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

 

Linking to: It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? at BookDate; Sunday Post @ Caffeinated Reviewer; and the Sunday Salon @ ReaderBuzz

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Life…

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I’m still not fully recovered from whatever flu variant this beastie is, I’ve been incredibly tired all week. Though I’ve just about managed to get caught up on my review schedule, I didn’t achieve much else.

My daughter has her mid year exams and then she’ll be coming home from uni for three weeks this Friday, which I’m looking forward to. The boys also start two weeks of school holidays, my eldest son in particular has had a heavy load of assignments and assessments this term so he is looking forward to the break. I’ve spent a good part of the weekend helping him to put together a costume suitable for delivering a Hamlet soliloquy that counts for a large part of his grade on Tuesday.

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What I’ve Read Since I last Posted…

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Mirror Man by Fiona McIntosh

Digging Up Dirt by Pamela Hart

Falling by T.J. Newman

The Bombay Prince by Sujata Massey

Echolalia by Briohny Doyle

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New Posts…

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Review: Mirror Man by Fiona McIntosh

Review: Digging Up Dirt by Pamela Hart

Review: Falling by T.J. Newman

Review: The Bombay Prince by Sujata Massey

Bookshelf Bounty

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What I’m Reading This Week…


 

When Lily misses out on a well-deserved promotion the day her boyfriend is offered a job overseas, she faces a choice: should she embrace an ex-pat life, or follow her childhood dream and become a florist?

Deciding to follow her heart, she moves to the coast and decides to start again. But fitting into the tight-knit community proves harder than she expected.

As she navigates new friendships, financial worries, and the pull of returning to her city life, she learns how flowers can bring her the happiness she’s been looking for.

And when romance appears on the horizon, Lily realizes she can’t commit until she reconciles her mistakes.

Can she overcome her past and learn the true meaning of love?

xxxxxx

 

So much can change in half a lifetime…

Then

At fifteen, George is the foster brother Leah never asked for. As the angry, troubled boy struggles to come to terms with his circumstances, Leah finds herself getting drawn closer to him.

Theo’s wealthy family have mysteriously pulled him out of boarding school and he’s now enrolled at the local state school with Leah and George. When their worlds collide that summer, the three teenagers form a bond they believe will be unbreakable. But life doesn’t always go to plan…

Now

Shocking news brings Leah back to Yorkshire, baby daughter in tow. But Emilie’s father Theo isn’t with them, and George has unexpectedly returned. After half a lifetime, have they healed the scars of their pasts? Will coming back home set their hearts in a different direction?

xxxxxxx

 

He thinks he’s safe up there.

But he’ll never be safe from you.

The Heights is a tall, slender apartment building among the warehouses of Shad Thames, its roof terrace so discreet you wouldn’t know it existed if you weren’t standing at the window of the flat directly opposite. But you are. And that’s when you see a man up there – a man you’d recognize anywhere. He’s older now and his appearance has subtly changed, but it’s definitely him.

Which makes no sense at all since you know he has been dead for over two years.

You know this for a fact.

Because you’re the one who killed him.

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London, November 1941. Following the departure of the formidable Henrietta Bird from Woman’s Friend magazine, things are looking up for Emmeline Lake as she takes on the challenge of becoming a young wartime advice columnist. Her relationship with boyfriend Charles (now stationed back in the UK) is blossoming, while Emmy’s best friend Bunty, still reeling from the very worst of the Blitz, is bravely looking to the future. Together, the friends are determined to Make a Go of It.

When the Ministry of Information calls on Britain’s women’s magazines to help recruit desperately needed female workers to the war effort, Emmy is thrilled to be asked to step up and help. But when she and Bunty meet a young woman who shows them the very real challenges that women war workers face, Emmy must tackle a life-changing dilemma between doing her duty and standing by her friends.

Every bit as funny, heartwarming, and touching as Dear Mrs. Bird, Yours Cheerfully is a celebration of friendship—a testament to the strength of women and the importance of lifting each other up, even in the most challenging times.

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Thanks for stopping by!

35 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. whatcathyreadnext
    Jun 21, 2021 @ 00:58:27

    I just finished Yours Cheerfully and it certainly lived up to the title for me. I hope you enjoy it too.

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  2. Tammy
    Jun 21, 2021 @ 01:15:57

    How nice that your daughter will be home soon! The Heights really sounds good, enjoy and have a great week😁

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  3. gulfsidemusing
    Jun 21, 2021 @ 01:21:38

    I know you’ll enjoy the time with your daughter home! Good luck to your son on his Hamlet soliloquy … and kudos to you for helping him come up with the perfect costume!

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  4. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    Jun 21, 2021 @ 01:43:29

    I’m sorry your recovery from that flu has been so slow. Here’s to a full recovery this week.

    It sounds great that your children will be home for holidays. I’m sure you miss them so much.

    I love the look of Lily’s Little Flower Shop and Yours Cheerfully. I will look for them over here.

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  5. Anne - Books of My Heart
    Jun 21, 2021 @ 01:56:12

    Ah the break. I hope you feel well and can enjoy the time with your children.

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  6. Vicki
    Jun 21, 2021 @ 02:04:10

    One of my friends is just getting over that flu and it was bad!

    I hope you and your daughter have a great visit, and good luck to your son on his soliloquy.

    Looks like you’ve been doing some good reading. They all sound good to me!

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  7. Mae Sander
    Jun 21, 2021 @ 02:19:49

    I’m a fan of Sujata Massey, but haven’t read the book you mentioned. Sounds intriguing.

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  8. thebookdisciple
    Jun 21, 2021 @ 02:31:38

    I hope you feel better soon so you can enjoy time off with your kids!

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  9. Louise H
    Jun 21, 2021 @ 03:28:32

    I hope you feel better soon.
    As a book set fairly close to where I live, I will be adding Someone I Used to Know to my TBR

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  10. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader
    Jun 21, 2021 @ 03:41:44

    I hope you’ll soon recover!

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  11. Vi @Inkvotary
    Jun 21, 2021 @ 04:22:40

    Give yourself and your body time to recover. Your energy and all the rest will come back. Nonetheless, get well soon.

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  12. jessicabookworm
    Jun 21, 2021 @ 04:39:04

    Sorry to hear you are still not feeling great, Shelleyrae – I hope you will feel better soon and will enjoy your time with your daughter and boys on their breaks. 🙏🙂

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  13. Greg
    Jun 21, 2021 @ 05:47:56

    Hope you feel better! And enjoy having the kids home, that’s always nice I imagine. 🙂 A Hamlet soliloquy- wow. Hope it goes well!

    Glad to hear the Bombay Prince was good- I’m thinking of getting that one actually.

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  14. Joyousreads
    Jun 21, 2021 @ 06:03:41

    I hope you’ll fully recover soon! It sucks being down with the flu. But hey, gives you time to read more, yes?

    Have a great week!

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  15. Aj @ Read All The Things!
    Jun 21, 2021 @ 06:31:56

    I hope you feel better soon and your kids do great on their exams and performance. Have a good week!

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  16. yvonne473
    Jun 21, 2021 @ 06:42:58

    I’m sorry you haven’t been feeling well. I hope you start getting better soon.

    Your books look really good. The Louise Candlish has my interest. I’ll have to look for it.

    Hope you have a great week!

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  17. Helen Murdoch
    Jun 21, 2021 @ 09:44:57

    Your books for the week look good and the thought of school vacations coming up will surely be welcoming!

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  18. Cheryl Malandrinos
    Jun 21, 2021 @ 14:43:17

    Sorry to hear you’ve been unwell. I hope you recover soon.

    I am glad our daughter is done for the summer. She got out early this year, which was nice.

    Hope you enjoy your books. Someone I Used to Know sounds great.

    http://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2021/06/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-and_21.html

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  19. Melinda
    Jun 21, 2021 @ 15:24:17

    Sujata Massey has been recommended to me repeatedly…I just need to find a hole in my reading schedule to start the series!

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  20. sandysbookaday
    Jun 21, 2021 @ 16:16:06

    Take care of yourself, Shelleyrae! I will be interested to see what you think of The Heights. ❤📚

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  21. mochagirlsread
    Jun 21, 2021 @ 21:12:42

    The Bombay Prince by Sujata Massey looks interesting. Keep up the resting and feel better soon.

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  22. Hannah
    Jun 21, 2021 @ 22:11:32

    Lily’s Little Flower Shop sounds like a lovely read!

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  23. Lady Tessa
    Jun 21, 2021 @ 23:07:04

    Hope you feel better! Maybe once everyone is on break you’ll have a chance to rest and relax 😊. Have a great week!

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  24. Laurel-Rain Snow
    Jun 21, 2021 @ 23:43:33

    I am curious about The Heights, as I have enjoyed this author…and this one does sound tempting.

    Have a great week, and thanks for visiting my blog. I am enjoying escaping the residence as often as possible! LOL

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  25. Jamie @ The Fantasy Princess
    Jun 21, 2021 @ 23:57:50

    I hope you start feeling better soon. Enjoy time with your kids. I hope you have a great week and enjoy reading your books!

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  26. M. Ravenel
    Jun 22, 2021 @ 01:10:42

    I hope you feel better soon! I love the book covers. The Heights looks and sounds interesting! Definitely adding it to my library list. Hope you have a good week!

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  27. Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies
    Jun 22, 2021 @ 01:25:59

    I hope you’re feeling better! I’m looking forward to reading Yours Cheerfully this summer — can’t wait to hear what you think of it!

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  28. Kathy Martin
    Jun 22, 2021 @ 02:15:21

    I’m glad you are feeling better. Nice looking group of books. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  29. maureensbooks1989
    Jun 22, 2021 @ 05:40:47

    I’m sorry to read you’re not feeling a lot better still. I hope it will improve this week.
    Those books look great. Have a great week and happy reading.

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  30. Lisa Mandina
    Jun 22, 2021 @ 06:02:50

    You’ve got a couple books you’re reading this week that look good! I’ll have to add them to my TBR. Hope you’re not so tired this week and have a good one!
    Lisa Loves Literature

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  31. kaysreadinglife
    Jun 22, 2021 @ 06:04:25

    Hope you feel much better soon! So glad to hear what you thought of Yours Cheerfully. I’m delighted to know the story will continue from Dear Mrs. Bird!

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  32. Jen at Introverted Reader
    Jun 22, 2021 @ 10:40:13

    I hope you feel better before your daughter comes home! I know you’re looking forward to her visit.

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  33. Kathryn
    Jun 22, 2021 @ 11:01:41

    I just clicked on your Pamela Hart review. What she has started a cosy mystery series. That I have to look into. Hope the Australian politics angle doesn’t go over my head but guess doesn’t matter if it does. Will check it out at the library. Hope that flu is going away, not nice at all.

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  34. Jo
    Jun 23, 2021 @ 08:08:35

    Glad to hear you are feeling somewhat better. It looks like you still managed to get your reading in.

    I hope you enjoy your time with your children (and no school). Happy reading!

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  35. Laurie C
    Jun 23, 2021 @ 11:11:50

    I didn’t know Dear Mrs. Bird had a sequel! Sorry to hear you haven’t been feeling well, but glad you’re getting better. You’ve been getting a lot of reading and reviewing in, despite the flu, though!

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