Book Beginning – NANCY WAKE, A Biography by Peter FitzSimons

Nancy Wake by Peter FitzSimons

Nancy Wake Synopsis In the early 1930s, Nancy Wake was a young woman enjoying a bohemian life in Paris. By the end of the Second World War, she was the Gestapo’s most wanted person. As a naïve, young journalist, Nancy Wake witnessed a horrific scene of Nazi violence in a Viennese street. From that moment, […]

Book Beginning – JUNO AND HANNAH by Beryl Fletcher

Juno & Hannah by Beryl Fletcher

Juno and Hannah Synopsis 1920, deep in the New Zealand bush, a settlement of Christian fundamentalists live a life of austerity and isolation.  It is a place where there is little space for compassion, particularly for the women who can never rid themselves of Eve’s original sin. The elders rule over the women, children and […]

Book Beginning – LION HEART by Justin Cartwright

Lion Heart by Justin Cartwright

Lion Heart Synopsis Richie Cathar’s father, Alaric, was a renaissance man: an intellectual, explorer, archaeologist and historian. He was also a man of the sixties: a fantasist, absentee parent and drug abuser. Alaric named his son after his hero, Richard, Coeur de Lion, but left him little when he died apart from conflicting memories. Now […]

Book Beginning – THE SPINNING HEART by Donal Ryan

The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan

The Spinning Heart Synopsis In the aftermath of Ireland’s financial collapse, dangerous tensions surface in an Irish town. As violence flares, the characters face a battle between public persona and inner desires. Through a chorus of unique voices, each struggling to tell their own kind of truth, a single authentic tale unfolds. The Spinning Heart speaks […]

Book Beginning – A CONSTELLATION OF VITAL PHENOMENA by Anthony Marra

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena Synopsis A resilient doctor risks everything to save the life of a hunted child, in this majestic debut about love, loss, and the unexpected ties that bind us together. In his brilliant, haunting novel, Stegner Fellow and Whiting Award winner Anthony Marra transports us to a snow-covered village in Chechnya, […]

Book Beginning – AND THE SOFT WIND BLOWS by Lance Umenhofer

And the Soft Wind Blows by Lance Umenhofer

And The Soft Wind Blows Synopsis Timmy Enosh is a peculiar, small man: fivethree, onehundred andfifteen pounds, and is a pharmacist in Ashton City, Tennessee. He finds himself at fortythreeyearsold as his life starts to fall apart: his threehundred pound wife disappears, his romantic interest has lost interest and has gained hatred toward him, his […]

Book Beginning – SEDUCTION by M J Rose, plus chance to win

Seduction by M J Rose

Seduction Synopsis From the author of The Book of Lost Fragrances comes a haunting novel about a grieving woman who discovers the lost journal of novelist Victor Hugo, awakening a mystery that spans centuries In 1843, novelist Victor Hugo’s beloved nineteen-year-old daughter drowned. Ten years later, Hugo began participating in hundreds of séances to reestablish […]

Book Beginning – ANOTHER SUN by Timothy Williams

Another Sun by Timothy Williams

Another Sun Synopsis The long-awaited return of Timothy Williams, CWA award-winning grand master of crime fiction, whom The Observer named one of the “10 Best Modern European Crime Writers”.   The sun-drenched Caribbean island of Guadeloupe is technically part of France, subject to French law and loyal to the French Republic. But in 1980, the scars of colonialism […]

Book Beginning – THE TRAJECTORY OF DREAMS by Nicole Wolverton

The Trajectory of Dreams by Nicole Wolverton

The Trajectory of Dreams Synopsis For Lela White, a Houston sleep lab technician, sleep doesn’t come easy-there’s a price to be paid for a poor night’s sleep, and she’s the judge, jury, and executioner. Everyone around Lela considers her a private woman with a passion for her lab work. But night time reveals her for […]