This Week in Books (June 14)

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Hosted by Lipsy Lost and Found, my Wednesday post gives you a taste of what I’m reading this week. A similar meme is run by Taking on a World of Words.

Last book I finished reading :

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A vicious burglary goes horribly wrong when an elderly victim is killed and one of the burglars is injured.

In the detached house next door, Julia is preparing to leave her husband.  He has let her down for the last time and her bags are packed. Taking their eight-year-old daughter, Lucy, from her bed they set off in the fog.

But on this cold, dark night, fate steps in and these strangers collide.

The book I’m currently reading :

With a Kindle full of books and multiple upcoming blog tours, I somehow still couldn’t choose what to read next. But then my postman arrived with books I ordered last week and the decision was made.

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The lives of Henry VIII’s queens make for dramatic stories and Alison Weir will write a series of novels that offer insights into the real lives of the six wives based on extensive research and new theories.

In all the romancing, has anyone regarded the evidence that Anne Boleyn did not love Henry VIII? Or that Prince Arthur, Katherine of Aragon’s first husband, who is said to have loved her in fact cared so little for her that he willed his personal effects to his sister? Or that Henry VIII, an over-protected child and teenager, was prudish when it came to sex? That Jane Seymour, usually portrayed as Henry’s one true love, had the makings of a matriarch? There is much to reveal …

Alison will write about the wives in the context of their own age and of the court intrigues that surrounded these women and – without exception – wrecked their lives. She will transport readers into a lost and vivid world of splendour and brutality: a world in which love, or the game of it, dominates all.

What I’m reading next :

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Connie Carter has lost everybody and everything dear to her. To help nurse her grieving heart and to try and find answers, she moves from her home in America to Ludlow Hall, deep in the Irish countryside. All she knows about Ludlow is that her late husband spent all their money on the house – without ever mentioning it to her. Now Connie needs to know why.

At Ludlow Hall, Connie befriends Eve and Hetty and is introduced to the somewhat curious Ludlow Ladies’ Society. But can Connie ever reveal her hurt? And, more importantly, can she ever understand or forgive? As the Ludlow Ladies stitch patchwork memory quilts to remember those they have loved and lost, the secrets of the past finally begin to surface.

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What are you reading this week? Let me know! I’m always looking to add to my TBR pile. There’s no such thing as too many books!

Happy reading! xx

  12 comments for “This Week in Books (June 14)

  1. June 14, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    One can never have too much info about those Tudors – still passionate about it ever since my childhood. And that first book looks tense…

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    • June 15, 2017 at 9:28 am

      Couldn’t agree more! I don’t have a clue why I’m so fascinated by that era but I can’t stop reading about it.

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  2. June 14, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Great post!

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  3. Yvo
    June 14, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    I love the sound of all three of these! I hope you will enjoy you books this week and happy reading. ❤

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    • June 15, 2017 at 9:29 am

      I’m really loving that Tudor one! But it’s 595 pages, so something tells me I won’t be reading 8 books this week. 😄

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      • Yvo
        June 15, 2017 at 6:23 pm

        Haha I can relate to that! Both And I Darken and Now I Rise had 500 pages so I didn’t manage to read much else. 😉

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  4. Jo
    June 14, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    Some great looking books, as always 🙂

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  5. June 14, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Ludlows Ladies Society has such a pretty cover!!

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    • June 15, 2017 at 9:30 am

      Doesn’t it? I never used to pay much attention to covers (I know) but since starting a blog that’s changed and there are a lot of really fabulous ones out there. And some meh, but oh well!

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      • June 15, 2017 at 2:32 pm

        I’m trying not to pay too much attention XD

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