Monday, 16 November 2015

Mailbox Monday

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Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. It was created by Marcia @ A Girl and Her Books but now has a permanent home here

 

I received two review books this week:


The One in a Million Boy by Monica Wood


The One In A Million BoyMiss Ona Vitkus has - aside from three months in the summer of 1914 - lived unobtrusively, her secrets fiercely protected.

The boy, with his passion for world records, changes all that. He is eleven. She is one hundred and four years, one hundred and thirty three days old (they are counting). And he makes her feel like she might be really special after all. Better late than never...

Only it's been two weeks now since he last visited, and she's starting to think he's not so different from all the rest.

Then the boy's father comes, for some reason determined to finish his son's good deed. And Ona must show this new stranger that not only are there odd jobs to be done, but a life's ambition to complete . .

Published by Headline on 5th April 2016



The Ballroom by Anna Hope

 


Where love is your only escape ....

1911: Inside an asylum at the edge of the Yorkshire moors,
where men and women are kept apart
by high walls and barred windows,
there is a ballroom vast and beautiful.
For one bright evening every week
they come together
and dance.
When John and Ella meet
It is a dance that will change two lives forever.
            



Published by Doubleday and Transworld on 11th February 2016

I loved Anna Hope's previous novel Wake and you can read my review here
 

 

5 comments:

  1. The One in a Million Boy looks really good!

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  2. These both look tempting...enjoy! Thanks for sharing, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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  3. Both books sound really good, I hope you enjoy them!

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  4. The One in a Million Boy by Monica Wood sounds intriguing

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  5. They both look good.

    ENJOY your books and your reading week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

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