WWW Wednesday 14th September 2022 | #WWWWednesday #amreading #booktwitter | @dinahjefferies @kerrybean73 @veronica_henry

Today for the first time, I’m taking part in WWW Wednesday. 
WWW Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words.

Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. So, let’s get to it!

The three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What have you finished reading?
What will you read next?

What are you currently reading?

I’m currently reading and almost finished The Hidden Palace by Dinah Jefferies for my spot on the blogtour tomorrow. Thanks to Anne Cater at Random Things Tours and publishers Harper Collins for my copy. It’s the second book in the Daughters of War series. The first book is called Daughters of War and the third, due out in August 2023 is called Night Train to Marrakech. Here’s what the book is about:

An island of secrets. A runaway. And a promise…

A rebellious daughter
1925. Among the ancient honey-coloured walls of the tiny island of Malta, strangers slip into the shadows and anyone can buy a new name. Rosalie Delacroix flees Paris for a dancer’s job in the bohemian clubs deep in its winding streets.

A sister with a secret
1944. Running from the brutality of war in France, Florence Baudin faces a new life. But her estranged mother makes a desperate request: to find her vanished sister, who went missing years before.

A rift over generations
Betrayals and secrets, lies and silence hang between the sisters. A faded last letter from Rosalie is Florence’s only clue, the war an immovable barrier – and time is running out…

What have you finished reading?

I recently finished The Secrets of Thistle Cottage by Kerry Barrett. It’s a dual timeline novel set in North Berwick which isn’t far from where I live. The historical part of the novel focuses on the witch trials in the 17th century and a mother and daughter accused. The contemporary part features a mother and daughter living in the same cottage who are subject to a different kind of witch hunt. I reviewed this on Monday and you can read my review here: The Secrets of Thistle Cottage. It is published by HQ Digital and I bought my own copy. Here’s what the book is about:

The truth can be dangerous in the wrong hands…

1661, North Berwick, Scotland
One stormy night, healer Honor Seton and her daughter Alice are summoned to save the town lord’s wife – but they’re too late. A vengeful crusade against the Seton women leads to whispers of witchcraft all over town. Honor hopes her connections can protect them from unproven rumours and dangerous accusations – but is the truth finally catching up with them?

Present day, North Berwick, Scotland
After an explosive scandal lands her husband in prison, Tess Blyth flees Edinburgh to start afresh in Thistle Cottage. As she hides from the media’s unforgiving glare, Tess is intrigued by the shadowy stories of witchcraft surrounding the women who lived in the cottage centuries ago. But she quickly discovers modern-day witch hunts can be just as vicious: someone in town knows her secret – and they won’t let Tess forget it…

What will you read next?

Next on my reading list is another book I bought myself – I’m trying to catch up on my backlog! It’s The Impulse Purchase by Veronica Henry and I’m very much looking forward to reading it having heard lots of my fellow bloggers raving about it.

Sometimes you have to let your heart rule your head . . .

CherryMaggie and Rose are mother, daughter and granddaughter, each with their own hopes, dreams and even sorrows. They have always been close, so when, in a moment of impulse, Cherry buys a gorgeous but rundown pub in the village she grew up in, it soon becomes a family affair.

All three women uproot themselves and move to Rushbrook, deep in the heart of Somerset, to take over The Swan and restore it to its former glory. Cherry is at the helm, Maggie is in charge of the kitchen, and Rose tends the picturesque garden that leads down to the river.

Before long, the locals are delighted to find the beating heart of the village is back, bringing all kinds of surprises through the door.

Could Cherry’s impulse purchase change all their lives – and bring everyone the happiness they’re searching for?

So that’s my first WWW Wednesday complete. Have you read any of these books? Do any catch your fancy? Let me know in the comments and if you take part yourself, do pop a link to your post in the comments too. I do like to see what everyone is reading!

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