There have been plenty of great non-fiction books published recently.
‘My Secret Mother’ by author Phyllis Whitsell is a remarkable account of forgiveness and grace. It is the tale of an orphan’s search for her birth mother. It follows the difficulties and heartbreaks of establishing a relationship late in life. It is a book about compassion, care and second chances.
‘Secret Child’ by Gordon Lewis and Andrew Crofts is set in 1950s Dublin, Ireland. It is the true story of mother so intent on keeping her child that she hid him from her family and the world inside a home for unwed mothers. This book is a chronicle of a child’s poverty, privation and loneliness that is overcome by the guidance, faith, kindness and encouragement of a band of strong, loving women.
‘The 14th Colony’ by bestselling author Steve Berry is another novel featuring Agent Cotton Malone. When Malone is shot down over Siberia, he struggles to escape from madmen who are intent on creating political chaos in the White House. Berry makes history thrilling and weaves the details beautifully in his novels.
Scottish author Peter May is a favourite of mine. He is an exceptional storyteller. May’s novels are well-written, humourous, moving and exciting. ‘The Blackhouse’, ‘The Lewis Man’ and ‘The Chessmen’ are a trilogy. The stories are set on the Isle of Harris in the isolated Outer Hebrides Islands. The author creates a marvellous visual landscape for the reader as they are drawn into the mystery and intrigue of the novels. They are books that are hard to put down.
Young Adult Pick: ‘Maze Runner’ by James Dashner
DVD Pick: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ – Yes! Captain Jack Sparrow is back! Starring Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem and Geoffrey Rush
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