Letter Q on The A to Z April Challenge 2014

Today’s letter on the A to Z Challenge is Q. My book today is Quentins by Maeve Binchy. Genre – Contemporary Fiction


Is it possible to tell the story of a generation and a city through the history of a restaurant? Ella Brady thinks so. She wants to film a documentary about Quentins that will capture the spirit of Dublin from the 1970s to the present day. And Quentins has a thousand stories to tell: tales of love, of betrayal, of revenge; of times when it looked ready for success and times when it seemed as if it must close in failure. But as Ella uncovers more of what has gone on at Quentins, she begins to wonder whether some secrets should be kept that way…

In Maeve Binchy’s magical QUENTINS you will meet new friends and old: the twins from SCARLET FEATHER, the Signora from EVENING CLASS, Ria from TARA ROAD – and a
host of fresh faces. There is Monica, the ever-cheerful Australian waitress, and Blouse Brennan, whose simplicity disguises a sharp mind and a heart of gold. Presiding over Quentins are Patrick and Brenda Brennan, who have made Quentins such a legend. But even they have a story and a sadness which is hidden from the public gaze.

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Letter J on the April A to Z Challenge 2014

Today is the letter J on the A to Z Challenge. My book today is Jaded by Kristy Feltenberger Gillespie. Genre: YA

JadedAfter sixteen-year-old Jade discovers her late grandmother was poisoned, she’s devastated yet determined to find the killer commune member and their motive. With help from her mysterious friend Tyrian, and Peaches, the commune leader’s sweet daughter; Jade unearths dark secrets that involve her mother’s affair, her maternal grandparent’s abandonment, and a plethora of murders. To make matters worse, someone is hell bent on ending Jade’s mission for the truth. Jade can’t continue conforming to an evil society and yet she fears the Outside is just as corrupt. If she resolves to flee and is caught, the punishment is banishment to the slave cabins… and blinding.

Find a copy here from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Kristy Feltenburger Author

My blog, Keep Calm and Write On: http://kristyfgillespie.com/
Twitter: @KFGillespie

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The Lies That Save Us by J.L. Redington

The Lies that Save Us (Broken Heart, #1)The Lies that Save Us by J.L. Redington

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I would describe this book as a romantic thriller. The title hints that all may not be as it seems. Alexa is running away from the death of her father at the hands of her Ex. She finds peace in a quiet town where she buys a diner. The customer known as “Ham and Eggs” pulls at her heart strings and try as she might she can’t push him away. But this man comes with his own secrets and danger starts following Alexa. The plot thickens with several twists and turns as Alexa’s life is put into even more danger. The book ends on a pure romantic line, and the series will continue with the next book.
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The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge

Here is another book review from my new talented young book reviewer, Bethany;

The Little White Horse     ‘The Little White Horse’ by Elizabeth Goudge


As Maria Merryweather explores her new home at Moonacre, she discovers the story of the long-lost Moon Princess as well as some darker secrets. This book is a timeless classic for children. The traditional story of good versus evil is threaded with romance, mystery and magic. The enchanting plot is first class and full of surprises. Maria is a strong fiery character that you can’t help but fall in love with as you follow her on her adventure.