Sample Saturday – synaesthesia, love, and many lives

Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye.

Below Deck by Sophie Hardcastle

Why I have it: I enjoyed the Reading Matters review.

Summary: Olivia hears the world in colour, but her life is mottled grey. She is the only woman among men on a yacht delivery to Auckland and in the darkness below deck, she learns that at sea, no one can hear you scream.

I’m thinking: No – synaesthesia is fascinating but have read a few too many books recently that came with trigger warnings.

The Weight of Love by Hilary Fannin

Why I have it: Susan’s review.

Summary: Robin and Ruth meet in the staff room of an East London school. Robin, desperate for a real connection, instantly falls in love. Ruth, recently bereaved, is tentative. When Robin introduces Ruth to his childhood friend, Joseph, their attraction is instant. Powerless, Robin watches on as the girl he loves and his friend begin a turbulent affair.

I’m thinking: Yes.

The Rearranged Life of Oona Lockhart by Margarita Montimore 

Why I have it: Keeps popping up in my Goodreads feed.

Summary: 1982 – Oona Lockhart is about to celebrate her 19th birthday and ring in the New Year. But at the stroke of midnight, she is torn from her friends and finds herself in her 51yo body, 32 years into the future. Greeted by a friendly stranger, Oona learns that on every birthday she will enter a different year of her adult life at random.

I’m thinking: Yes – a modern Freaky Friday?

7 responses

  1. I really enjoyed the Sophie Hardcastle. Not a perfect book but the language was beautifully lyrical. I would say like many first time novelists she is working something out of her system and I look forward to reading her next book.

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