Page 7 of 8

Posted: Mon May 26th, 2014, 6:58 pm
by Vanessa
I love the Ruth Galloway series.

Posted: Tue May 27th, 2014, 8:38 am
by Madeleine
[quote=""Vanessa""]I love the Ruth Galloway series.[/quote]

Yes they're great, I devour them as soon as they're published in pb. Ruth is such a great character.

I've just started "The Chessmen" by Peter May.

Posted: Tue May 27th, 2014, 11:17 am
by Vanessa
I'm now reading Thornyhold by Mary Stewart, hopefully an easy read after The Casual Vacancy which was fascinating with some great characterisation but quite depressing.

Posted: Tue May 27th, 2014, 12:55 pm
by Madeleine
Thornyhold's very gentle Vanessa, so you should be alright!

Posted: Tue May 27th, 2014, 1:16 pm
by Brenna
The Book Thief-I usually stay away from WWII or Nazi Germany on purpose but I couldn't resist when it became available on Overdrive. I am quite enjoying the writing and the storyline.

Posted: Thu May 29th, 2014, 2:23 pm
by Ash
Brenna, thats one of my favorite books from the last few years. Just a warning - stay away from the movie. It doesn't work

Finished The Englishman's Daughter, a non fiction account of four English soldiers trapped behind enemy lines in WWI, and the village that decides to hide them from the Germans. Well written, and at times stunned me with things I didn't realize the Germans did in the war. The ending, when the author is looking for the traitor 80 years later, was rather anticlimatic. But if you want a glimpse about what the Great War was like for people in occupied France, read this.

Posted: Thu May 29th, 2014, 3:14 pm
by Brenna
Ash-I can see why it is a favorite-Death as narrator is unique and adds another dynamic to the story. I am hooked although reluctant to get to the end as I have a feeling it won't be pretty.

Posted: Sat May 31st, 2014, 4:14 pm
by Misfit
The Bride by Margaret Irwin. About James Graham and his relationship with Prince Rupert's sister Louise, but so far all I've got in the story 11% is Prince Rupert (not complaining about that :p ;) ). I think Irwin's written other books around this period and there might be a series in there. I feel like I've come to the table after everyone else has finished dinner and left.

Posted: Sat May 31st, 2014, 7:47 pm
by annis
Posted by Misfit
I think Irwin's written other books around this period and there might be a series in there.
There is a loose trilogy set around Rupert, Montrose and Louise. Stranger Prince is about Rupert, The Proud Servant the story of Montrose. The Bride is about Louise and Montrose, but, as was always his way, Rupert tends to upstage the others to a degree :)

Posted: Sat May 31st, 2014, 8:44 pm
by Misfit
[quote=""annis""]Posted by Misfit


There is a loose trilogy set around Rupert, Montrose and Louise. Stranger Prince is about Rupert, The Proud Servant the story of Montrose. The Bride is about Louise and Montrose, but, as was always his way, Rupert tends to upstage the others to a degree :) [/quote]

Thanks for that. I wonderif I would be better off finding a copy of The Proud Servant? Rupert is a scene stealer, that's for sure.