Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 16/3/20

Last week was one without precedence. But you came here because of books, and that’s what I want to talk about. Here are the five books in the mail. Such beautiful colours!

Budgerigar by Sarah Harris and Don Baker (available 31st March, RRP $29.99) was from Allen & Unwin and is of course, about budgies. Everything you wanted to know about them, from what their images can sell and what they can count to.

The Shifting Landscape by Katherine Kovacic came from Echo (available 31st March) and features Alex Clayton, art dealer. When she travels to country Victoria to value a collection, she finds an awkward family and an important painting. Things become complicated with the disappearance of the painting and the death of the family patriarch, followed by a missing child and dog. But it’s not a run of bad luck – a killer is lurking in the shadows.

The Lost Jewels by Kirsty Manning (available 31st March, RRP $32.99) was from Allen & Unwin too. Split between two time periods, the story is about some mysterious jewels that appear and disappear from a house in Cheapside. For Kate, it’s not only the chance to use her skills as a jewellery historian but to discover the truth about her great-grandmother Essie.

The Safe Place by Anna Downes (available 30th June) arrived from Affirm Press. Emily’s life in London hasn’t gone to plan, so a live-in job on the coast of France sounds like a great change. It’s beautiful, the owners are wealthy and sophisticated and it’s perfect. But of course, it isn’t. It’s all a mask and Emily won’t escape this prison unless she can think of something…

The Paris Secret by Natasha Lester (available 31st March) was thanks to Hachette. Another novel with multiple timelines, this shifts between World War II England and France and the present day. Kate discovers secret wardrobes filled with Dior gowns in her grandmother’s cottage, but what do they have to with a pilot, an estranged sister and childhood soulmate?

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.

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7 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 16/3/20

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  1. You have a nice selection of books with multiple timelines! It is hard to pick which one sounds most interesting. I hope you have a safe week and happy reading!

  2. I’m concentrating on reading fiction these days. I am also deeply missing baseball. Otherwise, staying home is not a problem for me as it is normal for me. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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