Thursday, 28 October 2021

Stolen by Tess Stimson


Thanks to Tina of Turn The Page for her review of Stolen.  This is not my normal sort of book but I enjoyed every minute of it. 


Alexa's 3 year old daughter disappears at a beach wedding in Florida.  What happens next makes you think of how Kate McCann was treated following the disappearance of her daughter.


You'll want to read on to find out what happened.  Put aside all your assumptions and prepare for the ride.

Wednesday, 27 October 2021

What The Lady Wants by Renee Rosen


I came to What The Lady Wants as a result of a review by Melissa of Chick Lit and having previously enjoyed Park Avenue Summer .


This is a story based on real people but not trying to be historically accurate.  As a result, you need to read the author's note to see what she has based on reality and what is supposition, or frankly, a flight of fancy.


The title is based on the philosophy of Marshall Field who was a successful department store owner in Chicago.  The story is about the relationship with a much younger married woman Dell Caton – it lasted for over 30 years much to the scandal of society.


I enjoyed the writing – it captured the essence of the Chicago society of the time – or I think it did.