Monthly Archives: May 2018

“Dear Mrs. Bird” by A.J. Pearce – Book Review

Set during the London Blitz in 1940-41, you’d expect a dark and dour novel but this couldn’t be farther from the truth.  It was a happy/sad book that highlighted the indomitable and resilient spirit of Londoners during the time, yet … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s word = Broken (Cover Love redux)

No, I’m not giving up on my Cover Love posts. In fact I have over 40 of them ready to go. I just thought it would be sort of fun to concentrate on title words for a change – instead … Continue reading

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“The ice princess” by Camilla Läckberg – Book Review

This is the first novel in a series that has been on my personal radar for some time.  What clinched the deal for me was the fact that this title was chosen by my ‘in-person’ bookclub as their read for … Continue reading

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I opened a book…

I remember I saw this on another blog and really liked it. Then, when I saw it again on Pinterest I knew I just had to share it with my fellow book lovers. It is brilliant! On a personal note, … Continue reading

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“The yellow wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman – Book Review

As you know, May is Short Story month. For my second read, I chose a short story that has been on my TBR for several years.  It was recommended to me by a co-worker, and I cannot imagine what made … Continue reading

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Cover reveal: “The Trailing Spouse” by Jo Furniss @rararesources @Jo_Furniss

I’m excited to take part in the cover reveal for Jo Furniss’s new novel, “The trailing spouse”. The blurb: Amanda Bonham moved halfway around the world to be with the man she loves. Although expat life in Singapore can be … Continue reading

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“The Bookshop of Yesterdays” by Amy Meyerson – Book Review

Schoolteacher Miranda Brooks reaches a crossroads in her life when she learns of her Uncle Billy’s death.  He was a big and very important part of her childhood years, but a family rift resulted in her not seeing him for … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: May 24, 2018 #TBT #BookReview

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favorites. This week I’ve chosen “Playing with fire” by Tess Gerritsen for my Throwback Thursday post. It was first published in October 2015 by Ballantine Books and was, for me, … Continue reading

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Cover Love: part 56 – Dolls

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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“The Text” by Claire Douglas – Review

Since May is Short Story Month, I have read a few titles that fit into the short story category.  My first selection is “The Text” by Claire Douglas.   A contemporary crime thriller written with skill, it has all the trademarks … Continue reading

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