Today’s Friday Four comes from author Joanna Lambert. Her most recent novel is Watercolours in the Rain and you can order a copy online here You’ll find details of the book at the bottom of this post.
Four books you think everyone should read and why
A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle because it’s a funny and thoroughly entertaining read.
Penmarric by Susan Howatch. To prove that Winston Graham isn’t the only one who can write a great Cornish Saga – and there are four other books in the series.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee because it’s a great American classic
Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy because everyone should read at least one famous historical English novel.
Four of your favourite children’s books
Four books you’d love to see made into films
Four favourite book characters
- Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice
- DI Erika Foster from Robert Bryndza’s crime novels
- Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones
- Skeeter Phelan from The Help
About Jo’s latest book
What happens to the future when past and present collide?
JESS: Six years ago Jess’s relationship with Talún Hansen was torn apart by one night of deception. He disappeared from Lynbrook village and she headed for university vowing never to let anyone break her heart again. Currently teaching in Oxford, Jess returns from holiday to an unexpected phone call and life changing news which eventually sees her returning home.
TALÚN: Six years on Talún Hawkeswood, as he is now known, is heir to his grandfather’s Norfolk farming empire. When he hears of trouble in the village due to Lynbrook Hall being put up for sale, going back is the last thing on his mind. But staying away is not an option either, not when someone he owes so much to is about to lose their home and their livelihood.
LILY: Splitting with her husband after her son Josh’s birth, Lily now works as part of an estate agency sales team. She has always held onto her dream of finding a wealthy husband and a life of self-indulgence. When the sale of an important property brings her face to face with Talún, she realises despite the risks involved, the night they spent together six years ago could be the key to making those dreams come true.
As Jess, Talún and Lily return to Lynbrook and the truth about what happened that summer is gradually revealed, Talún finds himself in an impossible situation. Still in love with Jess he is tied into a trade off with Lily: his name and the lifestyle she craves in exchange for his son. And when a child is involved there is only one choice he can make…