Category Archives: Edelweiss

“The Salt Fields” by Stacy D. Flood – Book Review

“There’s salt all over Carolina, salt from tears and blood and the dead. It’s in every riverbed and blade of grass.” “The whole South ain’t nothing but a scar with some salt on it.” 1947 – Minister Peters has had … Continue reading

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“Forgive Me” by Susan Lewis – Book Review

Widowed, Rebecca is a talented interior designer with her own business in London. She has a vivacious teenage daughter named Cara who has lost all her ‘spark’ since she married for the second time. Her new husband,  financier Marcus Huxley … Continue reading

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“Treacherous Strand” by Andrea Carter – Book Review #ReadingIrelandMonth21

This mystery, the second in a series set in Inishowen, is a well written mystery with likeable characters.  The protagonist is Ben O’Keeffe a country solicitor.  Her law practice is the most northerly solicitor’s office in Ireland. ‘Ben’ is short … Continue reading

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“Big Girl, Small Town” by Michelle Gallen – Book Review #ReadingIrelandMonth21

Majella lives a routine-filled, rather bleak existence in a small town in Northern Ireland. She is twenty-seven years old and lives with her mother who is a depressed, and depressing alcoholic. Majella’s Mother is not a widow, but she doesn’t … Continue reading

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“An Unwanted Guest” by Shari Lapena – Book Review

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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“Nighthawking” by Russ Thomas – Book Review

From Wikipedia: Nighthawking is the theft of archaeological artifacts from protected archaeological sites and areas under the cover of darkness, most commonly by members of the public with the use of a commercial metal detector. This sequel to the author’s … Continue reading

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“The Daughters of Foxcote Manor” by Eve Chase – Book Review

“Secrets don’t go away completely, it turns out. Like moths in a wardrobe, they nibble away, hidden, before you notice the hole.” Rita Murphy– It is the summer of 1971 and Rita is the young nanny for the Harrington family.  … Continue reading

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“The Downstairs Neighbor” by Helen Cooper – Book Review

Present Day (Ten days in the lives of the inhabitants of a converted Georgian house in Kingston-Upon-Thames) Emma Brighton – in her mid thirties, is the owner of a vintage clothing shop which has just gone out of business. Emma … Continue reading

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“The Butterfly House” by Katrine Engberg – Book Review

“Lies tend to settle over the heart like plastic wrap. They make it hard for the love to breathe.” The fountains of Copenhagen are holding more than just water. Dead bodies are being dumped in fountains throughout the city. The … Continue reading

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“Dear Amy” by Helen Callaghan – Book Review

Margot Lewis is a school teacher by day and an ‘agony aunt’ in her free time. She answers letters with advice to those who seek it on matters of life and the heart for the local paper. On a personal … Continue reading

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“Bitter Orange” by Claire Fuller – Book Review

“Pain as well as joy makes us who we are.” Frances Jellico 1969 – nearing her fortieth birthday, she is socially inept and has never experienced love, or even a man’s attentions.  She left her place at Oxford to take … Continue reading

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“The Au Pair” by Emma Rous – Book Review

Seraphine Mayes – 2017 – Twenty-five years old and still reeling from the accidental death of her beloved father, Seraphine lives at Summerbourne. Her twin brother Danny travels a lot, and her older brother Edwin lives in town in the … Continue reading

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“Little Cruelties” by Liz Nugent – Book Review

William Drumm – the eldest brother is disdainful of his siblings. He has always been his mother’s favorite (in as much as she has a favourite…) William always felt entitled and he was a womanizer and film producer. He marries … Continue reading

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“The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant” by Kayte Nunn – Book Review

1951-52 – Esther Durrant has just lost her infant son. Blaming herself, and suffering from post-natal depression, she is despondent and lethargic. Her husband, at a loss as to what to do, sends her to one of the Isles of … Continue reading

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“A Song of Isolation” by Micheal J. Malone – Book Review

This book features three main protagonists: Dave – a young man who works as an accountant and is the live-in partner of a movie star. He is fearful that his relationship is precarious and that the love of his life … Continue reading

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