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‘The Paradise Waltz’ by Jessica Stirling

She knew without glancing at the wall clock or slipping her watch from her pocket that it was close to half past three and that the working week was almost over. John Thomas had begun to bounce up and down in his seat and, taking their cue from the biggest boy in class, the five- and six-year-olds scrambled to find their schoolbags and scoop up their books and pencils.

‘Still,’ said Christine evenly. ‘Sit absolutely still.’

The little ones froze obediently but the rebels in the back row muttered and, for some incomprehensible reason, kicked the iron stanchions of their desks as if, Christine thought, they were contemplating mutiny just to avoid five more minutes of confinement.

A much welcome lighter read, after the intensity of my last project, this is a romantic fiction novel, set in the Scotland, of the early 1930s.

I have only read to page 40 so far, but it is already all I have come to expect from prolific Scottish author, Jessica Stirling. Check out the link to author’s website, you may be in for a surprise!

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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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