I'm not going to lie. I didn't read anything in July.
I did listen to Guard Her with your Life by Joy Ellis, which was read by the lovely Tom Bateman.
Sam Helsdown hasn’t seen his daughter Zoe in two years and he’s excited and
more than a little nervous to be at the airport picking her up for a visit.
She’s 10 years old and
Flight BA631 from Athens has already landed and soon a trickle of people begins entering Arrivals. Among them is a little girl who runs towards him, head down, and throws herself into his arms saying ‘Daddy!’.
But then he looks at her properly. This is not Zoe. This is not his daughter.
Shortly afterwards Sam receives a phone call from his ex, Julia. ‘Help will come. Until then, guard her with your life.’
Soon unknown enemies are closing in and Sam must risk everything to keep this girl safe – whilst trying to discover her true identity.
Francie Nolan is the eldest daughter of the
family. Alert, imaginative and resourceful, her journey through the first years
of a century of profound change is difficult - and transformative. But amid the
poverty and suffering among the poor of Brooklyn, there is hope, and the
prospect of a brighter future.
Whistledown Woman by Josephine Cox. Another one from the bookshelf at work and an author I haven't read before.
On a moonlit
night in 1898, Kathleen Wyman lies in labour at Bessington Hall, her husband
Edward sure that she has been unfaithful to him. In his blind jealous rage he
later gives away the baby to gypsy Rona Parrish, summoned to help with the
delivery. Kathleen, frenzied with grief, is soon after locked away in an
Among the Lemon Trees by Nadia Marks - Another off the bookshelf and just because I liked the sound of the title.