Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 24/6/19

Big week – big rain, big books, big movies. Everything was amplified! Here's what I received in the mail (luckily, it didn't get wet): Lies Lies Lies by Adele Parks (available 22nd July) arrived from Harlequin. Daisy's family is happy with everything in place now Millie is born. So Simon drinks a bit, it's not... Continue Reading →

Beauty in Thorns by Kate Forsyth

In brief: The Pre-Raphaelites artists wanted to change the world with their ideas of beauty and love. Their real lives were not quite as beautiful. The good: Learned a lot of history and a good story. The not-so-good: Some pretty convoluted relationships here (thanks history). Why I chose it: Thank you to Penguin Australia for... Continue Reading →

The Beast’s Garden by Kate Forsyth

In brief: Ava's world turns upside down on the Night of the Broken Glass. Life in Germany will never be the same as friends disappear and her father is arrested. To save him, she must marry a handsome German army officer and keep her resistance dealings a secret. The good: A great story that packs... Continue Reading →

Dancing on Knives by Kate Forsyth

In brief: Over Easter, Sara will realise her greatest fear, stretch herself to her limits and find some solace. The good: Well researched and a taut thriller as the possibility of murder is raised. The not-so-good: I found this quite dark compared to other novels of Kate Forsyth's (not a bad thing, just different). Why... Continue Reading →

Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth

A quick rundown… How the fairy tale Rapunzel came about, told from the points of view of the writer, Rapunzel and the witch. Strengths: Incredibly well researched and the stories of the three characters are interwoven really well. Weaknesses: Took me a little time to get into (Louis XIV's France is not my strongpoint!) Why I... Continue Reading →

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