Monthly Archives: August 2014

“A man called Ove” by Fredrik Backman – Book Review

In my latest reading adventure I traveled to Sweden where I met “A man called Ove“.   Ove is a loveable curmudgeon in late middle-age.   He is ever so slightly OCD and has a problem with the machinations of society.   Ove … Continue reading

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“The Nightingale Girls” by Donna Douglas

For a change of pace my reading travels took me to Bethnal Green, London during the 1930s. “The Nightingale Girls” follows three young nursing trainees.  Amelia Benedict (Millie), daughter of an aristocrat who feels stifled with the life expected from … Continue reading

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“Close to the broken hearted” by Michael Hiebert – Book Review

I did what I rarely ever do.   I read the second book in a series without reading the first one….   In this case, I was pleasurably surprised as “Close to the broken hearted” reads well as a stand-alone novel.   Now, … Continue reading

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“Bitter crossing” by D. A. Keeley – Book Review

Back once more to my genre of choice. This one is a bit different.  Instead of a police officer our protagonist is a Border Patrol Officer. And, better still it is the first book in a prospective series! Set in … Continue reading

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“Secrets of the Lighthouse” by Santa Montefiore

Ellen Trawton is  overcome with a feeling of being trapped.  Trapped by her well-to-do family’s expectations, and trapped by her impending marriage to a man she doesn’t love.  So, in an impetuous moment of defiance, she runs away.   She quits … Continue reading

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