#R3COMM3ND3D2017 with #BookBlogger Rachel Broughton (@rae_reads1) #RaeReads

It is my pleasure to welcome the lovely Rachel of Rae Reads to damppebbles today.  Rae Reads is well worth a visit if you haven’t discovered Rachel’s wonderful blog yet.  I thoroughly enjoy her reviews and I’m thrilled to have Rachel join me today to share her #R3COMM3ND3D2017 picks.

#R3COMM3ND3D2017 is a chance for book bloggers and authors to champion three books published in 2017.  That’s it as far as rules go, the book must have been published in 2017.

Here are Rachel’s choices…

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The Many Colours of Us by Rachel Burton
There is such a hopeful feeling to the story that I couldn’t help but be drawn in and I loved the main characters Edwin and Julia. The writing is descriptive with a lovely emotional edge, it really is a brilliant debut.

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Letters to Eloise by Emily Williams
Emily Williams has a lovely descriptive writing style that had me continually turning the pages. Along with creating a wonderful character in Flora who is so engaging, her story definitely held an emotional hold over me.

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The Man Who Died by Antti Tuomainen (translated by David Hackston)
I loved how matter of fact the main character Jaakko is and it was so much fun going on this madcap journey with him. The story is cleverly written and at times darkly funny which I really appreciated. Highly recommended!


Thank you so much for these brilliant recommendations, Rachel.  And it’s good to see Antti Tuomainen’s ‘The Man Who Died’ popping up again.  I really must get myself a copy!

If Rachel 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:

The Many Colours of Us by Rachel Burton | Letters to Eloise by Emily Williams | The Man Who Died by Antti Tuomainen |

About Rachel:
My name is Rachel or if you like you can call me Rae and I’m married with two children. They definitely keep me busy so being a book blogger helps to keep me sane(ish) I started blogging in December 2015 and I can’t believe how fast the time has gone.

My favourite genres are romance, mystery, historical fiction & thrillers. I’ve always been a book worm so my blog is a wonderful way to share my love of reading xx

Rachel’s Blog and Social Media Links:

Rae Reads | Twitter | Facebook |

Huge thanks to Rachel for joining me today.  Thrilled to welcome Nicki Maguire of Secret Library Blog to damppebbles tomorrow with her #R3COMM3ND3D2017 reads so make sure you pop back tomorrow!

3 thoughts on “#R3COMM3ND3D2017 with #BookBlogger Rachel Broughton (@rae_reads1) #RaeReads

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