Monthly Archives: July 2014

“The Blackhouse” by Peter May – Book Review

They say that reading is the cheapest form of travel.  In this case it was a wonderful trip.   “The Blackhouse” by Peter May is the first in a trilogy of novels set on the Hebridean Isle of Lewis. The setting … Continue reading

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“Bittersweet” by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore – Book Review

Our human nature always leads us to assume that the ‘grass is always greener’.  We tend to think that others’ lives are happier, more fulfilling, more successful, etc., etc.   When on the rare occasion that we actually get what we … Continue reading

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“Lacey’s house” by Joanne Graham – Book Review

A beautifully written, well crafted, debut “Lacey’s house” is a novel told in two voices.  Alternate chapters introduce us to Rachel — a young, single, and solitary artist who has just miscarried — and Lacey, an elderly women with a … Continue reading

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Series fiction and prequels

Many fictionophiles LOVE series fiction.   I am one.   Once started you loyally and  fastidiously follow the series until its completion.  And you NEVER, ever read a book out of order within the series. Which leads me to ponder….  what happens … Continue reading

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“Where the devil can’t go” by Anya Lipska – Book Review

There is a Polish proverb: Gdzie diabel nie moze, tam babe posle (Where the devil can’t go, he’ll send a woman) Set in London, this debut crime thriller is the first in a series featuring rookie DC Natalie Kershaw, and … Continue reading

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