Friday, 24 February 2012

Friday Recommends #10

Friday Recommends is a weekly meme hosted by Dani at Pen To Paper.  This is where we list a book we would highly recommend. 

I'm quite excited about this new feature as one of the things I love is being able to share the news about a great book.  We've all been there!  After reading a fab book you want to shout out to the world how great it is.


The rules for Friday Recommends are:
  • Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.
  • Please consider adding the blog hop button to your blog somewhere, so others can find it easily and join in too! Help spread the word! The code will be at the bottom of the post under the linky.
  • Pick a book that you've read, and have enjoyed enough to recommend to other readers. It can be a book you've read recently, or a book you read years ago - it's up to you - but make sure you tell us why you love the book (like a mini review). You make the post as long or as short as you like.
  • Add your blog to the linky at the bottom of this post after posting your blog post.
  • Put a link back to pen to paper (http://www.pentopaperblog.com) somewhere in your post.
  • Visit the other blogs and enjoy!
My choice this week is:
 

Goodreads Synopsis:
 
Blind since birth, widowed in her twenties, now lonely in her forties, Marianne Fraser lives in Edinburgh in elegant, angry anonymity with her sister, Louisa, a successful novelist. Marianne's passionate nature finds solace and expression in music, a love she finds she shares with Keir, a man she encounters on her doorstep one winter's night. While Marianne has had her share of men attracted to her because they want to rescue her, Keir makes no concession to her condition. He is abrupt to the point of rudeness, and yet oddly kind. But can Marianne trust her feelings for this reclusive stranger who wants to take a blind woman to his island home on Skye, to "show" her the stars?
 
 
 I thoroughly enjoyed this book by Linda Gillard. Star Gazing is the second book I have read by this author and I have enjoyed both books immensley, this one just pipped to be my favourite one though.  I loved the characters, such a wonderful rich contrast.   Part of the story is set on the island of Skye, which sounds a wonderful place. In the book you'll find lots of drama, emotions and romance.  Keir sounds like a dreamy wonderful man, shame he is a fictional character.  For a bit of pure escapism I would recommend you read this book.

6 comments:

Pen to Paper said...

I have this one to read. I think I'll be doing some TBR bumping myself ;)

Sounds like a good'en.
Great post! :)

Dani xxx

Linda Gillard said...

Thanks, Jenny, for your great review. (I'm the author and came across your blog with Google Alerts.) I was really pleased to hear you enjoyed STAR GAZING. Skye is indeed a wonderful place and was my home for 6 years.

Miri said...

This sounds like an awesome book really. I have to say that I'm overall reading Young Adult books at the moment, so books whose main characters are in their teenage years or in their twenties, but I think I should definitely try to read this book. It sounds really great! Thank you for recommending.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Jenny, you do not mention which other book by LG you have read, but in my opinion with each one I have read so far her writing just keeps getting better! I have reviewed them on my blog and will shortly be reviewing Untying the Knot which I am reading at the moment. I find it difficult to choose a favourite as they are all so different!

Chocolate Chunky Munkie said...

Hi LindyLouMac, thanks for commenting. The other LG book I have read is House of Silence. I still have a Lifetime Burning and Untying The Knot to read, I do have a copy of these two books. So hopefully get round to them soon. I'll check out your reviews on your blog :D

Raine said...

This looks like a book I'd go for due to the challenges Marianne had gone through tug at the heart strings. It promises some heavy drama hopefully not so much for Mr. Klennex to be ever present. I haven't came across with the first book thought. I'll keep a look out. Thanks.

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