Monthly Archives: July 2019

Fictionophile’s July 2019 #bookhaul

I admit that I’m a real ‘greedy guts’ when it comes to books. I collect them in both paper and ebook format. I love to have a stash of unread titles that provide me with untold pleasure in the form … Continue reading

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“The Beekeeper’s Promise” by Fiona Valpy – Book Review

“From the bestselling author of Sea of Memories comes the story of two remarkable women, generations apart, who must use adversity to their advantage and find the resilience deep within.” A novel with two female protagonists, this book also has … Continue reading

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Cover Love: part 78 – Big Hats

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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“Missing in Wales” by Jenny O’Brien – Book Review

DC Gaby Darin has just moved to Pembrokeshire, Wales after a difficult work-related experience in Swansea. She is teamed up with DCI Rhys Walker, a man who seems to have hidden secrets but is a copper that she respects. Izzy … Continue reading

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“After the End” by Clare Mackintosh – Book Review

I’ve been a staunch fan of Clare Mackintosh’s work ever since reading the fantastic “I let you go” back in 2016. Such a fan that I will automatically read anything she writes. That being said, I would probably not have … Continue reading

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“The Woman at Number 19” by J.A. Baker – Book Review

About the book: “Her thoughts are all she has. They are hers and hers alone.” Esther Nesbitt seems like an old woman, yet she is only 45 years old. A mere shadow of her former self, she has diminished since … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word = TREE

Most readers will acknowledge that some words reappear time and time again in titles. Often these words are associated with a particular genre. Case in point: “The girl on the train” and “Gone girl” spawned countless thriller titles with the … Continue reading

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“Girl Last Seen” by Nina Laurin – Book Review

“Everyone has scars. Even if they’re not on the outside.” Our protagonist is Ella Santos – though now she goes by the name of Laine Moreno. When she was just ten years old she was abducted and held hostage for … Continue reading

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“The Light Keeper” by Cole Moreton – Book Review

“The stories we tell define us. So do the stories we don’t tell and the ones we never finish.” Sarah and Jack Bramer are a young couple who are desperate to have a child. Or at least Sarah is… After … Continue reading

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Cover Love: part 77 – Barns

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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“Stone Cold Heart” by Caz Frear – Book Review

“I’ve become so adept at fooling people that sometimes I even fool myself.” Detective Constable Cat Kinsella lives alone in South London – across the river from the pub where she grew up.  She loves her job almost as much … Continue reading

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ELEVEN well-known books that were inspired by dreams

Introduction by Brigid Ludwig Did you know that Stephen King dreamed the entire plot of ‘Misery’ on a plane? If you’ve ever been unable to put a great book down, you know how easy it is to get lost in … Continue reading

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2019 – Halfway reflections on my TBR : Part 2

Halfway through the year and I’m starting to wonder how I will get all the reading done that I really want to do. So far, I’ve read 58 books in 2019. Yesterday I shared ten titles that I want to … Continue reading

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2019 – Halfway reflections on my TBR : Part 1

Halfway through the year and I’m starting to wonder how I will get all the reading done that I really want to do. So far, I’ve read 57 books in 2019. Many of the 57 were absolutely great reads. Near, … Continue reading

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Hello July – Fictionophile updates

Many of you have inquired about my new little grandson, and I’m happy to report he is improving daily. Our family went through many sleepless nights and worry-ridden, stress-filled days following his surgery, but he has turned out to be … Continue reading

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