Stacking the Shelves #32

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Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga @ Tynga’s Reviews.

For Stacking the Shelves, I take the opportunity to share what books I’ve bought, won or received for review. Click on the book cover to go to Goodreads and find out more information.

The week gone… I’ve had quite a busy weekend… eating out and catching a movie but it’s been fun. We delayed our Valentine’s evening and went out to the St George Open Air Cinema on Friday night where we watched the premiere of Identity Thief. There were lots of laughs, a light drizzle of rain and a glass of bubbly that made the night very romantic 🙂

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I’ve posted reviews for quite a few historical novels over the past week including The Ambassador’s Daughter by Pam Jenoff, Tangled Reins by Stephanie Laurens and a joint book discussion of The Captive Sun by Irena Karafilly with Marg from Intrepid Reader.

My short story review of Valentine’s Dates by Rhian Cahill went up on Valentine’s Day and I also had Australian author Juliet Madison pop by during the week to chat about Motherhood in Fiction.

For Review: The March new releases are starting to roll in and I’m really excited by these three books by Australian women writers.

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Julie has grown up not knowing her father, with just the occasional Christmas card and the knowledge that he flies planes for a charter company in New Guinea. When she comes to stay with him one long summer, she learns to appreciate not only her long-lost father and his love of flying, but also New Guinea itself and the people she meets. An awkward romance with a young expat contrasts with her growing attraction to the son of a local coffee plantation owner. And, left to her own devices much of the time, Julie learns to rely on herself and gain her own independence. A tragedy and then a mystery leave her reeling, but force her to evaluate what she really wants out of life.

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Small towns can keep big secrets.

Bequeathed a century-old house, four estranged friends return to their home town, Calingarry Crossing, where each must stay for a season at The Dandelion House to fulfil the wishes of their benefactor, Gypsy.

But coming home to the country stirs shameful memories of the past, including the tragic end-of-school muck up day accident twenty years earlier.

Sara, a breast cancer survivor afraid to fall in love; Poppy, a tough, ambitious journo still craving her father’s approval; Amber, a spoilt socialite addicted to painkillers and cosmetic procedures; and Caitlin, a doctor frustrated by her controlling family.

At The Dandelion House, the women will discover something about themselves and a secret that ties all four to each other and to the house – forever. 

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A compelling, emotional knockout debut from a brilliant new Australian author.

An unforgettable novel that brings to life a new mother’s worst fears.

Tony is worried. His wife, Anna, isn’t coping with their newborn. Anna had wanted a child so badly and, when Jack was born, they were both so happy. They’d come home from the hospital a family. Was it really only six weeks ago?

But Anna hasn’t been herself since. One moment she’s crying, the next she seems almost too positive. It must be normal with a baby, Tony thought; she’s just adjusting. He had been busy at work. It would sort itself out. But now Anna and Jack are missing. And Tony realises that something is really wrong…

What happens to this family will break your heart and leave you breathless.

So, that’s it for me. What books have you added to your shelves this week?

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9 comments

  1. I have to admit I was drawn to the cover of Fractured since it’s simplicity is so stunning, but the blurb surprised me in what it was about. Hope you enjoy your reads! 🙂

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