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Marchamley Book Club

Book Club IconThe next meeting of Marchamley Book Club is at at Marchamley Club at 730pm on Thursday 14th June when we will discuss “I Let You Go” by Clare Mackintosh.

At the scene of a tragic accident, life changes immediately for everyone involved. Finding it impossible to stay in Bristol, Jenna Gray moves to a remote cottage on the Welsh coast.

She is desperate to escape the past, but is haunted by the accident, by the loss of her son, and by her own fears. DI Ray Stevens is determined to get to the bottom of this case. The investigation takes him away from his family and he finds himself growing closer to Kate Evans, a young and forthright detective on his team. But Jenna’s past is about to catch up with her, with devastating consequences.

Then we’ll have July and August off before meeting again on Thursday 14th September. Your two summer books are:

Any book by Joanna Trollope. We thought it might be quite interesting to compare some of her books. I have just read her latest one called ‘City of Friends’ about four young women – Stacey, Gaby, Melissa and Beth – who originally met at uni and how their lives intertwine. An easy holiday-type read.

I began reading Joanna Trollope’s contemporary novels when she published her first back in 1987 called ‘The Choir’. That was followed by ‘A Village Affair’, ‘A Passionate Man’. ‘The Rector’s Wife’, ‘The Men and the Girls’, ‘A Spanish Lover’, ‘The Best of Friends’, ‘Next of Kin’, ‘Other People’s Children’, ‘Marrying the Mistress’, ‘Girl from the South’, ‘Brother & Sister’, ‘Second Honeymoon’, ‘Friday Nights’, ‘The Other Family’, ‘Daughters in law’, The Soldier’s Wife’, ‘Sense & Sensibility’ and Balancing Act’. So you can see there are plenty to choose from!

Secondly, Victoria Hislop’s first book ‘The Island’ about Crete at the time of WWII and how the family of the main character Alexis are connected with the former leper colony island of Spinalonga. Two out of four at the last meeting hadn’t read it and personally I consider it her best book. I will throughly enjoy reading it again.

The book for discussion on Thursday 12th October is Lucinda Riley’s ‘Seven Sisters’ –

Maia D’Aplièse and her five sisters gather together at their childhood home, ‘Atlantis’ – a fabulous, secluded castle situated on the shores of Lake Geneva – having been told that their beloved father, the elusive billionaire they call Pa Salt, has died. Maia and her sisters were all adopted by him as babies and, discovering he has already been buried at sea, each of them is handed a tantalising clue to their true heritage – a clue which takes Maia across the world to a crumbling mansion in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Once there, she begins to put together the pieces of where her story began . .

The above selection is varied enough so that at least one book should hopefully appeal to everyone. Hope to see you next month – do come along for a drink and a chat even if you haven’t read or finished the book.

Interested? Contact Karen Powell 685325 / Karen Marley 685235 or email. Or simply come along, enjoy an evening with good conversation. The bar is open for us to enjoy a drink while we socialise and the club has some nice Tanners wines and bottled beers.