It’s the first of February lovelies, which means it is Kindle First selection post time. Hurrah!
It looks an interesting selection at first glance. Let’s have a proper look shall we?
Digging (a little!) Deeper
All the Lasting Things tells the story of the dysfunctional, New-York based, Fisher family, each member experiencing their own demons, and the family secret that comes to light. It tackles the themes of ageing, Alzheimer’s, alcohol abuse and drug-taking amongst other family dilemmas. I’m not sure that the cover quite matched up to the synopsis for me and so I’m left a little confused.
North of Here sounds interesting enough as the blurb really didn’t give much away about the story. A young woman called Miranda is the main character and it sounds like she goes on a journey of self discovery and has to make some difficult decisions following a tough past. There’s a potential romance on the horizon. Straightforward love story with teenage angst thrown in for good measure? The sole reviewer on Amazon actually gave away more about the book than I was able to glean from the blurb. I think this sounds a lot deeper and layered than the blurb actually made it sound.
Another contender, that I wasn’t initially drawn to from the cover, is Winter Men. I don’t tend to go out of my way to read historical fiction although I do tend to like stories set in a ‘distinctive’ decade. (The stories tended not to centre around a historical event but merely suggested the year through the music, clothing choices etc). After having watched a few episodes of ‘Man in the High Castle’ and enjoyed it (as much as one can enjoy such an intense story) I felt that I could give this book a chance. I’m trying to avoid sticking too much to a type of book that I like to read and like to read outside of my comfort zone occasionally.
Hmm, this is a tough month…
February Winner: North of Here by Laurel Saville
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*All cover photos are linked to and credited to the Amazon website*