Hello! Happy Saturday!! It’s been the week we had some snow! And it’s been blooming freezing!! Hopefully warmer days are on the way now!!
On the book front it’s been fairly steady! Just 2 books finished – I need to pick the pace up again! – and 4 newbies added to the Netgalley shelves! Maybe 2023 is the year I get to clear my NG shelves… yeah right!!
Here’s my look back!
HOPE, MISTLETOE AND A CHRISTMAS PROMISE by JULIET ARCHER – 5 STARS
THE VIRAGO BOOK OF WITCHES by SHAHRUKH HUSAIN – 4 STARS
Too many lovely books on Netgalley for me to add this week!
A MARRIAGE OF FORTUNE by ANNE O’BRIEN
publication date – January 2023
England, 1469. As the War of the Roses rages on, Margaret Paston knows that there is only one way to survive the loss of the Paston’s family seat, Caister Castle: a fortunate marriage for one of her unruly daughters. A favourable match will change the future of her family overnight but a scandal will ruin the Paston name forever…
INK BLOOD SISTER SCRIBE by EMMA TORZS
publication date – July 2023
Joanna Kalotay lives alone in the woods of Vermont, the sole protector of a collection of rare books; books that will allow someone to walk through walls or turn water into wine. Books of magic.
Her estranged older sister Esther moves between countries and jobs, constantly changing, never staying anywhere longer than a year, desperate to avoid the deadly magic that killed her mother. Currently working on a research base in Antarctica, she has found love and perhaps a sort of happiness.
But when she finds spots of blood on the mirrors in the research base, she knows someone is coming for her, and that Joanna and her collection are in danger.
If they are to survive, she and Joanna must unravel the secrets their parents kept hidden from them – secrets that span centuries and continents, and could cost them their lives
THE CASSANDRA COMPLEX by HOLLY SMALE
publication date – May 2023
Cassandra Penelope Dankworth is a creature of habit.She likes what she likes (museums, jumpsuits, her boyfriend Will) and strongly dislikes what she doesn’t (mess, change, her boss drinking out of her mug). Her life runs in a pleasing, predictable order. Until now.She’s just been dumped.
She’s just been fired.
Her local café has run out of banana muffins.Then, something truly unexpected happens: Cassie discovers she can go back and change the past.Now, Cassie should be able to find a way to fix the life she accidentally obliterated. And with time on her side, how hard can it be…?
IN A THOUSAND DIFFERENT WAYS by CECILIA AHERN
publication date – April 2023
Alice sees the worst in people.
She also sees the best.
She sees a thousand different emotions and knows exactly what everyone around her is feeling.
Every. Single. Day.
But it’s the dark thoughts.
The sadness. The rage.
These are the things she can’t get out of her head. The things that overwhelm her.
Where will the journey to find herself begin?
THE GREAT CHRISTMAS COOK OFF by HELEN BUCKLEY
Ooh snow you lucky thing! We only had sleet and frost and tomorrow it’s going to warm up and be wet and windy! xx
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from one extreme to the other haha!! xx
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