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Wrap Up: November 2019

Hey everyone!

Another month, another wrap up. For my November TBR, I picked out 4 books, but I only managed to read 3, one of which was not even included on my TBR. This month has been super busy with wedding planning, so I didn’t get as much time to read as I had expected, and I’m surprised that I even finished 3!

The 3 books I read in November are:

BOOK 1: The Photographer of the Lost by Caroline Scott

While many survivors of the Great War have been reunited with their loved ones, Edie’s husband Francis has not come home. He is considered ‘missing in action’, but when Edie receives a mysterious photograph taken by Francis in the post, hope flares. And so she begins to search.
Harry, Francis’s brother, fought alongside him. He too longs for Francis to be alive, so they can forgive each other for the last things they ever said. Hired by grieving families to photograph gravesites, Harry travels through battle-scarred France gathering news for British wives and mothers, and along the way Harry desperately searches for evidence of his brother.
And as Harry and Edie’s paths converge, they get closer to a startling truth.

I read The Photographer of the Lost as part of a book tour on Instagram. I have always been a fan of historical fiction, especially war related, but this book honestly blew me away! By far one of the best historical fiction books I have ever read. FULL REVIEW HERE!

BOOK 2: Secrets of the Great Fire Tree by Justine Laismith

A Boy.
His Pendant.
A Magical Tree.

In rural China during the New Year celebrations, Kai receives devastating news. A poor harvest spells disaster unless his mother accepts a job in the city caring for a wealthy family.
Abandoned in his mountainous village, Kai is desperate to bring his mother home. He gives in to superstition and unlocks the secrets of the Great Fire Tree. The Great Fire Tree will grant Kai’s wish—for a terrible price. With the help of his new friend Xinying and his trusted piglet, Kai will make a sacrifice to make his family whole.

I was asked to be be a part of the official blog tour for Secrets of the Great Fire Tree by the author. If I am completely honest, this book wasn’t really for me. By no means is it a bad book, and I’m sure a lot of people will really enjoy it. EXCERPT POST HERE!

BOOK 3: Hold Your Tongue by Deborah Masson

A brutal murder.
A young woman’s body is discovered with horrifying injuries, a recent newspaper cutting pinned to her clothing.
A detective with everything to prove.
This is her only chance to redeem herself.
A serial killer with nothing to lose.
He’s waited years, and his reign of terror has only just begun…

On Detective Eve Hunter’s first Monday back at work following enforced leave, she is called to the scene of this gruesome crime. Hunter and her team spend the week chasing leads, until the following Tuesday, another body is discovered in similar circumstances.
Battling against a team who has lost respect for her and her own personal demons, Hunter must put herself inside the mind of a depraved killer if she is to prevent another terrible death…

I read Hold Your Tongue for the official blog tour, which I had the honour of being a part of. I absolutely loved this book! The story is brutal, and graphic, tense, and gripping. Everything I could have hoped for! I can’t wait for this series to continue! FULL REVIEW HERE!

Which books did you read in November?
Which was your favourite of the month? 
Have you read any of the books from my November wrap up?

Let me know in the comments!

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