The Reading Chain is a book review group at Library Services at Home. We are a tailored library service delivering reading materials to those who find it difficult to visit their local library. Each month our members send in a review of their favourite book which they rate as ‘Just my cup of tea’ along with a biscuit dunking rating out of five!
The Churchill Secret KBO, by Jonathan Smith
Thank you a million times for this book! It’s June 1953 and Winston Churchill collapses with a stroke. His inner circle, the government, and even the press agreed to keep Churchill’s ill health a secret.
This is a wonderful re-imagining of Churchill’s struggle, with help from his wife Clementine and Nurse Appleyard, to survive and retain his position as leader of Britain.
I’ve always adored Churchill. I have been to Blenheim twice and visited the room he was born in, and also his grave. I’ll always be grateful to you for sending me this, I don’t know how I can send it back!
Biscuit Rating 5 out of 5. Mary – Harborne
Count to Ten, by Karen Rose
Reed Solliday of the Chicago Fire Department joins forces with Police Detective Mia Mitchell in the hunt for a serial arsonist whose actions have resulted in murder. Soon the arsonist makes things personal and begins targeting Solliday and Mitchell’s loved ones.
The characters are well portrayed, and this is gripping stuff from page one to the end. Anyone who likes Karen Rose must read this, it’s one of the best books I’ve ever read!
Biscuit Rating 5 out of 5. Liz – Handsworth
One For My Baby, by Tony Parsons
Alfie Budd returns to England from Hong Kong after the breakup of a relationship. He falls through a string of pointless affairs and attempts to find spiritual peace through Tai Chi classes, but will he ever find his way to happiness again?
Tony Parsons is very funny and down to earth, this was very enjoyable.