My Week in Books – 27th October ‘19


On What Cathy Read Next last week

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Monday – I published my review of the final event I attended at this year’s Henley Literary Festival – Anne De Courcy talking about her book Chanel’s Riviera.  I also republished my review of The Conviction of Cora Burns by Carolyn Kirby to celebrate its imminent publication in paperback.

Tuesday –  The Top Ten Tuesday topic was Books I’d Give Different Titles To. I wimped out a bit on this instead sharing a list of books that have been published under different titles.

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.

Thursday – I took part in the birthday book blitz for The Summer Springsteen’s Songs Saved Me by Barbara Quinn and republished my review of Stealing Roses by Heather Cooper to coincide with its publication in paperback.

Friday – I shared my reading list for the Nonfiction November Reading Challenge which starts next week and continues throughout November.

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

New arrivals

Mrs Ps Book of SecretsMrs P’s Book of Secrets by Lorna Gray (eARC, courtesy of One More Chapter and NetGalley)

The Cotswolds, Christmastime 1946: A young widow leaves behind the tragedy of her wartime life, and returns home to her ageing aunt and uncle. For Lucy – known as Mrs P – and the people who raised her, the books that line the walls of the family publishing business bring comfort and the promise of new beginnings.

But the kind and reserved new editor at the Kershaw and Kathay Book Press is a former prisoner of war, and he has his own shadows to bear. And when the old secrets of a little girl’s abandonment are uncovered within the pages of Robert Underhills’s latest project, Lucy must work quickly if she is to understand the truth behind his frequent trips away.

For a ghost dwells in the record of an orphan girl’s last days. And even as Lucy dares to risk her heart, the grief of her own past seems to be whispering a warning of fresh loss.

There are no white shrouded spectres here, no wailing ghouls. Just the echoes of those who have passed, whispering that history is set to repeat itself.

The Honourable Life of Thomas ChayneThe Honourable Life of Thomas Chayne by Cynthia Jefferies (eARC, courtesy of Allison & Busby and NetGalley)

Thomas Chayne has never managed to impress his overbearing father, and when a small act of rebellion has lasting consequences, Thomas finds himself exiled in disgrace.

But with England on the brink of civil war, a larger revolution is in the air and Thomas has an opportunity to prove his worth by rallying a troop of royalists to defend Oxford from the escalating violence.

But he soon faces an impossible choice between honouring his family and his loyalty to the crown …

On What Cathy Read Next this week

Currently reading

Planned posts

  • Book Review: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • NonFiction November Week 1 : Your Year in Nonfiction
  • Top Ten Tuesday: Halloween Freebie
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Book Review: Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout
  • Book Review: The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan
  • Blog Tour/Book Review: The House That Alice Built by Chris Penhall
  • Six Degrees of Separation

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