Hothouse Flower makes the Richard and Judy Spring Book Club 2011

I reviewed Hothouse Flower by Lucinda Riley in December last year and I think it may have been my favourite read of 2010, you can read my review here. Obviously some other people have agreed with me as Richard and Judy have chosen it as part of their Spring Book Club, you can find out more about their book club on their official website, I love Richard and Judy and they do seem to pick some brilliant books! The other books included in the list are:

  • Hothouse Flower by Lucinda Riley
  • The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
  • Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonsen
  • This Perfect World by Suzanne Bugler
  • Room by Emma Donoghue
  • You're Next by Gregg Hurwitz
  • Trespass by Rose Tremain
  • The Blasphemer by Nigel Farndale
What a lovely list of books to look forward to, I am going to get hold of some of these but I can already highly recommend Hothouse Flower, it really is a great read! 


Bookalicious Ramblings said...

Wow, Hothouse Flower sounds absolutely fantastic - how in the world have I managed to miss it completely?!?!?!?! After reading your review, I'm definitely getting myself a copy and I can't wait to read it! Btw, is it just me, or is the cover really a tad too similar to Kate Morton's covers? :) Nothing wrong with that, I'm just saying. But yeah, sounds like a brilliant read!

Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read said...

When I read your review, I put this book on my wishlist and now, you reminded me I haven't bought it yet!:) I must, it really sounds wonderful.

Dot said...

Bookalicious Ramblings- I think you will really enjoy this one! The cover is similar to Kate Morton's books and I found the writing style to be similar too which is great as I love Kate Morton too! Lucinda Riley has another book coming out in November this year as well.

Dizzy C said...

I am excited bout Hothouse Flower...it did make it into my stocking with a little help! :)

It keeps staring at me from the shelf. I am not sure it will be there long.

I have read Postmistress and enjoyed that.
I have seen good things about Major Pettigrew too


Charlie said...

This list has further convinced me that I should read The Postmistress. I have to be honest though and say that the similarity with Kate Morton's covers puts me off Hothouse Flower.

Anonymous said...

I hadn't heard of Hothouse Flowers but from your description sounds right up my street must make a note of it. The other one from the list that intrigues me is Major Pettigrew. So many books to look forward to in 2011!

Nadia said...

Hothouse Flower sounds great! Must add to my TBR pile - along with a couple of those other books from Richard and Judy's list. There is definitely some great reading out there. By the by, after reading all of your Jill Mansell reviews, I have finally downloaded one on to my Kindle. I'm loving it! Thanks!

Dot said...

Irena- I hope you do, think you would enjoy it!

Carol- Ah I hope that you enjoy it, I think it's a really good list.

Charlie- It's a shame that it's put you off, it is similar but for me that is only a good thing as I love Kate Morton's books too!

thebookwormchronicles- There does seem to be a lot going on in the world of books this year!

Nadia- I'm so glad you're enjoying the Jill Mansell book, the good things is that there are loads to choose from!

One More Page said...

I saw today that the Richard and Judy Spring Bookclub books are on BOGOF in Smiths so what more of an excuse do I need?!

Dot said...

One More Page- That is the perfect excuse! I ordered You're Next by Gregg Hurwitz, having a bit of a crime/thriller addiction at the moment!

Claire Sinclaire said...

The Postmistress by Sarah Blake was a big disappointment. Apart from a very realistic encounter in the London blitz, a trip across Europe in war torn Germany for Frankie the reporter, thereafter I found the book became jumbled up. However, disappointed as I was with this read, I found it more credible than Hothouse Flower.

Dot said...

Claire Sinclaire- i haven't read The Postmistress yet so unfortunately can't compare.

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