Category Archives: Book Reviews

“Christmas at the Crescent” by Veronica Henry – Book Review

Josie is a talented chef who is in her late twenties. She is also a single mother to ten-month old Titus, whom she adores. She loves her flat in a prestigious crescent in Bath, but she wonders if she should … Continue reading

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“Yours Cheerfully” by A.J. Pearce – Book Review

Set in WWII London, “Yours Cheerfully” highlights the stoic and resilient spirit of Londoners during that time. The story takes place just a few short months after the events portrayed in “Dear Mrs. Bird“. The story is told from the … Continue reading

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

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

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“Darkness Falls” by Robert Bryndza – Book Review

Kate Marshall – a former police detective and university lecturer in criminology now has her own private investigator business.  Kate is a single mother in her mid-forties whose teenage son attends university. Though she has been sober for the past … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – December 14, 2021 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday @StMartinsPress #TheLastHouseOnTheStreet @D_Chamberlain

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 December 14, 2021 I … Continue reading

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“Small Things Like These” by Claire Keegan – Book Review

“If you want to get on in life, there’s things you have to ignore, so you can keep on.”This story tells of a Catholic businessman who shows his moral integrity with an act of compassion that took great courage. Bill … Continue reading

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“Unsettled Ground” by Claire Fuller – Book Review

“It is hard to rewrite your own history”.Jeannie and Julius Seeder are twins who live in rural isolation deep in the heart of Oxfordshire. Their music is their solace. Julius does go out to work doing odd jobs and is … Continue reading

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“The Secret Next Door” by Rebecca Taylor – Book Review

Alyson and Justin Tinsdale have recently moved to Denver, Colorado from Nebraska. They have been married for seven years and have one five year old son. A social climber, Alyson pressured Justin into purchasing a house that they could not … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – December 7, 2021 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday @Bookouture #LostGraves @dunphyshane1

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 December 7, 2021 I … Continue reading

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“Still Life” by Sarah Winman – Book Review

“The world never turned out the way you wanted it to. It simply turned. And you hung on.” Ulysses Temper – ex-soldier, ex-husband, from the East End of London. An unexpected inheritance in 1953 sees him owning a large house … Continue reading

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Spell the Month in Books – DECEMBER #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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#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@0neMoreChapter_

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

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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