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The Flavours of Love by Dorothy Koomson

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I just love to get settled in with a Dorothy Koomson novel, they are always heartbreaking and heartwarming in equal measure.
The Flavours of Love has a lot going on and does jump around through periods of time but if you can get over that it is another fantastic book!
The story is the unfolding of a family dealing with a tragic loss, Saffron’s husband was murdered and the killer was never caught leaving her to raise their two children by herself.
Not only that but everything that could go wrong for the family does and it is definitely a test of strength and love.
The story is whole heartedly in the catagory of a realistic telling of how people cope with tragedy and it doesn’t down play it or make the murder too dramatic, it just ia what it is and for the book if far more relatable for people.
A very good read, as usuall praise for Koomson.

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The Stand by Stephen King

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I have to say that I love King more and more every time I read one of his books, and the longer they are the more I love them.
The Stand is no different and is a fantastic read and is certainly worth the effort of reading 1007 pages.
In a fight between light and dark there will be heroes and enemies but sometimes it isn’t always obvious whos who.
King captivates the reader by giving us in depth stories about various people like Frannie, Larry, Stu, Tom, Nick and Trash can man at the beginning of the book while the world is changing.
Then when the pace picks up toward the divide between good and evil our characters worlds collide and at this point the reader is so into the book that even minor events have you on the edge of your seat.
I laughed at parts and I most certainly shed a tear in parts because I felt the characters pain or joy, it was a sheer rollercoaster of emotion.
I enjoyed every second of reading this book and it is most definitely in my top ten of King books!

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