This Week in Books (March 4)

Hosted by Lipsy Lost and Found, my Wednesday post gives you a taste of what I’m reading this week. A similar meme is run by Taking on a World of Words.


Jo Palmer’s peaceful and happy life is about to end.

Ash – the man she loves – will be arrested by the police.
Millie – her precious daughter – will be taken from her.

She will lose her friends.
She will doubt her sanity.

Someone is stealing everything Jo loves, and will stop at nothing.

But right now, Jo is laughing in her kitchen, eating dinner with her family, suspecting nothing.

It’s raining outside.

There’s a knock on the door. They are here.

[Another brilliant addition to the DCI Tom Douglas series!]


For almost fifty years, Katie Carroll has kept a box tucked away inside her wardrobe. It dates from her time working as a nurse in a west of Ireland mother and baby home in the 1960s. The box contains a notebook holding the details of the babies and young women she met there. It also holds many of the babies’ identity bracelets. 

Following the death of her husband, Katie makes a decision. The information she possesses could help reunite adopted people with their birth mothers, and she decides to post a message on an internet forum. Soon the replies are rolling in, and Katie finds herself returning many of the bracelets to their original owners. She encounters success and failure, heartbreak and joy. But is she prepared for old secrets to be uncovered in her own life?

[I love Rachael English’s novels and I can’t wait to get stuck into this one.]


Set against Iceland’s stark landscape, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution. 

Horrified at the prospect of housing a convicted murderer, the family at first avoids Agnes. Only Tóti, a priest Agnes has mysteriously chosen to be her spiritual guardian, seeks to understand her. But as Agnes’s death looms, the farmer’s wife and their daughters learn there is another side to the sensational story they’ve heard. 

[I read this one years ago. It’s one of those novels that has always stayed with me and I may just treat myself to re-reading it.]

To be honest, I’m not entirely sure how much reading I’ll get done at all this week because in the battle between the lurgy and myself, I am most definitely losing for the moment. 🤧

Have you read any of these? Anything tempting you? What are you reading this week? Do let me know! Happy reading! xx

  20 comments for “This Week in Books (March 4)

  1. March 4, 2020 at 10:15 am

    Aww sorry the lurgy is still lurking hope it clears off soon and you can enjoy reading again. Xx

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  2. March 4, 2020 at 10:38 am

    I loved Burial Rites – in fact it was the first book I reviewed on my blog!

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  3. March 4, 2020 at 10:53 am

    I’m sending my best moves to get rid of the lurgy!!!
    I am hoping to read Rachel’s book soon! x

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  4. March 4, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    Ooh I quite fanct The Paper Bracelet. How are you finding it? Hope you feel better very soon xx

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    • March 4, 2020 at 12:39 pm

      *fancy* 🙄


    • March 5, 2020 at 10:54 am

      I didn’t get much reading in yet but so far, I am really enjoying it. I do really like Rachael’s writing. Wouldn’t be surprised if I need a tissue by the end though. 😂


  5. March 4, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    Hope you feel better soon or at least can find some distraction in a book.

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 5, 2020 at 10:56 am

      Feeling much better today. Reading wasn’t an option at all but Netflix and I have been having a wonderful time! x

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Yvo
    March 4, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    I still can’t believe I haven’t tried Rachel Abbot yet! But that is changing soon as I’ve just signed up for the blog tour of The Murder Game haha. 😉 Have a wonderful week and happy reading! xx

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 5, 2020 at 10:56 am

      I joined up too! I already had the book but I figured it was a good incentive to actually read it 🤣

      Liked by 1 person

      • Yvo
        March 5, 2020 at 5:51 pm

        Yay! I still have to read the first one too, but I know the blog tour will be the only chance I read both any time soon haha.


  7. March 5, 2020 at 1:37 am

    Take plenty of medicinal chocolate and feel better soon!

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 5, 2020 at 10:57 am

      Gosh, I like your medicine much better than the lemon and honey people keep trying to shove down my throat.

      Liked by 1 person

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