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'Brims with laughs, love, family and friendship. You will love this heartwarming read!' Trisha Ashley. Meet the Reading Group: six women in the seaside village of Little Sanderton come together every month to share their love of reading. No topic is off-limits: books, family, love and loss . . . and don't forget the glass of red!...

Title : the reading group april
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ISBN : 32919832
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 93 Pages
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the reading group april Reviews

  • Dash fan
    2019-02-23 20:01

    5☆+  Review Another Fabulous book by Della.I absolutely love the reading group books and they are just going from strength to strength!I loved the storyline in April I feel this is her best book yet! This book focuses on loss, new beginnings, family bonds, illness and new relationships.Serena is this month's book club host and she's struggling to find her feet after the loss of her husband.The group decide that this month's book should be Jane Eyre.Serena soon realises that she shares alot in common to Jane, but will she find her Mr Rochester or is it just not meant to be?Serena is the head teacher of Poppins School, It is here we meet Mr Winchester.He is concerned about he's daughter Hannah's health. He is going through a messy divorce and he's ex is not making things easy.Serena is intrigued by Mr Winchester, she is very concerned for Hannah so she agrees to keep an eye on her at school.However that concern and intrigue ends up going a little further when they go to the cinema together!!Maybe he will soon become her Mr Rochester??Things are not easy for them both, especially as Hannah is a pupil in her school and he has a very Crazy Ex wife!!! Who is determined to make he's life as difficult as possible.Serena's niece Dodie turns up after arguing with her mother.She is the breath of fresh air Serena needs as she persuades Serena to follow her heart and have some fun!Go get her Mr Rochester!Not long after Dodie returns home she gets a call from her Sister saying Dodie has been rushed into hospital and it's not looking good.Serena does no more and rushes to her sisters side.It just shows that regardless of family drama you are always there for each other no matter what.Serena doesn't have it easy within her family. She is the middle child and constantly feels like she has to work harder than her sisters as they have medical professional jobs and Serena is "just" a headteacher.To me whenever Serena speaks to her sisters they always seem to be little her and make her feel under valued. I don't believe they necessarily mean to do it but it made me feel really annoyed.Serena isn't having much luck at the moment. Things just keep going wrong. Especially when she hears Mr Winchester is getting back with he's Ex!!Is this the end for Serena or is it too late for her to have a happy ending? Serena is the main character of the book and she's strong, independent, but lacks confidence in the love department. I  loved her character and was willing her to win her happy ending.I loved all the characters and I really hope May brings a whole new story. Maybe even more romance. I would love to see what lies ahead for Serena and Dodie.My only criticism was it ENDED FAR TOO QUICKLY!!!! I wanted more!!!I received this book from the Publisher in exchange for a honest and fair review via Netgalley.

  • Abbie
    2019-02-19 00:58

    It’s April in Little Sanderton and The Reading Group’s book this month is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Serena takes centre stage in this instalment, will her life mirror that of the book she is reading?Serena is the successful headmistress of an exclusive school, lives in a beautiful house and seems to have it all. As we get to know her better in this edition of The Reading Group we discover, however, that her life is not as perfect as it seems. She has had her share of tragedy and her relationship with her family is less than perfect. Like the heroine Serena is reading about, she is a bit of an outcast when it comes to her family. As her life is heading along its usual path, in walks Mr Winchester…I love Jane Eyre, it is one of the first classics I read and so I looked forward to the April Edition of The Reading Group to see what a modern day version would look like. Eddie Winchester shares a similar name to Edward Rochester and, while he doesn’t have a ‘mad’ wife kept hidden in his attic, he certainly has his fair share of difficulty with his ex-wife Debbie. I really like the way Parker takes the elements of a classic novel and brings them up to date, while showing that issues written about in the 19th century are still relevant today.Parker manages to fit a lot of story into a short book and yet it never feels rushed. She ensures that the reader gets to know the main character well and simultaneously keeps you glued to the pages to discover the outcome. The friendship provided by the reading group is a theme that runs throughout all of the books alongside a touch of romance and drama and the April edition is no different.The Reading Group: April is a lovely, light read in which you really feel a part of the group of friends. Although this is book five in the series it works well as a standalone for those who haven’t read the others in the series, however, I would recommend you check them out. A great way to spend a few hours over the Easter weekend.Thank you to Della Parker, Quercus and NetGalley for my copy in exchange for my unbiased and honest review.

  • Marie
    2019-02-05 19:51

    The Reading Group is a fun and light-hearted little series of books based on a small and friendly group of women who get together every month to discuss a book and have a catch up.April’s book is based on the classic book of Jane Eyre. In a clever little plot twist, the author mimics some of the main threads of the tale we all know and love in Jane Eyre and relates it to a modern day experience.In this way, Serena meets her own version of a Mr Rochester with a Mr Winchester instead. Also handsome in a rugged kind of way. The course of true love rarely runs smooth in a romance book and Serena has to deal with Mr Winchester’s rather deranged ex-wife as well as family problems of her own.This is a good little short story. It took me about an hour and a half to read although admittedly I am a very fast reader. It was a fun story with the nod back to one of my favourite classics. The only reason for four stars instead of five is because I prefer getting to know my characters in a lot more depth which sadly is rather difficult in a shorter length book. Apart from this, it was a pleasant read.I voluntarily reviewed an advance copy of this book and have given my honest opinion of it.

  • Agi
    2019-01-26 17:56

    "The Reading Group: April" is probably my favourite part of the series right now. I enjoyed it immensely and I think that with every part the characters feel much more developed, complex and the story is this little better than the previous one. In April it is Serena's story and she's chosen "Jane Eyre" for the Reading Group, so you can immediately ask - is she going to find her Mr Rochester?Serena was close to my heart as we both are teachers and I could see that she's maybe not over - passionate about her job but that she really likes it and that she has heart for her students and her job. I immediately liked her, she was strong - minded but also vulnerable and the way she coped with her life after her husband's death was just so uplifting, giving hope that it really can be better sometime.This lovely short story squeezes between the pages many, many issues. It is about family dynamics and feeling unappreciated and under - valued by your own family, it's about mental health and children being made victims of parents' misunderstandings. It's about finding what you want to do with your life and finding peace with grief. Again, I truly liked how the author took elements of "Jane Eyre" and adapted for "Reading Group". There were moments that the story dragged on a bit and there were moments that some of the events felt too rushed but altogether this novella had the right pace and the right amount of events happening. Altogether, it was a lovely, light quick read that don't forget about the importance of friendship. Recommended!Copy provided by the publisher in return for an honest review.

  • Kim
    2019-02-03 21:57

    I loved the first one that I read in this series and realised that I'd missed a few. So I've just bought the missing ones and look forward to catching up with the ladies of the reading group. This month they are reading Jane Eyre - I love the idea of a reading group and really must try to read more classics.Serena is a head teacher and this follows her month tackling school issues and a new romance.I loved the characters and can't wait to read more. It's a quick read being a novella in a series- but a lovely way to spend a couple of hours.

  • Clara
    2019-01-27 18:10

    I really enjoyed all the books in the reading group series. I like that in each book we meet a different lady and we get to see these characters more in depth. This month we meet Serena and her book club book is Jane Eyre. Serena is a head teacher and when a parent (Mr Winchester) comes to her because he is worried about his daughter she agrees to help keep an eye on her, this leads to them both getting to know one another!This is a lovely novella and a great addition to the seriesThanks to NetGalley and the publishers for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.

  • Rosemary Kind
    2019-02-08 20:01

    This is a gentle read, but one I could not put down. The characters are a lovely group to spend time with and their lives unfold naturally through the course of the story. The romance is believable and could happen to any one of us, which makes it all the more enjoyable. A book for a lovely warm feeling.

  • Nicola Clough
    2019-02-20 17:58

    Really lovely to go back to the village and six ladies who belong in a reading group. It's a heartwarming story of love and family life with its complications. Well worth reading and can't wait for the next book to come out.