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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.

Cover Love: part 76 – Daisies

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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Guest Post – N. Lombardi Jr. discusses the story behind his latest novel “Justice Gone”

Having written two novels which were both cross-cultural adventure stories, and seeing them flop, I realized that I was not conscious of the current interests of today’s readership. I knew I had to write something that would have general appeal … Continue reading

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“How Will I Know You?” by Jessica Treadway – Book Review

“When people get themselves into a hole, other people like to watch them try to get out.” Susanne Enright – age 42, is an accomplished sculptor turned college art instructor. Susanne’s husband, Gil has squandered their nest-egg in an ill-advised … Continue reading

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“Dead Inside” by Noelle Holten – Book Review

“I was dead inside, numb to it all even as I tried to remember the happier times.” Staffordshire has a critical domestic abuse problem. Because of this, a new, specialized police team called DAHU (Domestic Abuse and Homicide Unit) have … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word = FRAGILE

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 Peacock Summer” by Hannah Richell – Book Review

Present day – Maggie Oberon has been living a rather hedonistic life in Australia for the past year. She fled England after breaking up with her fiance under a dark cloud. When she learns of her beloved grandmother’s health issues, … Continue reading

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“The Lynmouth Stories” by L.V. Hay – Book Review

It takes talent to leave a lasting impression in a short story format. These three short stories are expertly wrought, with vivid settings and even more vivid characterization. All featuring female protagonists, the stories are dark in nature, though not … Continue reading

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“Blood Lines” by Angela Marsons – Book Review #MarsonsOfTheMonth

For some time now I have noticed that the D.I. Kim Stone series has been highly praised by my fellow book bloggers. Therefore, I decided that despite my lengthy TBR, I would read the series in its entirety, one title … Continue reading

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Millennials and #Reading – you may be surprised

Wikipedia defines the term Millennials as: Millennials, also known as Generation Y or Gen Y, are the demographic cohort following Generation X and preceding Generation Z. Researchers and popular media typically use the early 1980s as starting birth years and … Continue reading

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Cover Love: part 75 – Empty Dresses

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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“Scared to breathe” by Kerena Swan – Book Review

Natasha Hargreaves, our protagonist, is thirty-two years old who works as a greeting card designer. She lives in a small, modest house with her fiance Reuben. Her life is turned upside down when she witnesses a stabbing on the way … Continue reading

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June 2019 #TBR

  Here are the eight titles I plan to read and review during the month of June. With my personal life in turmoil, I may not get all of them read in June. Fingers crossed… Also, I have switched over … Continue reading

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Hello June – Fictionophile updates

I know that I seldom put anything personal on Fictionophile. It IS a book blog after all. However, there is so much going on in my personal life just now that it can’t help but spill over into all aspects … Continue reading

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“Those People” by Louise Candlish – Book Review

A tranquil South London neighbourhood is mortally disrupted after “Those People” move in… You know what they say about one bad apple. Before Darren Booth moves in, Lowland Way is a tranquil and harmonious place to live. All that soon … Continue reading

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May 2019 #Bookhaul

  I had a fruitful month in May when it comes to new books. As a result, I managed to procure TEN new review commitments. Also, I went a bit wild on Amazon buying up some inexpensive and interesting sounding … Continue reading

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