Monthly Archives: March 2018

Throwback Thursday March 15, 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 “Snared” by Ed James for my Throwback Thursday post. It was first published in April of 2015 and was, for me, a 5 star read. … Continue reading

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Fictionophile and Instagram… a learning curve

Well I finally joined the rest of the universe and signed up for Instagram.  I’m a very visual person and that factor, along with the persuasion of my children and other book bloggers made me finally gather up enough nerve … Continue reading

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“The secrets of Roscarbury Hall” by Ann O’Loughlin – Book Review

Family secrets born of tragic loss… Atmospheric doesn’t begin to describe this novel.  Imagine. A neglected and dilapidated manor house in County Wicklow, Ireland. The owners are two elderly sisters. They haven’t spoken to each other in decades. Though they … Continue reading

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“Silent victim” by Caroline Mitchell – Book Review

I’m delighted to be participating in the official blog tour for Caroline Mitchell’s latest novel.  A psychological thriller that will keep you riveted from first page until last.  This is the first novel I’ve read by this author and you … Continue reading

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My personal canon (the books that shaped my life)

This post is inspired by a fellow bookblogger, Stephanie at “Adventures of a Bibliophile”.  I really liked her post and thought it would be fun (though time-consuming) to reflect back on those books that shaped me into the reader I … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday March 8, 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 “The last bridge” by Teri Coyne for my Throwback Thursday post. It was first published in July of 2009 and was, for me, a 5 … Continue reading

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20 Questions with Audrey Wick

 Today I welcome novelist Audrey Wick to Fictionophile.  Her novel, “Finding True North“, will be published on April 12, 2018 by Tule Publishing. Here she generously shares some personal insights with her readers. Can you tell us a little about … Continue reading

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“The railway station man” by Jennifer Johnston – Book Review

I’ve been a fan of Jennifer Johnston’s writing since I read her novel “Shadows on our skin” back in 2014.  Since then I’ve tried to read one of her books every year. I’ve chosen “The railway station man” as my first read … Continue reading

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Cover Love: part 51 – Tiny houses

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 can … Continue reading

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“Dark game” by Rachel Lynch – Book Review

There is nothing quite so satisfying to me as reading a British police procedural crime thriller.  When it has an engaging protagonist, a Lake District setting, and a compelling and well rendered plot, then it is for me, reading bliss. … Continue reading

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Hello March (Fictionophile updates and Februrary’s #bookhaul)

Well once again it is that month of the year where we are all just a little bit Irish. That being said, I will once again be participating in Cathy‘s “Reading Ireland” challenge. Since I love reading titles set in … Continue reading

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