Category Archives: Book Reviews

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

This year I”m going through the entire alphabet, one letter per month. For November 2021, the eleventh month, I’m listing all of my favourite novels that begin with the letter ‘K‘. I am choosing these titles from the books I’ve … Continue reading

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“A Gingerbread House” by Catriona McPherson – Book Review

Kate and Gail – two middle-aged sisters. Sisters who are insane – and looking for another sister…    Kate is 54 and very skilled in all matters IT. She uses these skills to lure vulnerable and somewhat naive women to her … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – November 23, 2021 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday @GLees_author #TheGirlUpstairs #NetGalley @0neMoreChapter_ #DomesticThriller

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 November 23, 2021 I … Continue reading

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“Bring Her Home” by S.A. Dunphy – Book Review @bookouture #NetGalley #BringHerHome @dunphyshane1

Jessie Boyle – is a 45 year old perfectionist, who works as a Criminal Behaviourist, and has just lost her lover and partner in a brutal, barbaric, crime. Reeling from her loss, she resigns from her job with the London … Continue reading

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“The Leftovers” by Cassandra Parkin – Book Review

“How can we ever really know what’s true, when all we have to go on is the contents of our heads?” Callie Taggart is a registered nurse. Due to the fact that she also cares for her mentally unstable brother, … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – November 16, 2021 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday @MattBrollyUK #TheMark #NetGalley @AmazonPub

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 November 16, 2021 I … Continue reading

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“Under Violent Skies” by Judi Daykin – Book Review

Detective Sergeant Sara Hirst is a city girl. Single, in her mid-thirties, she has recently moved to Norfolk from her position with the London Metropolitan Police. Her reasons for the move were two-fold. She wanted to find her birth-father (who … Continue reading

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“Only Human” by Diane Chandler – Book Review

“On the whole, humans want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.” – George Orwell Anna Bond – in her mid forties, married for almost twenty years, Anna has reached a precipice in her … Continue reading

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“The Night She Disappeared” by Lisa Jewell – Book Review

2017 – Kim is an attractive woman of thirty-nine who is a grandmother of a one year old named Noah. She lives in a modest house in the Surrey Hills with her teenage daughter Tallulah (the baby’s mother), and her … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – November 9, 2021 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday @Sourcebooks @RebeccaAuthor #TheSecretNextDoor @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 November 9, 2021 I … Continue reading

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“There’s Only One Danny Garvey” by David F. Ross – Book Review

“Trouble prospers when uneducated men have too much time on their hands”.First I have to say that this story will remain in my memory for a very long time. The characters were so vividly rendered, the mood so brilliantly interpreted. … Continue reading

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“Loss Lake” by Amber Cowie – Book Review

Nurse Mallory Dent, a recent widow, moves from the bad memories of her Vancouver home to a house she bought, sight-unseen, a thousand miles to the northwest. She arrives to find an insular community, but a seemingly friendly one.  She … Continue reading

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“The Farmhouse at Peace & Plenty” by L.B. Stimson – Book Review

If you like ghost stories with a historical tragedy as a plot device, then this novella length story is for you. The couple are trying to repair their marriage, and they came to the very worst place to do it. … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – November 2, 2021 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday @HarperCollins @LisaStoneBooks #TheCottage @edelweiss_squad

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 Edelweiss. Today, Tuesday November 2, 2021 I … Continue reading

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Spell the Month in Books – NOVEMBER #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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