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Thursday, 30 January 2020

Book Cover of the Month - January



Book Cover of the Month

January

The Christmas Tree Thief




HUGE thanks to  Designer, Cathy Helms at Avalon Graphics for selecting this month's cover of the Month.



The Christmas Tree Thief
is automatically put forward for Cover of the Year 2020.



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All books receiving a Chill with a Readers' Award in February will automatically be considered for Book Cover of the Month – February.






Tuesday, 28 January 2020

The Birthday Card by Pauline Barclay


The Birthday Card

has RECEIVED a


A PREMIER Readers’ Award


Premier Readers’ Award is honoured to books that receive exceptional high evaluations from Chill Readers.


Doreen Wilkinson, a woman in her mid-thirties and single mother to a seventeen-year-old daughter, (going on thirty), can never imagine life will be anything other than the daily slog of trying to keep body and soul together.

Running late for work, she hurries out of her flat and sees a balloon bobbing on a thin ribbon tied to her neighbour’s door handle. Realising it must be the old boy’s birthday she decides to get him a birthday card at the same time as she picks up a packet of cigarettes from the corner shop.

Whilst the cigarettes will go up in smoke, the purchase of the birthday card will change her life forever.

The Birthday Card is a feel good, light-hearted read that will have you laughing out loud.



Genre: Fiction

Pages: 292


The Birthday Card was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against the following...

Were the characters strong and engaging?
 Was the book well written?
Did the story / plot have you turning the page to find out what happened next?
Was the ending satisfying?
Would you recommend to someone who reads this kind of story?








Monday, 27 January 2020

Who's There by Kerena Swan


Who's There?

has RECEIVED a


A PREMIER Readers’ Award


Premier Readers’ Award is honoured to books that receive exceptional high evaluations from Chill Readers.


Arnold Eastwood is thrilled when social services allocate him a flat all of his own. Independence hasn’t come easily to a young man with Downs Syndrome but now he has the chance to live free from his mum’s nagging, find a girlfriend, watch endless movies and make new friends.

 Meanwhile a London drug gang is setting up a supply line in Arnold’s town. They’re looking for someone to deliver drugs for them and somewhere to set up a base of operations.

Soon Arnold and his flat are in the drug gang’s sights. Drawn into the dark underworld of crack cocaine and modern slavery, Arnold soon discovers that friends can in fact be deadly enemies.

The question is: can he break free?


Genre: Thriller
Approx pages: 385


Who's There? was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against the following...

Were the characters strong and engaging?
 Was the book well written?
Did the story / plot have you turning the page to find out what happened next?
Was the ending satisfying?
Would you recommend to someone who reads this kind of story?









Friday, 24 January 2020

The Christmas Tree Thief by Phillipa Nefri Clark


The Christmas Tree Thief

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award



The last thing Charlotte expects to see is someone stealing Christmas trees, but she's determined not to get involved. Especially when some of the locals, including the town police officer, are suspicious of a newcomer like Charlotte.


Unfortunately, trouble has a way of finding Charlotte. When the bookshop becomes a target, she's forced to reconsider her hands-off policy--even if it means putting herself in danger. In order to find the culprit, Charlotte will discover what it really means to live in a small town and that the prospect of becoming a local may not be so bad after all. So long as it involves a spot of sleuthing on the side, of course . . .


The Charlotte Dean Mysteries is a brand new series of mysteries from the author of The Stationmaster's Cottage. Set amongst Victoria's beautiful Macedon Ranges featuring a quirky cast of characters and a dash of danger, it's small town mystery with a unique Australian twist.

Genre: Australian & Oceanian Literature
Approx pages: 240


 The Christmas Tree Thief was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against the following...

Were the characters strong and engaging?
 Was the book well written?
Did the story / plot have you turning the page to find out what happened next?
Was the ending satisfying?
Would you recommend to someone who reads this kind of story?






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Thursday, 16 January 2020

Lost Lady by Michael Reidy


Lost Lady

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award


1920s Paris. Art. Music. Dance. A girl.Set against the glamour and excitement of 1920s Paris, the events of Lost Lady shadows the life of a young émigré to reveal a microcosm of Russian history. Natasha ekes out a living as an artist’s model, sewing costumes for the ballet and playing the piano for Mme Duflot’s notorious establishment. Befriended by the young Charles Boivet, still finding his feet after the Great War, the girl he knows only as Natasha draws him out and introduces him to the cultural life of les année folles. However, the complex social and political entanglements of the Russian communities threaten her safety and his.Intrigue, conspiracies and rivalries begin to dominate Natasha’s life in this sub-culture and Charles can only watch as she is sucked in.

Genre: Historical Literary Fiction
Approx pages: 201


 Lost Lady was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against the following...

Were the characters strong and engaging?
 Was the book well written?
Did the story / plot have you turning the page to find out what happened next?
Was the ending satisfying?
Would you recommend to someone who reads this kind of story?




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