Monthly Archives: January 2018

Are you an ‘avid’ reader?

With just slightly over 100 titles read in 2017, I consider myself to be an avid reader.  I know that some book bloggers read WAY more books than that, but still… I consider myself an avid reader. My husband thinks … Continue reading

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“Lie with me” by Sabine Durrant

“Oh what a tangled web we weave; When first we practice to deceive…” Paul Morris is not a likeable man. In his early forties, a shallow, vain, unmarried, commitment-phobe, he tells so many lies, even HE cannot discern the truth sometimes. … Continue reading

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Series to Savour 9 – Elizabeth George’s Lynley mysteries

Long before they were televised, I was a staunch follower of the Lynley mysteries, though, in my mind, they were the Simon St. James mysteries as his character stood out in the early novels in the series.  I read them as … Continue reading

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Cover Love: part 47 – Matches

They say you can never have a second chance to make a good first impression. A book’s cover does just that – gives a first impression. A good cover can make a reader pick up a book. A bad cover … Continue reading

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“Keep her safe” by Richard Parker – Book Review

How far would you go to protect your child?“Keep her safe” is a novel told over ONE tension-packed, adrenaline-filled winter night. It is the story of two women, both single mothers, who are desperate. Why? Someone known to  them only … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday Jan. 25, 2018 (an old favorite recommended)

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favorites. This week I’ve chosen “Beside myself” by Ann Morgan for my Throwback Thursday post. It was first published in January of 2016 and was, for … Continue reading

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#CoverReveal – “Underwater breathing” by Cassandra Parkin

Legend Press are delighted to be publishing Underwater Breathing by Cassandra Parkin on May 3rd, 2018. AND… I am delighted to say that I have added this title to my TBR.  Just read the blurb and you might want to add it … Continue reading

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“The golden hour” by T. Greenwood

I’ll readily admit that the reason for choosing this novel was the stunning cover.  Then, when I realized that it was largely set on an island in Maine, the decision was made. Wyn Davies is a thirty-three year-old artist. She … Continue reading

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“The chalk man” by C.J. Tudor

This debut novel took me by surprise.  I didn’t know what to think going in. The title leads you to believe it is a ‘serial killer’ novel (it is NOT), and my fellow book bloggers seemed to either love it … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday (an old favorite recommended)

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favorites. This week I’ve chosen “Ordinary grace” by William Kent Krueger for my Throwback Thursday post. It was first published in 2013 and was, for me, a memorable read. With busy lives to … Continue reading

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Cover Love: part 46 – Solitary birds

They say you can never have a second chance to make a good first impression. A book’s cover does just that – gives a first impression. A good cover can make a reader pick up a book. A bad cover … Continue reading

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“I’ll keep you safe” by Peter May – Book Review

“I’ll keep you safe” by the inimitable Peter May begins in Paris and ends in the atmospheric Hebrides for which he is famous. The protagonist is forty-year old Niamh (pronounced Neave) Macfarlane. She, with her husband Ruairidh, are attending a … Continue reading

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Amazon #bookreviews: what #bookbloggers need to know

Most of the book bloggers I know post their book reviews to Amazon as well as to their blog.  I usually post mine to my blog first, then Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indigo, etc. Although Amazon is usually very … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday (an old favorite recommended)

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favorites. This week I’ve chosen “Five night stand” by Richard J. Alley for my Throwback Thursday post. It was first published in May of 2015 and was, for me, a 5* read. First … Continue reading

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“Unsound” by Toby Neal – Book Review

“I think I started getting really worried when I found the shoe.” The first line of this novel grabbed me, and what followed ensured that my interest was maintained. Being unfamiliar with the author, I had no expectations, either positive … Continue reading

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