Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 18/2/19

Happy Monday! I’m hoping to see the end of this rotten cold this week – so no shopping for me on the weekend. Lucky the postie was kind!

Heart of the Grass Tree by Molly Murn arrived thanks to Penguin. Pearl and her mother return to Kangaroo Island when her grandmother Nell dies. But Nell left a lot of secrets behind concerning the island’s history which will bring her family back together.

The Glovemaker by Ann Weisgarber (available 26th February) came from Pan Macmillan. It’s set during the winter of 1888 in Utah, as Deborah awaits her husband’s return anxiously. A stranger appears on her doorstep one day, likely bringing trouble with him. Should Deborah help him and risk her own future?

The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See (available 1st May) arrived from Simon & Schuster. Set on a Korean island, it follows two girls as they work as divers across decades of changes. They come from different backgrounds and eventually external forces will try to break a relationship formed over hundreds of dives.

The French Photographer by Natasha Lester (available 26th March) came from Hachette. It’s a dual narrative across eras and continents. Jessica May departs Manhattan to work as a photojournalist in Europe during World War II. It’s not easy but several friendships help to make things easier until success comes – at a price. In 2005, D’Arcy leaves Australia for France to manage a collection of photographs. It turns out the photographer has a connection to D’Arcy’s own mother…

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. Those are some gorgeous covers! I’m looking forward to reading this Lisa See book. I spent two years in Korea and love reading books set in or inspired by the area. Enjoy!

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