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 House On The Water’s Edge” by C.E. Rose – Book Review @HeraBooks @CazEngland #TheHouseontheWatersEdge #NetGalley #BookReview

When new mother Ali Baker learns of her mother’s tragic death in a car accident, her baby son is only five weeks old. She had expected her mother to visit within the next few days so she was curt with … Continue reading

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“Rizzio” by Denise Mina – Book Review

A young Mary Queen of Scots witnesses the brutal murder of her private secretary David Rizzio during the bloody coup of Holyrood Palace in March of 1566. Ever since reading the brilliant crime trilogy ‘Garnethill‘ several years ago, I have … Continue reading

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“Something To Hide” by Deborah Moggach – Book Review

This is a story set on four different continents featuring four different women who all have something to hide.  But then, some would argue, who doesn’t? Petra – a woman in her early sixties whose children are grown and living … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word = BURNING #WednesdaysWord #booklovers #bookbloggers #fiction

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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Teaser Tuesday – September 21, 2021 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday @MattZWitten #TheNecklace @oceanviewpub #NetGalley

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 September 21, 2021 I … Continue reading

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“Blood Loss” by Kerena Swan – Book Review

DI Paton is 48 years old and married to Wendy, who suffers from severe depression. He is the father to a teenage boy named Tommy who has Down’s Syndrome. Paton has recently moved to Perthshire, Scotland from England and is … Continue reading

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Today is National Read an eBook Day! @LibbyApp #eBookLove #NationalReadAnEBookDay

September 18th is National Read an eBook Day – the perfect time to dive into your new favorite book on Libby. Read an eBook Day has been celebrated by thousands of libraries across the country since it was created by Libby in … Continue reading

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“Go Ask Fannie” by Elisabeth Hyde – Book Review

In this novel we become acquainted with the Blaire family. We come to know them first when Lillian and Murray Blaire are just starting out and have a young family of four children. Murray, a lawyer has political aspirations and … Continue reading

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“Bitter Edge” by Rachel Lynch – Book Review

DI Kelly Porter is faced with an important case in this, the fourth novel in the series. Jenna Fraser, a sixteen year old athlete, has jumped from a cliff in the Peaks. With everything to live for, Kelly is distraught … Continue reading

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

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

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“Rock, Paper, Scissors” by Alice Feeney – Book Review

“Things have been wrong with Mr. and Mrs. Wright for a long time.” Adam and Amelia Wright drive from London to Scotland to celebrate their anniversary. Amelia ‘won‘ the trip via a contest she entered through her work.  Immediately the … Continue reading

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“Not A Happy Family” by Shari Lapena – Book Review

Wealth doesn’t ensure happiness… The Merton Family: Fred Merton – the wealthy, malicious, manipulative and controlling patriarch of the family. He made his fortune at his Robotics company. His is an egotist who is disappointed in all three of his … Continue reading

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Cover Love part 105 – Sneakers

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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“Painting The Light” by Sally Cabot Gunning – Book Review

Painting the Light is set on a sheep farm in Martha’s Vineyard in 1898. Ida Russell is an artist who lives in Beacon Hill, Boston with her parents. Then her young life is beset by loss. First her father and … Continue reading

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“The Sanatorium” by Sarah Pearse – Book Review

Elin Warner has been on leave from her police career in the U.K. after a traumatic case has left her questioning her own abilities. Now, her brother Isaac has invited her and her boyfriend, Will to visit a luxury hotel … Continue reading

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