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Sharing our love for authors, and the stories they are inspired to tell.

New and ‘real’ on my shelf this week

Picture of an English red post boxMailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house during the last week.

Be warned that Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Mailbox Monday, is currently ‘on tour’ and being hosted by a different blogger each month.

Your host for September 2012 is: Kristen@BookNAround

So why not stop by, leave a link to your own Mailbox Monday post, oh! and don’t forget to leave a comment for Kristen, after all, we all like to receive them!

This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!


At the moment, I have so many outstanding author review requests, that I am only including them in my ‘Mailbox Monday’ post, when I have a clear slot marked out for them to actually be read. Okay! that makes me a ‘list’ junkie, but it helps me avoid getting into too much of a muddle, so I can live with the tag!

Joy of joys! my book this week, is the real thing … a brand spanking new book, hot from the publisher. I can hold it, feel it, smell it and just look at it on the shelf…. ecstasy!!


‘The House On Willow Street’ by Cathy Kelly

Welcome to Avalon: a quaint, sleepy town on the Irish coast. Nothing has changed here for generations – least of all  the huge mansion on Willow Street; the house in which sisters Tess and Suki Power grew up.

Now, years later, Tess is trying to save her marriage and protect her glamorous sister Suki who has come back home, dreams shattered. Similarly, Mara Wilson is seeking refuge from a broken heart at her Aunt Danae’s house. And Danae, the inscrutable postmistress, is hiding dark memories of her own.

Now that the big house is up for sale, change is blowing on the cold sea wind. But before they can look to the future, these four women must face up to the past …

IRISH INDEPENDENT … ‘Brimming with secrets, passion and tragedy … Breathtaking’

Acclaim for Cathy Kelly from fellow author Marian Keyes … ‘Warm, lyrical, comforting … genius!’

This short synopsis was taken directly from the back of the book, however a more detailed overview and brief author profile will be coming shortly, when the book features in my ‘New Titles’ pages.

Leave me a link to your new finds this week, I would love to stop by and see what you have!


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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