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 got two kindle eBooks this week and both were only £0.99 each.
The Railway Man's Wife by Ashley Hay
In a small town on the
land's edge, in the strange space at a war's end, a widow, a poet and a
doctor each try to find their own peace, and their own new story.
Thirroul, in 1948, people chase their dreams through the books in the
railway's library. Anikka Lachlan searches for solace after her life is
destroyed by a single random act. Roy McKinnon, who found poetry in the
mess of war, has lost his words and his hope. Frank McKinnon is trapped
by the guilt of those his treatment and care failed on their first day
of freedom. All three struggle with the same question: how now to be
Written in clear, shining prose and with an eloquent
understanding of the human heart, The Railwayman's Wife explores the
power of beginnings and endings, and how hard it can be sometimes to
tell them apart. It's a story of life, loss and what comes after; of
connection and separation, longing and acceptance. Most of all, it
celebrates love in all its forms, and the beauty of discovering that
loving someone can be as extraordinary as being loved yourself.
A story that will break your heart with hope.
The Silent Hours by Cesca Major
An epic, sweeping tale of love and loss inspired by heartrending true events in the Unoccupied Zone of wartime France.
The Silent Hours follows three people whose lives are bound together, before war tears them apart:
Adeline, a mute who takes refuge in a convent, haunted by memories of her past;
Sebastian, a young Jewish banker whose love for the beautiful Isabelle will change the course of his life dramatically;
Tristin, a nine-year-old boy, whose family moves from Paris to settle in a village that is seemingly untouched by war.
Beautifully wrought, utterly compelling and with a shocking true story
at its core, The Silent Hours is an unforgettable portrayal of love and