I’m going to open this week’s post with the disclaimer that I had no intention of including the head of a small cocker spaniel in the photo for this post, but Lola was insistent and, in the end, you have to work with what you’ve got, don’t you?
In fact, this week’s Tempted by… has a number of differences, aside from Lola photo-bombing my book image. Firstly, this week I am featuring not one book recommendation from this blogger, but two. And secondly, the recommendations came indirectly by a popular feature on another blog. So you see, as both bloggers and authors, it is worth taking up all the opportunities for promotion that come your way as you never know how someone will stumble across your book recommendation.
So, where did this week’s recommendations come from? Well, I originally saw them on a feature on Emma Welton’s blog, damp pebbles. Each year, Emma runs an excellent series called R3COMM3ND3D, where she invites book bloggers and authors and other bookish types to recommend three books published that year that other readers should pick up. These two books were both featured on the R3COMM3ND3D2018 post by Jo Robertson of My Chestnut Reading Tree.
The little vignettes that are included with the recommendations, being a pared down version of the full review, often work really well to distill what is great about the book and ensnare the unwary book addict, and this is what happened to me. You can see those by following the link above or go, as I subsequently did, to the full reviews on Jo’s blog by following the links below:
Lynn Naismith gave up the job she loved when she married Ed, the love of her life, but it was worth it for the happy years they enjoyed together. Now, ten years on, Ed has been diagnosed with early-onset dementia, and things start to happen; things more sinister than missing keys and lost words.
As some memories are forgotten, others, long buried, begin to surface … and Lynn’s perfect world begins to crumble.
But is it Ed’s mind playing tricks, or hers…?
MY NAME IS KATE.
I volunteer at a missing persons helpline – young people who have run away from home call me and I pass on messages to their loved ones, no questions asked.
I don’t get many phone calls, and those I do are usually short and vague, or pranks.
But today a girl named Sophie called.
I’m supposed to contact her parents to let them know their child is safe.
The problem is, Sophie isn’t safe.
AND SOPHIE IS MY DAUGHTER.
Jo’s blog at My Chestnut Reading Tree is one of my absolute favourites and Jo is such a generous and enthusiastic supporter of other book bloggers and authors that her blog deserves all of the success it garners. She has thousands of followers, and you have to believe that all those people must be on to something, so make sure you head over to her blog and have a look around. You don’t want to miss out now, do you?