The Forgotten Woman by Angela Marsons

30988887-_sy180_  I received a free ebook of this title, The Forgotten Woman by Angela Marsons, from NetGalley in return for a fair review.

This is gripping, tension filled story outlining the lives of two very different women.  Fran, a successful lawyer, from a high achieving family and Kit, a former child prostitute.  Their lives intersect at an AA meeting.  From there the stories unfold, Fran’s past and Kit’s, two women who should have nothing in common, nothing to build a friendship on and yet they do.  There are tension filled moments, secrets uncovered and demons faced. The book discusses dark issues including child prostitution, drug and alcohol abuse, rape, and death of a child.

I particularly liked the resolution of Kit’s story, as it was not what would be expected.  I read this through in one sitting, it is a compelling read.  I would recommend this to readers of general fiction who like their reads dark.

 

 

 

 

 

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Christmas at the Little Village Bakery by Tilly Tennant

30841881  I received a free ebook of this title, Christmas at the Little Village Bakery from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review.

This is book 2 in the Honeybourne series by Tilly Tennant. This book centers on Spencer and Tori who return to Spencer’s home in a small village in England for the Christmas holidays and to introduce the two sets of parents.  Spencer and Tori are engaged but with no date yet set for the wedding.  Although the book centers on their story, we meet plenty of other people who have their own issues, Millie and Dylan, Jasmine and Rich, Darcie and…well you’ll have to read it to see.  There are also the two diametrically opposed sets of parents (one set British and liberal and the other American conservatives) who set sparks (not the good kind) flying.  Throw in unplanned for snow storms, an AWOL soldier, a broody mother of triplets and there is plenty found here to entertain the reader.

Lots of fun Christmas and village life atmosphere to be found here.  I do think I would have enjoyed this more if I would have read the first book in the series.  It seems that there were many references to past events.   Cute Christmas read for romance fans.