Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 20/1/20

Things are a bit better in Australia this week, with rain on the east coast and the roads open in the west. As you can see, the mail trucks are catching up (and so are the food ones).

Jane in Love by Rachel Givney (available 4th February) arrived from Penguin. Jane Austen is on a quest to find true love and finds herself in modern day England. She falls in love with Fred, the brother of fading film star Sofia. As their romance grows stronger, the legacy of her writing starts to disappear…

Deep State by Chris Hauty came thanks to Simon & Schuster. It’s a thriller about a divisive new US president and a conspiracy that forms after the White House chief of staff is found dead. Hayley, the intern that found him, must solve the mystery but there is nobody she can trust.

Mix Tape by Jane Sanderson also arrived from Penguin. Daniel and Alison used to make mix tapes, but they split long ago. But when Dan sends Ali a song link, the memories come back and a new mix tape starts as their messages cross the world. But when one of them breaks the rules, everything changes.

The Lawson Sisters by Janet Gover came from Harlequin. Liz has run the family horse stud for years, but now her dreams are at risk. She has to ask her estranged sister Kayla for help, but Kayla is a city girl now…until she makes a plan to save the family home. Arriving home means Liz has to confront her own secrets.

Followers by Megan Angelo (available 23rd March) was also from Harlequin – a book sitting very highly on my radar. Orla and Floss want high profile lives, but don’t seem to be going anywhere until they abandon their ethics and gain many followers. But thirty-five years later, Marlow (a woman with 12 million followers) finds out a secret from her past that destroys her view of family history. Marlow is desperate to leave her closed village and runs from her sponsors in search of the truth.

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins (available tomorrow) arrived from Hachette. Lydia’s life has changed in less than a day. Yesterday her worst nightmares came true and now she and son Luca are on the run. They need to get to the US, and the only way to do so is very, very dangerous.

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid arrived courtesy of Bloomsbury. Emira is accused by a grocery store of kidnapping the child she is babysitting. The child’s mother Alix is appalled and wants to do everything in her power to make things right. Emira is wary but when a connection between the two women form, it turns everything they thought they knew upside down.

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’m glad things are getting a bit better in Australia. You certainly got a great assortment of books when the mail truck finally arrived. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  2. Surprise! You got a book I just finished: Deep State. It is a great thriller with a twist at the end. I hope you enjoy it and your other books. Happy Reading!

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