Cary / Kitty’s and Olivia’s lives intersect on the small Greek island which is home to Olivia and her family. Cary’s left an unhappy marriage behind and her friendship with Olivia (and envy of her happiness) soon leads her to try to escape her ill-fated childhood too.
Not my usual fare this, but when needs must…. it was one of Val’s books on our Dolpo trek. We had more down time than usual, so I ended up reading this thriller set in the Channel Islands in the closing days of WWII.
Amazon.co.uk page: A Game for Heroes – James Graham
Cora Cash (get it?!), a 1890s New York society “princess”, travels to Europe with her mother in search of an aristocratic husband (most likely in need of her cash). She gets as far as Dorset, gets knocked off her horse and ends up marrying a Duke.
All a bit Mills & Boon, but fine for easy reading on trek in Nepal.
Too big to finish before I head off to Nepal. And too big to take with me.
If I’d been gripped, then perhaps I would have made time to finish it, or made space in my hand baggage.
I’ve got to the end of the first section, and twenty something California graduate Pip with her complicated family, odd ball flatmates and dead end job is interesting enough, but rather too familiar from TV.