Monday, 9 March 2020

Mailbox Monday - March 9th

Mailbox Monday is a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued. Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. It now has a permanent home at the Mailbox Monday blog. Head over and check out other books received during the last week. 

Happy Monday!

It's been a fairly quite fortnight. I spent some time catching up on book reviews.

Went to see the movie 'Emma' with friends, which we all enjoyed. It was a delightful movie with plenty of humour. The setting and the costumes were amazing!

My mum was declared cancer free by her doctors at her last visit so we celebrated with a lunch and flowers. The chemo will still continue but it's a wonderful feeling to know that the treatment worked.

I also had a catch up coffee night with friends. Which was one of my 2020 resolutions so I'm doing well with that one.

Dot received an award at school assembly. We are very proud Grandparents and always knew she was the smartest child in the class 😃😃. She has settled into school so well and has gained so much confidence in herself. It's lovely to watch her grow.

Books received over the last two weeks:

I didn't receive any review books. But I did purchase two books for myself. I couldn't resist A Dangerous Man after reading The Wanted.

 A Dangerous Man by Robert Crais
Joe Pike didn't expect to rescue a woman that day. He went to the bank same as anyone goes to the bank, and returned to his Jeep. So when Isabel Roland, the lonely young teller who helped him, steps out of the bank on her way to lunch, Joe is on hand when two men abduct her. Joe chases them down, and the two men are arrested. But instead of putting the drama to rest, the arrests are only the beginning of the trouble for Joe and Izzy.

After posting bail, the two abductors are murdered and Izzy disappears. Pike calls on his friend, Elvis Cole, to help learn the truth. What Elvis uncoveres is a twisted family story that involves corporate whistleblowing, huge amounts of cash, the Witness Relocation Program, and a long line of lies. But what of all that did Izzy know? Is she a perpetrator or a victim? And how far will Joe go to find out?

  The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth

The small suburb of Pleasant Court lives up to its name. It's the kind of place where everyone knows their neighbours, and children play in the street.
Isabelle Heatherington doesn't fit into this picture of family paradise. Husbandless and childless, she soon catches the attention of three Pleasant Court mothers.
But Ange, Fran and Essie have their own secrets to hide. Like the reason behind Ange's compulsion to control every aspect of her life. Or why Fran won't let her sweet, gentle husband near her new baby. Or why, three years ago, Essie took her daughter to the park - and returned home without her.
As their obsession with their new neighbour grows, the secrets of these three women begin to spread - and they'll soon find out that when you look at something too closely, you see things you never wanted to see.

I would love to hear what you received in the mail lately!



  1. What wonderful news for your mother, and you!
    I’d like to see Emma, it looks like fun.

  2. What wonderful news about your mother and your granddaughter!

    I'm going to see Emma with a friend tomorrow.

    I really enjoyed The Family Next Door and hope you do too.

  3. So glad to hear the news about your mum.

    I like the look of your books, and I have enjoyed Sally Hepworth.

    Have a great week, and here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

  4. So happy to hear about your mother.

    ENJOY your books. I read THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR. It is good...I hope you enjoy it.

    Have a great week.

  5. That's good news about your mom! You must be relieved. I want to go see Emma too. Glad to hear it's good.

  6. So happy for the good news for your mother. Nice to have flowers and celebration.
    Both of your new books look good.
    Happy Reading!

  7. Wonderful news for your mother! This is excellent. Happy weeks to come