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Best Book (Trails) of September

  • Submitted: 31st August 2021

Best books of September

September is a good reading month. It’s got that back to school vibe so new books are a must. New pencils too when you think about it. New notepads, new….ok so I digress, but as the days get cooler and the nights get darker, it’s the perfect time to snuggle in with one of these FINE reads.

BookTrails out in September


The Lighthouse Witches C J Cooke

Scottish island

The Lighthouse Witches

If it’s a dark and mysterious setting you’re after, this is a remote island in Scotland. There’s a decommissioned light house here with secrets hidden below. This place is haunted with dark memories of the past. Someone in the present day starts to discover that the whispers of the past might be getting louder…

Just when you thought it would be possible to get off that island….

Stranded Sarah Goodwin



Ireland next and an island where eight people come to live alone for one whole year. Flash forward 18 months and someone has started to talk about what happened back then. How did they become stranded in the first place? Why did only three of he eight who arrived get to escaoe?

The Collector’s Daughter Gill Paul


The Collectors Daughter

In 1922, Lady Evelyn Herbert’s dreams are realised when she is the first to set foot inside the lost tomb of Tutankhamun for over 3,000 years. If ever there was a writer to evoke such an iconic time nd place, then it’s Gill. If ever there was a writer who could bring back an historical character to life and make her the centre of such a gripping story , then it’s Gill. This is excellent, detailed and compelling storytelling.


Daughters of War Dinah Jefferies

A house in the Dordogne

Daughters of War

Dinah transports us to France , to 1944 where three sisters wait for the war to end. Then, one night there’s a knock at the door. A Nazi officer waits for an answer…..

Deep in the river valley of the Dordogne, in an old stone cottage on the edge of a beautiful village, three sisters long for the end of the war.

Hélène, the eldest, is trying her hardest to steer her family to safety, even as the Nazi occupation becomes more threatening.

Elise, the rebel, is determined to help the Resistance, whatever the cost.

And Florence, the dreamer, just yearns for a world where France is free.

Then, one dark night, the Allies come knocking for help. And Hélène knows that she cannot sit on the sidelines any longer. But secrets from their own mysterious past threaten to unravel everything they hold most dear…

The first in an epic new series from the No.1 Sunday Times bestseller, Daughters of War is a stunning tale of sisters, secrets and bravery in the darkness of war-torn France…



From the author of the bestselling middle-grade novel Wonder comes a new children’s story set in the American West. In the middle of the night, three horsemen take Silas’s father away. When a pony shows up, twelve-year-old Silas sets out on a journey across the West to find his father. But Silas is not alone. He brings along Mittenwool, a companion who happens to be a ghost.


So you see, in just this one list of five books out in September, there’s some fantastic booktrails and bookish adventures ahead here.




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