TENERIFE-based author John Searanke has published a second book, following on from the success of his first title, Dog Days In The Fortunate Islands. Both titles are now available in the library
Prunes For Breakfast
by John Searancke
JOHN’S SECOND book relates the experiences of his parents during the Second World War, mostly from the side of his father, from the time of his calling up in early 1940 to his release from a prisoner of war camp in Germany in 1945.
Some years after the deaths of his parents, John’s aunt gave him a box of letters written by his father to his mother between 1940 and 1945. These letters take us through five captivating years, telling the ups and downs, the plots and counterplots as his father rose through the ranks to end the war as a captain.
John lives with his wife in here in the north of Tenerife.
You can find out more about him and his books at his website www.johnsearancke.com
The Girl On The Cliff
by Lucinda Riley
TROUBLED by a recent loss, Graia Ryan has returned to Ireland and the arms of her loving family. And it is here, on a cliff edge, that she first meets a young girl, Aurora, who will profoundly changes her life. Mysteriously drawn to Aurora, Graia discovers that the histories of their families are strangely and deeply entwined…
From a bittersweet romance in wartime London to a troubled relationship in contemporary New York, from devotion to a foundling child to forgotten memories of a lost brother, the Ryans and the Lisles, past and present, have been entangled for a century. Ultimately it will be Aurora whose intuition and remarkable spirit help to break the spell and unlock the chains of the past.
Haunting, uplifting and deeply moving, Aurora’s story tells of the triumph of hope over loss.
Little Black LIes
by Sharon Bolton
WHAT’S the worst thing your best friend could do to you? Admittedly, it wasn’t murder. A moment’s carelessness, a tragic accident and two children are dead – yours. Living in a small island community, you can’t escape the woman who destroyed your life. Each chance encounter is an agonising reminder of what you’ve lost – your family, your future, your sanity.
How long before revenge becomes irresistible? With no reason to go on living, why shouldn’t you turn your darkest thoughts into deeds?
So now, what is the worst thing you can do to your best friend?
The Last Embrace
by Pam Jenoff
IT’S AUGUST 1940 and 16-year-old Addie flees fascist Italy to live with her aunt and uncle in Atlantic City, where she finds friendship with the Connally family and their three sons.
Spending an idyllic summer with the oldest, Charlie, shows Addie the love she has always been missing. But war changes everything. When one brother’s actions lead to the tragic death of another, the Connally family is devastated and Addie along with them. Now she has no choice but to escape again, this time rebuilding her life in war-torn London.
But, when Charlie reappears in her life, Addie discovers that the past is impossible to outrun.