Monday, 6 November 2017

See You In September

See You In September by Charity Norman is one of those books which I couldn't put down.


When Cassie waved goodbye to her parents at the airport telling them 'See you in September', little did they know it would be years before they'd see her again.

She was on her way to New Zealand with her boyfriend, but after the pair split up, Cassie hitchhikes a lift with strangers who persuade her to stay with them amongst a farming community. It isn't long before Cassie is swept up in the atmosphere of the place as well as the charisma of their leader, Justin.

Cut off from her family, her frantic parents fight to bring her home before Justin's prophesied Last Day arrives.

I'd thoroughly recommend this book, I enjoyed it from start to finish, a real page turner.

If you want to know what else I've been reading lately, you can find a list in the sidebar. This shows all the books I've read this year and there's also lists of the books I've read right back to 2012.

37 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good read, shall have to look it up. Do hope your Mum is feeling better xcx

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    1. I thoroughly enjoyed it. My mum's still in hospital, she'd made some small improvements but wasn't so well again yesterday. I shall be going to see her this evening so I'm hoping she's a little better today. It will be her 83rd birthday tomorrow so I was hoping she'd be out in time for it, but it seems not.

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  2. I don't think I know this author - any thanks for the review.

    All the best Jan

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    1. This is the second book I've read by Charity Norman and I've enjoyed them both.

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  3. Sounds like a good read Jo. I've really got back into reading this last month and have enjoyed some good books. I'm going to add this to my 'to read' list.
    PS. hope your mum is on the mend. Have a good week. x

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    1. I think you'd enjoy this one. I'm onto my Christmas books now, I've just started the first one and it's going well so far. My mum's still in hospital, she wasn't very well again yesterday so I'm hoping she's picked up again when I go to see her this evening. It's her 84th birthday tomorrow so it looks like we'll be celebrating in the hospital.

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    2. I meant her 83rd birthday, I'm adding a year on to her age.

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  4. Oh dear, sounds like every parents worst nightmare!

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    1. I must admit that it was hard to put myself in the place of the parents, a thought provoking story.

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    1. I couldn't put it down, I wanted to get to the end to find out what happened.

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  6. Cults are such a scary thing - I can well imagine the page turning nature of a book that delves into one, from both the child and parents side.

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    1. I think it was really well written, I certainly kept turning the pages until I found out what happened.

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  7. I love hearing that someone couldn't put down a book, that's the best recommendation. I will recommend this one to my husband as the cult thriller will appeal to him more than me. I'm excited to explore your book lists!

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    1. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, a real page turner, and it kept me interested from the first page right to the very last.

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  8. Sounds interesting, but also a bit scary. I've heard all about weird cults, but New Zealand is a gorgeous place, although we've only explored the top half of the north island. Gee, that was a while ago now! Take care.

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    1. Unfortunately, these things really happen. The author paints New Zealand as a very beautiful place, the perfect setting when you read the story.

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    2. Gloriavale in the South Island is one very well known cult. In the very middle of nowhere. Totally beautiful and gorgeous (and getting over run by tourists in parts) but still with cults.

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    3. The setting in the book sounds idyllic, and this plays its part in the story. I didn't realise there are known cults in New Zealand, though I don't know all that much about cults anyway so the book made for very interesting reading.

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  9. Snap! I read this recently too Jo and was absolutely gripped. Have also read a couple of her other books 'The New Woman' and 'After The Fall' and think that you would also enjoy them. I've picked up from a couple of the above comments that your mum is in hospital. I hope that she was brighter when you visited tonight. Will be thinking of you xxx

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    1. I'm pleased you enjoyed this book too. I've read The New Woman and I will definitely seek out more of her books now, the two I've read have been excellent. Thank you, my mum was much better when I visited yesterday, so much so that all being well, they're looking to discharge her soon.

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  10. Another to add to my list.
    Get well wishes for your mum xx

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    1. I pick up so many book recommendations from blog posts, I don't think there will ever be time enough to read them all. Thank you, my mum was much brighter yesterday so I'm hoping she's on the mend.

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  11. Thank you for reading and reviewing so kindly, Jo! Made my day. And hello to Leeds! Charity

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    1. I don't think an author has ever commented on one of my book reviews so you've made my day too. Thank you.

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  12. I'll have to give this author a try, Jo. Your post sent me to searching your sidebar -- some pretty nice handcrafts there! Like you, I think I'll start reading Agatha Christie again. The new 'Murder on the Orient Express' movie opens here on Friday and I can't wait to see it. Hope your Mum feels better. P. x

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    1. I've read two of her books now and enjoyed each one very much. I would definitely like to see the new Murder on the Orient Express movie, it will tie in nicely with all the Agatha Christie books I'm reading. Thank you, my mum was much better yesterday so it looks like she's on the mend now.

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  13. Oh - I'm very tempted by this one, but I have so many books lined up on my Kindle .......

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    1. There's just so many good books out there, I don't think any of us will ever get round to reading all that we want to.

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  14. Ahhh, happy birthday to your mum, I do hope she gets better soon and enjoys her birthday. Sounds a good read!xxx

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    1. Thank you. Unfortunately, she wasn't very well again yesterday so she ended up spending her birthday in hospital. This is a very good read, I'd thoroughly recommend it.

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  15. Hi Jo, just wanted to stop by and wish your mum a happy birthday.
    Sorry to read she is still in hospital.
    Sending get well wishes

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you. We made my mum's birthday as happy as it could be in hospital, but I'm pleased to say she's come home today. She still isn't all that well but I'm hoping she'll recover a little more now she's back home.

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    2. That's good news ...
      Sending my good wishes

      All the best Jan

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    3. Thank you. She's glad to be home and that's the main thing.

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  16. I'm now hooked on your book recommendations. I'm currently reading the constant princess (I've never read any Phillipa Gregory before) and really enjoying it. Thank you for sharing these.

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    1. I'm so pleased you're enjoying The Constant Princess. It was the first Phillipa Gregory book that I'd read too, but I've now got Three Sisters, Three Queens waiting for me on my Kindle.

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