An unexpected week, with a book arriving that left the other side of Australia six months ago!
The Forthright Woman by Darry Fraser arrived thanks to Harlequin after a prolonged journey. In 1898 South Australia, Marcella searches for clues as to the disappearance of her Uncle Luca at an abandoned station. Many years later, Fran becomes entranced by the station where an ancestor went missing. What is the mystery that binds these women?
Now You See Us by Balli Kaur Jaswal is about Corazon, Angel and Donita who have all come to Singapore to work as maids. But when one maid is accused of murdering her employer, they must come together to prevent someone being falsely blamed.
Mother of Invention by Katrine Marcal is non fiction, about how ideas of gender hold society back. It discusses inventions by women and the implications of sexism in the economy.
Between Us by Mhairi McFarlane opens with Joe and Roisin joining friends for a weekend away to celebrate the launch of Joe’s new TV crime drama. But Roisin sees their secrets on screen and realises that Joe doesn’t understand what is meant be ‘between us’. It’s an opportunity to find the truth and start a new chapter…
To see other books received or bought 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.
What I read last week:
Dear Prudence by Daniel M. Lavery
What I’m reading at the moment:
Queen Charlotte by Julia Quinn and Shonda Rhimes
Midnight in Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham
What I’ll be reading next:
Imagine a book taking so long to arrive! I have read most of Darry Fraser’s books and think this is her best.
I enjoyed reading about foreign domestic workers in Now You See Us. Revealing.
Did your book walk to you? I can’t image six days let alone six weeks. I hope it is worth the wait. Come see my week here. Happy reading!
Six months is a long journey! The book looks good thought. Mother of Invention looks good too. I hope you enjoy all of your reading!
The Chernobyl book sounds important. On the same topic, but in Japan, I really enjoyed a lot the nonfiction graphic “novel”, bout people still today working everyday to clean up the site at Fukushima: https://wordsandpeace.com/2020/12/06/sunday-post-32-12-6-2020/