Dreaming in Chocolate by Susan Bishop Crispell is a delightful novel combining a sad story with magic realism which, along with the chocolate, adds plenty of warmth. Penelope Dalton's young daughter has only months to live, so the two write a bucket list of all the things young Ella wants to do. But the list includes getting a dad, in particular, her biological father, who happened to break Penelope's heart years ago. Recommended.
The Hidden Bones by Nicola Ford
This is a very readable mystery novel which
fans of archaeology will enjoy. Recently widowed Clare wants a new start so is happy to help a friend from university go through the papers of a deceased archaeologist. The Hungerbourne Barrows archive is a treasure trove for any archaeologist, but things take a turn for the worst when Clare finds herself at the centre of a murder investigation.
Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan: This is a charming novel is about Polly, a woman taking time out from a relationship turned toxic, moving to a small coastal town in Cornwall. Filling her time by baking bread, the locals soon clamour for more and Polly opens her own bakery. Pouring all her emotions into the bread, along with local ingredients, including honey from local beekeeper, Huckle, seems to do the trick and the bread gets better and better. A light diverting read.
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald:
When 28-year-old Sara loses her bookshop job in Sweden, her pen-pal in Broken Wheel, Iowa, suggests she come and stay for a holiday. But when Sara arrives her friend Amy has died just days before. The locals suggest she stay on at Amy's house, which is filled with books. One thing leads to another and Sara finds herself setting up a bookshop for a town that doesn't read - yet! Really, it's all about finding the right book for the right reader. A quirky feel-good novel.
The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford: This is another imagining of what might have happened when Agatha Christie went missing during a crisis in her marriage. In this story she boards the Orient Express in disguise. Two other women passengers she meets also have secrets and as the train continues to the Middle East, their stories converge. A brilliant read with lots of interest in the recreation of the journey and the stops along the way.
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