Wednesday, 26 February 2014

February Books

Here's what I've been reading this month:

How to Blog for Profit without Selling your Soul by Ruth Soukup - this is an kindle edition so I had to borrow hubby's kindle again!  There is lots of basic info which I already knew. The book was useful for SEO info, Income and Ads. Ruth Soukup, an American blogger doesn't think Twitter is as valuable as Pinterest to your blog but for me this isn't the case. Quite a lot of repetition of words and phrases which was a tad annoying but an interesting read and a good price - £3.21. Would recommend.

The Midnight Rose by Lucinda Riley - I simply loved this book and couldn't put it down!  It spans four generations from the palaces of the Maharajas of India to stately homes in England.  The story follows the life of Anahita Chavan from 1911 to the present day.

Anahita (Anni) forms a lifelong friendship with Indira, an Indian Princess. She becomes her companion and accompanies her to school in England just before the Great War.  When in England she meets Donald Astbury, Heir to the Astbury Estate.

Eighty years later Rebecca Bradley, a young American film star comes to England to play a 1920s debutante and she is the double of Anthony's grandmother Violet.  Ari, Anni's grandson arrives to try and decipher his family's past history and his grandmother's lost son Moh.  There are loads of twists and turns and one especially poignant one near the end. Can't recommend this book highly enough. Can't wait for Lucinda's next book.

Survivor by Lesley Pearse - this is the third part of a trilogy (Belle, The Promise) and follows Mariette, Belle's teenage daughter who looks likely to get into trouble in hometown of Russell, New Zealand. Belle & Etienne send her off to stay with her aunt and uncle in London. She falls for handsome steward Morgan on the ship. With the world on brink of the war Mariette finds herself stuck in London unable to get home. Tragedy strikes and Mariette has to find her own way in the world. As London endures the Blitz Mariette get stuck in and helps out where she can. There is heroism, romance, love and loss. I loved this book.

What have you been reading this month?


  1. These sound really interesting, will be adding them to my to read list :)


  2. Nice picks - If I buy a kindle book I usually end up getting a hard copy if it’s available, love collecting books x