Monthly Archives: December 2020

Fictionophile’s Top Reads of 2020 – #BookRecommendations

It is that time of year again. When we all reflect back and decide which books will make our favorites list…  I always find this task extremely difficult.  This year I read 108 books, many of them spectacular, making the … Continue reading

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2020 – Annual Report: A Recap of the Blog’s Activities

What a year! As we’ve all experienced so much this year on a personal level, I thought I’d just recap my Fictionophile blog – sticking just to the blogging facts. I read 108 books and wrote 108 book reviews this … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s December 2020 #BookHaul #Bookbloggers #TBR

I’ve added FIVE titles to my TBR this month. My review commitments have reached the ‘out of control‘ stage, so I tried very hard to keep the number of new ones low this month. I received TWO of these titles … Continue reading

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“One Step Behind” by Lauren North – Book Review

Jenna – a forty-one year old married mother of two who works as an emergency room physician.  Jenna feels she is failing completely as a mother due to the long hours of her work and her absolute devotion to her … Continue reading

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Bloodhound Books wishes you Merry Christmas #TuesdayBookBlog #KindleDeals @Bloodhoundbook #freebook

As a Christmas gift to everyone, Bloodhound Books is giving away 14 of their titles for FREE! Now you can download these fabulous titles for FREE. Be quick, this deal won’t last long… I have linked the cover graphics to … Continue reading

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“Truth and Lies” by Caroline Mitchell – Book Review

“It’s hard to accept the truth, isn’t it? When lies are all you want to hear”. D.I. Amy Winter – adopted at the age of four by the policeman who arrested her parents for their notorious deeds. A respected policeman, … Continue reading

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My Life In Books 2020: a bookish game #MyLifeInBooks2020 #bookbloggers #booklovers

My Life in Books: a bookish game I saw this little game on Cathy’s book blog; Nicki‘s book blog; and Kelly‘s book blog. Thanks to Annabel who came up with the latest version. I’m always looking for different ways to … Continue reading

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Guest Post – Jason Maurer’s thoughts on Tobias Bukkehave’s new novel “For King and Country”

“Coming Home Is Never Easy“ Jason Maurer’s thoughts on Tobias Bukkehave’s new novel, “For King and Country“. It’s been a long time since I’ve found myself identifying so acutely with a protagonist as I’ve done with Tom Cortzen in Tobias … Continue reading

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“When the Storm Ends” by Rebecca L. Marsh – Book Review

“…remember that everyone has difficulty in life sometimes, but it’s only when the storm ends that you can see a rainbow”. Sometimes you read a book and find that you are left feeling sort of… content. Content in knowing that … Continue reading

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Lume Books – Fantastic Christmas #Giveaway @lume_books #booklovers #bookbloggers #bookworms

Lume Books is celebrating the season in style by giving everyone access to 50 of their titles FOR FREE!SERIOUSLY FOLKS! HOW OFTEN DO YOU GET AN OPPORTUNITY LIKE THIS? MERRY CHRISTMAS from LUME BOOKS Here are the three titles I … Continue reading

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“A Winterfold Christmas” by Harriet Evans – Book Review

Way back in the summer of 2015 I read this author’s “A Place for Us” and thoroughly enjoyed it. When I realized that this novella featured the same family and characters I was keen to read it. It was lovely … Continue reading

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“His & Hers” by Alice Feeney – Book Review

“There are at least two sides to every story: Yours and mine. Ours and theirs. His and hers. Which means someone is always lying.” HIS – Detective Inspector Jack Harper is head of the ‘Major Crime Team’ in a rural … Continue reading

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“Who’s There?” by Kerena Swan – Book Review

I’ll briefly introduce a few of the principal characters for you: Arnold Eastwood – born with Downs Syndrome, he is trusting, vulnerable and in many ways an innocent. His favourite things to do are keeping things neat, watching Clint Eastwood … Continue reading

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“Dear Amy” by Helen Callaghan – Book Review

Margot Lewis is a school teacher by day and an ‘agony aunt’ in her free time. She answers letters with advice to those who seek it on matters of life and the heart for the local paper. On a personal … Continue reading

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“The Lost Children” by Theresa Talbot – Book Review

“But happiness is a fragile thing.” Glasgow, Scotland 2000 – Oonagh O’Neil is small, slim, in her mid-thirties, and having an affair with a married man. An only child, she is still grieving for her father who died two years … Continue reading

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