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 got my flu shot on Tuesday, but it seems I was too late. I woke up on Wednesday with cold/flu symptoms, I was concerned CoVid had finally caught up to me but three RAT’s have been negative so it seems it’s just a regular cold/flu. It’s hit hard though, and even now I still feel pretty awful with body aches and a fuzzy head.

(And I’ve just now realised I accidentally scheduled this post for next Monday, instead of today)

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What I’ve Read Since I last Posted…

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The Change by Kirsten Miller

The Emma Project by Somali Dev

Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister

The Surgeon’s Daughter by Audrey Blake

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New Posts…

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None

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What I’m Reading This Week…

 


Deep down, there’s something we’d all kill for.

I know I would. I know I have. I know I will.

Recovering addict Eric Johnstone is turning his life around until one small moment sends him down a dark path. Just months after he takes a job at the retirement village in Point Imlay, the ebbing tide reveals Eric’s body, trussed to the town’s oyster beds.

When Senior Detective John Darken’s business card is discovered in the dead man’s pocket, J.D. transfers to Point Imlay to help with the investigation. But J.D.’s life is in shambles: his job is precarious, his marriage is on the rocks, and his past haunts him constantly.

Two men whose lives are entwined – but how does one end up dead?

Together, J.D. and homicide detective Emma Capsteen – another unwelcome new face in the sleepy seaside town – work to unravel the final days of Eric’s life. But instead of answers, all they uncover are more questions. Why does a local bikie have free reign? What are the residents at Seascape Gardens retirement village hiding? And, in a town whose beating heart is community, why isn’t anyone prepared to tell the truth?

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Bloomsbury Books is an old-fashioned new and rare book store that has persisted and resisted change for a hundred years, run by men and guided by the general manager’s unbreakable fifty-one rules. But in 1950, the world is changing, especially the world of books and publishing, and at Bloomsbury Books, the girls in the shop have plans:

Vivien Lowry: Single since her aristocratic fiance was killed in action during World War II, the brilliant and stylish Vivien has a long list of grievances – most of them well justified and the biggest of which is Alec McDonough, the Head of Fiction.

Grace Perkins: Married with two sons, she’s been working to support the family following her husband’s breakdown in the aftermath of the war. Torn between duty to her family and dreams of her own.

Evie Stone: In the first class of female students from Cambridge permitted to earn a degree, Evie was denied an academic position in favor of her less accomplished male rival. Now she’s working at Bloomsbury Books while she plans to remake her own future.

As they interact with various literary figures of the time – Daphne Du Maurier, Ellen Doubleday, Sonia Blair (widow of George Orwell), Samuel Beckett, Peggy Guggenheim, and others – these three women with their complex web of relationships, goals and dreams are all working to plot out a future that is richer and more rewarding than anything society will allow.

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For the first time in her life, Evie McCarthy sees Death coming for her. Clear as day. She just wants enough time to help her family realise the important things in life.

Her big-hearted granddaughter Rosie is in love again. She falls in love too quickly and this time it’s serious.

Rosie’s married sister, new mum Molly, is sleep deprived, exhausted and wondering what happened to her life.

Rosie and Molly’s mum, Yvonne, is hiding her own devastating secret. Something so shameful she can’t face the consequences.

Between the jigs and the reels, they pull one another up and over and come to understand that sometimes you have to give up the life you planned to get the life that’s meant for you.

Funny, poignant, real and engaging, Family Matters is a thoroughly captivating story of three generations of women, each facing down their troubles to find the power of family.

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My best friend wore her name, Esther, like a queen wearing her crown at a jaunty angle. We were twelve years old when she went missing.

On a sweltering Friday afternoon in Durton, best friends Ronnie and Esther leave school together. Esther never makes it home.

Ronnie’s going to find her, she has a plan. Lewis will help. Their friend can’t be gone, Ronnie won’t believe it.

Detective Sergeant Sarah Michaels can believe it, she has seen what people are capable of. She knows more than anyone how, in a moment of weakness, a person can be driven to do something they never thought possible.

Lewis can believe it too. But he can’t reveal what he saw that afternoon at the creek without exposing his own secret.

Five days later, Esther’s buried body is discovered.

What do we owe the girl who isn’t there?

Character-rich and propulsive, with a breathtakingly original use of voice and revolving points of view, Hayley Scrivenor delves under the surface, where no one can hide. With emotional depth and sensitivity, this stunning debut shows us how much each person matters in a community that is at once falling apart and coming together.

Esther will always be a Dirt Town child, as we are its children, still.

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Thanks for stopping by!

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26 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Stephanie - Bookfever
    Jun 13, 2022 @ 18:58:49

    Bloomsbury Girls really looks and sounds amazing! Happy reading this week!

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  2. Janette
    Jun 13, 2022 @ 21:07:30

    I love the sound of Bloomsbury Girls. Hope that you recover from your flu bug quickly. Have a great reading week.

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  3. Beth F
    Jun 13, 2022 @ 21:36:38

    I too like the sound of Bloomsbury Girls. Hope you’re feeling better by now.

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  4. Tracey (Carpe Librum)
    Jun 13, 2022 @ 21:46:43

    Hope you feel better soon!

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  5. kaysreadinglife
    Jun 13, 2022 @ 23:14:18

    I hope you feel better soon as well. I’ve had some allergies that I was afraid were not ‘allergies’ – negative test though. I do say that if my discomfort includes itchy eyes, it always seems to be my allergies. Take care and hope this week includes feeling better.

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  6. Laurel-Rain Snow
    Jun 14, 2022 @ 00:57:50

    I am curious about Wrong Place Wrong Time. All of your books look tempting. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Aj @ Read All The Things!
    Jun 14, 2022 @ 00:59:30

    I hope you feel better soon!

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  8. Kathy Martin
    Jun 14, 2022 @ 01:09:50

    I hope you feel better soon. You have a nice assortment of books coming up. Come see my week >a href=”https://inside-dog.blogspot.com/2022/06/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-june-13.html”>here. Happy reading!

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  9. gulfsidemusing
    Jun 14, 2022 @ 01:48:33

    I hope you’re feeling better today. Bloomsbury Girls seems to be everywhere lately… looks like a goos one!

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  10. BookerTalk
    Jun 14, 2022 @ 03:08:37

    Good that it wasn’t the dreaded Covid. At least with a heavy cold you know you have a few days of misery and then you recover (no long term symptoms).

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  11. Mae Sander
    Jun 14, 2022 @ 03:35:18

    I hope you get over whatever is ailing you!

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  12. Book of Secrets
    Jun 14, 2022 @ 03:39:40

    Sorry you’re under the weather. Are you able to read when you’re sick? I have trouble concentrating and usually have to zone out to TV. Take care!

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  13. Greg
    Jun 14, 2022 @ 05:07:09

    Oh no- hope you feel better soon!

    The Fallback sounds like a good mystery.

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  14. Anne - Books of My Heart
    Jun 14, 2022 @ 06:14:46

    I hope you get a chance to rest and feel better very soon.

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

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  15. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    Jun 14, 2022 @ 07:15:39

    I’m so sorry that this flu/cold has hit you hard, but I’m terribly glad it’s not Covid.

    Bloomsbury Girls was a great read. I enjoyed the setting a lot.

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  16. DOV
    Jun 14, 2022 @ 10:26:49

    The books this week sound great. Hope you are feeling better soon. we ha the flu too, it was pretty rough.

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  17. Kathryn
    Jun 14, 2022 @ 15:30:34

    I do hope that flu won’t linger, yucky. No wonder no posts for this week. Take care and don’t rush things.

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  18. harvee
    Jun 15, 2022 @ 00:24:25

    I have The Change on my tbr ebook list.

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  19. yvonne473
    Jun 15, 2022 @ 01:48:44

    I hope you are feeling better! Bloomsbury Girls looks good. I’ve seen it on a few blogs. I have to check it out. Have a great week!

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  20. Helen Murdoch
    Jun 15, 2022 @ 09:40:25

    It’s Tuesday for me and I hope you are starting to feel better. I think after 2 years of isolation we’ve all forgotten how rotten it feels to be sick. I had Covid a few weeks ago, which was no fun, but it’s good to be reminded we get to the other side of it.

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  21. WendyW
    Jun 15, 2022 @ 13:38:06

    I hope you feel better soon. I really enjoyed Bloomsbury Girls.

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  22. Jen at Introverted Reader
    Jun 16, 2022 @ 10:46:14

    I hope you’re feeling better!

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  23. Jinjer
    Jun 16, 2022 @ 13:51:57

    Oh yuck, the flu. Feel better!!!!!

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  24. cweichel
    Jun 17, 2022 @ 02:21:25

    Thanks so much for the heads up about these books. They all sound wonderful, but I am especially looking forward to reading Bloomsbury Girls and dirt town. Hope you are better soon.

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  25. Carla
    Jun 17, 2022 @ 04:02:58

    I hope you feel better soon Shelleyrae! I just got a copy of Wrong Place, Wrong Time on audiobook and am looking forward to getting to it.

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