May 7, 2022

Sunday Salon: In The Mail and a Book Review

 In the mailbox:


Cashmere Comes from Goats by S. Portico Bowman, May 1, 2022, Stonehouse Originals

Genre: women's fiction, contemporary romance

Source: review copy from Saichek Publicity

As Robin contemplates a sabbatical to see puffins in Newfoundland, a fateful google search puts everything on hold.



Letters to Singapore by Kelly Kaur, May 1, 2022, Stonehouse Originals

Genre: women's fiction, contemporary fiction, multicultural

Growing up in Singapore, Simran always knew what was expected of her: to learn how to be a good mother and wife. The only problem? Simran has no interest in any of this.


Review:

The Favor by 

When Liam seeks out Jude after 11 years and asks for what seems like a simple favor, Jude inexplicably agrees. Liam was her high school sweetheart eleven years earlier, but after a terrific car accident, they went their separate ways, until now, when he returns to ask for The Favor.

Thrilling and suspenseful, the book leads you to the links between the two very different people and Liam's strange request. The favor leads Jude into Liam's present life, revealing a strange assortment of uninhibited arty types all living together in a large rundown house that Liam inherited. 

 Well plotted and written, this is another of Nicci French's thrillers I truly enjoyed.

What are you reading this week? 

Memes: The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated BookreviewerAlso,  It's Monday: What Are You Readingand Sunday SalonStacking the ShelvesMailbox Monday

58 comments:

  1. Interesting book list. Watching puffins caught my eye because I love to watch puffins!

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Reminds me of a cozy mystery with a curious title - Murder with Puffins by Donna Andrews. Thanks for visiting.

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  2. A great list of books to read! Letters to Singapore looks particularly good to me. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I started reading the letters and they were quite interesting.

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  3. Nice selection of books. Have a lovely day.

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  4. Sounds like you have some really interesting books to read! I hope you enjoy them :)

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  5. Oooh! All of these books sound interesting! Great haul!

    Here’s my Stacking the Shelves!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  6. Those books sound interesting. Glad you enjoyed the one you read. Impressed you are reading an October release already. I haven't even requested ARCs that far out. I'm still looking at summer.

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    1. I read the ones that grab me first, and don't even look at publication date, lol.

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  7. Cashmere in Goats sounds like a lot of fun, plus it includes puffins in Newfoundland!

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  8. I've seen so many great reviews for Nicci French but have never read anything from her. This one sounds very well done.

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    1. This one is quite good. Some of her first ones are pretty violent, but good.

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  9. All of them are new to me, they all sound good!

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  10. The all look good. I haven't read Nicci French in a long time and this one looks like a good one. Enjoy your books and have a great week!

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    1. This was the first of hers I read since some time ago.

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  11. Oh, I LOVE Nicci French books, so I am adding The Favor to my list. Here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

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  12. Love the variety now on your tbr pile. Enjoy.

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  13. These three look very appealing. Happy reading.

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  14. These books look so interesting, also loving the covers! Happy weekend!

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  15. All your books look good this week. I keep meaning to try Nicci French!

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  16. It's been a while since I last read Nicci French. You've definitely made me want to grab a copy sooner than later. ;)
    Happy reading.

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  17. Nice mix of books, have fun reading them!

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  18. The Nicci French thriller looks good. Hope you have a nice weekend. And feel free to delete this if it's a duplicate- I thought I commented but I don't think it went through. :(

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  19. I've been wanting to try Nicci French - thanks for sharing.

    Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

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  20. Letters to Singapore caught my attention! We lived there for 3 1/2 years and I haven't read anything that is set there :)

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    1. Wow! That must have been a very interesting experience!

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  21. All of these books look like they might be fun to read. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. The Favor sounds like a compelling read. Thank you for the review.

    Both Letters to Singapore and Cashmere Comes from Goats look promising. I'm eager to hear more.

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    1. I'm reading Letters to Singapore right now.

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  23. They both look good!

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  24. Another Nicci French? They are releasing two or three a year now. I hope it’s good.

    Wishing you a great reading week

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    1. They released two last year but this is the only one so far this year, I think.

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  25. Nice variety of books. The one by Nicci French looks good. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  26. Interesting covers on all of these. The Favor sounds like a great book. Thanks for visiting my blog today.

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  27. Nice book haul. I have been planning to read Nicci French. I'm glad you liked this one.
    Happy Reading!

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    1. Hope you enjoy this one when you read it!

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  28. Darn I would like her to see the puffins in Newfoundland. She never gets there?

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    1. I hope she does get there. Haven't started the book as yet.

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  29. you have quite a variety there and some very nice covers. nicci french looks especially good to me. thanks for coming by my blog
    sherry @ fundinmental

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