Monthly Archives: August 2021

Fictionophile’s AUGUST 2021 Reading Wrap-Up #MonthlyWrapUp

In the past month I’ve read TEN novels. I enjoyed every one of them, some more than others of course. “Margreete’s Harbor” by Eleanor Morse This was one of those novels that I just knew would become one of my … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s AUGUST 2021 #BookHaul #Bookbloggers #TBR

I’ve added seven review commitments to my TBR this month. I received six of these titles from NetGalley. I downloaded ONE title from Edelweiss this month. I have no commitment to review the titles I receive via ‘Amazon First Reads‘. … Continue reading

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“The Lost Girls of Devon” by Barbara O’Neal – Book Review

This is the story of four generations of women: Lillian – lives in a charming old manor house in coastal Devon. She is in her late eighties and is a renowned writer of mystery novels. Now though, she is experiencing … Continue reading

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Cover Love part 104 – Eyeglasses

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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The Book Themed Art of Heatherlee Chan #BookishArt @heatherleechan #BookThemedArt

I haven’t done an art related post in a while, so when I came across this artist’s work on Pinterest, I thought it was a perfect time to remedy that. Heatherlee Chan uses watercolor paints to share her love of … Continue reading

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“An Eye For An Eye” by Carol Wyer – Book Review

D.I. Kate Young – is in her mid-thirties and heads a specialized crime unit for the Staffordshire Police based in Stoke-On-Trent. Earlier in the year Kate underwent a very traumatic experience when a gunman opened fire in a train resulting … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – “The Stopped Heart” by Julie Myerson – #BookReview #ThrowbackThursday

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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“Aunt Ivy’s Cottage” by Kristin Harper – Book Review

Zoey is thirty-eight years old and has recently lost her job as a librarian. Unwisely placed trust in her former boyfriend has resulted in some financial setbacks as well. With one of her elderly aunts now dead, she returns to … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – August 24, 2021 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday @aeskens #TheStolenHours @mulhollandbooks

My Tuesday post where I’ll ‘tease‘ you with the cover, blurb, and first paragraph of one of the advanced reader’s copies from my own TBR. This book is a title I downloaded from NetGalley. Today, Tuesday August 24, 2021 I … Continue reading

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“Shallow Ground” by Andy Maslen – Book Review

Set in and around Salisbury in Wiltshire, England, this novel introduces the Detective Inspector Henry Ford police procedural series. D.I. Henry Ford – newly promoted to the rank of Detective Inspector, Ford is keen to prove that he has earned … Continue reading

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“Margreete’s Harbor” by Eleanor Morse – Book Review

1955 – Margreete Hocking – an elderly woman who lives alone in a house beside the sea in the state of Maine. Margreete has been married three times, has had three children, and has lived a full and vibrant life, … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – August 17, 2021 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday @dunphyshane1 #BringHerHome @Bookouture

My Tuesday post where I’ll ‘tease‘ you with the cover, blurb, and first paragraph of one of the advanced reader’s copies from my own TBR. This book is a title I downloaded from NetGalley. Today, Tuesday August 17, 2021 I … Continue reading

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Miserly Monday (#Kindledeals Ebook bargains) August 16, 2021

Today I’m letting you know about SIX bargain Kindle purchases. Five I’ve purchased recently, and one that I had to tell you about because it was one of my favorite reads of 2019 and you can nab it at a … Continue reading

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#BookRecommendations with titles that start with the letter ‘H’ #GreatReads

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

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“Last Summer” by Kerry Lonsdale – Book Review

If you are looking for an escapist, light read, then this novel could very well be for you. I was in the mood for just such a book, yet this one left me underwhelmed. I don’t always have to like … Continue reading

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