Thursday, 24 October 2013

The Night Rainbow

I read many blog posts where books have been mentioned or reviewed. If any catch my eye, I jot down the title with every good intention to read them, however, there's many which I never get round to reading.


Back in the summer, Anna over at Green Tapestry blog wrote a post, Reading Matters, where she reviewed some books, a couple of which I quite fancied reading. One of them was The Night Rainbow by Claire King, and I was pleasantly surprised to find it at less that £2 on Amazon. I buy lots of books from charity shops these days, and many of them are more expensive than this.

I've really enjoyed reading The Night Rainbow. It's set in southern France and narrated by a five year old girl, Pea. Her father has died in an accident and she lives with her little sister, Margot, and her mother who is too sad to take care of them. Pea and Margot make a friend in the meadows behind their home, though he's keeping a secret.

It's an emotional story, which I have to say is very cleverly written. The ending was not what I was expecting at all.

This is Claire King's first novel, and I think she's done a fabulous job with it.

22 comments:

  1. Intriguing! I'll keep that one in mind. Thanks Jo. x

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  2. Sounds interesting, Jo. I've downloaded it to my Kindle. Thanks for the recommendation. :o)

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    1. I hope you enjoy it. I'm always worried when I recommend something in case other people don't enjoy it as much as I do.

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  3. A good book review post. Perhaps not a book I would read but I'll be recommending to someone who I'm sure will enjoy it. Flighty xx

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    1. Glad to be of service. I was surprised to find it at such a great price on Amazon, though of course, this is why our high street book stores are closing down.

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  4. Hi Jo,

    I have this one saved in my wish list on my Kindle not sure when I will get around to reading it the book shelf and those on my kindle do not seem to going down very fast. I saw that you read and enjoyed The Help by Kathryn Stocknett if you like this one then you may want to read 'Calling Me Home' by Julie Kibler it was a really good book you'll fin dthe details on my Tea and Biscuits and a good book blog. Thanks for the info on the spaniel bowl will need to look out for some to see if they work for my three,

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    1. I always seem to have more books that I want to read than I have time to read. I shall put Calling Me Home on my list of books to look out for. As for the spaniel bowl, try and get a small one, I've never seen one yet. I think the ones that are made are for Springers, or bigger dogs than Cavvies.

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  5. I haven't read this book but it sounds interesting. I will keep it in mind. Thanks for the recommendation. :)

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    1. Do look out for it, I really enjoyed it. There's a bit of a twist at the end which I wasn't expecting.

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  6. So glad that you enjoyed it Jo :) xxx

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    1. Thank you for the recommendation, I really did enjoy it, but it left me a bit open mouthed at the end. I didn't see it coming.

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  7. Thanks I will look out for it.

    Sft x

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    1. It's a good story, I hope you manage to find it.

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  8. Sounds interesting, but I don;t have time to read at the moment. Take care and enjoy the weekend.

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    1. It's one to put on the list for when you've got more time. It will all settle down for you soon.

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  9. I'll have to put it on my reading list Jo! I love when a friend says that a book was good, I just want to run out and get it and read it straight away... I'm like you though, I don't always get to the books that I want to get to!
    I hope you're well and I hope you stay dry when the upcoming storm hits!
    Much love,
    Tammy

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    1. I enjoy reading book reviews on blogs, I find lots of good reads this way. The storms weren't supposed to reach this far north but the forecast has now changed so we're bracing ourselves.

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  10. Sounds like a good read - I'll add it to my list :)

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    1. I enjoyed it, I'm sure you will too.

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  11. Hi Jo,

    I'm definitely starting to have those senior moments. After the bath incident at the weekend I had downloaded Philomena to my Kindle. Obviously not going to take that near the bath. Last night it was really cold when I got home so ran a bath and went in search of a book off the yet to read shelf and would you believe there it was 'The Night Rainbow' by Claire King. So far I have completed chapter one and so far so good. It may take me a while to read it as I will alternate between the book and my Kindle. Both completely different stories so I hopefully won't confuse the two.

    Mitzi

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    1. What a coincidence. I never read two books at once, I just know I'd get confused. Hope you enjoy it.

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