I was waiting for Kate Morton's latest book and it did not disappoint. A wonderful tale of London during the Blitz blended with the 1960s and later. The characters were engaging and the ending very satisfactory. Just what you would expect from Kate Morton. As always Caroline Lee's performance is superb, her characterisations entertaining and believable. A must-read!!
I have long been fascinated by the Tudor period in English history. This book did not disappoint. Having read some recent "novels" by an author who does not allow fact to get in the way of a good story .... it was good to read an historically correct account with more in depth details than the usual historical books. I really enjoyed this account of sickly Edward, tragic Jane Grey, poor Mary and the incomparable Elizabeth. Looking forward to the author's account of Elizabeth's reign but up next for me .... Henry's Wives. Based on this book, I expect both to be just as entertaining.
Loved it!!!! Debbie Reynolds' life has been full of high highs and some very low lows and she pulls no punches in describing these .... but always with humour. Her delicious Texan accent, not heard in many of her movies, is slight but it's there and it adds to the charm of this book. I totally loved this book and would recommend it to anyone who is interested in Hollywood and wonderful woman who truly is "unsinkable"!!
11.22.63 .... a day that lives on in the minds of so many people the world over. The day a young President was cut down in his prime. But what if he was saved? How would our world be different today? This book answers those questions and more as a very likeable hero Jake/George travels back in time to stop the assassination of President Kennedy. It was the link to JFK that attracted me to this novel by Stephen King, not an author I usually choose. The story kept me enthralled from start to finish and for anyone who like the theme of time travel, this book is a must as it combines fact with fiction and a big "what if??" I totally recommend this book as a must read (listen).
I absolutely loved this account of the Kennedy family as told by the fictional character of Nora, their nursemaid and later Kathleen Kennedy's lady's maid. An insight into what may have been the lives behind the legends. I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in the Kennedy family.
A very interesting account of this time in LBJ's life. So much I was not aware of. The fued between Johnson and Bobby Kennedy and the way Johnson was treated as VP brought me to tears at times only to then feel sorry for Bobby in the next chapter. Such a captivating time in the history of American politics. As an Aussie, I don't know where my obsession with the Kennedys comes from, but an obsession it is and I loved learning more about them from the other side of the coin. Recommend it to anyone interested in this era.
I wasn't sure what this book might reveal. I was not prepared for a book which told of how all former Presidents supported each other to the exclusion of party politics. As an Australian, I find American politics quite fascinating. Certainly, there is never any sign here in Australia of former Prime Ministers supporting each other. They are all too ready to criticise and belittle one another. It was refreshing to learn that the office of the President of the United States is revered and proteted by those who have gone before, no matter how good or bad a President they might have been. What is important is the office and what it stands for. A really good read for anyone who is interested in this subject and an eye opener for everyone.
I love anything Kennedy and this book was no exception. I enjoyed it every much and would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in this family.
I found this audiobook just a little confusing as it jumped back and forth between the author's life and the memoirs of her mother. While both were interesting, it was not always easy to discern who's life I was listening to. I frequently had to go back and listen to a section again to be sure whose part of the story I was listening to. This one perhaps would be better as an ebook where you can actually read rather than listen to. However, both stories were interesting. I particularly admire Diane Keaton for her attitude to her looks and for making the amazing decision to adopt a child at the age of 50 then another at 55. Being 55 myself, I cannot imagine taking on motherhood for the first time at this age. A very interesting person. Hopefully others will find the audio book less confusing than I did.
Having listened the other books in this series I found this one a little slow to get into what the story was about. Perhaps it was due to listening to other 5 one after the other then having to wait for the unabridged version of book 5. That being said, it was still an entertaining book and the tale of Jamie and Clare continues to to enthrall. As always, Davina Porter,s reading and characterisations are brilliant. She brings every charater to life, Eagerly awaiting the unabidged book 6.
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