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Hello all! Not been around much of late due to personal circumstances, but was wondering if anyone could recommend any decent kindle books for me?

 

I love the Agatha Raisin series, twelve days of Christmas by Trisha Ashely, Hamish Macbeth etc and am looking for something 'country' and light hearted again.

 

Any top tips? THanks!

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You should love Jenny Colgan. All her books are good

but there is a particularly lovely book and follow up - welcome to Rosie Hopkins Sweetshop of Dreams and Christmas at Rosie Hopkins Sweetshop

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I love her books, particularly liked Meet me at the cupcake cafe and want to read her next one :D I can' t think of any others right now, but will have a look at my library and see what else I have you may like.

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Not too lighthearted, but very interesting & a darn good read is 'The House We Grew Up In' by Lisa Jewell.

It is about a hugely disfunctional family trying to grow up in a house with a hoarder mother.

 

For something country,funny (albeit black humour) & seasonal, then 'A Proper Family Christmas' by Jane Gordon-Cumming is excellent.

 

For something a bit more unusual & London based, but still heaps of fun,I liked the PC Peter grant series by Ben Aronovitch. The first one is called 'Rivers of London'

They are like a cross between Harry Potter & CSI - fab stuff!

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Rebecca Tope books are nice - not quite as light hearted as Agatha Raisin, but they are Cotswolds based as Agatha tends to be and they're not at all hard going ... not crucial to read them in order, but there is a back story to them, so it's best to start at the beginning, if you can.

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Have you read The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared?

 

It's not at all in the style you are looking for, but it is a good amusing read.

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Marian Keyes books are good, they do have darker elements, but the humour and insight into Irish customs and family life is good. I also agree with Cinnamon about Lisa Jewell books, again there is usually a deeper back story, but they have happy endings and are a good read.

 

I also loved the Adriana Trigiani books set in the Blue Ridge Mountains Big Stone Gap was the first.

 

OH has read and enjoyed most of the Katie Fforde books too, and my parents have been reading all of Deborah Mogach's books recently.

 

Hope all is better with you soon, we miss your cheerful input.

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Marion Keyes is really good too, though I do prefer her earlier stuff, up to Is Anybody out there? as some of her recent stuff wasn't as funny or interesting to read. Might be just me though, so don't let that put you off :wink:

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I also loved the Adriana Trigiani books set in the Blue Ridge Mountains Big Stone Gap was the first.
thanks, I read those a while ago and loved them!

 

 

Have you read The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared?

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I'm struggling with that one at the moment, just can't get into it?

 

Agatha Raisin books are best read in order. Agatha Raisin and the quiche of death is the first...

 

Will have an Amazon splurge next week and look up all your recommendations, thank you! :D:D

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I'm a cheapskate, I only buy the cut-price books or the (free) classics! A couple I've enjoyed recently - Pear Shaped by Stella Newman, it's all about baking and not a bad read as well. She's written another one 'Leftovers' but if you read the two one after another as I did, they are quite similar.

 

You can't beat Jill Mansell for a lighthearted but well-written story too. And if you like a mystery, The Detective's Daughter by Lesley Thomson was good.

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I'm addicted to detective novels and have recently thoroughly enjoyed 'The Detective's Daughter' by Lesley Thompson.

 

Another cracking good read is 'The Husband's Secret' by Liane Moriarty. Not a detective novel exactly, but along those lines.

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Christian, I have just remembered a book I read a little while ago, which may be right up your street.

It is called 'Heartbreak Hotel & is by Deborah Moggach - she also wrote 'the best Exotic marigold Hotel'.

 

Anyhow, it is a super read, very gentle, warm & sweet with some laugh out loud moments too, plus it is only £2.84 at the moment, & a short follow up to it, set at Christmas, is free at the moment too :D

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Thank you! I have just spent a small fortune (buy with one click is a nightmare) :oops:

 

Have bought a couple of Christmas ones, including one by Trisha Ashley who wrote 'The twelve days of Christmas' that I really loved, plus a couple of others for later :D

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Christian, have you signed up for the 1p deals?

 

I didn't think there were any I was interested in until one day I clicked on one which might be suitable.....then it gave me a long list of 'if you like this you might like these'...........I bought 20 books for about £3.

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Christian, have you signed up for the 1p deals?

 

I didn't think there were any I was interested in until one day I clicked on one which might be suitable.....then it gave me a long list of 'if you like this you might like these'...........I bought 20 books for about £3.

 

 

Ooooooh, didn't know about those, can't find them on Amazon - are they like kindle daily deal?

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A young relative of ours has just published her first Kindle book. It's only £1.88 on Amazon just now and I'm sure she'd be very grateful for some publicity for it. It seems to be a short Christmas story for kiddies so if you like the look of it, please consider downloading it :) . A review afterwards would be much appreciated too!

 

*click*

 

Hope it's good :anxious::lol: .

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Christian, have you signed up for the 1p deals?

 

I didn't think there were any I was interested in until one day I clicked on one which might be suitable.....then it gave me a long list of 'if you like this you might like these'...........I bought 20 books for about £3.

 

 

Ooooooh, didn't know about those, can't find them on Amazon - are they like kindle daily deal?

 

I think it must have been part of the Daily Deals thing......some books are 1p and others aren't much more....but don't ask me how I found it :lol:

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Greetings! I highly recommend the mystery series by Louise Penny that starts with the first book in the series "Still Life". These are the Inspector Gamache mysteries that take place in a lovely little village in Quebec. They are quite lovely.

 

An enjoyable quick read are the 3 books in the series by Emma Jameson with the subtitle of "Lord and Lady Hetheridge". I think the order is "Ice Blue", "Blue Murder", and "Something Blue".

 

There also is a very enjoyable mystery series that takes place in the wine country of Napa, California. They are by Nadia Gordon and are the "Sonny McCoskey" series.

 

Enjoy!

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I don't know if this is your sort of thing but...

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-Flag-Jake-Morris-ebook/dp/B00CXA0PNW/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1387404961&sr=1-2&keywords=black+flag

 

The only reason I mention it is that until 1-1-2014 all proceeds go to Surf Acton, a Cornish charity which helps service men with PTSD and the author keeps tweeting "I'll be embarrassed if I have to hand over a cheque for & £55.81"

 

I've bought it myself, but I haven't read it yet (still reading the third "Dragon Tatoo" book) so can't recommend it per se. To be honest, it's not really my genre (I read sf or crime novels) but if anybody reads squaddie type novels it might be worth a punt.

 

The most expensive e book I have bought but still only £2.99 :-)

 

PJ

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Please ignore me I am probably miles behind the times but I have just finished Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and I thoroughly recommend it. The best thing I've read for a while.

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I know several people have recommended 'Wolf Hall' to me, knowing my loe of historical fiction, but I couldn't get into it.

 

However I have just found out that it has been made into a TV series & I shall certainly be watching!

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I enjoyed it, and the sequel, but it wasn't an instant thing with me either.

 

I've just finished Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver and The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. Both on special offer and by two of my favourite authors - I thoroughly enjoyed both.

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