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.
Harmless Like You by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
Why I have it: Spotted in Susan’s #6degrees chain.
Summary: The story of Yuki Oyama, a Japanese girl fighting to make it as an artist, and her struggle with her decision to leave her two-year-old son, Jay. As an adult, Jay sets out to find his mother and the reason for her abandonment.
I’m thinking: Maybe – interesting idea.
A Girl, Returned by Donatella Di Pietrantonio
Why I have it: Listed in Lizzy’s favourites for 2019.
Summary: Without warning or explanation, an unnamed 13-year-old girl is sent away from the family she has always thought of as hers to live with her birth family: a large, chaotic assortment of individuals whom she has never met and who seem anything but welcoming.
I’m thinking: Yes – engrossed by page two.
The Portrait of Molly Dean by Katherine Kovacic
Why I have it: Via A Darn Good Read.
Summary: When art dealer Alex Clayton stumbles across a lost portrait of Molly Dean, an artist’s muse brutally slain in Melbourne in 1930, an unsolved murder comes to light after almost seventy years.
I’m thinking: Maybe – not mad on the writing style but enjoyed the Australian art-lit angle.