I think it can be safely said that I’m glad last week is over as it was pure chaos! Luckily for me, it wasn’t all bad as there were definitely some highlights in the mailbox. (One of these days I will get to a bookshop!) Let’s get straight on to the good stuff!
The first surprise in the mail was a copy of Fiona McCallum’s latest book, Leap of Faith (due out in April). I’m a big fan of her work, so Harlequin Australia deserves a big thank you! The book features Jessica, a horse rider who has lost her confidence and decides to part with her beloved horses. But then a skinny, sad horse called Faith enters her life and begins to change things…
The lovely people at Scribe sent some great books along with some cooler weather. I’ve read a lot of good things about Wolf, Wolf by Eben Venter so I look forward to reading this one. The story is set in Cape Town and Mattie’s father is dying as South Africa begins to change as a country. It looks both fun and heartbreaking. The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma (released in March) is also set in Africa, but this time 1990s Nigeria. Benjamin is only nine years old when he and his brothers decide to forget school and go fishing. The man they meet will change their lives. Lion Attack! by Oliver Mol (out May)
is a funny coming of age story involving KeepCups, daydreams and a girl called Lisa. It’s also set in Melbourne, one of my favourite places.
Last (but definitely not least) Trio by Geraldine Wooller arrived from Transit Lounge. Not only is the cover gorgeous, but the story of three friends from the 1960s to current day sounds great. The novel travels from Italy to London and Australia and reflects on music, loss, friendship and loss. Geraldine is also speaking at this weekend’s Perth Writers Festival.
Do stop in at the Mailbox Monday blog for links to everyone’s mailbox goodies. Overseen by Vicki (I’d Rather Be at the Beach), Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) and Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit), I’m sure you’ll find something you want to read, as well as more great books!