Monday, 30 April 2018

My Book of the Month for April - She Did It - Mel Sherratt

My book of the month for April is by Mel Sherratt with 'She Did It'.

This is the first Mel Sherratt book I have read, despite having once upon a time actually worked with the talented lady! Now I have read this one, I am ready to devour her every output. What a read this is!!

I won't spoil it for you, as its got some serious twists and turns, and the end - wow! What I will say is that the plot revolves around two main characters - those being Tamara and Esther. Set in London and its surrounding area, its about the present, but totally moving due to the past to an inevitable face down.

Its interesting in that despite being a rotten apple, one of the characters is revealed to have been treated very badly indeed in the past, and both have their share of skeletons in the cupboard.

Tamara may well have status, but her money is running short. In Esther, she sees a capable, enthusiastic new employee that opens up the career opportunites she needs. In Tamara, Esther sees a gullible woman, willing to employ her despite her fake references and hidden agenda.

Even within a setting where its clear that all is not going to end well, and the term friendship is perhaps not the most appropriate description of their relationship with each other, its still shocking how things develop.

This is a great psychological thriller, well written with a fabulous story arc and great twists. Highly recommend this and off to read more from Mel. Great read.

My Travels - Hoar Cross Hall - Inside the Venue - Part II


Each hallway was lined with thick patterned carpets


There were real fireplaces polished up and detailed with ornaments


Stately carved chairs dotted about everywhere add to the elegance


I adored these love chairs


Huge wooden doors welcome you inside


Beautiful urns are there to great you on arrival


The whole place is full of atmosphere and history


In the original wing, a beautiful wooden stairs case winds its way to the first floor


The original wing has such class 


Wonderful mirrors adorn the walls


Chandeliers hang suspended from the ceilings



There are even suits of armour! 


My Travels - Hoar Cross Hall - Our room









My Travels - Hoar Cross Hall - Inside The Venue Part 1


Hoar Cross Hall is one impressive building


Dark wood, library shelves lined with books


Huge windows dressed with elaborate furnishings


Leather sofa's


Beautiful tables and chairs


Dark wood floors and chaise longues


Plush carpets underfoot


Glass tables and comfy seating


Fabulous lighting



My Travels - Hoar Cross Hall - The Grounds Part II


Around every corner was another beautiful statue


The weather could not have been better



This beautiful bench was the perfect spot for the best views



The hall loomed up as we walked back




The trees reminded me of Harry Potter


The whole place felt magical




Statues of deer and stags adorn the front lawn




Kissing statues - so romantic



It was so well looked after



This is the raised glass dome for the spa below