[[ Free eBook ]] Secrets of the Pomegranate Author Barbara Lamplugh – Selindameditasyon.com

Secrets of the Pomegranate Secrets are dangerous lies can rebound And when discovery threatens to overturn your whole life The author s love for and familiarity with Granada and life in Spain shine through on every page Jill Foulston, author of La Vita E BellaPassionate, free spirited Deborah has finally found peace and a fulfilling relationship in her adopted city of Granada but when she is seriously injured in the Madrid train bombings of , it is her sister Alice who is forced to face the consequences of a deception they have maintained for ten yearsAt Deborah s home in Granada, Alice waits, ever fearful Will her sister live or die And how long should she stay when each day brings the risk of what she most dreads, a confrontation with Deborah s Moroccan ex lover, Hassan At stake is all she holds dear Secrets of the Pomegranate explores, with compassion, sensitivity and despite the tragic events humour, the complicated ties between sisters, between mothers and sons and between lovers, set against a background of cultural difference and prejudices rooted in Granada s long history of Muslim Christian struggles for power

About the Author: Barbara Lamplugh

Barbara Lamplugh has been writing since the 1970s Her love of adventure and travel took her first on an overland journey to Kathmandu, which inspired her to write Kathmandu by Truck 1976 and then on the Trans Siberian railway, by boat to Japan and around SE Asia, which led to her second book, Trans Siberia by Rail 1979 Becoming a mother put a stop to such long travels but not to writing She turned instead to fiction, inspired by the often fascinating and unexpected stories of ordinary people she came across in her work in the community She also wrote occasional articles for magazines and newspapers, including The Guardian and Times Educational Supplement In 1999, with her two children now independent, she moved to Granada in Spain, where Secrets of the Pomegranate is set For several years she worked as a features writer for Living Spain magazine, contributing around a hundred articles on topics ranging from Olive Oil to Machismo to Siestas Alongside her writing, she teaches English, edits and translates With five gorgeous grandchildren in the UK, she makes regular visits there Her other passions include cycling, dancing, jazz and, of course, reading Her new novel, The Red Gene will be published by Urbane in April 2019.

10 thoughts on “Secrets of the Pomegranate

  1. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    In the aftermath of the 2004 Madrid train bombings, the secrets harbored by two English sisters, one of them settled in Granada, will come out into the open and affect the entire family Lamplugh does a great job of unveiling a little at a time but still maintaining tension until the surprise of th

  2. Miranda Miranda says:

    I loved this book the fascinating plot kept you guessing until nearly the end, with true to life characters and excellent descriptions of Granada Set against the reality of the horrific Madrid train bombings which is sensitively dealt with.Suitable for mid teens and adults.

  3. Harriet Steel Harriet Steel says:

    When Alice s feisty and unconventional sister, Deborah, is seriously injured in the Madrid train bombing in 2004, Alice hurries to Spain to be with her Tragically, Deborah is in coma The situation persists throughout the book and it could have been a problem that such a major character is unable to take part in t

  4. ReadAlongWithSue ReadAlongWithSue says:

    This book literally started off with a BANG I so love it when books open and they just grab you by the short and curly s straight away as this one did I was fascinated by the title, so looked at the blurb and I am pleasantly surprised at how much I loved this book.Its very well crafted, very well thought out Leads you ni

  5. Julie Julie says:

    This book has one of the best openings I ve read in a long while and immediately grabbed my attention Add a long held family secret to the mix and this is compulsive reading Although I guessed Deborah s secret long before we were told, there were sufficient hints after all and it didn t spoil my enjoyment, despite the fact that

  6. Hannah Symonds Hannah Symonds says:

    Can I just say how beautiful and intriguing the cover of this book is This is Barbara s first published novel which is set in Grenada The story is very well written, and well thought out, I couldn t put it down It was very well paced but with enough anticipation to keep you hooked The characters were interesting and I loved all the desc

  7. Danielle McClellan Danielle McClellan says:

    This is an absolutely delightful, well written novel that combines a compelling story about two sisters with a deep, vibrant understanding of the city of Granada, Spain, specifically the very special Albaic n neighborhood, while capturing the swirling political, historical, and personal experience of living in that city in the 1980s, 1990s, and

  8. Awesome Indies Book Awards Awesome Indies Book Awards says:

    Awesome Indies Book Awards is pleased to include SECRETS OF THE POMEGRANATE by BARBARA LAMPLUGH in the library of Awesome IndiesBadge of Approval recipients at Awesome Indies Assessment 4 stars As Deborah lies dying, an innocent victim of the Madrid train bombings of 2004, her sister Alice flies out to Granada, Deborah s home She s flown to Spain to vi

  9. J.B (Debbie) J.B (Debbie) says:

    Secrets of the Pomegranate is one of those books that held my interest from the first page with what was literally an explosive start Centred around the effects of the Madrid bombings, this harrowing tale of family secrets and the unconditional love of family makes for at times a harrowing and sad tale of two very different sisters whose love for one another r

  10. Joanna Lambert Joanna Lambert says:

    The fact this book is written around the 2004 Spanish train crash, for me, made it almost seem as if the characters were real They drew you in from the beginning, Deborah older, flamboyant, arty sister living in her adopted city of Granada and Alice the sensible, practical one in the UK Both are single parents with sons Deborah s son 20 year old Mark is from her marri

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *