Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 8/7/19

Last week? What was that? I don’t remember a lot about it except that I probably drank too much coffee and ate too much chocolate. The postie and publishers were very kind to me:

I received my Penguin Love Between the Pages box for July – such a happy orange colour which brightened my day! In it were two books:

The Desert Midwife by Fiona McArthur (available 16th July) is about Ava, a midwife who meets Zac and everything is rosy, until an accident. Ava returns home to her family’s cattle station, and to help her brother as dreams are shattered but babies are born.

The Roadhouse by Kerry McGinnis finds Charlie, an aspiring actress, returning home to the family roadhouse after the death of her cousin. She’s ready to repair her relationship with her mother, but unexpected events occur and secrets are uncovered…

The Other Half of Augusta Hope by Joanna Glen arrived from Harper Collins. Augusta has never really felt like she’s fitted in since she was a child. But when a tragedy changes everything, she’s forced into the unknown. Where does Augusta belong – and what happens if it is a world away?

The Most Difficult Thing by Charlotte Philby (available 22nd July) was also from Harper Collins. Anna is successful – or it seems that way. Underneath the surface she has a dark secret which leads to her becoming involved in the world of secret intelligence. To protect her children, she must leave them but someone else wants to make her pay.

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead (released 16th July) was from Hachette. Set in 1960s Florida, Elwood Curtis is determined to make something of himself – as Martin Luther King says, he’s as good as anyone. But one innocent mistake sends him to the Nickel Academy, a segregated reform school which is a corrupt nightmare. Elwood is thought naïve by his new friend Turner, but when their ideologies collide the repercussions last for years.

Meet Me in Venice by Barbara Hannay (released 6th August) was from Penguin. Daisy and her three grown up children undertake a holiday to Venice, where their father was born. Under the surface, the sentimental journey requires a lot more courage. Marc’s marriage is on the rocks, Anna’s career is going nowhere and Ellie doesn’t want the pressure of trying to conform. When a secret comes to light, the whole family needs to re-evaluate their choices.

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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6 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 8/7/19

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  1. What a fantastic haul of books. You may need more chocolates and coffee to read them all. I love the look of the Penguin box.

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