Author Archives: Fictionophile

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.

“An Unwanted Guest” by Shari Lapena – Book Review @PamelaDormanBks @sharilapena #AnUnwantedGuest #BookReview #Edelweiss

The ten guests that are staying at Mitchell’s Inn in the Catskills all have their own personal and diverse reasons for being there. Criminal defense attorney David Paley is there to unwind from a stressful career and to escape the … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday – March 3, 2021 #readingforpleasure #bookbloggers #WWWWednesday #bookworms

Welcome to this week’s WWW Wednesday. WWW Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look … Continue reading

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“Dead End” by Rachel Lynch – Book Review

DI Kelly Porter is faced with two important cases in this, the third novel in the series. An elderly Earl, at first thought to have commit suicide, is now deemed a homicide AND two young girls have gone missing from … Continue reading

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Spell the Month in Books – MARCH #SpellTheMonthInBooks #BookRecommendations

I first saw this on Nicki’s Secret Library Blog and Carla’s Love to Read, but it originated from Jana at ‘Reviews from the Stacks‘. Every month I will spell the month in books that I have already read, linking back … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s February 2021 Reading Wrap-Up

Despite it being the shortest month of the year, I managed to read twelve titles in February. This is a personal best for me and I hope I can maintain the pace in future months so as to get a … Continue reading

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♣ ♣ March is ‘Reading Ireland Month’! ♣ ♣ #ReadingIrelandMonth21 #IrishFiction #begorrathon21

For the past several years now, Cathy, over at 746books.com has hosted Reading Ireland Month to promote Irish literature and authors. As I enjoy novels with Irish settings, I am only too keen to participate each year. If you do … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s February 2021 #BookHaul #Bookbloggers #TBR

I’ve added EIGHT review commitments to my TBR this month. I received FIVE of these titles from NetGalley. with no commitment to review, but of course I will anyway. I have no commitment to review the titles I receive via … Continue reading

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“You Sent Me a Letter” by Lucy Dawson – Book Review

After finding a man in her bedroom in the middle of the night, Sophie Gardener’s life is thrown into a tailspin. He does not harm her, but gives her a letter which he warns her NOT to open before her … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – “A place called Winter” by Patrick Gale – 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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“The Northern Reach” by W.S. Winslow – Book Review

This is a series of interrelated stories about families in a small Maine fishing community. It follows them all, the ‘haves‘ and the ‘have-nots‘ over a span of time from 1907 to 2017. The characters are related by blood or … Continue reading

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Miserly Monday (#Kindle Ebook bargains) Feb. 22, 2021

SEVEN bargain Kindle purchases this week. 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 a cup of coffee. NOTE: The price tags reflect the U.S. and Canadian prices. … Continue reading

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“The Last Garden in England” by Julia Kelly – Book Review

1907 – Venetia Smith is a single woman in her thirties. Despite the social mores of her time, she has gained a respected reputation as a garden designer. When she is hired to design the garden at Highbury House in … Continue reading

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Love Crime Fiction? Looking to start a new series? #CrimeFiction #TBR #policeprocedural

Despite the fact that I’ve already got several series on the go, my radar is always attuned to crime/police procedural series that sound interesting. I’ve got quite a few series that I’m very anxious to read. In case you also … Continue reading

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“The Wartime Sisters” by Lynda Cohen Loigman – Book Review

Firstly, the sisters: Ruth Blum – Married to Arthur, an MIT graduate who works overseeing arms assembly, Ruth now lives on the Springfield Armory campus, in a house for officer’s wives. She is the mother to twin girls. All her … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday – February 17, 2021 #readingforpleasure #bookbloggers #WWWWednesday #bookworms

I quite like a nosy look at what others are reading. To that end, (and because I’m feeling too lazy today to put together a ‘Wednesday Word’ post), I’m once again participating in WWW Wednesday. Welcome to this week’s WWW … Continue reading

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