Category Archives: Fiction

Cover Love part 102 – Path to the Beach

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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Teaser Tuesday – July 20, 2021 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday #bookbloggers @AtriaBooks #TheFamilyPlot @ImMeganCollins

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 July 20th, 2021 I … Continue reading

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“The Beauty Of Broken Things” by Victoria Connelly – Book Review

Helen Hansard is a vibrant woman in her early thirties. A keen photographer, she is debating giving up her steady job in the city and making photography her primary focus. She wants to follow her dream. One tragic day, on … Continue reading

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“Sarah’s List” by Elizabeth Gunn – Book Review

This is the seventh installment in the Sarah Burke police procedural series set in Tucson, Arizona. Though I did not read any of the previous titles, the author included enough of the back story that “Sarah’s List” read well as … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – July 13, 2021 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday #bookbloggers #NetGalley @CazEngland #TheHouseOnTheWatersEdge

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 July 13th, 2021 I … Continue reading

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“Magpie Lane” by Lucy Atkins – Book Review

“Damage is only damage, after all, when it is observed.” Dee is a middle-aged Scottish woman living and working in the University City of Oxford, England. For the past two decades she has been a nanny to various visiting professors … Continue reading

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20 Questions with mystery author Tina DeBellegarde #AuthorInterview @tdbwrites @levelbestbooks

1. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your debut mystery novel “Winter Witness”, and I’m eager now to read the second book in the series. Congratulations on the positive reviews. What is the most rewarding thing about your writing journey so far? … Continue reading

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“The Island Home” by Libby Page – Book Review @libbypagewrites #TheIslandHome @orionbooks #NetGalley #BookReview

“Sometimes it is easier to stay away than to try to build bridges and fail. To let silences stretch over years rather than reaching a hand out across the vast and lonely emptiness.” Lorna – Twenty-two years ago Lorna left … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word = QUIET #WednesdaysWord #booklovers

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 – July 6, 2021 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday #bookbloggers #TheRiseOfLight @LibHawker #NetGalley #TuesdayBookBlog

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 July 6th, 2021 I … Continue reading

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“Please See Us” by Caitlin Mullen – Book Review

The once vibrant and bustling New Jersey hot spot is now tawdry and in a sharp decline. The once thriving casinos and hotels are starved for business – at least the ones that are left. The economy is in free … Continue reading

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What a difference a cover makes – A reader’s discussion

Every once in a while, a circumstance causes me to pause and wonder… Do other readers feel the same way I do? Yesterday, I encountered just such a circumstance. I saw this book cover in one of my ‘Kindle Deals’ … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – June 29, 2021 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday #bookbloggers #GeraldineVernesRedSuitcase @JaneRileyAuthor #PublicationDay

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 June 29th, 2021 I … Continue reading

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“The Burning Girls” by C.J. Tudor – Book Review

The widowed Reverend Jack (Jacqueline) Brooks and her fifteen year old daughter have recently been transferred to the small rural parish of Chapel Croft in Sussex. After a scandal put her in the newspapers in Nottingham, Jack’s superior deemed it … Continue reading

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“The Good Sister” by Sally Hepworth – Book Review

“Maybe when it comes to sisters, boundaries are always a little bit blurry. Blurred boundaries, I think, are what sisters do best.” Rose and Fern Castle are the twenty-eight year old fraternal twins of a single mother. When the girls … Continue reading

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