My Story series
The year is 1909 and Dollie Baxter has flung herself into the midst of the campaign for women’s right to vote. It is a campaign that is creating a change amongst all classes of women, and women all around want to play their part in a movement, which would ultimately change the way the patriarchal society would see a woman’s political opinion.
Dollie lives with her Grandmother until her guardianship is given to a very wealthy lady; lady Violet. New to her surroundings and the life of luxury, Dollie tries to fit in, all the while trying to juggle her part in the movement.
Although Dollie's diary accounts are fictional, the author uses factual individuals and events from history to illustrate the suffragette movement that happened in London. This book captures the essence of how the movement may have affected people and families at that time.
Goodreads Rating: 4.05
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.petta is back to solve another crime. This time it is the murder of a young girl who was found dead in the woods. The Black Mountain community of North Carolina are shocked at the barbaric nature of the murder, and wonder who would want to hurt and abuse a little girl in such a way. It is up to Dr Scarpetta and the FBI team to track down the killer and bring justice.
No sooner do they begin to analyse the strange clues of the case they stumble across another death that at first investigation points towards both murder and suicide? These two cases are connected, but how? Who is behind the chain of blood and gore?
The investigation takes a dangerous turn when there is an attempt to take the doctor's life? Who does one trust when the killer has access to the classified information?
The body farm is 5th in the Kay Scarpetta series. It can be read independently but if you want to know where Dr Kay’s story started begin by reading Patricia Cornwell’s novel, Postmortem.
Goodreads Rating: 4.05
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Abdullah and Pari are siblings who were separated by the circumstance of poverty. They both belonged to a very poor farming family and lived in a village just outside of Kabul, Afghanistan. Their father was a beet farmer and struggled to make a living. Once a month their step uncle, Nabi, came to visit them from the big capital Kabul. With stories of endless marketplaces, homes of luxury and most of all, proof that there is a way to make life better.
Their life is hard but peaceful, however in a twisted turn of events and desperation the family is split apart. Both siblings are lost in their new worlds, with no hope of ever reuniting. Time passes and memories fade, the world begins to change, the siblings are left to the tides of fate.
Khaled Hosseini has made the language of this tale almost poetic. It is a humbling novel, with its character’s stories intertwining seamlessly to lead on to the next chapters.
Khaled Hosseini has done it again, with another spellbinding novel.
Goodreads Rating: 4.04
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