This Week in Books (October 3)


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


The last time Valerie was in Paris, she was three-years-old, running from the Nazis, away from the only home she had ever known.

Now as a young woman, Valerie must return to Paris, to the bookshop and her only surviving relative, her grandfather Vincent, to find out what really happened to those she loved. As she gets to know Vincent again, she hears a tragic story of Nazi occupied Paris, a doomed love affair and a mother willing to sacrifice everything for her beloved daughter.

Can Valerie and Vincent help each other to mend the wounds of the past? Valerie isn’t after a fairy-tale ending, she only wants the truth. But what is the one devastating secret that Vincent is determined to keep from his granddaughter?

The book I’m currently reading


Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can’t even admit to themselves. Amidst all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these ten days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be.

Frances Welty, the formerly best-selling romantic novelist, arrives at Tranquillum House nursing a bad back, a broken heart, and an exquisitely painful paper cut. She’s immediately intrigued by her fellow guests. Most of them don’t look to be in need of a health resort at all. But the person that intrigues her most is the strange and charismatic owner/director of Tranquillum House. Could this person really have the answers Frances didn’t even know she was seeking? Should Frances put aside her doubts and immerse herself in everything Tranquillum House has to offer – or should she run while she still can?

It’s not long before every guest at Tranquillum House is asking exactly the same question.

What I’m (definitely) reading next


Jan Nyman, the ace detective of the covert operations unit of the National Central Police, is sent to a sleepy seaside town to investigate a mysterious death. Nyman arrives in the town dominated by a bizarre holiday village—the “hottest beach in Finland.”

The suspect: Olivia Koski, who has only recently returned to her old hometown.

The mission: find out what happened, by any means necessary.


What do you think? Anything here taking your fancy? What does your week look like? Let me know! Happy reading! xx


  17 comments for “This Week in Books (October 3)

  1. October 3, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    I’m finishing The Dream Wife and then got Secrets of our scars this week then to tackle next weeks madness lol. Enjoy your reading 😊


  2. October 3, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    I can’t wait for Palm Beach Finland!


  3. October 3, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    Hope you’re enjoying Nine Perfect Strangers. That’s on my list.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. October 3, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    I cannot wait for your thoughts on Nine Perfect Strangers!


  5. Yvo
    October 3, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    I like the sound of Nine Perfect Strangers! And I’m been eyeing Palm Beach Finland ever since I saw that cover on Twitter.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. October 3, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    Just starting Palm Beach tonight!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • October 3, 2018 at 10:32 pm

      I was hoping to start it this afternoon but the Liane book is a lot longer than I expected and I’m still reading that one. 😄


  7. Zoe
    October 3, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    Ooh. They all look good. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts. Xx


  8. October 4, 2018 at 3:59 am

    Love The Paris Secret cover. 😍


  9. October 4, 2018 at 7:41 am

    We have a snap this week! I’m also drawn to The Paris Secret

    Liked by 1 person

  10. October 4, 2018 at 10:57 am

    PALM BEACH FINLAND!!!!!!!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. ChrissiReads
    October 4, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    I need to catch up with Liane Moriarty! Enjoy your books.


  12. October 4, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    Oooh can’t wait for your thoughts on the Moriarty and Palm Beach, Finland. I’m on the blog tour for the latter myself and am intrigued to find out what you thought. 🤔


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