My Week in Books – 28th April ‘19


New arrivals

The Enchanted April 2The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Armin (ebook)

A discreet advertisement in The Times, addressed to ‘Those who Appreciate Wisteria and Sunshine…’ is the impetus for a revelatory month for four very different women. High above the bay on the Italian Riviera stands San Salvatore, a mediaeval castle. Beckoned to this haven are Mrs. Wilkins, Mrs Arbuthnot, Mrs Fisher and Lady Caroline Dester, each quietly craving a respite. Lulled by the Mediterranean spirit, they gradually shed their skins and discover a harmony each of them has longed for but never known.

AureliaAurelia (Roma Nova #4) by Alison Morton (ebook, courtesy of the author and Random Things Tours)

1960s Roma Nova. Retrained as an undercover agent, ex-Praetorian officer Aurelia Mitela is sent to Berlin to investigate silver smuggling, but barely escapes a near-lethal trap. Her lifelong nemesis, Caius Tellus, is determined to eliminate her. When Aurelia is closing in on him, he strikes at her most vulnerable point – her young daughter.

A former military commander, Aurelia is one of Roma Nova’s strong women, but she doubts in her heart and mind that she can overcome her implacable enemy. And what part does the mysterious and attractive Miklós play – a smuggler who knows too much?

On What Cathy Read Next last week

Blog posts

Tuesday – I published my reviews of crime mysteries, Dark Sky Island by Lara Dearman and A Clean Canvas by Elizabeth Mundy as part of the blog tours.  This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic meant a trip down memory lane as I shared the First Ten Books I Reviewed On My Blog.

WednesdayWWW Wednesday is the opportunity to share what I’ve just read, what I’m currently reading and what I plan to read next…and have a good nose around to see what other bloggers are reading.   I also joined the blog tour for Call Me Star Girl by Louise Beech, sharing my review.

Saturday – I published my review of Louis & Louise by Julie Cohen.

As always, thanks to everyone who has liked, commented on or shared my blog posts on social media this week.

On What Cathy Read Next this week

Currently reading

Planned posts

  • Event Review: Henley Literary Festival Pop-Up Event with Antony Beevor
  • Blog Tour/Book Review: The Inside City by Anita Mir
  • Top Ten Tuesday: Inspirational/Thought-Provoking Book Quotes
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Blog Tour/Book Review: The Way of All Flesh by Ambrose Parry
  • Six Degrees of Separation

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