And another Monday rolls around, hard to believe it’s June! I’ve been busy over the last week looking at BEA pics and making note of some great new books for the latter half of the year. My mailbox was blessed this week with six new books! Yay! Thanks to Allen & Unwin, Hachette Australia and The Reading Room for the goodies – every single one is a stellar title! Let’s get down to business.
I have been super-duper tremendously excited about Kevin Kwan’s follow up to Crazy Rich Asians. I pretty much squealed on seeing China Rich Girlfriend! We’re back in Rachel’s world as she prepares for her wedding, but shocking news will have her entering a new crazy rich world in Shanghai. It’s due for release in July.
Nicole Trope’s latest book, Hush, Little Bird is about two women who are very different but both end up in gaol. How did they end up there and how are they connected? This will be released in July too. Thanks Allen & Unwin!
The next four books are all from Hachette. I’m new to the world of Sheila O’Flanagan, but I think I’ll enjoy My Mother’s Secret. It’s about a family on the eve of the parents’ fortieth wedding anniversary. The surprise party holds a shock for the (grown-up) children – what will it be? You’ll just have to wait until July to find out.
The Flower Arrangement by Ella Griffin is available now. This sweet story is about florist Lara and how her flowers interact with her customers’ lives, letting spill secrets and stories.
A Year of Marvellous Ways is the new Sarah Winman book. It’s a gorgeous proof with the orange over cover and aqua edged pages. Marvellous Ways is actually a woman, 89 years old and waiting for something… Drake is washed up in her creek but Marvellous comes to his aid, showing the power of storytelling, love and sloe gin. This book will be released mid-June.
Pamela Cook is an Australian author who writes rural romance (my not-so-secret crack). Close to Home is about vet Charlie, who is investigating an outbreak of the Hendra virus. But outside of work, there’s a handsome local and old family wounds to revisit. Can Charlie let go of the past? This will also be a July release.
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, especially with BEA spoils!