WWW Wednesday (May 25th)

WWW WednesdayThis weekly meme is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. It’s open to all to participate. Why not join in and let us know what’s on your reading list this week…

To join in, just answer the following three questions…
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?


I’m reading…

When He Fell by Kate Hewitt

I had hoped to have finished this by the time I posted but it wasn’t to be. Simply told yet captivating from early on, I like this book for its authenticity; one of the parents has proper financial issues which she’s stressing about which make it more realistic rather than just having the cash to throw at a problem.   The blurb gives too much away for my liking because I haven’t got to the second tragedy yet but am waiting for it…I hope it’s not a big anti-climax when it happens!

when he fellThe blurb

Josh and Ben are nine years old and best friends, until a single, careless act in the school playground destroys the lives of both families – and wrenches their small Manhattan school apart.

As both mothers Maddie and Joanna try to find out what really happened between the boys, they discover the truth is far more complicated and painful than either of them could have ever realised… with lasting repercussions for both families.

And when tragedy strikes again in the most unexpected of ways, the lives of these two women will be changed once more, and this time forever.

I recently finished

Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

I somewhat surprised myself with this one…it took about 75 or so pages to get into it but then I have to say I really enjoyed it and would definitely recommend. You don’t need to have read Jane Eyre to enjoy this (as I haven’t)…there are references to it and I suspect comparable events/themes but if you like books set in the Victorian era, boarding schools, mysteries and murder then I think you’ll like this.

Jane SteeleThe blurb

Like the heroine of the novel she adores, Jane Steele suffers cruelly at the hands of her aunt and schoolmaster. And like Jane Eyre, they call her wicked – but in her case, she fears the accusation is true. When she flees, she leaves behind the corpses of her tormentors.

A fugitive navigating London’s underbelly, Jane rights wrongs on behalf of the have-nots whilst avoiding the noose. Until an advertisement catches her eye. Her aunt has died and the new master at Highgate House, Mr Thornfield, seeks a governess. Anxious to know if she is Highgate’s true heir, Jane takes the position and is soon caught up in the household’s strange spell. When she falls in love with the mysterious Charles Thornfield, she faces a terrible dilemma: can she possess him – body, soul and secrets – and what if he discovers her murderous past?

 What’s up next?

My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry

I was offered this proof copy back in March and with the Kindle edition being published this week it’s time I picked it up.

My Husband's WifeThe blurb

It’s the perfect love story.

Lily meets Ed at a party, and on their second date, he proposes. She’s a lawyer, he’s an up-and-coming artist. They own a small but beautiful flat in London and mix with all the right people.

But Lily has a secret. Something from her past, that is soon to collide with her present. And she thinks her new husband is hiding something too…

The vows they made will soon be tested to the very limits.

‘Till death us do part…’

Have you read any of this week’s choices?

Do share what you’re reading and recommendations in the comments…

31 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (May 25th)

  1. Emily Witt says:

    I totally had it in my head that Jane Steele was actually set in the present day, though some aspects of the plot make far more sense now I know it’s actually Victorian. This actually makes it a bit more appealing, I have to say. When He Fell and My Husband’s Wife both sound really intriguing, so I’ll keep an eye out for your thoughts.

    Here’s my post this week: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2016/05/25/wippet-and-www-wednesday-25-may-2016/

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    • Lindsay | Bookboodle says:

      I was also glad that it had been kept in the Victorian era. I’d read a retelling of Sense & Sensibility by Joanna Trollope for The Austen Project and it was set in modern times and for me, it just didn’t work.


  2. Donna says:

    I don’t like blurbs that talk too much. I like the sound of Jane Steele but I wasn’t sure it would be for me. Now that I know you’ve enjoyed it, I’m adding it to my to-buy list. I’ll wait a little more before getting it because at the moment if a book doesn’t grab my attention from the first pages, I get bored. I’m in a “no patience whatsoever” mode.
    Happy reading!

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  3. Yvo says:

    I always hate it when a blurb gives away too much of the story… I hope the plot twist in When He Fell didn’t disappoint you. And I’m definitely going to try and read Jane Steele soon. Happy reading!

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