Thursday, 10 April 2014

2014 Reading Challenge: Book 11 - Above All Things

Above All ThingsAbove All Things by Tanis Rideout
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was sent this book to read as part of the Britmums book club. I wasn't sure what to expect from the book, as it's not something I would normally pick up, but I do like a love story and the 1920's, so I decided to give it a go. I'm so glad that I did! It wasn't until I was about 1/2 way into the book that I realised that it is a fictional book based on real historical events. I made the mistake of googleing George Mallory and of course, in doing so, I did spoil the ending a little for myself.

I loved the way the book focuses not just on George's side of the story, but also from Ruth's side as well. I did find Ruth's narration a little confusing in that she flits from telling a story to 'talking' to George, but I thought this also added to the emotional side of it. I also enjoyed reading Sandy's point of view as well.

I have never read or watched anything about mountaineering before, so I don't know how factual the technical side of the story is, but it felt realistic as to how they would have been feeling physically and emotionally.

In summary, this is a well written story with drama and romance added in. Whether you are interested in the story of George Mallory or just after a good book to read, this is a fantastic read.

Jackie. x

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

2014 Reading Challenge: Book 10 - Three Girls and a Baby

Three Girls and a Baby (Three Girls, #1)Three Girls and a Baby by Rachel Schurig
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a lovely story about Ginny as she puts her life back together after splitting up with the love of her life. Finding herself pregnant, she has to come to terms with bringing up a baby on her own.
The story wasn't perfect and at times I found it a bit too descriptive, however, on the whole it was a nice easy read. I'm looking forward to reading the other books in the series.

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Jackie. x