Category Archives: Fiction

Throwback Thursday – “The Dead House” by Billy O’Callaghan – #BookReview #ThrowbackThursday #TheDeadHouse #Spooktober

The Throwback Thursday meme was created by Renee over at It’s Book Talk. She made this meme to share some of her old favorites. Although all bookbloggers have an endless TBR pile, we seldom take the time to reflect back … Continue reading

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“The Thin Place” by C.D. Major – Book Review @AmazonPub @CescaMajor #TheThinPlace #Spooktober #NetGalley #BookReview

“Heaven and earth are only three feet apart, but in thin places that distance is even shorter.”- Celtic proverb Ava Brent (present day) – is a 38 year old, experienced television journalist based in Glasgow. She has a partner, Fraser, … Continue reading

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“Blood Sisters” by Jane Corry – Book Review

“Does bad blood run from one generation to the next?” S Alison – is in her late thirties. She lives alone and works as an art instructor in a college. Always short of funds, she strives to help her mother … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word = NIGHT #WednesdaysWord #booklovers #bookbloggers #fiction

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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“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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Teaser Tuesday – October 5, 2021 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday @StMartinsPress @see_starling #TheDeathOfJaneLawrence #PublicationDay #NetGalley

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 October 5, 2021 I … Continue reading

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“Sleepless” by Romy Hausmann – Book Review

“Damaged people damage other people.” Nelly Schütt – was brought up in her parent’s inn. She works the reception desk and longs for a ‘bigger’ life. She begins to have an affair with one of the hotel’s regular customers, Paul. … Continue reading

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“The Midwife’s Secret” by Emily Gunnis – Book Review

“A gripping, heart-wrenching story of love, loyalty and family secrets.” This engrossing story is told via three timelines: “It is God’s will that a woman suffers in childbirth, he says, and it is not my place to interfere with God’s … Continue reading

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20 Questions with novelist N.S. Ford #AuthorInterview @nsfordwriter #NSFord #WeWatchYou

Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing debut novelist N.S. Ford. Her novel, “We Watch You” is to be published in just two days time – on October 1, 2021 “We Watch You” is your debut novel. Can you tell … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – September 28, 2021 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday @Legend_Times_ @cassandrajaneuk #TheLeftovers #LegendPress #NetGalley

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 September 28, 2021 I … Continue reading

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Cover Love part 106 – Split Faces

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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“The House On The Water’s Edge” by C.E. Rose – Book Review

When new mother Ali Baker learns of her mother’s tragic death in a car accident, her baby son is only five weeks old. She had expected her mother to visit within the next few days so she was curt with … Continue reading

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“Rizzio” by Denise Mina – Book Review

A young Mary Queen of Scots witnesses the brutal murder of her private secretary David Rizzio during the bloody coup of Holyrood Palace in March of 1566. Ever since reading the brilliant crime trilogy ‘Garnethill‘ several years ago, I have … Continue reading

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“Something To Hide” by Deborah Moggach – Book Review

This is a story set on four different continents featuring four different women who all have something to hide.  But then, some would argue, who doesn’t? Petra – a woman in her early sixties whose children are grown and living … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word = BURNING #WednesdaysWord #booklovers #bookbloggers #fiction

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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