Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 3/9/18

Happy Spring! (Although it happens to be really cold this morning). The days are getting longer and the rain seems like it’s a little less frequent. It’s still perfect reading time though.

I had a really good week for reading and new books, have a look at what arrived over the last week:

Echo Springs by Leisl Leighton, Daniel De Lorne, TJ Hamilton and Shannon Curtis arrived from Harlequin. It contains four stories about the town of Echo Springs (which doesn’t sound very springlike). It’s a small town in the Aussie outback with a dark underbelly, keeping the four police officers very busy. Murder, drugs…it’s all in a day’s work for the team but as stakes get higher they need to protect their hearts too.

A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult (out October) was a prize from Allen & Unwin. It’s about the Center and one fateful day. The workers, patients and police intersect when a gunman takes everyone inside hostage. As the standoff continues, the narrative reflects on why everyone is at the Center on that day. It sounds gripping!

Take Nothing With You by Patrick Gale is a book I’ve been wanting to read for ages. (Thanks to Hachette for the copy). Eustace has just fallen in love but now he’s in hospital urgently. So he has plenty of time to reflect on his childhood, in particular his parents, music teacher and love of music.

On the Same Page by Penelope Janu (released 30th November) arrived from the author. It’s about Miles Franklin (no, not that one – this Miles is a lawyer who writes historical romance by night under a pseudonym). Her life is in order, until one her books wins a major literary prize. The CEO of the publishing company of her winning novel, Lars, is determined to find out just who Miles is. Miles in turn, is going to any length possibly to make sure he doesn’t. But Lars is straight out of the pages of one of her novels…

The Lost Pearl by Emily Madden is a book I was planning to buy because I loved Summers With Juliette, but the back cover blurb made me rush faster to the counter! It’s set in Hawaii in 1941 as Catherine celebrates her sixteenth birthday. It’s something to endure, until she meets bad boy navy officer, Charlie. But as they fall in love, time is ticking towards Pearl Harbor. In the present day, Catherine tells her story to granddaughter Kit with mention of a long lost treasure. Should Kit find it and bring her family together? Or will the truth 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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  1. I’ve heard good things about A Spark of Light and it does sound gripping! I think I’m going to have to read that myself.

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