Adventure · chick-lit

Looking For Captain Poldark – Rowan Coleman ★★★★

Blurb; How far would you go to find the perfect hero?

Four strangers, united by their shared love of POLDARK, come together on a trip to Cornwall in search of their hero…

Lisa has sworn off love and relationships after a really bad experience, but lately she’s been tempted to take a chance on a more exciting life. First she meets other fans of the TV show Poldark online. Then she proposes a very special road trip to Cornwall, in search of where their favourite show is being filmed.

But can four strangers find friendship, as well as a certain sexy hunk on their trip south?

My Review; Now I must admit I’ve never watched or read Poldark but I have heard about it. This was a lovely read where four strangers come together over their love of Poldark and decide to go on a journey to find him. 4 totally different people. 4 strangers. Each have their own secrets, worries and problems.

Along the way the secrets emerge, there bonds grow and they become the most unlikely group of friends with some drama and heroism needed along the way. Pushing themselves out of their comfort zones for each other. A beautiful ending and beautiful friendships made. It was nice to escape on their adventure with them.

A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend.

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Adventure

My Grandmother Sends Her Regards & Apologises – Fredrik Backman ★★★★

Blurb; Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is seventy-seven years old and crazy, standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-men-who-want-to-talk-about-Jesus-crazy. She is also Elsa’s best, and only, friend. At night Elsa takes refuge in her grandmother’s stories, in the Land of Almost-Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas where everybody is different and nobody needs to be normal.

When Elsa’s grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters apologizing to people she has wronged, Elsa’s greatest adventure begins. Her grandmother’s letters lead her to an apartment building full of drunks, monsters, attack dogs, and totally ordinary old crones, but also to the truth about fairytales and kingdoms and a grandmother like no other.

My Review; I have loved all of this authors books so far and this did not disappoint. The start had me laughing out loud, but then comes the death of Elsas grandmother and brings with it a huge adventure ahead full of stories.

Elsa was very close to her grandmother and after her death she has to send letters from her grandma to others. Elsas grandma use to tell her lots of stories and these soon turn into reality and everything soon becomes clear. Everything changes throughout. Her friendships. The stories. The adventure. I loved it. Really enjoyed it. Underneath theres a clever meaning to it all left by her grandmother. Beautiful. Clever how her grandma still managed to do all that even after death.

I loved little Elsas character and how she managed to solve and change everything. Amazing. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend.

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Adventure · Short Stories · Young adult

The Colour of the Sun – David Almond ★★★★

Blurb; “The day is long, the world is wide, you’re young and free.”

One hot summer morning, Davie steps boldly out of his front door. The world he enters is very familiar – the little Tyneside town that has always been his home – but as the day passes, it becomes ever more mysterious.

A boy has been killed, and Davie thinks he might know who is responsible. He turns away from the gossip and excitement and sets off roaming towards the sunlit hills above the town.

As the day goes on, the real and the imaginary start to merge, and Davie knows that neither he nor his world will ever be the same again.

My Review; This was one off my library pile and was a breathe of fresh air to read! Different. Refreshing. Perfect for young adult fans. It is a short read at just over 200 pages but a brilliant read. Well written. It was a nominee for the Costa book awards and it deserved it.

The story follows a young boy Davie on an adventure, a wander. Where will it take him? What will he see? Who will he bump into? There’s a stabbing in the town but it’s not as it seems. You see life through davies eyes throughout his days adventure. I loved reading this one. An easy read that can be read in one setting. I love the cover too.

A well deserved four stars. Highly recommend.

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