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More filters. Sort order. Mar 07, Diyanah rated it liked it Shelves: diyanah. But, some of it, i had to skip because little bit boring. Still recommended especially for woman. Each stories all about woman's life. Love, family and friendship. Feb 23, Regie Lualhati rated it really liked it. Such a wonderful book. Apr 26, Marianne rated it really liked it. The pieces are between six and twenty-six pages long, so this is a collection of quick, easy reads; they were written to support Breast Cancer Care. Quite enjoyable. Apr 14, CuteBadger rated it liked it. This is a book of short stories written by mainly female authors with the exception of Lee Child and Douglas Kennedy.
The overall "mood" I suppose is chick lit with some of the stories coming across as slightly more profound than that genre would suggest. There are also some crime fiction stories. Some of the proceeds of the book were donated to the charity Breast Cancer Care and a number of the stories were first published in Woman and Home magazine.
I enjoyed all the stories to some extent, bu This is a book of short stories written by mainly female authors with the exception of Lee Child and Douglas Kennedy. The stories are all quite short so it's a great book to have in your bag while travelling or waiting anywhere. Sep 11, Chrissi rated it liked it.
Some authors are better than others but it is still a fantastic collection of stories. Oct 23, Nina rated it liked it Shelves: chick-lit. I was expecting a bit more from this collection considering the big-name authors of the short stories, but maybe I'm just too young. These are clearly meant for readers in their 40s or 50s, married or divorced.
Also, since each story is only about 10 pages, there's not really enough time for the stories to develop. Mar 07, Jodi Wray rated it really liked it.
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Really enjoyed this, a good chance to discover authors you have not read before, there were 30 short stories in total, some authors I was familiar with and some i had heard of but never read any of there work. Sep 08, Aileen rated it it was amazing. This book is a series of short stories by different Authors, some were good others not so good however I would recommend. Aug 15, Shafinaz S rated it it was amazing. One of the feel-good books for me. The stories actually sing to me.
Honestly I can't remember all the stories in it. The contributors to the books are - i believe all the A-list writers and so, it is not a puzzle for them to be able to come up with so great stories. Light and interesting short reads for and by women. Apr 12, Jacquie Denton rated it did not like it. All good authors, but have decided I don't like short stories, so didn't bother. Mar 26, Verity W rated it liked it. Liked most of the stories, really didn't like the Sophie Hannah - freaked the bejeezus out of me and I wished I hadn't read it!
Still at least I know to avoid her now! Feb 11, Loise Enad rated it really liked it. I should have red this fastly but school's been hectic and i've been busyy thats why but all and all I love it. Jul 17, Rachel Miller rated it it was amazing Shelves: read-in Some great stories which I wished lasted longer. Fantastic for short chapter reading. Mar 02, Rachel rated it liked it. A very much mixed bag. Nov 05, Sharon rated it liked it. Books are chosen by individual members on a rota basis; sometimes we use Darlington's excellent library service - who have a special section for reading groups - other times we may buy in a paperback that takes someone's fancy.
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ONE DAY by David Nichols fiction A love story spanning a long period of time with occasional encounters by the two protagonists - but something, or someone, generally gets in the way. We thought it was well written, with interesting characterisation - but just a little improbable in places. It considers a world ravaged by a contagious disease and the dead wait in a place very similar to where they lived when alive for the last person on earth to die so that they can all move on.
Well written, slightly difficult and unusual - worth a look. We scored it 7. The priest suggests to his bishop that the boy might be suitable to go to a junior seminary and he is sent, as a boarder, to 'Cotton'. There he experiences all manner of things: conflicts of faith, the strict ritual of the Mass, mad boys, even madder staff and problems at home.
A report will follow. The Help is an excellent read and we would certainly recommend this one.
It is set in the deep south of the US - Mississippi to be precise and illustrates brilliantly the relationship between white families and their black maids help. The author captures the 'voice' of both the white and black communities very effectively.
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The Historian is a long read but beautifully written in a delightful style - the subject matter is Vampires! Vlad Tepes or Dracula being the quarry. But this is not some populist horror tale - it relates an academic pursuit taking in several countries as a travelogue it is superb - the descriptions make you want to get on a plane and see for yourself allied to a fine description of historical events - particularly the fall of Constantinople and the resulting Ottoman occupation of Eastern Europe.
The denouement is handled very well, with a surprising portrayal of Dracula. We seriously recommend this book and scored it 9. What Was Lost this is a book that divided the members - some liked it very much - others were not so keen. It is something of a Time-Shift story, starting with a little girl who sets up a detective-agency - and then goes missing. In the present time, we pick up the story through the eyes of members of staff at a large shopping mall - eventually we learn what happened to the little girl You may love or hate this book - we scored it 7.
Star of the Sea. Although the cover of this book looks a little old-fashioned, the book itself was excellent. The Janus Stone. Another cracking tale from Elly Griffith, with a mixture of: archaeology, mythology, old sins and solid detective work. With once exception score of 7 most members really enjoyed this book and we look forward to the next in the series. Overall score 8. The Mitford Girls by Mary Lovell. Initially, some people thought this was going to be a book about the privileged few living a dissolute life at the expense of the many - and so it was!
We scored it 8. The House at Riverton by Kate Morton. We scored it 9. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Rather a unique book, quite surreal in places in fact in most places. Some members didn't like it at all - others thought it was exceptional and scored it highly.