This Week in Books (04-07-2021)

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.


Joe is done with the cities. He’s done with the muck and the posers, done with Love. Now, he’s saying hello to nature, to simple pleasures on a cozy island in the Pacific Northwest. For the first time in a long time, he can just breathe.

He gets a job at the local library—he does know a thing or two about books—and that’s where he meets her: Mary Kay DiMarco. Librarian. Joe won’t meddle, he will not obsess. He’ll win her the old-fashioned way… by providing a shoulder to cry on, a helping hand. Over time, they’ll both heal their wounds and begin their happily ever after in this sleepy town.

The trouble is… Mary Kay already has a life. She’s a mother. She’s a friend. She’s… busy.

True love can only triumph if both people are willing to make room for the real thing. Joe cleared his decks. He’s ready. And hopefully, with his encouragement and undying support, Mary Kay will do the right thing and make room for him.

[Everyone’s favourite stalker is back in this entertaining third book in the You series. Review to come.]


London, 1782.

Desperate for her politician husband to return home from France, Caroline ‘Caro’ Corsham is already in a state of anxiety when she finds a well-dressed woman mortally wounded in the bowers of the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. The Bow Street constables are swift to act, until they discover that the deceased woman was a highly-paid prostitute, at which point they cease to care entirely. But Caro has motives of her own for wanting to see justice done, and so sets out to solve the crime herself. Enlisting the help of thieftaker, Peregrine Child, their inquiry delves into the hidden corners of Georgian society, a world of artifice, deception and secret lives.

But with many gentlemen refusing to speak about their dealings with the dead woman, and Caro’s own reputation under threat, finding the killer will be harder, and more treacherous than she can know.

[So, so good! Laura is fast becoming one of my favourite historical fiction authors. I can’t wait to get back to this.]


When the mother of an autistic young man hires a call girl to make him happy, three lives collide in unexpected and moving ways … changing everything.

[I already have my tissues at the ready because if there is one author who can make me cry, it’s Louise Beech.]

What have you been reading this week? Do let me know! Happy reading! xx

  9 comments for “This Week in Books (04-07-2021)

  1. April 7, 2021 at 11:57 am

    I can’t wait to read ‘You Love Me’. I hope you enjoyed it.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. April 7, 2021 at 12:38 pm

    So glad to hear you’re loving Daughters of Night.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. April 7, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    I can’t wait to read Daughter’s of Night, I loved Laura’s first book. I hope you’re enjoying it.

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 7, 2021 at 8:04 pm

      I just finished it and it’s fantastic. I enjoyed it even more than her first one and I didn’t think that was possible.


  4. April 8, 2021 at 12:01 am

    I might be a tiny bit jealous you have the new Louise Beech… I’m already stockpiling on tissues and chocolate as well. 😉 Happy reading! xx

    Liked by 1 person

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