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AndiM

AndiM

Joined January 2018

So many books that I want to read! ❤️
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The Maid's Room by Fiona Mitchell
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Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan
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Then She Vanishes | Claire Douglas
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I really enjoyed this book. Different angle from Detective vs Baddie story which was good 👍

Birdsong28 What about the ending tho!!!!??? It was so good. 📚🤞 2mo
AndiM @Birdsong28 I had guessed it was something to do with her purely to do with the title, but it was brilliant! I thought it was very well explained to, as sometimes endings are rushed 👍 2mo
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Loved this book! Kids and animals that are on their last chance mixing together! Does it work? Add a bit of romance and see what happens

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The Secretary | Zoe Lea
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This was a brilliant book, based in a primary school in UK.
It shows what can happen when you make one little mistake and how many lives are affected! Also the lengths people will go to to get what they want! #NetGalley

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Absolutely brilliant. The 5th in the series of Cumbrian based DCI Kelly Porter. Police procedural with twists and turns coming from all directions .

I do hope that we will see more from Rachel Lynch.
#NetGalley

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Secret Child | Caroline Mitchell
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An excellent 2nd book in the series.
A police procedural with many tense moments .
I like Amy Winter and she has fascinating baggage!
Can't wait for the next in the series , it's going to be a good one.

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A good start to a new series, based in Scotland , a DCI with her own baggage.
A slowish start, but a great ending.
Would recommend it.

rretzler I love British police procedurals! Thanks! 5mo
AndiM @rretzler oh me too 😊. I am currently reading a great book called the Secret Child by Caroline Mitchell , it's the second one. The first was called Truth and Lies. That was excellent too. 5mo
rretzler Excellent. Another one for the list! 5mo
AndiM @rretzler 👍☑️ 5mo
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I thought that the writing was gripping, edgy but most of all enthralling. I just couldn't put it down.
Jo Masters is a brilliant character, down to earth and has a lot of baggage. I loved Hold My Hand and was worried that the sequel would fall short. I needn't have done.
Looking forward to the next chapter in Jo's life.

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Another brilliant police procedural in this gripping series set in the not so sleepy Lake District.
Highly recommended this series, but, they can be standalones.
This one features the fall out of teenage drug use.

Freespirit Sounds like something for the TBR list. Thank you😊 6mo
AndiM @Freespirit ahh, I hope that you enjoy . A cracking series 😉 6mo
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Dreaming of Tuscany | T.A. Williams
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I love this guy's books, he write so knowledgeably about places. This time the book was set in Tuscany with all its delicious food and wine. With a lovely romance to boot .
Totally captured me ❤️🍷🍲

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An explosive police procedural set in London. Sadly a topical read with all the hallmarks of someone who has done their research.
You just can't help but feel for the main characters and the lives that they are caught up in.
I had no idea that there were other books in the series until I had finished and read other reviews, but, I will be looking out for them.

Good writing and not at all made pretty or delicate for readers.

gradcat I love Litsy! If you hadn‘t posted this, I would never have known about the series. Just stacked it! 😍 6mo
AndiM Brilliant news ,l really enjoyed it and always happy to share 6mo
Crazeedi I'm going to have to check this out too, so many new authors to find...❤️💕💜 6mo
AndiM @Crazeedi excellent ! I hope you enjoy it ❤️👌 6mo
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A great story, and every parent's nightmare. A turn of events showing what can happen when we lead a double life. 🤔.
There are some great crime dramas out at the moment 😉

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A good book read via the Pigeonhole App . Was good , an interesting book with some mental health involved .

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This book is brilliant ! Written in a different direction, I was completely enthralled by how the author told the story. It was as though I was the hostage!
Thrilling, gripping and all those words when describing this book.
WOW

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The Parisians | Marius Gabriel
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I really enjoyed this book about Paris in the occupation. Mostly centered on the French and US resistance and collaborators. Some historical facts which were quite interesting too.
Definitely recommend it .

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A Merciful Fate | Kendra Elliot
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No.5 released today in the UK . Another great chapter in Mercy and Truman's incredibly chaotic lifestyle . Great twists and turns in this book. Looking forward to the last book in the series and finding out what will happen next .

MrBook Nice review! 7mo
AndiM @MrBook 👍😁 7mo
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Merciful Silence | Kendra Elliot
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Reading this series. So easy to read and follow. Can't help but like Mercy and Truman .

ErinC Agreed! I love this series. 8mo
AndiM Have you read Melinda Leigh's books ? They are very similar and I would say, just a little bit better (IMHO ) 8mo
AndiM Finished this one, i think that it's been the best one so far of the series. Literally sat down and read it, refusing to budge until I had. 8mo
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The Fear | C. L. Taylor
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I think that I had higher expectations for this book. I enjoyed it , but, in my opinion, if a book takes over 2 weeks to read, then something is lacking. It just didn't grab me the way the blurb did.

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The Songs of Us | Emma Cooper
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OMGOODNESS! I can't recommend this book highly enough.
It has all the makings of a massive bestseller...very funny, incredibly sad in some places...written by a new author who has obviously done their homework on many things.
The descriptive writing was so amazing, I could picture it. I have some experience of a few of the issues brought up, and it brought it flooding back.Absolutely brilliant and can't recommend it enough.
5🌟

jhod Hi andi, hope you're Well! I am going crazy- I feel like I've received the latest #lmpbc book from you- the colleen Hoover but I can't find it anywhere, so am just checking - have I imagined you've sent it?! #losingmymarbles...! Thanks! 1y
AndiM Hey Jess..You're not going crazy at all, I am sorry but I still have the book here. I am starting it this afternoon. We are in the process of relocating and not sure which way up I am. It will be with you by the end of the week. 😯...Sorry guys. 1y
jhod No that's absolutely fine! And don't worry - am now away til next weekend so don't rush! I think I must have dreamt it arrived, haha!! X 1y
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Thought that this book was good, had lots of information that I hadn't heard before about Hitler. The protagonist Magda was a passionate woman about her country of Germany, and she was brave and risked her life daily.

Crazeedi Added! Looks good! 1y
AndiM @Crazeedi I couldn't put it down! On a school night too! 😉 1y
Crazeedi @AndiM it must be 😊 good! 1y
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AndiM @Crazeedi 🖒🖒🖒🖒🖒🖒 1y
Crazeedi If you had to read on a school night! 1y
AndiM @Crazeedi ha ha! I read virtually every night, I was telling the children at school today how this book made me feel..all those emotions in a book. 1y
Crazeedi Don't you just love ❤️ when a book evokes feelings, I sometimes carry that book with me for days. I've had 2 so far this year that did this. I had a couple last year. They just resonate for some reason. And it's not always that I see myself, I think the author has a gift of making the book come alive. It's like I've fallen down the rabbit hole.😊 1y
AndiM @Crazeedi ! What a fantastic way to describe how you feel! Yes, I do love it..but sometimes I find it difficult to find a book to compare it with. 1y
Crazeedi @AndiM 😊😘 1y
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A good action packed psychological crime thriller.
A very convaluted motive for the murders, but a good one, which you don't find out until the last few pages.
I liked the characters even with the 'baggage' of life's cruelty.
A debut novel...I would be happy to read another.

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Hold My Hand | M.J. Ford
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This book was brilliant! A police procedural drama with a twist near the end. I kinda guessed who the bad guy was...just not the reasoning behind it all.
I said 'wow' several times out loud, driving my daughter nuts😂😂😂.
5🌟read from me.

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A Home at Honeysuckle Farm | Christie Barlow
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A lovely read with family saga, romance and village gossip, all mixed up with glitz and glamour. A very easy quick read based in the Midlands, UK.

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A great story, about how a man's poor choices puts him in touch with Death itself.
How he learns how to fight back when he realises that he's not ready to go yet and meets some interesting people on the way.
Absolutely brilliant book! The storyline is deep and full of description and emotion.

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Killman Creek | Rachel Caine
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Wow! What a fantastic book, I loved the first one in the series, Still house Lake, which I thought was equally as brilliant. This one for me, just had the edge. I was nervous about reading it at one point.

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This book was promising, but I felt that the ending was a bit rushed and was disappointed with it.
I did like the setting though.

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Her Last Goodbye | Melinda Leigh
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This is another good book from Melinda Leigh. I like her style of crime, drama and a little bit of romance and the pace of which she writes.
This one didn't seem to flow as well but still 4🌟from me.
Onto number 3.

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Say You're Sorry | Melinda Leigh
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I discovered Melinda Leigh last yr when I requested a book from NetGalley. It was the last of a series but also a respectable stand alone. I read it and loved it. I went straight on the read the previous 2. Loved them!
I have just read Say You're Sorry and now have the next 2 to read.
Such easy reading, crime,sometimes not very pleasant, a bit of romance and a lot of action.
Great books.

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This book was a fascinating insight into how some Jewish families managed to escape to Siberia, how they survived and the journey to and from.
I had no idea that people fled to Siberia, and tried to get to Afghanistan and Iran.
I think that this is aimed at YA and is a memoir .

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Missing Piece | Emma Snow
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I have just finished this book! Was a little bit scary! Probably 4.5🌟not quite 5🌟. But was good. A little bit confusing in some parts, for me anyway.

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Absolutely delightful story. A romance with a difference. Main characters were gorgeous and I found myself laughing out loud many times.
Set, in the most part, in Copenhagen. I am looking at a city break with my mister man, the city sounds fabulous.

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Emma in the Night | Wendy Walker
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I have just finished this book, took me ages to read it. Felt that it was lacking in excitement for a psychological thriller.
Could have been so much better.

JoScho I agree. For me it was just lacking that special something. 2y
AndiM I agree, the fact it took me nearly a week to read it, I like a thriller that you struggle to put down and it keeps you awake at night reading it. 2y
BookishMe Have you read? This fit my expectations of a keep you awake page-turner ;)) 2y
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AndiM @BookishMe Hi, no, I haven't read it. Thanks for the recommendation! I am currently reading a romance at the moment. I needed something easy and quick to read to get me back in the zone. 😉 2y
Allkat I‘m the same way. I want one that I can‘t stop thinking about and can‘t wait to get back to. Also try Ill Will by Don Chaon. And I liked the Silent Wife. And I‘m going to look for the kind worth killing! @BookishMe . And how do you get the little flags by book titles? 1y
AndiM @Allkat I have read a couple of unputadownable books... Dark Game by Rachel Lynch was brilliant! And Samantha Hayes is a great writer. 1y
Allkat I have such a huge list to look for at the used bookstore! 🤓😎. Thanks. Have a great Sunday! 1y
AndiM @Allkat You're welcome 😉you too📚 1y
BookishMe @Allkat book tag/ flag is below the reply box, adjacent to the send button. That's how it appears on my Android 1y
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I just LOVE this picture!

ReviewsbytheMrs Welcome to Litsy 💜 2y
tpixie Awesomeness!! Welcome!! ❤️ If you don‘t know already, follow @LitsyHappenings ! ❤️📚❤️ 1y
AndiM @tpixie Thank you! I see you have added some of the books I have read. I hope that you enjoy them! 1y
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tpixie @AndiM ♥️♥️ on FB yesterday, there was a post & photo re: The Black Panther & The 2 ‘Tolkien white boys‘- Bilbo & Gollum ( the voice) 1y
AndiM @tpixie ha ha. Love them! 1y
tpixie ♥️♥️ 1y
ladym30 Great photo! 1y
AndiM @ladym30 makes me smile every time I see it 😅 1y
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If you like a good WW2 book then this is one for you to take a look at.
It's set in London, Bournemouth and a country setting in Shrewsbury.
The protagonist's family are Jewish and this isn't an issue (just as it shouldn't be) for her...but not for all the family.
It's a great book that touches on treason, love, greed but mostly happiness.
Would recommend it.

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Check Me Out | Becca Wilhite
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This book was ok. It was a NetGalley ARC so the editing hadn't been completed, so that may have been a reason why I struggled with the text conversations, as it was really disjointed.
The back story was good, but the ending was predictable.

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The Good Doctor of Warsaw | Elisabeth Gifford
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This book was heartbreaking. Based in the ghetto of Warsaw and a Doctor who ran a children's orphanage and how they begged, borrowed from others so that they could feed and care for the children whose parents had died or given them up for a better life.
As history tells us ,this didn't happen and the Doctor and his children perished in Treblinka. The book is mostly factual, by no means a cheerful tale, but one of survival for just 1% of Jews.

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In Love and War | Liz Trenow
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I really enjoyed this book! Not at all wishy washy, but showed that war touches both sides, the enemy and your own side just the same. We all feel loss when someone is killed needlessly.
The setting was precise, having been to Ypres and the area.
Liz Trenow always does her research and it shows once again.
Great book to be released in commemoration of the 'Great War'.

damyantig Sounds like a good one. Stacked! 2y
AndiM I enjoyed it very much..ty 2y
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I love Italy! Would eventually love to go to Florence.
This story has a couple of twists and turns along the way, but describes life in Florence and some of its history, food and wine that made my mouth water!
T.A . Williams writes so well and you can imagine walking through the streets.
He writes about labradors too which I adore.
A very easy summery read for the dreary winter evenings.
Thanks to NetGalley, T.A . WILLIAMS and Canelo.

Allkat I would love to get to Italy!⛲️ 1y
AndiM @Allkat I would love to go to Florence! Sounds amazing! 1y
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Good gripping story! Made me think which is always a good thing!😂.
I liked the main character Alex and his friend Tom very much. The rest not so keen.
I though bits with the nurses/ carers were particularly good.
The writer obviously did some great research.
Thanks to NetGalley, the author Emily Koch and the publisher Random House for the opportunity to read and review this great book.

RaimeyGallant Nice review! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you're interested. :) 2y
AndiM Ahh thank you! 2y
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