We take a look back at Richard and Judy’s Book Club choices. How many have you read?

Secrets of the Tides by Hannah Richell Secrets of the Tides by Hannah Richell


(£7.99, Orion)

We were gripped by this compelling read about guilt and forgiveness, as we uncovered the long-hidden, tragic secrets of the Tide family. Judy called it ‘a sweeping generational saga,’ while Richard hailed it as ‘a richly rewarding read’.

 

The Seamstress by Maria DuenasThe Seamstress by Maria Dueñas


(£7.99, Penguin)

This engrossing tale set during the Spanish Civil War was ‘a complete delight’, according to Judy. It follows the adventures of young seamstress Sira who relies on her skills to find work after being abandoned abroad. We agree with Richard, who said, ‘Even after I’d finished the final chapter, I would have been happy with a few more!’

 

The House of Silk by Anthony HorowitzThe House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz


(£7.99, Orion)

This new Sherlock Holmes novel was one of the big hits of the Book Club, as Richard called it ‘a minor masterpiece,’ while Judy described it as ‘one of the best  mysteries I’ve read for a long time’. We loved that Anthony Horowitz kept Arthur Conan Doyle’s spirit alive.

 

Between a Mother and her Child by Elizabeth NobleBetween a Mother & Her Child by Elizabeth Noble


(£7.99, Penguin)

Judy loved this ‘compulsively readable book’ about a family torn apart by grief after the death of eldest son. We found the collapse of Bill and Maggie’s marriage heartbreaking, while Richard said it offered ‘perceptive insights into family life’.

 

The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana TrigianiThe Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani


(£7.99, Simon & Schuster)

Based on the true story of the author’s grandmother, Lucia, this romantic tale travels from the Italian Alps to a bustling New York City as fate conspires to bring two people together. ‘It’s crammed with love, disappointment and warmth, and seasoned with delicious Italian food,’ says Judy. ‘A sweeping saga,’ adds Richard.

 

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