Monthly Archives: July 2018

Hello August (Fictionophile updates and July’s bookhaul)

Hello lovely folks! Summer days are speeding by and August is almost here already! Though I’ve been reluctant to add to my already lengthy TBR, it is only expected that I had to add a few titles.  I am a … Continue reading

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“Mr. Flood’s last resort” by Jess Kidd – Book Review

“A spellbinding tale of a lonely caregiver and a cranky hoarder with a house full of secrets.” Elderly Cathal Flood lives in a gothic Victorian mansion in West London called Bridlemere. It is a large dwelling with four stories with … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word = Secret (Cover Love redux)

This is a new spin on my Cover Love posts. Although I still plan to continue my Cover Love series, I just thought it would be sort of fun to concentrate on title words for a change – instead of pictures.  Most … Continue reading

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Are you a ‘RE-reader’?

Yes, there ARE books I would like to re-read. Will I though? Probably not. There are just SO many wonderful titles out there; I have SO many review commitments; there are SO many series I want to start; there are … Continue reading

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“Underwater breathing” by Cassandra Parkin – Book Review

High on a Yorkshire cliff lives a dysfunctional family.  Mother Maggie, father Richard, sixteen year-old son Jacob, and his half-sister, seven year-old Ella.  The house, like the family itself, is getting perilously close to destruction due to shore erosion.  Jacob, … Continue reading

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Cover Love: part 58 – Eiffel Tower

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 sewing machine” by Natalie Fergie – Book Review

“The sewing machine has provided work in manufacture, eased work in the home and facilitated work when there was none to be had.” A well researched historical novel that alternates between several timelines. 1911 Clydebank, Scotland where we meet an … Continue reading

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“The secret life of Mrs. London” by Rebecca Rosenberg (spotlight #blogtour)

2018 BEST NEW NOVEL nominee! I’m so happy to be included in the blog tour for the historical novel “The secret life of Mrs. London“. which reveals the love triangle between Houdini, Charmian and Jack London. Only one woman could … Continue reading

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“Exquisite” by Sarah Stovell – Book Review

Different recollections of the same events does not a liar make. Or does it? In this novel, when two people recall events from differing perspectives, what follows is ‘exquisite‘ betrayal… “Exquisite” features two female protagonists. Bo Luxton is a successful … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word = Other (Cover Love redux)

This is a new spin on my Cover Love posts. Although I still plan to continue my Cover Love series, I just thought it would be sort of fun to concentrate on title words for a change – instead of pictures.  Most … Continue reading

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“The Lido” by Libby Page – Book Review

First we meet Kate Matthews.  In her early twenties she has moved from her home in the suburbs of Bristol to take her chances in the big city of London.  She has settled in the London community of Brixton where … Continue reading

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Top of my ‘WANT’ list is…. unavailable

This morning I read a 5 STAR review of Sabine Durrant’s latest novel “Take me in” by one of my favourite bookblogger friends Cleo.  I want to read this title so much! Blurb:   He saved your son’s life. Does that … Continue reading

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International publishing rights – I’m puzzled…

Many of you might have read my ‘Amazon Chat Rant‘ a few weeks ago.  It all stemmed from the fact that as I live in Canada, I cannot purchase a Kindle eBook on Amazon.com This is not the first time … Continue reading

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“All the beautiful lies” by Peter Swanson – Book Review

“Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky Just days before his university graduation, Harry Ackerson receives a telephone call telling him his father is dead.  It appears that the healthy Bill Ackerson went … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word = Gone (Cover Love redux)

This is a new spin on my Cover Love posts. Although I still plan to continue my Cover Love series, I just thought it would be sort of fun to concentrate on title words for a change – instead of pictures.  Most … Continue reading

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