I am thrilled to welcome the ever so lovely Melisa Broadbent to damppebbles today. I’ve not been following Melisa’s brilliant site Broadbean’s Books for long but I’m already a little bit in love with her blog.
Melisa has kindly joined me today to take part in #R3COMM3ND3D2017. #R3COMM3ND3D2017 is where I challenge book bloggers and authors to come up with three recommended reads, all published in 2017. It’s that simple; any genre, any book as long as it was published this year.
Here are Melisa’s choices…
Island of Secrets by Patricia Wilson
A beautifully well-written book with such vivid descriptions that you feel you on this beautiful island. Heartbreaking in places but I loved this book from the first page.
Sleep No More by P.D. James
I am sad to say that I have never read a PD James book. Shame on me as I’ve been missing out on a treat. This is a collection of short murderous stories that I devoured in a weekend. Wicked and funny – a brilliant combination! Highly recommended.
Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair by Heidi Swain
This is a beautiful book set at Christmas time in the idyllic village of Wynbridge. I was pulled right into this deliciously cosy storyline and fell immediately in love with the characters and setting. I wish I had actually saved this to read at Christmas but I couldn’t resist it. This is one book that I will be reading every Christmas from now on.
Great choices, thanks Melisa. And just so you don’t feel too bad, I hadn’t read any P.D. James either before I picked up ‘Sleep No More’ and I call myself a crime blogger. Pah! I have seen ‘Sleep No More’ in a number of bookshops since it’s release and I can’t help but pick a copy up and stroke it – it’s so lovely!
If Melisa has managed to tempt you or if you would like to find out more about the books she recommends, please see the following amazon.co.uk links:
I have loved reading all my life and would regularly visit the local library and come back home weighed down with books. I recently set up my blog as a way of interacting with other bookworms and have been welcomed into the book blogging world with open arms. They are really a lovely set of folk! I have two dogs (who thankfully have stopped eating my books) and a lovely fiancé Graham, who reads one book a year. Unbelievable but it’s true.
My thanks again to Melisa for joining me today. Check back in tomorrow when I welcome author Rachel Sargeant to damppebbles with her #R3COMM3ND3D2017 choices.