Monthly Archives: February 2020

Goodbye February – Fictionophile update and #BookHaul

As followers of this blog will know, I am currently on vacation and have prepared this post a few weeks ago. As a result I am unable to respond to comments or interact with you socially until I return in … Continue reading

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“The Birds That Stay” by Ann Lambert – Book Review

Anna Newman, a woman in her eighties is found dead outside her home in rural Quebec. An accomplished artist, the woman has lived almost like a recluse. The police department don’t seem overly interested in finding out about her death, … Continue reading

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20 Questions with Robert Crouch – #AuthorInterview @robertcrouchuk #crimefiction

Today I am delighted to feature an interview with crime fiction author Robert Crouch. Over to you Robert… RC – Thank you so much for letting me answer your questions. They were challenging and great fun at the same time, … Continue reading

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“Old Lovegood Girls” by Gail Godwin – Book Review

“The story of two remarkable women and the complex friendship between them that spans decades.” About the book: When the dean of Lovegood Junior College for Girls decides to pair Feron Hood with Merry Jellicoe as roommates in 1958, she … Continue reading

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“The Cottage in a Cornish Cove” by Cass Grafton – Book Review

An unexpected inheritance of a lovely old cottage in an idyllic Cornish setting makes the perfect jumping off point for this charming romance. Anna Redding leaves her boyfriend, her job, and her housemates in Yorkshire, and moves to Cornwall to … Continue reading

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“Mile Marker 139” by Cynthia Hilston – Book Review

There is a rest stop near Mile Marker 139 on the Ohio Turnpike. It is here that we come to meet the characters of this compelling novel. Lost souls all, they come to find themselves through friendship and empathy. Disparate … Continue reading

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♥ Happy Valentine’s Day ♥ – Seeing RED

I thought I’d do something new this Valentine’s Day. Inspired by my ‘Blue Monday‘ post from January, I thought I’d showcase books with RED covers from my Goodreads shelves for February.  These are all books I’ve either already read or … Continue reading

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20 Questions with James McEwan – #AuthorInterview

Today I’m delighted to have the privilege of interviewing James McEwan, author, blogger, and army veteran.   I’ve followed James’ blog for quite some time. F: You are a Scot living in Lanark, Scotland. How important is your country of birth to … Continue reading

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TBR poll results – What I’ll be reading soon

Earlier this month I shared a poll with you all that listed a dozen novels that I very much want to read. Because I have SO many review commitments, I am limiting myself to read just one of the twelve … Continue reading

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“The Sea of Lost Girls” by Carol Goodman – Book Review

“People are mysteries, sometimes the people we thought we were closest to are the biggest mysteries of all.” When teenage Lila Zeller is found dead at the bottom of a seaside cliff, Tess’s life is thrown into turmoil.  Lila was … Continue reading

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“The Authenticity Project” by Clare Pooley – Book Review

What Happens When You Tell Your Truth? Monica – 37 years old, a former corporate lawyer, she now owns and runs “Monica’s Cafe” in Fulham, London.  Monica is in her mid-thirties and her biological clock is ticking louder and louder … Continue reading

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“Vanishing Girls” by Lisa Regan – Book Review

Josie Quinn is on paid leave from her job as a detective in the small, central Pennsylvania town of Denton. She has been suspended for using excessive force on a woman when she found her selling her four-year old daughter … Continue reading

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♥Help me choose my next ‘selfish’ read ♥

As a busy bookblogger, I seldom read anything other than advance reader’s copies.  I have a lot of review commitments, so tend to stick to those. BUT… we all have personal TBRs packed with books we long to read on … Continue reading

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“Mercy House” by Alena Dillon – Book Review

Mercy House, a women’s shelter in Brooklyn, is run by three aging nuns. It opens its doors to all manner of woman, regardless of religion, race, or bias. It gives succor to women who have been abused, either mentally or … Continue reading

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