Sunday Spotlight

It is a sad truth that I have a number of unread books on my shelf, a few are probably destined to remain unread not being of any particular interest to me, but I honestly hope to read most eventually. So, until that day, I’ve decided to choose three unread books at random from those backlist titles to spotlight on the fourth Sunday of every month.

Please let me know what you think about the titles, and feel free to share your links in the comments if you have reviewed them.

(Covers are linked to Goodreads)

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Noah is four and wants to go home. The only trouble is he’s already there.
Janie’s son is her world, and it breaks her heart that he has nightmares.
That he’s terrified of water.
That he sometimes pushes her away and screams that he wants his real mother.
That it’s getting worse and worse and no one seems to be able to help.
In desperation, she turns to someone who might have an answer – but it may not be one she’s ready to hear.
It may also mean losing the one thing she loves more than anything.
Noah.
A novel that spans life, death and everything in between, The Forgetting Time tells an unforgettable story – about Noah, about love, and, above all, about the things we hold onto when we have nothing else.

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From the bestselling author of Pieces of Blue and Wildhorse Creek comes an evocative and heartfelt story about how in the remotest of places lives can be lost…and found.
When Sara Blake takes up a position as governess on Redhill Station in Central Australia, she isn’t expecting to encounter a family in crisis, or to uncover a tragedy of her own.
With the owners’ son critically ill, Sara is called upon to take care of their young daughter. As the family struggles to make a living from the drought-stricken land, everyone pitches in – and Sara finds herself letting people in to the empty spaces in her heart.
But the longer she spends out bush, the more she becomes plagued by elusive visions of her dark and troubled childhood. The fragments of memory lead her deep into the red centre of Australia, where at picturesque Kings Canyon she must confront the horrifying secrets of her past

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Lo-Melkhiin killed three hundred girls before he came to my village, looking for a wife. When Lo-Melkhiin – a formidable king – arrives at her desert home, she knows that he will take her beautiful sister for a wife. Desperate to save her sister from certain death, she makes the ultimate sacrifice – leaving home and family behind to live with a fearful man. But it seems that a strange magic flows between her and Lo-Melkhiin, and night after night, she survives. Finding power in storytelling, the words she speaks are given strange life of their own. Little things, at first: a dress from home, a vision of her sister. But she dreams of bigger, more terrible magic: power enough to save a king …if only she can stop her heart from falling for a monster.
Set against a harsh desert backdrop, A Thousand Nights by E K Johnston is an evocative tale of love, mystery and magic that would not feel out of place if Scheherazade herself were telling it. And perhaps she is…

 

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You are welcome to post your own spotlight of course, leave a link in the comments if you do.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow
    Oct 27, 2019 @ 08:05:33

    The Forgetting Time sounds good. Enjoy your week!

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  2. Vicki
    Oct 27, 2019 @ 09:04:23

    They both sound good, especially The Forgetting Time. I put it in my tbr list at the library.

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  4. Tracey (Carpe Librum blog)
    Oct 28, 2019 @ 22:05:08

    I absolutely loved The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin. I gave it 5 stars in my review here: https://www.carpelibrum.net/2016/02/review-forgetting-time-by-sharon-guskin.html

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