Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 27/1/20

Happy Monday! I’ve been struggling with allergies and enjoying Peaky Blinders this week, so I haven’t been doing too much reading. Hopefully that will change with these great books I received/bought:

My first four books were all from Harlequin, as part of the Herstory campaign which looks at women who rebel across history. I’m looking forward to getting into some great historical fiction (which could fill the hole left when I’m up to date with Peaky Blinders).

The Girl in the Painting by Tea Cooper is set in Maitland in the early 1900s. Elizabeth Quinn is an institution of the town, but when she is found cowering in the technical college everyone knows something is wrong. Jane, who owes her life to Elizabeth and her brother, is determined to work out this mystery.

The Darkest Shore by Karen Brooks (available 24th February) goes back to the 1700s as Sorcha returns to her hometown of Pittenweem in Scotland. She’s a clever woman and knows that she will be met with mistrust but her friends given her strength. But then witchcraft comes to the fore and all fingers point to Sorcha. It’s her and her friends against the village and church.

Where Fortune Lies by Mary-Anne O’Connor (released 23rd March) starts in 1879 as Anne Brown prepares to leave Ireland for Australia and fortune. Will, his sister Mari and best friend Charlie are also making the trip for the same reason. Charlie finds love and inspiration in the Victorian Alps, but he’s also a bushranger playing a dangerous game…can each of them make their fortunes?

The Women’s Pages by Victoria Purman (on sale 20th April) opens in Sydney after the second world war. Tilly was a war correspondent, now she writes the women’s pages as it’s the only option available. Life should be normal now the war is over, but it isn’t. Tilly awaits the return of her husband and also starts to research the stories of the underpaid and overworked women in the city. As strikes start and broken men return, Tilly realises that a new fight is just beginning.

Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini finds Mildred in 1930s Berlin with her new husband. As the Nazis rise to power, Mildred and her friends are determined to resist and set a network to collect information against them. But what happens when they are found out?

Postscript by Cecelia Ahern is the sequel to P.S., I Love You. It’s now seven years since Holly read her husband Gerry’s final letter but the memories come flooding back when a group inspired by the story asks for help. She agrees reluctantly to assist but soon finds herself on a journey that has her asking difficult questions.

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. The Girl in the Painting is a great read. I passed it on to my mum and she is enjoying it also.

  2. What an amazing collection of books. I’m reading Victoria Purman’s Land Girls at the moment and loving it.

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