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Mailbox Monday
New On My Shelf

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I have three lovely new books to be added to my shelf this week and joy of joys! one of them is a beautiful hardcover edition which I can see, touch and feel 🙂

I am still trying to be good and schedule all the books I receive, so as not to increase my toppling TBR pile, and so far it is working, although it’s quite a close call!

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First up is that lovely ‘real’ book, a surprise win from Tina and the team at TripFiction – I do love a good win and along with the beautiful surprise gift she included, I couldn’t have been more pleased!


Cover image of the book 'Mr Wilder & Me' by author Jonathan CoeIn the heady summer of 1977, a naïve young woman called Calista sets out from Athens to venture into the wider world. On a Greek island that has been turned into a film set, she finds herself working for the famed Hollywood director Billy Wilder, about whom she knows almost nothing. But the time she spends in this glamorous, unfamiliar new life will change her for good.

While Calista is thrilled with her new adventure, Wilder himself is living with the realisation that his star may be on the wane. Rebuffed by Hollywood, he has financed his new film with German money, and when Calista follows him to Munich for the shooting of further scenes, she finds herself joining him on a journey of memory into the dark heart of his family history.

In a novel that is at once a tender coming-of-age story and an intimate portrait of one of cinema’s most intriguing figures, Jonathan Coe turns his gaze on the nature of time and fame, of family and the treacherous lure of nostalgia.

When the world is catapulting towards change, do you hold on for dear life or decide it’s time to let go?

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A copy of this book was gifted to me for review purposes, by the author, via Book Funnel

PROVE IT: MURDER IN THE MIX (Likable Daisy – Book #1)


Cover image of the book 'Prove It: Murder In The Mix' by author Hannah KurzWhen a tragic mixer mishap results in the closing of a beloved bakery, new mom and upstairs neighbor Stephanie Wu is sure of two things:

One, she misses their cappuccinos.

And two, it was no accident.

But time is running out for the sleep-deprived sleuth. Can she solve the murder and figure out pumping before her maternity leave is up?

With a baby at her breast and a killer at her back, life and living above ‘The Likable Daisy’ will never be the same again.

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This e-book has no specific review date or Blog Tour, however I have scheduled it for February 2021. It came courtesy of the lovely team at Aria Fiction, with fulfilment by Netgalley


Cover image of the book 'Into the Woods' by author Mark DavidIf you go into the woods, you’re in for a dark surprise.

Thirty years ago, three girls followed a stranger into the woods. Only two returned. The surviving pair have never been able to remember what happened or what the fate of the third girl was.

Local rumours talk of hippies and drugs and mystic rituals, but no one has learned the truth.

This story is just what Rowan Blake needs. He’s in debt, his journalistic career is in tatters – as well as his damaged body – and he’s retreated to the Lake District to write.

Yet even Rowan isn’t prepared for the evil he is about to unearth, for the secrets that have been buried in that wood for far too long…

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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