hello! Happy Saturday!! March seems to be disappearing fast before our eyes! Or is that just because everyday is blending into the last?! Who knows anymore LOL!!
Book wise, it’s been a fairly steady week for me! 4 books finished and just 1 newbie from Netgalley! So just a few to share with you today!
Here’s my look back….
NOTEBOOK by TOM COX – 5 STARS
THE BEST THINGS by MEL GIEDROYC – 4 STARS
SOLITUDE by MICHAEL HARRIS (AUDIOBOOK) – 3 STARS
Just the one that caught my eye at Netgalley this week…..
THE ROSE GARDEN by TRACY REES
out September 2021
1895. Hampstead, London.
Olive Westallen lives a privileged life in her family’s West Hampstead home, but a lonely one. At twenty-eight she is now considered far too old to marry, but Olive is determined to count her blessings, not weep over those that have passed her by. She has radical plans for the future of the Westallen family – plans that will shock the high-society world she inhabits.
London is an exciting new playground to explore for twelve-year-old Ottilie Finch. Her family have recently arrived from Durham, under the cloud of a scandal that Otty is blissfully unaware of. She is in love with London Zoo, the stately homes, the heath . . . and the canals, with their horse-drawn barges and busy bustle at all hours. The only shadow over her days is the mysterious illness of her mother, which keeps Mrs Finch to her room, away from all company.
For eighteen-year-old Mabs, life on the canal is far from exotic: it is a daily grind, where she risks life and limb to take home a meagre pay packet to her widowed father, and her little brothers and sisters. So when she is offered the role of housemaid to the Finches in their grand Hampstead house, it seems like the ticket to a better life. Little does she know that not all is all as picture-perfect as it seems. Mabs is about to become tangled in the secrets that chased the Finches from their last home, and stuck in an impossible dilemma . . .
The Rose Garden is an absorbing and moving novel, perfect for fans of Dinah Jefferies, Lucinda Riley and Rachel Hore.