It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #SundayPost #SundaySalon

 

The It’s Monday! What Are You Reading meme is hosted at BookDate

I’m also linking to The Sunday Post @ Caffeinated Reviewer

And the Sunday Salon @ ReaderBuzz

Life…

The kids go back to school today!

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What I’ve Read Since I last Posted…

The World That We Know by Alice Hoffman

Cross My Heart by Pamela Cook

Lapse by Sarah Thornton

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New Posts

Review: Sarong Party Girls by Cheryl Liu-Lien Tan

Review: The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman

Review: Cross My Heart by Pamela Cook

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What I’m Reading This Week

Just One Wish by Rachael Johns

Three women, three secrets, one life-changing journey. Alice has always been a trailblazer as a scientist, activist, and mother. She knew her choices would involve sacrifices, but now, on the eve of her eightieth birthday, she’s beginning to wonder if she’s sacrificed too much.

Alice’s daughter Sappho rebelled against her unconventional upbringing, choosing to marry young and embrace life as a homemaker, but her status as a domestic goddess has recently taken a surprising turn.

Ged has always been the peacemaker between her grandmother and mother. A tenacious journalist she knows what she wants in life and love, yet when everything in her world starts falling apart, she begins to question whether she really knows anyone at all.

At a crossroads in each of their lives, Alice, Sappho and Ged embark on a celebratory trip together, but instead of bringing them closer, the holiday sparks life-changing consequences and lifts the lid on a fifty-year secret.

Can Ged rescue her family if their story is built on a betrayal?

Xxxxxx

 

Dead Man Switch by Tara Moss

She’s a woman in a man’s world …

Sydney, 1946. Billie Walker is living life on her own terms. World War II has left her bereaved, her photojournalist husband missing and presumed dead. Determined not to rely on any man for her future, she re-opens her late father’s detective agency.

Billie’s bread and butter is tailing cheating spouses – it’s easy, pays the bills and she has a knack for it. But her latest case, the disappearance of a young man, is not proving straightforward …

Soon Billie is up to her stylish collar in bad men, and not just the unfaithful kind – these are the murdering kind. Smugglers. Players. Gangsters. Billie and her loyal assistant must pit their wits against Sydney’s ruthless underworld and find the young man before it’s too late.

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Riverstone Ridge by Mandy Magro

After making a mistake that felt like the end of the world to her teenage self, Nina Jones fled the small town of Huntingvale. Now sixteen years later her beloved adoptive mother, Bea, has passed away, forcing Nina to return and decide whether to sell her family home, Riverstone Ridge. But even though Bea can’t be there to help her through it all, she’s left Nina five letters, one sent a week, to finally share the secrets she’d been unable to reveal in life.

For Logan Steele, Nina’s return is the catalyst he’s needed to finally move beyond his tragic past and start living again. But only if she stays. When mysterious and increasingly worrisome accidents start happening around the homestead, both Logan’s cop instincts and his protective feelings toward Nina spur him to investigate. Will he be able to piece together the puzzle of the past in time?

And with dark family secrets emerging from Bea’s last words rippling into the present day, how will Nina find the courage to be truthful to the one man who has always held her heart?

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21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow
    Oct 14, 2019 @ 00:48:20

    Just One Wish sounds like a book I would enjoy. Thanks for sharing.

    I love that little cartoon about the tears of joy…LOL.

    Enjoy your week!

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  2. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    Oct 14, 2019 @ 01:39:53

    I love the sound of Just One Wish. It should be a fascinating read. I love it when people are able to come together for the betterment of all. I hope that is what will happen.

    It’s always hard to send kids back to school. There were so many times I just wanted to keep them at home with me.

    Have a great week!

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  3. sjhigbee
    Oct 14, 2019 @ 03:13:54

    Yes… I hated letting the children go back to school – when they were little, anyway. But later, they wanted to return to see their mates and it was easier all round:)). Have a great week, Shelleyrae:)

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  4. Beware Of The Reader
    Oct 14, 2019 @ 03:39:06

    The World That We Know got so many excellent reviews that I think you were lucky to read it! I know that I added that one to my TBR.

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  5. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books
    Oct 14, 2019 @ 04:07:46

    Hooray for kids heading back to school. Sometimes it’s a big relief to get everyone settled back into the normal routines.

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  6. Maureen Bakker
    Oct 14, 2019 @ 04:31:04

    I can’t even imagine the day my baby girl goes to school! She’s only 14 months old now and time is going by way to fast.
    I love the look of Just One Wish. I hope you’ll enjoy your reads.
    Happy reading!

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  7. thebookdisciple
    Oct 14, 2019 @ 09:02:39

    Enjoy your week! Glad the kids are going back (but as a teacher, we cry sad tears when we have to go back!)

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  8. Greg
    Oct 14, 2019 @ 09:42:13

    Lol about kids going back to school. 🙂

    Tara Moss’ book looks fun!

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  9. Nicci (@SunnyBuzzyBlogs)
    Oct 14, 2019 @ 09:47:46

    The tears of joy meme made me laugh. I agree completely, it’s a glorious thing when they go back to school! lol

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  10. Stormi D Johnson
    Oct 14, 2019 @ 11:18:24

    Dead Man Switch looks good! 🙂

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  11. Rachel @Waves of Fiction
    Oct 14, 2019 @ 13:41:52

    Ha! Love that “tears of joy”!

    Riverstone Ridge looks really good. I’ll have to check it out.

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  12. Lisa
    Oct 14, 2019 @ 23:54:44

    Have a great week… especially with the kids back at school! 🙂

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  13. lakesidemusing
    Oct 15, 2019 @ 00:25:13

    Just One Wish sounds like a good read… hope you have plenty of time to enjoy it this week with the kids back in school!

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  14. fuonlyknew
    Oct 15, 2019 @ 01:55:15

    The first day of school for the kids always felt like a mini vacation day for me. LOL Enjoy those new books. Looks like some good ones:)

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  15. Beth F
    Oct 15, 2019 @ 02:27:38

    I too think Just One Wish sounds good! Yay for school. LOL

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  16. thebookishlibra
    Oct 15, 2019 @ 12:24:13

    Awww, hope the kids had a good first day back to school and that you enjoyed your day as well. 🙂

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  17. Dani @ Perspective of a Writer
    Oct 16, 2019 @ 10:21:31

    Just One Wish sounds good! ❤️ And YAY for back to school I totally hear you.

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  18. MarthaE
    Oct 16, 2019 @ 12:22:34

    All of your new books look interesting. I like the sound of Dead Man Switch.
    Happy Reading!

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  19. Anne - Books of My Heart
    Oct 17, 2019 @ 07:06:30

    Enjoy your new reads!

    Anne – Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

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  20. Vi @Inkvotary
    Oct 20, 2019 @ 23:51:58

    Dead Man Switch sounds very intriguing to me. Loved your line “… tears of joy” *smile* Happy reading and have a great new week.

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  21. Lindy@ A Bookish Escape
    Oct 24, 2019 @ 15:29:31

    It’s nice to have a break when the kids are in school. It looks like you had a great haul this week. Happy Reading!

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