Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 23/10/17

So I didn’t get quite as many books read over the last week as I always seemed to be rushing off somewhere. Even though my calendar looks pretty full already this week, I’m hoping to sneak in some reading time to rejuvenate.

I received four books in the mail last week, which all look brilliant. Which one should I read first?

Suddenly One Summer by Fleur McDonald (released 25th October, RRP $29.99 AUD) came from Allen & Unwin. It’s about Brianna, who lives on a farm in Western Australia. She’s practically a single mum as her husband is a fly in, fly out lawyer in the city. But when her son goes missing, Brianna realises that her marriage is in big trouble. Meanwhile, a state away in South Australia, detective Dave Burrows encounters a farmer with early dementia. The farmer’s family history is a mystery – but how is this linked to Brianna?

The Passage of Love by Alex Miller (released 1st November, RRP $32.99) tells his own story, but disguised in fiction. It’s the story of Robert, who arrives in Melbourne penniless but wanting to become a writer. He meets the beautiful and rich Lena, and they fall in love. But it’s not that easy – Lena’s upbringing and Robert’s writing obsession cause trouble in their relationship. Thanks to Allen & Unwin for this novel too.

The Tea Gardens by Fiona McIntosh (released 30th October) is set in India. Dr Isla Fenwick is planning one last chance at a midwifery clinic before she becomes a wife herself.
But it is here that she must confront all she knows as she goes on a rescue mission near Darjeeling. Will she pay the price for her passions? Thank you Penguin for the copy.

Wolf Children by Paul Dowswell (released November) was a surprise from Bloomsbury. Immediately post-World War II, Otto and his gang of kids live in the cellar of an abandoned hospital. Danger lurks the streets – armies, lack of food and a stalker mean that the group must do their best to survive, even when secrets threaten to tear them apart.

If you want to look at other books received this week across the globe, drop by the Mailbox Monday blog for links to everyone’s mailbox goodies.

It’s Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Book Date. Click on the pictures to read more about the books.

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12 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 23/10/17

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  1. I wasn’t sure about Wolf Children at first but after reading your information I think I would enjoy that too. A great selection.

  2. What a nice looking assortment of books. I’d find it hard to choose where to start with the new arrivals too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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