Category Archives: NetGalley

“You Should Have Known” by Rebecca Keller – Book Review

This novel really resonated with me. Perhaps because I am just a scant five years younger than the protagonist who finds herself living in a senior’s care home after suffering falls. Now she uses a walker to get around and … Continue reading

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“After He’s Gone” by Katherine Bolger Hyde – Book Review

If you’re looking for a fast-paced domestic thriller then look no further. I found “After He’s Gone” to be a compulsively readable novel – though a tad predictable. There were no jaw-dropping plot twists, but there was an engaging protagonist, … Continue reading

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“Homecoming” by Kate Morton – Book Review

Ever since reading “The Forgotten Garden“, I have been a huge fan of Kate Morton’s novels.  Since they have been published in 38 languages and have been international bestsellers, it would seem I am not alone. Kate Morton certainly knows … Continue reading

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“The Irish Boarding House” by Sandy Taylor – Book Review

This novel was heart-warming and filled with delightful, likeable characters. Set in Dublin in the 1950s, it was peopled with mostly Catholic women – women who had faced adversity of one kind or another. Mary Kate Ryan was a wonderful … Continue reading

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“The Missing Wife” by Sheila O’Flanagan – Book Review

If you like reading women’s fiction novels about starting over, then this is the book for you! Imogen, who lives in Dublin has been married for five years. During that time her husband Vince has changed her so much that … Continue reading

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“A Nice Place To Die” by J. Woollcott – Book Review

It is always so gratifying when you start a new series, and try a new author, and your efforts pay off. This was an engrossing novel, essentially a police procedural but it also contained elements of domestic thriller and had … Continue reading

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“A Likely Story” by Leigh McMullan Abramson – Book Review

Another worthy debut! Literary fiction which was slow paced, yet it held my interest throughout. Mind you… the characters were not very likeable. Riddled with entitled attitudes, fragile egos, elitist lifestyles, and emotional insecurities, some of them, like the egoist … Continue reading

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“No Safe Place” by Patricia Gibney – Book Review

I’ve read and thoroughly enjoyed the first three novels in Patricia Gibney’s Lottie Parker police procedural series.  They were fantastic! I’ve been meaning to read the fourth in the series for some time now – I’m SO glad to report … Continue reading

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“Weyward” by Emilia Hart – Book Review

“A great many things look different from a distance. Truth is like ugliness: you need to be close to see it.” What an entrancing debut novel! Told via three narrators, with three separate timelines, this book kept me spellbound. Altha … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – March 7, 2023 #NewBook #YouShouldHaveKnown @keller_reb @crookedlanebks @penguinrandom #TeaserTuesday #TuesdayBookBlog

My Tuesday post where I’ll ‘tease‘ you with the cover, blurb, and first paragraph of one of the titles from my own TBR. This book is a title I received from Crooked Lane Books/Penguin Random House via NetGalley and I’ll … Continue reading

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