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I rue the day  that Goodreads stopped making their daily ‘Giveaways’ accessible to us Brits, as I was really quite lucky over the years and bagged myself some excellent books.

Whilst continuing to support Goodreads, which is an amazing book community, I have also since joined NetGalley, where I have earned ‘automatic approval’ rights from a couple of publishers.

I very seldom get to acquire any of the ‘Read Now’ titles which NetGalley occasionally put up for grabs without needing to pass the usual ‘request’ procedure, as they only make a few copies available and I’m generally not that quick off the mark, or I am not really keen to read the book being featured and I don’t believe in taking just for the sake of it!

However this last couple of weeks have seen me bag myself a couple of beauties, which I thought to be particularly interesting, so see what you think…


Cover image of the book 'The Secret of You and Me' by author Melissa LenhardtYou always come back to your first love

Nora hasn’t looked back. Not since she left home, and her broken heart, far behind her. But now tragedy calls her back, where she must finally come face to face with ex-boyfriend Charlie, and best friend Sophie. Only now will she be able to confront her past—and reconcile her future.

Sophie seems to have everything. Married to Charlie, with a wonderful daughter and a successful career. Yet underneath that perfection lies an explosive secret. A secret that ripped through their town and destroyed her friendship with Nora. So when Sophie finds out that Nora has returned, she hopes Nora’s stay is short. The life she has built depends on it.

But first love doesn’t fade easily. Memories come to light, passion ignites and old feelings resurface. As the forces that once tore them apart begin to re-emerge, both Nora and Sophie must accept that true love is something worth fighting for.

This Kindle Edition by publisher Mills & Boon


Cover image of the book 'Idle Hands' by author Cassondra WindwalkerThe devil is in the details

After making the courageous decision to leave her abusive husband, Perdie and her three young children start over and finally find the safety and love they deserve. But years later, when tragedy strikes, Perdie is left wondering if the choice she made to leave has led them to this moment.

If she were given the opportunity to take it all back and stay, would she?

In a frantic bid to protect her family, Perdie makes a deal to do just that. But in a world where the devil pulls the strings, can Perdie really change the past?

Brimming with enlightened observations and brilliant voice, Idle Hands is a haunting examination of grief, resilience, and what we’d give to spend another moment with the ones we love.

Published by Agora Books

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Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share links to the books that came into their house during the last week. This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well, after all you never know where that next “must read” book will come from.

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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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Written by Yvonne