Category Archives: debut novels

“The Collected Regrets of Clover” by Mikki Brammer – Book Review @StMartinsPress #NetGalley #TheCollectedRegretsOfClover @mikkibrammer #BookReview

“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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“Before You Knew My Name” by Jacqueline Bublitz – Book Review

“The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?” – Edgar Allan Poe “Sometimes a person slips out of your life so easily, you … Continue reading

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“Isaac And The Egg” by Bobby Palmer – Book Review

How do I review a book that is simultaneously heartrendingly sad AND hilariously funny? Twenty-nine year old Isaac Addy is unmoored, adrift, and suicidal. His beloved wife, Mary, has died. He cannot fathom a life without her in it. Just … Continue reading

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“Death Under a Little Sky” by Stig Abell – Book Review

Written partly as an homage to detective fiction, this stellar debut is a must read! Former London police detective Jake Jackson’s marriage has been snuffed out due to apathy and repeated failure to conceive. He and his wife are still … Continue reading

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“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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“The Walled Garden” by Sarah Hardy – Book Review

Oakbourne Hall – a once grand Suffolk Manor House. Oakbourne is now dilapidated and needs much in the way of restoration after being requisitioned by Canadian soldiers for the last five years of WWII. There is no money for repairs, … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – “Big Girl Small Town” by Michelle Gallen #BigGirlSmallTown #IrishFiction #ReadingIreland #BookReview #ThrowbackThursday

The Throwback Thursday meme was created by Renee over at It’s Book Talk (who seems to be taking a blogging hiatus). She made this meme to share some of her old favorites. Although all bookbloggers have an endless TBR pile, … 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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“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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