Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye.
The Fragments by Toni Jordan
Why I have it: Because I enjoyed Addition.
Summary: Dead 1930s author leaves behind scorched fragments of a second book. Fifty years later, Brisbane bookseller Caddie Walker, is drawn into the mystery surrounding the author’s work and death.
I’m thinking: Yes.
Swimming by Enza Gandolfo
Why I have it: Enjoyed The Bridge and Swimming recommended by Lisa at ANZ Litlovers.
Summary: Kate Wilks is a swimmer, a teacher and a writer, but she has never been a mother. She believes she has a good and satisfying life until a chance encounter with her ex-husband and his daughter.
I’m thinking: Yes.
Elemental by Amanda Curtin
Why I have it: Not sure – it’s been on my Kindle for years!
Summary: Meggie Tulloch writes a story for her granddaughter, Laura. It begins in a place of howling winds and ice floes, a place schooled in keeping secrets. Thirty years after her grandmother’s death, Laura receives her notebooks and discovers the painful past that Meggie spent a lifetime trying to forget.
I’m thinking: Maybe (for when I feel like some historical fiction).
I have heard good things about Fragments. I read Addition but only liked it at about 5 out of 10. So I am not sure whether to take a risk on Fragments. The premise is definitely intriguing.
Oh, do keep Elemental in your Yes pile. I loved it, I really did. Unforgettable characters and vivid settings, Amanda Curtin is just brilliant. See https://anzlitlovers.com/2013/06/07/elemental-by-amanda-curtin/
And thanks for the mention:)
I looked up Toni Jordan’s website. She describes Brisbane, the scene of The Fragments as “this overgrown country town”. Sounds like a good start to me.
I could be persuaded to keep all of them if they were on my Kindle TBR
Elemental has been on my TBR for a while for some reason. I fancy the other two as well!
I can never resist a novel with a bookseller in it so I’d hang on to The Fragments.
The Fragments sounds really tempting! I’ve just checked and its released in the UK in June…
Elemental is a wonderful book!