My March 2022 in Books

Spring has sprung! The first glints of buds on trees, flowers bursting with colour, and calves dotting the fields nearby have inspired me to branch out in my genre reading. So far I have started on more books than I could finish so make sure to check in next month!

If you missed last month’s read click here!

The Books

The Holiday

T. M. Logan

Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Length: 385 pages
First Published: 2019

Synopsis:

A group of old gal pals decides to rekindle their friendship by going on holiday to a villa in the south of France with their families. A week away seemed like a delightful idea, until secrets unravel that someone would kill to keep secret…

Review:

This book. This book is a must-read, especially while on holiday – the great lengths the author goes to make you feel secure in your assumptions, only to throw in twists and turns that are nauseating. The short choppy chapters that present the story work very nicely for a mystery of this caliber. Highly enjoyable, a little sadistic in places but overall a gripping read.

Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Daughter of the Reich: A Novel

Louise Fein

Genre: Historical Fiction
Length: 560 pages
First Published: 2020

Synopsis:

A coming of age story of a daughter of a high-ranking Nazi officer who is caught between providing for the glorious new Reich and her friendship with Jewish boy Walter. Set in 1930s Germany, the story follows Hetty and her internal turmoil of making her family proud and doing what is right.

Review:

I liked it. I don’t have a lot to say especially if you enjoyed All the light we cannot see by Anthony Doer you would like this book.

Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

All My Darkest Impulses (House of Crows book #1)

Lisa Unger

Genre: Mystery
Length: 51 pages
First Published: 2021

Synopsis:

For disgraced professor Matthew Merle, the inheritance of his grandfather’s crumbling mansion is both a burden and an offer of a safe haven. His childhood friend Claire, a psychiatrist, desperately needs a haven of her own after one of her patients unleashes his dark side. At turning points in their lives, it’s inevitable that they should return to the past. And to Merle House. It’s been waiting for them. (more on Goodreads here)

Review:

It is a short episode to a series that left me with questions – the good kind. The story is a bit rough and quite violent with hardly any elaboration on what is happening so hopefully the next book will clear some things up?

Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Fog Descending (House of Crows book #2)

Lisa Unger

Genre: Mystery
Length: 60 pages
First Published: 2021

Synopsis:

For disgraced professor Matthew Merle, the inheritance of his grandfather’s crumbling mansion is both a burden and an offer of a safe haven. His childhood friend Claire, a psychiatrist, desperately needs a haven of her own after one of her patients unleashes his dark side. At turning points in their lives, it’s inevitable that they should return to the past. And to Merle House. It’s been waiting for them. (more on Goodreads here)

Review:

The second installment gets down to it a little more, opening up the layers of this mystery. It is worth the download for sure, and short enough to stick with.

Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The Little Shop of Happy Ever After
(Scottish Bookshop #1)

Jenny Colgan

Genre: Romance
Length: 343 pages
First Published: 2016

Synopsis:

Nina is about to lose her job. With libraries closing and reopening as media centers, Nina’s love of books drives her to spend her life savings to set up a mobile bookshop in the Scottish highlands. Being a lost romantic herself she is torn between two suitors, while settling into her new rural life…

Review:

Breaking out of the Historical Fiction and Mystery drama with this cute romance novel! I am not a huge romance reader so bear with me. I really enjoyed this book. Cliche in some places, the Little Shop of Happy Ever After did bring me a smattering of happiness. Most of the story is believable, the lost romantic’s theme is very heartwarming. I feel American readers would lap this up with the Scottish themes mentioned.

Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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