Hello winter! It’s turned warm and dry which I’m kind of enjoying because it was so rainy, cold and generally horrible a couple of weeks ago. I’m trying to hold out washing my car because I know that’s when the rain will come!
We have a public holiday here today which will be great for reading, cooking and doing some dreaded study!
But on to the mailbox…here’s what arrived via our lovely parcel post lady (who is amazing at putting parcels in discreet places where they stay dry) from equally lovely publishers…
Beauty in Thorns by Kate Forsyth is a reimaging of Sleeping Beauty, set in a group of Pre-Raphaelite artists and poets. Their connections are tangled with love, desire and talent as all kinds of awakenings occur. I can’t wait to read this – thank you Penguin Random House for the copy (out July 3).
A Talent for Murder by Andrew Wilson arrived from Simon & Schuster (out now). This is a fictional reimagining of Agatha Christie’s disappearance in 1926. Waiting for a train, the man she thought rescued her turns out to have the aim to blackmail her for her brilliance…
Saints for All Occasions by Courtney Sullivan (out now) is about two sisters who leave Ireland for America. When Theresa falls pregnant, Nora needs to come up with a plan. That plan has ramifications which separate the sisters for fifty years until the time comes to confront those choices made so long ago.
I’m really looking forward to Greatest Hits by Laura Barnett (she wrote The Versions of Us), out now. It about singer-songwriter Cass, who is preparing a greatest hits album. Over one day, each song will set off memories of her life. Plus, there will be an accompanying album! Thanks Hachette for the last two books.
If you want to look at other books received this week across the globe, do visit the Mailbox Monday blog for links to everyone’s mailbox goodies.
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