Monthly Archives: June 2016

“Valentina” by S.E. Lynes

When approached by Blackbird Digital Books to review “Valentina” and participate in the book’s blog tour, I was only too happy to  agree.  The book is a thriller set in Scotland, enough said… I am SO very pleased that “Valentina” surpassed … Continue reading

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“Alex” by Pierre Lemaitre

Alex Prévost is a beautiful woman – a thirty year-old agency nurse who tries to do good. A beautiful woman who has been abducted for reasons at first unknown, and she is the victim of inhumane torture at the hands of her abductor.  Your … Continue reading

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Fictionophile updates

The lucky winner of the print copy of “June” by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore is Marjorie from Woodstock, Ontario. Congratulations Marjorie! This giveaway was provided by TLC Book Tours. Thanks to all who participated in the draw. I am SO pleased to report … Continue reading

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“I’m thinking of ending things” by Iain Reid – Book Review

One thing’s for sure.  I’ll never hear “Hey Good Lookin’” again with having chills go down my spine… Iain Reid’s novel is not for everyone.  I think that you will either hate it, or, as I did, love it! Some … Continue reading

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“Field of Graves” by J.T. Ellison – Book Review

Though this novel is the eighth published by J.T. Ellison for her Taylor Jackson series, it is the first I have read of the series and it is actually a prequel, so is a fitting introduction to all of the series characters. … Continue reading

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“Valentina” by S.E. Lynes – Book Review

When approached by Blackbird Digital Books to review “Valentina” and participate in the book’s blog tour, I was only too happy to  agree.  The book is a thriller set in Scotland, enough said… I am SO very pleased that “Valentina” surpassed … Continue reading

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“Daisy in Chains” by Sharon Bolton – Book Review

Of my favorite novels read in 2015, “Little Black Lies” topped the list.  It would seem that Sharon Bolton is on a roll because “Daisy in Chains” will be near the top of my 2016 favorites list! Wow! Hamish Wolfe … Continue reading

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20 Books of Summer Challenge

After my previous post – Summer 2016 TBR List – a fellow blogger pointed out that I should have joined the 20 Books of Summer Challenge. 20 Books of Summer was initiated by fellow blogger Cathy at 746 Books. So… by … Continue reading

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Summer 2016 TBR list

I’m assuming I’ll read a fair amount this summer and hope that I’ll be able to fit in eighteen titles before the middle of September.  I guess it will depend on how much company I have, how much gardening I … Continue reading

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“The Girls in the Garden” by Lisa Jewell

I have not read anything by Lisa Jewell previously, so I had no preconceptions or expectations about “The Girls in the Garden“.   Wow, was I ever delighted to find that I might have found another favorite author!  The novel, rich … Continue reading

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“The Devil you Know” by Elisabeth de Mariaffi

I purchased this book in Kindle format – it was the title chosen for the month of May by my “in person” book club, Whodunit.   The Goodreads description of the book: Debut novel about a rookie reporter, whose memories … Continue reading

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Cover Love : Part 5 – Lakes

I find myself attracted to certain kinds of covers.  Covers are, after all, the way the publisher ‘hooks’ the reader into choosing one book over countless others. In this, my fifth installment of ‘Cover Love‘, I’d like to show you books from my … Continue reading

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“June” by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore (TLC Book Tour + Giveaway!)

Two years ago I read and reviewed a novel called “Bittersweet“ by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore so when I was offered a spot on the TLC Book Tour for her new novel I jumped at the chance! Like “Bittersweet” this new novel is peopled with realistic … Continue reading

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