Author Archive: Val Penny

The Woman Who Felt Invisible by Lizzie Chantree

One of my favourite authors, Lizzie Chantree has published a new novel and allowed me to share and extract from that with my readers. Aren’t I lucky? The Blurb A gorgeous romantic story of love and new beginnings. Learning to love herself and be content on her own is the first step. But will Olivia …

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Fair Warning by Michael Connelly

While I was on holiday last month, I took the chance to catch up on my reading and started with Fair Warning by one of my favourite authors, Michael Connelly. The Blurb Jack McEvoy is a reporter with a track record in finding killers. But he’s never been accused of being one himself. Jack went …

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Snowflake’s Big Adventure by Erin Mackey

The Blurb Sometimes going out into the world is scary, but it can also be exciting. We all worry about our place in the world and Little Snowflake is no different.  When the day comes for him to fall to Earth for the very first time, he’s filled with worry and wonder.  Guided by Mama Snowflake, Little …

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The Granville Legacy by Patricia M. Osborne

The Granville Legacy is the third book in the House of Grace Trilogy by Patricia M. Osborne. It is not a genre I would normally choose, but I am so glad that I made an exception in this case. Each of the novels is excellent and the trilogy should be read in order. As the …

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Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell

Lone Survivor is a nonfiction book. It tells the true story co-authored by the man who lived it, US Nayv SEAL, Marcus Luttrell. It was recommended to me by someone who wanted me to understand the mentality and tasks undertaken by Special Forces. This is not a read for the faint-hearted. The Blurb This is …

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The Guardians by John Grisham

I hadn’t read anything by John Grisham for a while. so when I saw this book on sale, I picked it up and was looking forward to reading. The Blurb 22 years ago Quincy Miller was sentenced to life without parole. He was accused of killing Keith Russo, a lawyer in a small Florida town. …

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I Can Make You Rich by Paul McKenna

I bought this book many years ago in a charity shop and during a clear out of my bookcases it dawned on me that maybe I should read it. So, at last, I Can Make You Rich by Paul McKenna left my book shelves and made it to the top of my TBR pile. The …

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Elevator Pitch by Linwood Barclay

My elder daughter introduced me to Linwood Barclays’ books when we were on vacation on the island of Mallorca. I have read, enjoyed and reviewed several of his novels since then. I even had the pleasure of meeting him once, he is a delightful man. When I saw Elevator Pitch, the title amused me, I …

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The Time Detective – Discovery by Mark Carnelley

I had had this book on my radar for some time, the title was so intriguing, so I shuffled my ‘to be read’ pile and The Time Detective – Discovery by Mark Carnelley came to the top. I am glad it did. The Blurb Marshall Bellows is a present day crime fighter and Allan Besley …

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Boy Soldier by Andy McNab and Robert Rigby

I recently set one of my tutor groups to read Boy Soldier by Andy McNab and Robert Rigby. To make sense of the challenge and allow me to set questions, I read the book too. The Blurb Danny Watts’s grandfather, Fergus, was a traitor. One of the worst sort. An SAS explosives expert who betrayed …

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