Never has a quote been so relevant to EVERY book worm around the globe (and further!). SO many books, but so little time! The same can also be said for book bloggers. We read that many books so we can share them with our audience, but we find ourselves short of time to write all our thoughts down in a comprehensive review.
This brings us nicely to ‘Mini Review Monday’. A place where, to compliment our current content, we can share with you some of our initial thoughts on books we have been reading over the last week.
The Chink In The Armour – Marie Belloc Lowndes
The beautiful light-haired, blue-eyed Sylvia Bailey — married at 19, and already a widow at 25 — is enjoying life on her own in Paris. She even carries with her a symbol of the freedom she feels: a string of pearls — a superb necklace she wears nearly everywhere she goes . . . Yet those pearls will take her to the brink of disaster — and propel her new, dear friend well beyond!
The widowed Sylvia Bailey is currently visiting Paris with her friend Ms Wolsey who she met whilst in the country. When her friend convinces her to go and see a psychic she hears hers and her friends unsettling future.
Sylvia hears about a local village to Paris and upon visiting finds a big casino there. Her friend Mrs Wolsey has abit of a habit she decides to relocate from Paris for a while, so Sylvia decides to do the same and enjoy the change of scenery.
I found this an easy read. I had suspicions about certain characters and wished I could step into the story to keep them from straying off the path and into trouble. This story had a subtle build of uneasiness as the book progressed. It highlighted how easily people could be lead into gambling and the insecurities of these games of chance.
Rules For Dating A Romantic Hero by Harriet Evans
From international favorite and bestseller Harriet Evans, the charming sequel to beloved novel A Hopeless Romantic that asks the question: Do you believe in happy endings?
Laura Foster used to be a hopeless romantic. She was obsessed with meeting her own Prince Charming until she grew up and realized real life doesn’t work like that. Then she met Nick. A romantic hero straight from a fairytale, with a grand country estate and a family tree to match. They’ve been together four years now and Laura knows that what really matters is the two of them, not everything else around them. She can’t imagine ever loving anyone the way she loves Nick.
Now, though, people are openly asking when they’ll hear wedding bells, and Nick is keeping secrets from Laura. She’s starting to feel she might not be ‘good enough’ for his family. Can an ordinary girl like Laura make it work with one of the most eligible men in the country?
Laura is dating Lord Of The Manor. Whilst Laura is happy with him can she cope with the lifestyle this entails and move their relationship to the next step? Although Nick is being cagey, is he happy with Laura or are things wearing thin and he has found ‘a girl in London’ that would be more suitable Lady Of The Manor?
This is a very quick read which is meant to be read in a couple of hours. I loved that at the start of each chapter there was different rules for dating a romantic hero.
I have not read the other book in this series so will definitely be picking it up soon!
Have you read any of the books above? Let us know your thoughts!