Stacking the Shelves ~ 22nd May 2016

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This week, I have added a total of 2 books to my shelf! I have received 1 book in the mail, which was sent to me through Bookbridgr and I had 1 eBook approved on NetGalley!

My first Stacking the Shelves post in a while. After I had a poorly daughter at home and then becoming ill myself, I am finally getting back into the swing of things! 

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‘The Girl and the Sunbird’ by Rebecca Stonehill

This book sounds so beautiful and it takes place in my favourite place on earth…Africa! I just couldn’t say no! So looking forward to reading this very soon!

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Blurb:  A haunting, heartbreaking and unforgettable novel of a woman married to a man she can never love, and drawn to another who will capture her heart forever… When eighteen year old Iris Johnson is forced to choose between marrying the frightful Lord Sidcup or a faceless stranger, Jeremy Lawrence, in a far-off land, she bravely decides on the latter. Accompanied by her chaperone, Miss Logan, Iris soon discovers a kindred spirit who shares her thirst for knowledge. As they journey from Cambridgeshire to East Africa, Iris’s eyes are opened to a world she never knew existed beyond the comforts of her family home. But when Iris meets Jeremy, she realizes in a heartbeat that they will never be compatible. He is cold and cruel, spending long periods of time on hunting expeditions and leaving Iris alone. Determined to make the best of her new life, Iris begins to adjust to her surroundings; the windswept plains of Nairobi, and the delightful sunbirds that visit her window every day. And when she meets Kamau, a local school teacher, Iris finds her calling, assisting him to teach the local children English. Kamau is everything Jeremy is not. He is passionate, kind and he occupies Iris’s every thought. She must make a choice, but if she follows her heart, the price she must pay will be devastating.

Expected publication: June 17th 2016 by Bookouture

I have received this eBook through NetGalley!

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‘Before the Fall’ by Noah Hawley

This is usually not my type of book, but I enjoyed the series ‘Fargo’ and when I read about this book I had to get a copy. Can’t wait to read it!

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Blurb: The rich are different. But fate is blind. Down-on-his-luck artist Scott Burroughs would usually take the ferry back to New York from Martha’s Vineyard, but he is unexpectedly offered a spare seat on the Bateman family’s private jet. Then just minutes after take-off, the plane crashes into the ocean and of the eight passengers and three crew, only Scott and the Batemans’ small son, JJ, are left alive. The extraordinary nature of their survival, combined with the fact that David Bateman was CEO of a populist TV news channel, means that Scott will not be returning to anonymity. Along with the orphaned boy, he is engulfed by a maelstrom of speculation, which soon overtakes the official investigation into the tragedy. Who else was on the plane? Was there a bomb, a missile? Who is Scott Burroughs? As the chapters drive towards their heart-stopping conclusion, weaving with ever-increasing suspense between the shocking aftermath of the crash and the intimate backstory of each of the passengers and crew members, Noah Hawley creates a searching, thrilling novel of love, fame, wealth, art, entertainment and power.

Expected publication: June 9th 2016 by Hodder

I have received this book through Bookbridgr!

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