Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 24/2/20

I didn’t quite get one book a day read last week, but I’m blaming the weather and the Amazon Prime membership I was ‘forced’ to buy to ensure a parcel arrived before a deadline. (James May: Our Man in Japan is excellent). I did get to the shops and my usual postie returned, bringing some great books:

Cherry Beach by Laura McPhee-Browne arrived thanks to Text Publishing. Hetty and Ness have been friends forever, and when they move to Toronto their differences become apparent. Ness drifts and Hetty gets straight into the scene. But then Ness falls in love and Hetty falls apart. Will Ness lose the person she loves most?

The Lost Love Song by Minnie Darke (released 3rd March) came from Penguin. Diana is on tour and composes a love song for her partner Arie, which is the perfect way to express how she feels – right? Across the world in Scotland, Evie hears the song. A chronic drifter, the song will connect her to a man with a broken heart…

House of Trelawney by Hannah Rothschild arrived from Bloomsbury. The Trelawney family is an old one, with an 800-year-old castle, but no money. The family is falling into ruin and three things will hasten their demise: an illegitimate new relation, a hedge fund manager and the GFC. During this, friendships will be made, things will be lost and others found.

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert opens in 1940 as Vivian is exiled to New York by her parents. She finds work as a seamstress at her aunt’s theatre and is immediately popular amongst the showgirls. These girls are determined to enjoy life to the full, but to get there they must learn from their mistakes.

Fake by Stephanie Wood came about after the author found a great guy, who then ghosted her. She starts an investigation and finds that he doesn’t exist – and she’s not the only one.

Necessary People by Anna Pitoniak
is about Stella and Violet, best friends in college but each with defined roles in the friendship. After university, Violet thrives away from Stella. Stella is jealous, and uses her connections to be the public face of Violet’s hard work. But Violet won’t give up easily…

To see other books received this week across the world, 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:



What I’m reading at the moment:


What I’ll be reading next:

Not sure!

10 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 24/2/20

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  1. A great reading effort, I’m sure it was enjoyable. You have a good collection of books there. I will be interested to see what the Elizabeth Gilbert one is like.

  2. I would be interested n reading Fake. It sounds good. Reading a book a day is beyond my wildest dreams. I’m such a slow reader and so easily distracted.

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