The Silk Factory by Judith Allnatt.

The Silk Factory by Judith Allnatt.

*I purchased this book for myself.

Rating: 4/5

After her mother passes away Rosie inherits her home, a cottage which was formerly a silk factory. Eager for a new start she moves in with her children. There she discovers a life changing secret in a home which is filled with the memories of orphans who once worked there.

I enjoyed this novel, the plot was well thought out if a little predictable at times. I found myself really routing for Rosie. The narrative switches between the present day and the early 1800’s, this added to the novel overall and helped keep my interest throughout. I finished the book feeling as if I had read two stories in one, that’s how well done it was. However I will admit I did prefer the historical narrative and feel it deserved to be a separate book in it’s own right.

Overall this is a good book, Allnatt switches with ease between a current narrative and a historical one. I recommend this for fans of fiction with contemporary and historical elements.

The Lake of Dreams by Kim Edwards

The Lake of Dreams by Kim Edwards

Rating: 2/5

*I purchased this book for myself.

This novel follows Lucy who traumatized by the death of her farther left her home ten years ago, she decides to return and discovers some family heirlooms, heirlooms that come alongside secrets ones no one was meant to discover. She discovers from piecing together her families history that what she believed before was simply fiction.

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