Ten-year-old Grace knows that her mum loves her, but her mum loves drugs too. And there’s only so long Grace can fend off the ‘woman from the county’ who is threatening to put her into care. Her only hope is…
Grown-man Billy Shine hasn’t been out of his apartment for years. People scare him, and the outside world scares him even more. Day in, day out, he lives a perfectly orchestrated silent life within his four walls. Until now. . .
Grace bursts into Billy’s life with a loud voice and a brave plan to get her mum clean. And it won’t be easy, because they will have to confiscate the one thing her mum holds most dear . . . they will have to kidnap Grace.
My Second Mailbox Find Was Also A Win, This Time From A Fellow Blogger Giveaway
This was a great win, from a blogger who opened her giveaway internationally, so I can’t believe I was lucky enough to secure the prize. The giveaway was hosted by Bev, over at ‘My Reader’s Block’, as part of her ‘September Giveaway’ post.
This is not a novel that I would be rushing to read personally, however my father-in-law has a real interest in The American Civil War and I know that ‘The Killer Angels’ will read and appreciated by him, as I am certain it is a book that he definitely hasn’t read on the subject (and there are few of those, as he has acquired most of them)
In the four most bloody and courageous days of our nation’s history, two armies fought for two conflicting dreams. One dreamed of freedom, the other of a way of life.
Far more than rifles and bullets were carried into battle. There were memories. There were promises. There was love. And far more than men fell on those Pennsylvania fields. Bright futures, untested innocence, and pristine beauty were also the casualties of war.
It is the third summer of the war…On June 15, 1863, Robert Lee’s Confederate Army of Northern Virginia slips across the Potomac to begin the invasion of the North. His army is 70,000 strong but mostly unpaid and self-equipped. It has won nearly every battle it has fought. Lee knows a letter has been written, a letter offering peace. It is to be placed on the desk of Abraham Lincoln the day after Lee has won this battle.
Michael Shaara’s Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece is unique, sweeping, unforgettable—the dramatic story of the battleground for America’s destiny.
I can’t believe that I managed two wins in the same week, so thanks once again to Nikki and Bev, I am looking forward to reading the spoils of my victory!