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.

“The Sea Glass Sisters” by Lisa Wingate – Book Review

The prequel novella which introduces the Carolina Heirlooms series. Elizabeth Gallagher is a 911 operator. Blaming herself for an on-the-job mistake, she has lost confidence in her ability and feels guilty about the outcome of the case. Elizabeth’s guilt is … Continue reading

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“Rides the Stranger” by David Bell – Book Review #bibliomysteries

Open Road Media have published a series of Bibliomysteries (Short tales about deadly books, by top mystery authors).  I have read four of them so far.  The first one I read and enjoyed was by Elizabeth George called “The mysterious … Continue reading

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“The Red Address Book” by Sofia Lundberg – Book Review

Originally written in Swedish and translated to English by Alice Menzies The elderly Doris is nearing the end of her life in her native Stockholm, Sweden. Her only close relative is her great-niece, Jenny who is a busy young mother … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: “Evergreen Falls” by Kimberley Freeman – Book Review

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favorites. This week I’m showcasing a novel that I read about five years ago. “Evergreen Falls” was, for me, a memorable FOUR STAR read. “The level of … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word = HOTEL

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 Lying Kind” by Alison James – Book Review

Months after the missing persons case goes cold for the Surrey police, the National Crime Agency steps in to see if they can find little Lola Jade Harper.  D.C.I. Rachel Prince and her second in command, Detective Sergeant Mark Brickall … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word = SUMMER

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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“Careful What You Wish For” by Hallie Ephron – Book Review

Once an elementary school teacher, thirty-something Emily Harlow is now a professional ‘declutterer’. She and her friend Becca have started a business which they call Freeze-Frame Clutter Kickers. It is ironic that Emily makes a living purging people of their … Continue reading

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“Broken Bones” 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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Hello August – #Fictionophile updates

Midsummer already! Time flies when you’re sweating having fun! Yes folks, even Nova Scotia, Canada is having a heat wave.  Not as bad as some places in Europe, but hot nevertheless. (low to mid 30s Celsius) We’ve been having a … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s July 2019 #bookhaul

I admit that I’m a real ‘greedy guts’ when it comes to books. I collect them in both paper and ebook format. I love to have a stash of unread titles that provide me with untold pleasure in the form … Continue reading

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“The Beekeeper’s Promise” by Fiona Valpy – Book Review

“From the bestselling author of Sea of Memories comes the story of two remarkable women, generations apart, who must use adversity to their advantage and find the resilience deep within.” A novel with two female protagonists, this book also has … Continue reading

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Cover Love: part 78 – Big Hats

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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“Missing in Wales” by Jenny O’Brien – Book Review

DC Gaby Darin has just moved to Pembrokeshire, Wales after a difficult work-related experience in Swansea. She is teamed up with DCI Rhys Walker, a man who seems to have hidden secrets but is a copper that she respects. Izzy … Continue reading

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“After the End” by Clare Mackintosh – Book Review

I’ve been a staunch fan of Clare Mackintosh’s work ever since reading the fantastic “I let you go” back in 2016. Such a fan that I will automatically read anything she writes. That being said, I would probably not have … Continue reading

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