I’m very jealous of many of you this morning, having the Memorial Day holiday or a Bank Holiday in the UK! (Think of me shivering over my desk, won’t you?) It was a bit of a miserable week here on and off – cold or rainy or both, so it was a bit lucky that the parcel post man stayed away! I did nip out to buy a few books, which are wholly influenced by bookish people on Twitter!
I’m sure The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton needs no introduction, being so popular. But if you haven’t heard of it, it’s set in 1686 Amsterdam and is about new bride Nella. She receives a tiny replica of their house as a wedding gift, and it will be furnished by a miniaturist. But then life start imitating the miniature…is it by design or simply coincidental?
A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale is a book that Twitter went crazy for recently. It’s also historical fiction, about Harry Cane who leaves his family under a cloud to emigrate to Canada. Will Canada be Harry’s salvation or will secrets and war destroy him?
Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry is a book I found out about via Instagram. Jessie Burton recommends this historical fiction set in late nineteenth century New York that assembles a group of very different people from a wide range of backgrounds to come together in the Church of Marvels.
Finally, Maggie Alderson has a new book out, Secret Keeping for Beginners. It’s about four women (three daughters and a mother) who all have their own obstacles, and of course secrets. Will the secrets be reveals and the women find happiness?
Do drop by 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 heaps more exciting mailboxes!