New Monthly 5 Book Review

"Moonlight Over Mayfair" by Anton Du Beke

Hello, welcome back to my book review page, "To read....or not". 

This time I'm looking at "Moonlight over Mayfair", the sequel to Anton Du Beke's debut novel, "One Enchanted Evening". 

I was surprised by how much I'd wanted to read this one after I finished reading "One Enchanted Evening". I was really taken with the characters and the way I felt like I was being swept along in the ambience of the era being written about. 

Of course, I was tickled by the idea that one of the characters made their way to Brixton, where I happen to be now - but that is beside the point. 

"Moonlight over Mayfair" does the exact thing a good sequel should do, it picks up from where "One Enchanted Evening" finished and kept the action and story going, all the while adding more depth to the characters. 

There's a lovely romance to the novel and a real sense of family to the characters, and I admit, I'm looking forward to seeing if there will be a third installment of the tale. 

If you're looking for a book that is easy on the mind when reading, with good characters and story, this is the book for you. There's enough tie in to the first book, "One Enchanted Evening" that means you could read this one alone and still understand what was going on, but I'd urge you to read the books in order, just sit down, curl up in your favourite chair and get stuck in. While the weather is grim and dark, use these books to lose yourself for a time. 

A 4 book score from me - I'll be reading this one again no doubt about it. 

Enjoy, and as always, Keep Reading x

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