My Week in Books – 13th September 2020


On What Cathy Read Next last week

Blog posts

Monday – I shared my Five Favourite August Reads.

Tuesday – My take on this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic was Books With Inspiring Young Characters.  

Wednesday – It wouldn’t be “hump day” without WWW Wednesday, the opportunity to share what I’ve just read, what I’m currently reading and what I plan to read next…as well as have a good nose around to see what other bloggers are reading.

Thursday – I shared my review of The Artist and the Soldier by Angelle Petta.

Friday – I published my review of historical mystery, The Ghost Tree by M.R.C. Kasasian.

Saturday – I introduced my Buchan of the Month for September, John Buchan’s book for children The Magic Walking Stick.

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

New arrivals

The Diver and the Lover by Jeremy Vine (giveaway prize courtesy of Coronet)

It is 1951 and sisters Ginny and Meredith have travelled from England to Spain in search of distraction and respite. The two wars have wreaked loss and deprivation upon the family and the spectre of Meredith’s troubled childhood continues to haunt them. Their journey to the rugged peninsula of Catalonia promises hope and renewal.

While there they discover the artist Salvador Dali is staying in nearby Port Lligat. Meredith is fascinated by modern art and longs to meet the famous surrealist. Dali is embarking on an ambitious new work, but his headstrong male model has refused to pose. A replacement is found, a young American waiter with whom Ginny has struck up a tentative acquaintance. The lives of the characters become entangled as family secrets, ego and the dangerous politics of Franco’s Spain threaten to undo the fragile bonds that have been forged.

A powerful story of love, sacrifice and the lengths we will go to for who – or what – we love.

Hermit by S.R. White (ARC, courtesy of Headline)

After the puzzling death of a shopkeeper in rural Australia, troubled detective Dana Russo has just 12 hours to interrogate the prime suspect – a silent, inscrutable man found at the scene of the crime, who simply vanished 15 years earlier.

Where has he been? And just how dangerous is he? Without conclusive evidence linking him to the killing, Dana must race against time to persuade him to speak. But over a series of increasingly intense interviews, Dana is forced to confront her own past if she wants him to reveal the shocking truth.

On What Cathy Read Next this week

Currently reading

Planned posts

  • Book Review: Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans
  • Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite John Buchan Book Covers
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Blog Tour/Book Review: The Girl from the Hermitage by Molly Gartland
  • Book Review: City of Spies by Mara Timon
  • Book Review: Skelton’s Guide to Domestic Poisons by David Stafford
  • Blog Tour/Book Review: Hermit by S.R. White

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