The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey - a magical book. The story starts in Alaska in 1920. Jack & Mabel don't have any children, Mabel lost a child and it is a big regret in their lives. During the first snowfall they build a snow girl complete with scarf and gloves. In the morning it is gone. They get glimpses of a blond haired girl running through the trees. They slowly get to know the girl and care for her and take her into their hearts. The story is based on a Russian fairytale. A really great read.
Gang of One by Gary Mulgrew - a fascinating read. Memoirs of Gary Mulgrew, one of the Natwest three who was extradited to America charged with wire fraud. The story explains what happened to him and the other two accused. He also writes about his early years and his family as well as terrifying prison life.
Then They Came For Me by Maziar Bahari - fascinating read about award winning journalist Maziar Bahari. He was in Iran to cover the Presidential Election in June in 2009 for Newsweek magazine. He was just expecting to be there a few days and then be back home to London to his pregnant fiancee but he is arrested and incarcerated under false charges of espionage in Evin, a State Prison known for oppression and torture. Prison life is hard and he is interrogated on a regular basis. Paola, his fiancee in London and his mother in Iran fought hard for his freedom. He was released in October 2009.
Lost Angel by Mandasue Heller. If you like Martina Cole, Kimberley Chambers and Jessie Keane you'll love this book.
Johnny Conroy meets Ruth Hynes before long they are married and Johnny becomes part of the Hynes family. The Hynes family business is stealing cars. The only good thing in his life is his daughter Angel who is innocent and nice. She meets Ryan, an employee of Johnny's and they fall in love but the family secrets involve him too... A great easy read.
What have you been reading this month?