Monday, 18 June 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week.  It's a great post to organise yourself. It's an opportunity to visit and comment, and er... add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye's Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are!

Right Now!
It's the end of the school year for my son tomorrow and my parents are arriving from the UK on Wednesday so I'm in full cleaning and preparing mode. Last week I managed to read three books and have all of my blog posts are at least planned for the coming weeks, so I should have plenty of opportunities to read the many arc's I've committed myself too. There are my writing projects which are not getting the love they should, but once the visitors have gone, my son's birthday out of the way, I'm looking forward to a relaxing summer of reading and writing…that's the plan. After having an unseasonal heat wave for six weeks, the weather is unsettled as we are now getting the rain we desperately need. I prefer the cooler temperatures but hope it gets sunnier again in the coming weeks.

This past week, I've read:

Her Super-Secret Rebound Boyfriend (arc) by Kerri Carpenter

The Billionaire Bride by Marquita Valentine


Today I am reading Arlette's Story (arc) by Angela Barton

(Blurb)
One woman’s struggle to fight back against the enemy in order to protect the ones she loves.
 
When Arlette Blaise sees a German plane fly over the family farm in 1940, she’s comforted by the fact that the occupying forces are far away in the north of the country. Surely the war will not reach her family in the idyllic French countryside near to the small town of Oradour-sur-Glane?
 
But then Saul Epstein, a young Jewish man driven from his home by the Nazis, arrives at the farm and Arlette begins to realise that her peaceful existence might be gone for good …

Thoughts so far:
It is a d├ębut historical novel set in France during WWII. I'm at chapter seven and so far I've been introduced to how life was like in this part of the country before the Germans arrived. So far I'm enjoying the narrative and am looking forward to seeing how Arlette's story progresses as the war takes its toll on herself and the community she lives in.

What's next?

The Letter-Kitty's Story by Eliza J Scott

Murder Girl by Lisa Renee Jones

Want to Know what others are reading today? Head over to Book Date to find out.