Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 23/12/19

Not much change in Australia this week except that there are still many bushfires and everything/everyone is busy in the lead up to festivities this week. I didn’t dare brave the shopping centre crowds, so it was lucky that the postie was kind to me this week…

This Lovely City by Louise Hare (available 24th February) arrived from Harlequin. It finds Lawrie Matthews in London post-World War II. A postman by day and a jazz musician by night, he’s loving his new city. But one morning, he finds something terrible. Blame is pointed at the newest arrivals, which threatens to turn the city apart.

The Girls with No Names by Serena Burdick (available 20th January) was also thanks to Harlequin. Luella and Effie have always lived near the House of Mercy, a workhouse for wayward girls. But when the sisters find out one of their father’s secrets, Luella decides to do as she pleases. Until she goes missing. Effie thinks her father may have sent Luella to the House of Mercy and decides to infiltrate the house – but finds she is stuck. How can she escape?

Vegan(ish) by Jack Monroe (available 31st December) is a cookbook, kindly sent by Pan Macmillan. These are simply recipes that just happen to be vegan. There looks to be some great bakes in here, as well as some yummy salads. I’m particularly looking forward to trying the Caesar salad with chickpeas.

Torched by Kimberley Starr (available 3rd March) came from Pantera Press. Phoebe’s son has been accused of starting a bushfire that destroyed a town and several lives. Where was Caleb that day? He won’t say but Phoebe attempts to clear his name, coming across many questions along the way.

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.

What I read last week:


(Read an extract)

What I’m reading at the moment:


What I’ll be reading next:

Hoping for something new 😉

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