Category Archives: Fiction

“The Vanishing Hour” by Seraphina Nova Glass – Book Review @GraydonHouse @HarperCollins #TheVanishingHour #BookReview @SeraphinaNova

“The Vanishing Hour” was a missing persons thriller with a melancholy vibe that was peopled with empathetic and interesting characters. Four young women and two elderly men have vanished from one of the town’s seedier streets over the course of … Continue reading

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“Closer By Sea” by Perry Chafe – Book Review @SimonSchusterCA @simonschuster #CloserBySea @perrychafe #BookReview

“Closer By Sea” is a literary debut that will remain in my memory for some time. It was a coming-of-age story set on an island off the coast of Newfoundland during one pivotal, unforgettable summer when our protagonist, Pierce, was … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – May 30, 2023 #NewBook #TheGoodOnes @pollystew @HarperCollins #NetGalley #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 Harper Collins via NetGalley and I look forward to … Continue reading

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“The Bookstore Sisters: a short story” by Alice Hoffman – Book Review @ahoffmanwriter #TheBookstoreSisters #ShortStory

If you’re looking for a charming yet thought-provoking little story look no further. I read this one while eating my lunchtime salad. Isabel, a thirty-two year old divorce, is a New Yorker who works as a ‘dog walker’ in Manhattan. … Continue reading

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“The Collected Regrets of Clover” by Mikki Brammer – Book Review

“There was something beautiful about the tenuous reality of being human.” “From my experience, the ones who preferred not to think about it while living tended to have the most regrets while dying.” It was very brave for Mikki Brammer … Continue reading

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“We All Die In The End” by Elizabeth Merry – Book Review #ShortStories

Like many small towns everywhere, this little town has a real cross-section of residents. Some are quirky, some lonely, some kind, and some mean spirited. They have a variety of lives and lifestyles, as well as individual problems and worries. … Continue reading

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“No Two Persons” by Erica Bauermeister – Book Review

This extraordinary novel might well be in my 2023 Top Ten List! It is a book of stories that are linked in a tenuous though profound way. The first story is that of an author named Alice who writes a … Continue reading

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“The Apple Orchard” by Veronica Henry – a short story review

Charming and bittersweet story of Joe, a damaged veteran of the Falkland War who finds friendship when he least expects it. The story exemplifies the best and worst of human nature within its few pages. With a lovely little dog … Continue reading

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“Between Two Strangers” by Kate White – Book Review

Skyler Moore is a thirty-seven year old struggling artist/graphic designer who works out of a rented loft in Manhattan. She lives in a fourth floor walk-up apartment with her calico cat, named Tuna. She is somewhat estranged from her family … Continue reading

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“The Second Woman” by Louise Mey – Book Review

“She wants to forget this day. That’s allowed. She does that sometimes, some days don’t count.” Sandrine is a legal secretary. She is bright, but very much a loner. She has zero self-esteem, and is severely emotionally damaged from her … Continue reading

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