Monthly Archives: April 2021

“A Measured Thread” by Mary Behan – Book Review

Maggie O’Connor is a widow who lives in an 1850s era log cabin in rural Wisconsin. Before retirement, she was a scientist who worked at a university as a professor. Maggie’s neighbors are for the most part helpful and friendly. … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s April 2021 #BookHaul #Bookbloggers #TBR

I’ve added eight review commitments to my TBR this month. I received seven of these titles from NetGalley. I’m SUPER excited about this one. I loved this author’s debut novel “All In Her Head“ so can’t wait to read her … Continue reading

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“Witness” by Caroline Mitchell – Book Review

Rebecca then – a young school teacher, Rebecca lives with her mother who is dying of cancer. When she meets the charismatic Solomon, she is immediately entrapped by his clever emotional manipulations. Solomon – a handsome man who is a … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word = PEOPLE #WednesdaysWord #booklovers

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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“The Postscript Murders” by Elly Griffiths – Book Review

“It’s such a civilized world; books, libraries, tea and cakes. How can it possibly also be a place where you can be murdered for the sake of a few words?” The Characters: DS Harbinder Kaur is thirty-six years old, gay, … Continue reading

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“Games People Play” by Owen Mullen – Book Review

Mark Hamilton, his wife Jennifer and year old daughter Lily are having a day out at the seaside in Ayr, which is about an hour from Glasgow. Just before they are due to go home, Jennifer decides to take one … Continue reading

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World Book Day April 23, 2021 – #WorldBookDay2021

Every day should be World Book Day – I like to think that we booklovers, bookbloggers, and all avid readers celebrate daily. ♥ This year, to honor the actual designated World Book Day, I’ve decided I will share with you … Continue reading

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“Darkest Night” by Jenny O’Brien – Book Review

DS Gaby Darin is now settled in Pembrokeshire, Wales after a difficult work-related experience in Swansea. Gaby is starting out again at a new police station  – this time in Llandudno. She has bought herself a small cottage that needs … Continue reading

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Wolfson History Prize 2021 Shortlist – #WolfsonHistoryPrize @WolfsonHistory

Wednesday 21 April. London. The shortlist for the Wolfson History Prize 2021, the UK’s most prestigious history writing prize, has been announced today, celebrating the best historical non-fiction titles from the past year. This year’s shortlist balances vast historical explorations … Continue reading

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“What Could Be Saved” by Liese O’Halloran Schwarz – Book Review

“Some secrets were better when shared; others were weakened.” 2019 – Laura Preston is an unmarried, fiftyish, artist who has never recovered from the family tragedy which occurred when she was just seven years old. While her family was living … Continue reading

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Miserly Monday (#Kindledeals Ebook bargains) April 19, 2021

SEVEN bargain Kindle purchases over the past two weeks (but TEN books purchased as one was a 4-book bundle) These books might vary in price from Amazon.ca to Amazon.com to Amazon.co.uk but they are all still BARGAINS!  Probably about what you would pay for … Continue reading

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“Winter Witness” by Tina deBellegarde – Book Review

“For a community so social and connected it seemed that there remained a great many secrets.” An elderly nun walks the convent’s cocker spaniel beside a rural lake. She is struck down with a rock. Another dog walker discovers her … Continue reading

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#BookRecommendations with titles that start with the letter ‘D’ #booklovers #bookbloggers #GreatReads

This year I plan to go through the entire alphabet, one letter per month. For April 2021, the fourth month, I’m listing all of my favourite novels that begin with the letter ‘D‘. I am choosing these titles from the … Continue reading

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“Don’t Look For Me” by Wendy Walker – Book Review

Five years ago, Molly Clarke killed her youngest daughter. She was coming home and her nine-year-old daughter dashed into the street just as she turned the corner. Desolate with grief and guilt, she hates herself for what she has done. … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word = CLIFF #WednesdaysWord #booklovers

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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