Top of my ‘WANT’ list is…. unavailable

This morning I read a 5 STAR review of Sabine Durrant’s latest novel “Take me in” by one of my favourite bookblogger friends Cleo.  I want to read this title so much!

Blurb:   He saved your son’s life.
Does that mean you have to give him yours?
It starts with a holiday.
A three-year-old boy on a beach,
and the hero who saves his life.
But nothing is ever that simple.
Tessa and Marcus know they owe Dave Jepsom more than they can ever repay.
Yet even as he is walking from the sea with their son in his arms,
there is something about him that makes them uneasy.
He is not like other people that they know.
Being with him makes them confront truths about themselves they would rather not see.
The shock of that moment will change everything.
And it’s not how things start that matter.
But how they end . . .

Reason #1   –  I’ve been a loyal fan of Sabine Durrant ever since I read her thriller “Under your skin” with my book club / I correct myself, it was even before that when I read her funny yet endearing little novel called “The great indoors“.

Reason #2 – I deeply respect Cleo’s opinions as in so many instances her tastes reflect my own tastes in reading.

Once again, I covet a title that is offered by a United Kingdom based publisher, Hodder & Stoughton/Mulholland Books.

My problem?  This new title of Sabine Durrant’s called “Take me in” is not available to me on the North American NetGalley or Edelweiss (though it is available to ‘wish for’ on the UK NetGalley site) AND I cannot even place an order for it on Amazon as it is not available in Canada.

Once again I’ve been foiled by International Publishing rights issues…

Is there a particular title that YOU want to read, yet is unavailable to you?  Feel free to add your rant to mine in the comments.

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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30 Responses to Top of my ‘WANT’ list is…. unavailable

  1. I do hope this one is available to you too – and of course I thank you for your kind words x

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  2. Sheree @ Keeping Up With The Penguins says:

    Ugh, you poor thing! I’m outraged on your behalf. I can’t really relate bookishly (I’m reading a combo of literary classics and contemporary best-sellers at the moment, all of which are pretty much universally available)… BUT, being Australian, I run into this problem *all the damn time* with music and YouTube videos!! Have you seen that meme that has a screencap of the YouTube “this is not available in your country” screen that’s captioned “I live in Australia, not Narnia!!”? It sums up my feelings perfectly. And it’s a daily ocurrence. Grrrrrrr!!!

    And don’t even get me started on how major international bookselling behemoths (I’m sure you can guess which one I’m talking about) charge like wounded bulls for postage. I paid over $100 for (get this) TWO books, which were the perfect gifts for a friend’s birthday – marked at $7USD a piece but once the conversion and shipping were factored in…

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    • Oh, that’s appalling! Book postage has gone through the roof over the past decade. In Canada there used to be a special discounted ‘book rate’ , but that was discontinued some time ago…


  3. J.P. Choquette says:

    The book DOES sound really interesting. Sorry you’re having trouble accessing it easily. 😦 I have no suggestions to offer but thank you for the review because now you’ve piqued my interest in this book which I hadn’t heard of before! 🙂


  4. This is awful! I have never had the problem with digital copies but paperbacks are sometimes tricky to get.

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  5. sarij says:

    As an American I am often frustrated when I see a book title offered in the UK but not here. A few times I’ve resorted to paying double and ordering them on Amazon UK, but like you I would rather read on my Kindle. The life of a reader is full of disappointments.

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  6. overtherainbowbookblog says:

    Hi lovely I can post you my copy if you’re happy to pay postage? X

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  7. Reviewerlady says:

    I find this interesting as I’m in Scotland, UK and quite often get books from NetGalley US .. wonder why it doesn’t work the other way?

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  8. Lynne, is it on the Book Depository? This author has the best covers and I want to try her books!

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    • I checked, and they DO have it as a physical copy. I’d really prefer to read it on my Kindle, but will resort to a physical copy if that is the only way I can get it.
      That again begs the question, “Why can they carry the title while other outlets are prohibited?” I fear I will never understand publisher rights…

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  9. Jessica's Reading Room says:

    Have a you tried Book Depository?? I have gotten a few books that are not sold in the US through them.

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  10. carhicks says:

    I can’t remember the name, but I have been declined for some with an email saying it is not available in my country and meant that are only wish and not request. What are we Canadians, chopped liver?

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  11. So much legalese getting between readers and their books! 😣

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  12. There have been a few books that haven’t been available to me recently that I saw other bloggers getting access to on both Edelweiss and NetGalley, but when I looked they just weren’t there for me.

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  13. Holly B / Dressedtoread says:

    Same thing happened with me when I wanted to request the new Gillian McAllister! So disappointing, but hope you get to read it soon!

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