Monthly Archives: August 2020

Cover Love: part 92 – Front Doors

In my 92nd installment of ‘Cover Love‘, I thought I’d do a post about front doors on book covers.  During this pandemic, it seems everyone is hibernating behind their front doors – so it seemed an apt topic. I’m at … Continue reading

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“The Silence” by Susan Allott – Book Review

“…two neighbor families, and shameful secrets from the past that refuse to stay buried.” THEN 1967 – On a quiet street by the sea, two young couples live as next-door neighbours. Mandy and Steve Mallory‘s marriage is floundering. Mandy fears … Continue reading

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“The House of Whispers” by Laura Purcell – Book Review

Thirty-two year old Hester Way arrives in a memorable fashion to Morvoren House in Cornwall. She is using an assumed name to take up a new post there as nurse to Miss Louise Pinecroft, the mistress of Morvoren. She left … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday – August 12, 2020

Normally I would publish a “Wednesday Word” post today but I’m having internet issues here at the cottage. Uploading all those book cover graphics would likely take me all day. LOL So, I thought I’d jump on a bandwagon that … Continue reading

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“The Book of CarolSue” by Lynne Hugo – Book Review

CarolSue – recently widowed from her second husband, is still sore with grief. Rudderless, she agrees to leave her suburban Atlanta life and return to the home farm in Indiana where she grew up. A life change that at first … Continue reading

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“The Big Chill” by Doug Johnstone – Book Review

“It’s easy to be moral if those morals aren’t tested.” We pick up six months after the events of the first book in the Skelfs series, “Dark Matter”. The Skelfs have two businesses which they run out of their large … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – “The girl in the garden” by Melanie Wallace – Book Review

The Throwback Thursday meme was created by Renee over at It’s Book Talk. She made this meme to share some of her old favorites. Although all bookbloggers have an endless TBR pile, we seldom take the time to reflect back … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word = SILENCE

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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“Buried” by Lynda La Plante – Book Review

D.S. Jack Warr – 36 years old, recently moved to the London Metropolitan Police from Devon. He moved so that his partner Maggie could pursue her career goals as a physician.  Jack himself has little ambition, though he is loaded … Continue reading

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The Queen of Crime 100th Birthday! Celebrating P.D. James

It is no secret to those who know me well that P.D. James and Ruth Rendell are my two long-time favourite crime writers. Today, August 3rd, would have been the 100th birthday of Phyllis Dorothy James, the Queen of Crime. … Continue reading

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