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New On My Shelf This Week / Mailbox Monday

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I shall be kicking off the Blog Tour for this book on September 4th, so thanks as ever to the lovely folks at Aria Fiction and Netgalley, for my complimentary copy.

THE HOME‘ by KAREN OSMAN

Cover Image Of The Book 'The Home' By Author Karen OsmanAngela was just a baby when her mum left her for the last time, and a children’s home is no place to grow up.

The home’s manager Ray takes the girls off to his ‘den’ in the garden and the littlies come back crying, and Ray’s wife Kath has special wooden spoons which she saves for beating any of the children who dare to misbehave.

So, when wealthy couple James and Rosemary come to choose a child to adopt, Angela is desperate to escape.

But the scars of her childhood remain, and when Angela’s search for her birth mother Evelyn is successful, their reunion is no fairy tale.

Soon strange and sinister events start to unfold, and Evelyn fears she may not survive her daughter’s return…

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Next a lovely joint contact from both Book Publicity Services and the author herself, has led to me receiving a copy of, what is for me, a slightly different storyline to those I would generally read, but interesting and intriguing nonetheless, given Michelle’s background, more about which will be revealed in a Guest Post to be published shortly.

GAZELLE IN THE SHADOWS‘ by MICHELLE PEACH

Cover Image Of The Book 'Gazelle In The Shadows' By Author Michelle PeachIn the mid 90s, Elizabeth Booth is a young British college student studying Arabic at Durham University.

With some travel and work already under her belt, she excels at her studies and is sent to Damascus to immerse herself in the language.

Taken aback by the generosity and kindness of the people there, she easy slips into a life in the ancient city.

She has friends, her studies, and even a handsome boyfriend.

But things aren’t always what they seem.

Soon, in a world where mistrust and disloyalty are commonplace, Elizabeth finds herself navigating a web of lies, betrayals, and even murder involving MI6, deadly terrorist factions, and the shadowy Syrian secret police. 

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MAILBOX 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 now has a permanent home, where links may be added each week. So why not stop by, leave a link to your own Mailbox Monday post, oh! and don’t forget to leave a comment for our three new joint administrators, after all, we all like to receive them … Your Hosts for  ‘Mailbox Monday

Leslie of ‘Under My Apple Tree’

Serena of ‘Savvy Verse & Wit’

Martha of ‘Reviews By Martha’s Bookshelf’

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!

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Yvonne

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