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 Quality of Love – Rosie Harris Set in 1920’s Cardiff, Sarah Lewis studies hard to win a place at university. There she meets the handsome Gwynn Roberts, but on falling pregnant Sarah is shunned by her parents and the young couple are forced to live in Cardiff’s notorious slums. Sarah realises she has made a big mistake when Gwynn leaves her and she is forced to throw herself upon her parent’s mercy.
This book was hard to put down. Unlike a lot of other books you could not predict the ending, it had so many twists. One of the best books I’ve read for ages.
Biscuit Rating 5 out of 5
Doreen – Perry Barr
The Bodies Left Behind – Jeffrey Deaver Police deputy Brynn comes across a murder in a remote lake house, but before she can radio for help she finds herself, and the only witness to the crime, running for their lives into the deserted woods with the murderer’s in pursuit.
This was fast paced and intriguing, with believable characters. I did feel the journey through the forest went on a bit! And how the killers kept finding Brynn in such a vast wilderness, I don’t know. However, the twists and turns were exciting. I look forward to reading more Jeffrey Deaver.
Biscuit rating 4 out of 5
Catherine – Erdington
A Dogs Purpose – W. Bruce Cameron
A wonderful story about a dog’s search for meaning over a number of lives! I thought I couldn’t learn anything new about animals but how wrong can you be. Bless the person who included this in my selection.