November has seen some fabulous releases, two of which I have read and quite simply fell in love with… we have the drop-dead-sexy Mr Jack Reacher (Lee Child) returning with his debut The Midnight Line, and Gi Fletcher creating another kick-ass female lead! Reading has been so much fun recently!
Some Kind of Wonderful by Giovanna Fletcher
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When the love of your life says you’re not The One, who are you?
Lizzy is so in love with her boyfriend of ten years; Ian. They have been a couple since their first week of university, so surely the next step in their relationship is an engagement. Lizzy would be over the moon with a proposal although Ian has other ideas… and what is supposed to be a romantic escape to Dubai leaves Lizzy with no ring, no fiancé and no future.
This heartbreakingly stunning read follows Lizzy seeking opportunities, finding her moments and really discovering who she is outside of being Ian’s ‘other half’.
I am such a fan of Giovanna’s work. She creates fictional worlds using everyday problems in such a tremendously beautiful way. Her writing is unique, she makes me fall in love with reading and she spirits me off to another place where I don’t have to think about my everyday life.
Lizzy, as heartbroken as she is, is such a fun-loving character. She is your best friend, she is the girl next door, and there is a little bit of all us females in her. It was wonderful reading her adventure discovering who Lizzie really is… and now all I wish for is another book based on the three months that she went away travelling – not too much to ask for, I hope?!
Thank you to Ellie Hughes at Michael Joseph (Penguin) for providing me with a review copy – you made my month!
The Midnight Line (a Jack Reacher thriller) by Lee Child
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The Midnight Line sees Reacher set on a raw and elemental quest for simple justice. Best advice: don’t get in his way.
We are thrown straight in at the deep end with Jack Reacher as he takes a walk in a small Midwestern town where he stumbles across a ring in a pawn shop. Now this is no ordinary ring – it is a West Point class ring from 2005. It’s a woman cadet’s graduation present, and why would she give it up? The reason Reacher knows this is because he was a West Pointer too, and he knows what she went through to get it.
Reacher, with the help of a few others, cleverly tracks the ring back to its owner. As always, this wasn’t a simple task and we follow him down a criminal trail, with a few fight scenes thrown in, to Wyoming. All Reacher ever wanted was to find the owner – there is nothing in it for him – and if she is okay then he will simply walk away, but if she isn’t, then in typical Reacher style, he will stop at nothing to help her out.
This is one heck of a wild ride with hidden depths and plenty of action. The Midnight Line complements Lee Child’s best-selling collection, and does not disappoint!
As always, thank you to Patsy Irwin at Transworld for sending me a copy… I cannot wait already for the next instalment.
Anyway, hopefully one of these will take your fancy!?
Bye for now!