Reading for Pleasure

Reading can be a real chore if you’re not interested in the topic and you have to study it for an exam. It can be a pain if it’s a long, close-typed, legal document or something you have to check through to keep yourself right, but you could do with a lawyer to interpret for you. It can be frustrating if it’s in an unfamiliar language or if it’s badly written and lazily presented.

But, oh, reading can be fun!


It can be such a pleasure when you find a subject that enthrals you, a story you believe in, poetry that resounds with you, a writer who reaches your soul.

The joy of getting ‘lost’ in a book.

The delight of finding a ‘new’ author, someone whose work you have never read before and find you love. Their style, their language, the story. When it all adds up to a book you don’t want ever to end.

Have you read anything recently that just makes you want to curl up in a deep armchair by the fire and read way into the night? Or a book you read on the beach that had you turning pages but forgetting to turn to the sun?


There are quite a few authors who usually ‘hit the spot’ for me: Anita Shreve; Rosie Thomas; Nicholas Sparks; Maggie O’Farrell; John Grisham; Steinbeck, Austen, Trollope, Twain … the list is long …

Reading can be such a Pleasure.

Don’t you just love it?


If you’re looking to find a book to read by the fire, curled up on the sofa or your favourite armchair, or you’re looking for a book to read on the plane or by the beach this summer, why not try

Searching for Summer

The First in the Reluctant Detective Series

Searching for Summer Final

Mirabelle’s daughter, Summer, disappears one Friday night, and Mirabelle would dearly love to rewind that day and live it differently. Instead, she is left not knowing if Summer is alive or dead, went of her own accord or was taken against her will.
Casting all other concerns aside – food, sleep, work, relationships – in her desperate need to find the answers, she takes to the streets of Edinburgh in search of Summer.
Searching along wynds snaking behind old buildings, through ancient doors and tiny spiral stairways, showing Summer’s photograph to everyone she meets in shops, museums and nightclubs, Mirabelle becomes a reluctant detective, gathering clues, trying to make sense of them in order to find her missing daughter.

Searching for Summer

Available on Amazon now


If you’ve already read and enjoyed Searching for Summer, and would like to read another novel by Christine Campbell, click here, and you will be directed to Christine Campbell’s Amazon Author Page, where you will find details and links to all five novels.


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Pamela Beckford
    Jun 18, 2015 @ 13:18:20

    Tried finding this on Amazon for US purchase – is it only available for UK?

    Liked by 1 person


  2. jimwilbourne
    Jun 19, 2015 @ 00:44:48

    It’s so true that reading something that you’re not interested in is unpleasant. I always found that to be one of the biggest challenges facing public schools and their English departments. It would be nice if they didn’t have to take a one-size-fits-all method to teaching children to appreciate great literature. Every child is different and forcing kids to read things they don’t like does little for their education.

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  3. cicampbell2013
    Jun 19, 2015 @ 09:37:19

    That is so true. I homeschooled my youngest daughter and let her read books she chose herself in the bookshops or library. She loves reading and is a great reader.



  4. Glynis Jolly
    Jun 23, 2015 @ 12:02:41

    Just so you know, I still have your link with the cover of your book on my sidebar.

    Liked by 1 person


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