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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What I’ve Read Since I Last Posted…

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Treasure & Dirt by Chris Hammer

The Tea Ladies of St Jude’s by Joanna Nell

Before & Laughter by Jimmy Carr

Birds of a Feather by Tricia Stringer

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New Posts…

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Review: The River Mouth by Karen Herbert

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What I’m Reading This Week…

 


When Mim Squires and Mathias Vander are stranded together on a disrupted flight home to Perth, they are surprised to find that they have much in common. Mim owns a bookshop, Mathias is a writer, and both are at turning points in their lives. Mim’s childhood polio is taking a toll on her life. Mathias is contemplating a cross-continent move to be nearer his daughter.

But life back in Perth is not smooth sailing, with their respective family members going through their own upheavals. As Mim and Mathias both struggle to adjust to the challenges of being in their late seventies, secrets from the past that neither wishes to face rise to the surface, challenging their long-held beliefs in their independence and singularity.

At the end of the day, can they muster the wisdom and the courage they need to change?

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When a man is found savagely ‘crucified’ amidst a murky swamp in northern Australia, detective Dana Russo and her team are called to a shocking scene. The victim is a convicted rapist, just released from prison, who years earlier committed an atrocious crime yards from where he was killed.

Who murdered him – and why? With several potential leads, the investigation quickly becomes more complex, and sinister, than anyone imagined. And Dana realises she’ll have to confront her own troubled past to understand the true motives of the killer…

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Fingers and feelers and paws and wings,

Solving thrillers and chillers and secretive things!

In which animals help their animal friends, or human sidekicks, solve diabolical crimes and whimsical mysteries in 19 stories by Australian, American and Irish authors.

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Keeping secrets comes naturally to him … but will it ruin his chance at love?

Liam Castle knows the secrets of everyone in Bunyip Bay. As the owner of the pub, he’s heard it all – from marriage proposals and farming disasters to family rifts and everything in between. The locals love to confide in him, but no one knows he’s hiding a tragic past.

And he wants to keep it that way.

Agricultural pilot Henrietta Forward lives for her job, choosing work over romance. But when an incident in the air brings Henri home to Bunyip Bay earlier than planned, she finds herself questioning everything she believes about herself.

But Henri’s secret isn’t her only problem.

Her mother will stop at nothing to have her settled down back in the Bay, and while Henri had always known domesticity wasn’t the life for her, now she wonders what her future holds. So when Liam – always the first to lend a hand to those in need – agrees to play along with Henri’s scheme to ward off her mother, she has mixed feelings. What happens when a pretend romance starts to feel like the real thing?

Will Henri’s demons and Liam’s traumatic past prove too great a barrier to love?

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Thanks for stopping by!

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR @thebookdate #SundayPost @Kimbacaffeinate #SundaySalon @debnance I’m reading #AtTheEndoftheDay #Prisoner #WhoSleuthedIt? #OutbackSecrets

17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cheryl Malandrinos
    Oct 19, 2021 @ 00:23:49

    I will join you in sloth mode. I don’t feel like doing anything lately.

    Who Sleuthed It? and Outback Secrets sounds fabulous. Hope you enjoy your books.

    https://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2021/10/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-and_01354483163.html

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  2. Stephanie - Bookfever
    Oct 19, 2021 @ 00:47:39

    I’ve been in sloth mode as well! 😂

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  3. Laurel-Rain Snow
    Oct 19, 2021 @ 01:09:24

    Great looking titles! Enjoy them all, and thanks for sharing.

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  4. Kathy Martin
    Oct 19, 2021 @ 01:50:06

    Nice looking assortment of books. I hope you enjoy them all. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  5. BookerTalk
    Oct 19, 2021 @ 03:24:59

    I hope the contents of Outback Secrets are a significant improvement on that cover. I loathe cover artwork which has cheesy pictures of supposedly hunky guys

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  6. Teri
    Oct 19, 2021 @ 04:07:16

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  7. Anne - Books of My Heart
    Oct 19, 2021 @ 06:45:29

    I could use some sloth mode! I think the Australian titles are often so interesting but sometimes I can’t get them here. But maybe on Book Depository. I tend to do everything digital though.

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  8. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    Oct 19, 2021 @ 07:36:18

    I’m in sloth mode as we speak. I brought my computer and my glass of wine out under a tree…delightful.

    I’m pretty sure you could strip Outback Secrets of its title and use the same cover for many Texas-based romances. I think it would be fun to read it and compare.

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  9. Kathryn
    Oct 19, 2021 @ 07:39:19

    Sloth mode is good! I wondered what The Tea Ladies of St Judes is like. I did like the Liz Byrski, all the more poignant because of her stroke.

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  10. WendyW
    Oct 19, 2021 @ 11:22:41

    At The End of the Day sure looks good.

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  11. Jennifer
    Oct 19, 2021 @ 11:30:42

    Who Sleuthed It? is magnificent. I’ve just finished it but won’t be able to write my review for a week or so. Real life and all that 😉

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  12. Gretchen
    Oct 19, 2021 @ 11:36:35

    Sloth mode sounds like a good idea. I like the sound of At the End of the Day.

    Have a good week!

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  13. Greg
    Oct 19, 2021 @ 16:31:46

    Ooh Prisoner sounds like an intense read.

    Hope you are well this week.

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  14. Marg
    Oct 19, 2021 @ 19:57:52

    I need to get to the Rachael Johns this week.

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  15. Aj @ Read All The Things!
    Oct 19, 2021 @ 23:05:03

    Haha, I wish I was in sloth mode! I thought I could relax once my work hours got cut for the winter, but now I’m just trying to catch up on everything I neglected during the summer.

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  16. Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction
    Oct 20, 2021 @ 09:02:10

    I love your sloth graphic as your representation of life. That could sum me up lately too!

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  17. Helen Murdoch
    Oct 20, 2021 @ 21:46:37

    I totally get sloth mode! I am taking a few days off, which feels really good.

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