


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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Jane The Quene by Janet Wertman


Jane The Quene

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Chill with a Book READERS’ Award

All Jane Seymour wants is a husband; but when she catches the eye of a volatile king, she is pulled deep into the Tudor court's realm of plot and intrigue....

England. 1535. Jane Seymour is 27 years old and increasingly desperate for the marriage that will provide her a real place in the world. She gets the perfect opportunity to shine when the court visits Wolf Hall, the Seymour ancestral manor. With new poise born from this event, it seems certain that her efficiency and diligence will shine through and finally attract a suitor.

Meanwhile, King Henry VIII is 45 and increasingly desperate for a son to secure his legacy. He left his first wife, a princess of Spain, changing his country's religion in the process, to marry Anne Boleyn -- but she too has failed to deliver the promised heir. As Henry begins to fear he is cursed, Jane Seymour's honesty and innocence conjure redemption. Thomas Cromwell, an ambitious clerk who has built a career on strategically satisfying the King's desires, sees in Jane the perfect vehicle to calm the political unrest that threatens the country: he engineers the plot that ends with Jane becoming the King's third wife.

Jane believes herself virtuous and her actions justified, but early miscarriages shake her confidence and hopes. How can a woman who has done nothing wrong herself deal with the guilt of how she unseated her predecessor?



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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Mind Guerrilla by Martin Tracey


Mind Guerrilla

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Chill with a Book READERS’ Award

When a high-end escort is discovered murdered in her plush waterside apartment, so begins the hunt for a serial killer known as The Crucifier due to the unusual slaying and positioning of his victims.
In parallel there remains the need to locate a dangerous and elusive doomsday cult.
DCI William Chamberlain and DI Judd Stone have an acute thirst for justice on both accounts.
Stone is an ex-football hooligan turned cop. Riddled with guilt and anger, he is used to getting results – albeit somewhat unconventionally.

Chamberlain suffers from Multiple Sclerosis, but curiously, as his health deteriorates, his ability to perform acts of telekinesis increases. When faced with life or death, Chamberlain progresses from manipulating physical matter to controlling minds and sets in motion a dramatic chain of events. But why do things spiral out of control, placing an unknown high-profile target in danger? 
Assistance comes from the most unlikely of sources but who is also working against the wheels of justice?

And just what is the connection between The Crucifier, the cult and the high-profile target?
With Spaghetti Western overtones, the chase from Liverpool to London and through both Birmingham UK and Alabama, finds both detectives having to confront their darkest demons in pursuit of the sweet taste of revenge. 


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Friday, 14 July 2017

A White Horizon by Barbara Gaskell Denvil


A White Horizon

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Chill with a Book READERS’ Award


In the cold frozen north of the north, the smell of magic was in the air.

Accused of casting spells against her evil family, a young girl is running for her life - again. But is Skarga responsible for the curses, or is someone else casting the magic spells? 
Who is Gimr the Skald?

Paid by her father to kill her, claiming to be Gimr, he captures her, but he’s not the evil man she expected. She escapes, only to fall into the hands of another, but this man has plans to entertain himself with Skarga before ending her life. After spending most of the year in captivity, Skarga vows to remain free. The secrets and magic that she encounters complicate her life, taking her on an epic enchanted journey.

"based in history but definitely fantasy. This is a brutal story that follows a 19 year old girl branded as a witch and treated in deplorable ways. From a father who hires an assassin to kidnap and kill her, to her escape and subsequent capture at the hands of an even worse captor, it is absolutely heart-wrenching. It is also very hard to put down! I wanted so desperately for Skarga to find some happiness and love that I read well into the night following her plight. It is truly an enthralling read and I'm most assuredly continuing the trilogy!"

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Thursday, 13 July 2017

Rowan's Well by C J Harter


Rowan's Well

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Chill with a Book READERS’ Award

Mark Strachan has everything: good looks, beautiful, doting wife, great job, loyal best friend... and a secret flaw that goes to his very core. A deep secret he’ll wreck lives to protect.
Mark’s life is about to change. He’s going to commit an act so shocking there’ll be no going back. Unless someone can stop him.
At Rowan’s Well, on North Yorkshire’s rugged cliffs, Mark will force his family, and best friend Will, to face the consequences of loving a man like him.
At Rowan’s Well, it’s hard to tell where love ends and hatred begins…

If you like psychological thrillers with page-turning suspense and shocking twists, you’ll love this.
‘A sophisticated, compelling thriller’ ‘I couldn’t put it down’ ‘Gripping to the last page’ ‘Extraordinary and uncompromising’ ‘Compelling family drama that wouldn't be out of place as a BBC drama’ ‘Had me in its thrilling spell’ ‘Highly recommend!’
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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

A Seventy-Five Percent Solution by Julia Brannan



A Seventy-Five Percent Solution

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As victims of their parents’ unhappy marriage, both Joanne and Kate grow up with very different views of what love is but also what it is not.

Kate now believes love to be a trap into which she vows never to fall, while Joanne, desperate for affection, grows up believing no one could ever fall in love with her. However, after a whirlwind romance, the handsome and charismatic Steve asks Joanne to marry him. It seems to her a once-in-a-lifetime chance to escape from her bullying father and realise all her dreams.

Dismissing her sister’s reservations and determined to make it work, Joanne ignores the cracks that begin to appear in her marriage. That is until the day all of her illusions are blown apart and she must face the bitter truth, then attempt to make a new life for herself.

The promise of redemption whispers in her ear, but she soon realises that before she can step into her future, she must turn and confront her past.


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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

The Girl from County Clare by Vicky Adin




The Girl from County Clare

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Chill with a Book READERS’ Award

Like making lace – she pieced together a new life from a single thread of hope

Brigid loves her home and family, but she is torn. If she stays, she is another mouth to feed in a land plagued by starvation and poverty. If she leaves, she will never see any of them again. Heartbroken, Brigid boards the ship that will take her to a new life in Australia comforted only by the thought her cousin Jamie will make the journey with her.

Her skill as a lacemaker soon draws attention, but life doesn’t always run smoothly in the harsh new landscape. Brigid must learn to conquer her fears and overcome the stigma of being a servant, a female and Irish if she is to fulfil her dream.

A new start in New Zealand offers hope - until the day the man who seeks her downfall finds her.

A B.R.A.G. Medallion honoree


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Saturday, 8 July 2017

The Wendy House by Pauline Barclay



The Wendy House

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Chill with a Book READERS’ Award

When Nicola changes overnight from a bright, happy young child into a sullen, rebellious girl, ceasing to show interest in anything or anyone around her, her parents struggle to understand why. As she develops into a difficult, troubled, hostile teenager they put it down to hormones, believing it will pass. Yet Nicola goes from bad to worse and no matter how much her mother tries to reach out to her, it seems she is hell bent on self-destruction. When she leaves home at seventeen, rushing into the arms of a man ten years her senior and quickly becoming pregnant, her despairing mother almost gives up on her. A decade later, the events that stole Nicola’s childhood and changed the course of her life threaten finally to destroy her. She knows if she is to cling on to her sanity she must tell her mother the dreadful secret she has carried all these years, but her fear that she will be met with disbelief, hostility and branded an evil liar drives her to the edge.

A heart-rending story of betrayal, secrets and gripping fear.

The Wendy House is an indieB.R.A.G. Gold Medallion honoree



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