Stacking the Shelves #36


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 been bragging about my upcoming honeymoon to Europe by talking about books set in France and the launch of my new travel blog, An Aussie Girl Travels.

A couple more Aussie book reviews have been posted for Hope’s Road by Margareta Osborn and The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth. Kate also dropped by for a quick Q&A. I also read and reviewed romance novel, The Best Man by Kristan Higgins.

For Review:  Debut novel Ryders Ridge by Australian author Charlotte Nash arrived in my mailbox for review this week. It’s due out on April 1st and I’m looking forward to reading this rural lit novel.


Will escaping to Ryders Ridge help Dr Daniella Bell forget her past, or force her to confront it head on?

Shaken after a tragic incident in the city hospital where she worked, Daniella figures that the small north-west Queensland cattle town of Ryders Ridge is just the place to hide. Caring and dedicated, she quickly wins the trust of her patients, and the attention of handsome station heir, Mark Walker. As their relationship grows, Daniella begins to think she could make a new life for herself in Ryders. But country towns have their own problems.

Under the big outback sky, Daniella discovers that the local rumour mill can threaten both friendships and careers, and that like the city, Ryders Ridge also has secrets. Mark, too, is a complication – as good as they are together, how can a doctor maintain a practice and live on a cattle station?

Just as Daniella considers running away for a second time, a terrible accident forces her to face the secret she left behind in Brisbane, and risk losing Mark forever.

Bought: One of the books from my Fishpond order arrived today, Bella Tuscany. It’s the sequel to Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes.


Continuing Frances Mayes’s account of her love affair with Italy, Bella Tuscany presents the author now truly at home there, meeting the challenges of learning a new language and touring regions outside Tuscany, including castle towns, fishing villages, and islands. With fresh adventures and updates on the characters introduced in Under the Tuscan Sun, Mayes also explores new themes in this wondrous corner of the world, delving into gardening, wine-making, and the experience of primavera – a season of renewed possibility. And Mayes reveals more simple pleasures from her Tuscan kitchen in a section devoted to recipes. In the sensuous, vivid prose that has become her hallmark, Bella Tuscany celebrates Mayes’s deepening connection to the land and her flourishing friendships in a newfound haven of idyllic living.

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


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