Mailbox Monday

November host: Kathy at BermudaOnion

Only one book in my mailbox last week:

Goodreads synopsis: A Woman who is Superstitious to the Core…

A Boy who claims his Parents are Dead…

A Murderer who wants to Silence the Truth of What Happened.

Olivia Westerly knows what she knows—opals mean disaster, eleven is the unluckiest number on earth and children weigh a woman down like a pocketful of stones. That’s why she’s avoided marriage for almost forty years. But when Charlie Doyle happened along, he was simply too wonderful to resist. Now she’s a widow with an eleven-year-old boy claiming to be her grandson.

Spare Change is a quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about the important things in life, the madcap adventures of a young boy and a late change of heart that makes all the difference in an unusually independent woman. 

With a foul mouth, dark secrets and heavily guarded emotions, Ethan Allen Doyle is not an easy child to like. He was counting on the grandpa he’d never met for a place to hide, but now that plan is shot to blazes because the grandpa’s dead too. He’s got seven dollars and twenty-six cents, his mama’s will for staying alive, and Dog. But none of those things are gonna help if Scooter Cobb finds him.

What was in your mailbox?


26 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday

  1. Oh wow! This one sounds great, and I need to see if I can grab it when it comes out. I am thinking that this is going to be a hit for you. It sounds so unusual and interesting. Maybe a little bit Gothic? Have fun with it!!


  2. Hi Mary,

    A new book and author to me, however I love the cover art and the emotional roller-coaster of the synopsis.

    Olivia seems to be an inordinately superstitious person I must say. I have a favourite pair of Opal earrings, which were an 18th birthday present to me and which I have worn constantly for the past 36 years. Everyone says that Opals mean bad luck, but life hasn’t been too bad for many of those years, so perhaps the saying is just superstitious nonsense?

    Enjoy the book and I look forward to your review.



    • I didn’t know that about opals, Yvonne. I’m not superstitious though. I look forward to reading this novel and will post my review in January. Thanks for stopping by today!


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