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3 more books for me this week – 2 Kindle downloads and another audiobook from my local library. (I really need to make a dent in my TBR pile, rather than continuing to add to it!)
I got The Apothecary’s Daughter by Julie Klassen for $2.00USD – bargain (see title link for more details).
First published in 1901, this Australian classic recounts the live of 16-year-old Sybylla Melvyn. Trapped on her parents’ outback farm, she simultaneously loves bush life and hates the physical burdens it imposes. For Sybylla longs for a more refined, aesthetic lifestyle — to read, to think, to sing — but most of all to do great things. Suddenly her life is transformed. Whisked away to live on her grandmother’s gracious property, she falls under the eye of the rich and handsome Harry Beecham. And soon she finds herself choosing between everything a conventional life offers and her own plans for a ‘brilliant career’. [The Book Depository]
Been wanting to read this Australian classic for a long time, and it will count toward my participation in my Aussie Author Challenge.
A Bill Smith/Mydia Chin Mystery – Lydia Chin is hired by Grandfather Gao, on of the most respected figures in Chinatown, for what appears to be a simple task. Lydia, along with here professional partner, Bill Smith, is to fly to Hong Kong to deliver a family heirloom to the young grandson of a recently deceased colleague of Grandfather Gao. But before they can deliver the heirloom, the grandson is kidnapped and two separate random demands are made. [Backcover]