Last week I was out and about a lot. Good times, but tiring. Luckily my postie was very kind and dropped off some lovely reasons to stay on the lounge of an evening!
The Queen’s Tiger by Peter Watt (released 12th November) arrived from Pan Macmillan. Set in the English army of the 1800s, Ian Steele is fighting – but everyone calls him Samuel Forbes. The real Samuel is organising to return to London, and issues arise. Ian moves from Persia to India and reconnects with army surgeon Peter Campbell but news from London crushes him.
Simon & Schuster have me set up nicely for summer with a ‘Dive in to a great book’ care package of three books that could just make you forget to move out of the sun! (Don’t worry, sunscreen was also included). The Strangers We Know by Pip Drysdale (available 1st December) see Charlie worried as she sees her husband on a dating app her friends are swiping through – a picture she took on their honeymoon. So she decides to join the app to catch Oliver out but soon that is the least of her problems…
The Light After the War by Anita Abriel (available 1st February) follows Vera and Edith after the second world war as they find themselves in Naples as refugees. Vera gets a job at the United States embassy and falls in love. But when things go wrong, Edith and Vera find themselves moving across the world to rebuild their lives.
Mr Nobody by Catherine Steadman (also available 1st February) is a thrilling story of a man found on a beach without identity. What happened to him? Neuropsychiatrist Dr Emma Lewis is asked to assess Mr Nobody, but the town holds great secrets from her past…that this man might just know.
The Girl Who Reads on the Metro by Christine Feret-Fleury (available tomorrow, translated by Ros Schwartz from the French) came from Pan Macmillan too. Juliette’s escape each day is reading on the Metro and when she meets Soliman and his bookshop, her life is changed. Soliman thinks Juliette is perfect to give the right book to the right person at the right time, so she starts her new job to learn of the power of the book.
And of course, I had to buy Rachael Johns’ latest book, Just One Wish. Three women, all very different, go on a holiday together but it isn’t relaxing – try life changing. Alice is wondering whether she sacrificed too much to be a trailblazer. Her daughter Sappho rebelled by becoming the perfect housewife but things have changed. Granddaughter Ged knows what she wants, until it all starts falling apart. Can she bring her family back together?
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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