Books

Worth The Wait – Karen Witemeyer

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My book review of “Worth the Wait” written by Karen Witemeyer

In my view…

This book is about a woman who lives with her son in a women’s village. Because of her past and because she met an important person she decided to live here, in Harper’s Station. This woman who is named Victoria Adams and is referred to often as ‘Tori’ [in the Dutch version though], is very ambitious and starts a shop. Every item that belongs to or is part of or is needed for a household, is a come and go in this shop. Business is going well and Victoria decides to travel to some nearby villages and stop at every house. Having a chat and maybe some business can be done and she will have more customers. In this story there is not an exact time period given in which this story takes place, but you can imagine a period like 1850, before cars were invented and people travelled by horses and carriages.

Writing style / spelling

In the book I rarely found a spelling mistake and the pace of the writing style is nice. It quickens up a bit towards the end. It is a really nice short book and is an inbetweener of a series named ‘Harper’s Station’. I did not know that when I was reading it, found out later on. You do not really notice it in the writing, only that a few people seem more familiar with each other and you think you miss a piece of history somewhere. Although towards the end these pieces are completed as well so you can read it as a standalone too.

Main characters

MAIN CHARACTER(S) EXPLANATION – NOT TELLING ABOUT THE STORY

There are a lot of characters that come forward in this short novel. The main characters are Victoria Adams, Lewis Adams, Benjamin Porter and Emma Chandler (Shaw). Other quickly mentioned character names are: Malachi Shaw, Alberta Chandler, Grace Mallory, Angus Johnson, Bartholomeüs Porter, Marlow Hutchins, Paul Crawley, Hazel McPhearson, Sarah McPhearson, Colin McPhearson, Helios, Hermes, Hercules, Maybelle, Jed Crawley, Frannie Crawley, Michael Crawley, and Daphne Crawley.

I hope you like the book too. It is worth to read it! I am not telling about the story too much– never do in my book reviews – you have to read the book yourself and make your own opinion. 

Greetings by Sophie

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Hanna’s Birthday – Gull Åkerboom

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My book review of “Hanna’s Birthday” written by Gull Åkerboom

Title: Hanna’s Verjaardag [NL] / Hanna’s Birthday [EN] / Annonsen [SE]
Author: Gull Åkerboom
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9789086962587
NUR: 350 – Fiction General
Publisher: Uitgeverij Eenvoudig Communiceren B.V.
Year 1st edition & read edition: 2016
Year read: 2016
Original title & language: Annonsen [SE]
Read language: Dutch
Pages: 72
Rating: 5 / 5 stars

I hope you like the book too. It is worth to read it! I am not telling about the story too much– never do in my book reviews – you have to read the book yourself and make your own opinion. 

In my view…

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The ABC Murders – Agatha Christie

My book review of “The ABC Murders” written by Agatha Christie

Title: The ABC Murders
Author: Agatha Christie
Genre: Mystery / Thriller
Series: Hercule Poirot #13 
ISBN: 978-90-4882-251-5
NUR: 331 – Detective
Publisher: Pantheon Klassiek / Dutch Media Books B.V.
Year 1st edition & read edition: 1935 – 2014
Year read: 2016
Original language: English
Read language: Dutch
Pages: 216
Places: Andover / Bexhill / Churston / Combeside / Doncaster / London / Paddington / Pevensey / Torquay
Rating: 5 / 5 – definitely a favourite
Filmed: Yes

I hope you like the book too. It is worth to read it! I am not telling about the story too much– never do in my book reviews – you have to read the book yourself and make your own opinion. 

In my view…

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