Hello and Happy Saturday!! Weather has been absolutely glorious here this week and the butterflies are already out in force making me very happy!! I do love chasing them around to get a photo!
And on to another happy - books! I've actually been much slower reading recently and I'm not sure what it is! The TBR mountain hasn't disappeared, but I'm just not picking up and racing through the books like I have done! Hopefully things will pick up after my brain has been given a little break! But I still managed to finish 2 books this week and there may have been some purchasing going on too! Oops!!
Here's my look back...
THE WINTER SEA by SUSANNA KEARSLEY - 4 STARS
THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO by TAYLOR JENKINS REID (audiobook) - 5 STARS
none (yep, zero!) visits to Netgalley this week so no newbies!! BUT...
I received a copy of this from Tinder Press for review.
THE WILDERNESS by SARAH DUGUID
publication date - 21st July 2022
When Anna and David receive a phone call late one evening, their lives are upturned. Within minutes, they are travelling to the west coast of Scotland, preparing to care for two young sisters, tragically and suddenly orphaned.
It's a beautiful place, the heather is in bloom, the birds wheel above the waves, the deer graze peacefully in the distance. But the large granite house is no longer a home for the girls, and Anna knows she can never take the place of their mother. Then David invites his friend to stay, to 'ease them through' and Anna finds herself increasingly isolated, with everything she - and the girls - once knew of life discarded and overruled by a man of whom she is deeply suspicious.
And then I had a little shopping spree over at SALT PUBLISHING because, why not!!
THE RETREAT by ALISON MOORE
Since childhood, Sandra Peters has been fascinated by the small, private island of Lieloh, home to the reclusive silent-film star Valerie Swanson. Having dreamed of going to art college, Sandra is now in her forties and working as a receptionist, but she still harbours artistic ambitions. When she sees an advert for a two-week artists’ retreat on Lieloh, Sandra sets out on what might be a life-changing journey.
WHITE SPINES by NICHOLAS ROYLE
White Lines is about Nicholas Royle’s passion for Picador’s fiction publishing from the 1970s to the end of the 1990s. It explores the bookshops and charity shops, the books themselves and the way a unique collection grew and became a literary obsession.’
ELEPHANT by PAUL PICKERING
In a country house in England a precocious teenage exile from revolutionary Russia sets down his adventures on paper, beginning with his first ball in St Petersburg and how he frees a huge African elephant from a cruel circus. But a hundred years later an American academic feels the boy may have invented the elephant as the only kind and uplifting being in dark times.