Category Archives: debut novels

Teaser Tuesday – January 10, 2023 #NewBook #TheWritingRetreat @juliabartz @simonschuster #TeaserTuesday #TuesdayBookBlog @AtriaBooks @EmilyBestler

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 Emily Bestler Books / Atria Books via Edelweiss and … Continue reading

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“The Vanishing Tide” by Hilary Tailor – Book Review

“It was the burden of the living that they would be left with questions only the dead could answer.” “Secrets only stacked up so high until they toppled and spilled.” Astrid – has recently passed away. She was only sixty-nine … Continue reading

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“The Vanishing of Margaret Small” by Neil Alexander – Book Review

At times a heart-wrenching read, “The Vanishing of Margaret Small” was an astounding debut novel. Based upon interviews with ‘people with learning disabilities’, the author has created a fictionalized tribute to those people, while also reminding us of the dire … Continue reading

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“Hungry Hill” by Eileen Patricia Curran – Book Review

I’m always eager to try new authors, and this debut novel did not disappoint. Grace Cavanaugh was a charming character. She was spirited, intelligent, and had a great sense of humour. Her great aunt, eighty-six year old Maggie Reilly, was … Continue reading

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“Meredith, Alone” by Claire Alexander – Book Review

I had a fantastic time sharing in Meredith’s apartment life. She was a character that you couldn’t help but root for. This debut novel reminded me quite strongly of “Elinor Oliphant Is Completely Fine“, but that being said, Meredith Maggs … Continue reading

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“Parting The Veil” by Paulette Kennedy – Book Review

This was my last read for the month of October. Only fitting as it had a ghostly element and was touted as a gothic thriller novel. Havenwood Manor, the creepy, crumbling old house in Hampshire was an excellent setting for … Continue reading

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“The Marsh Queen” by Virginia Hartman – Book Review

Loni Mae Murrow escaped the stifling confines of her home in northern Florida and went north. Now thirty-six, she works for the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum as an artist in their ornithology department. She likes her life in Washington, D.C. … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – August 16, 2022 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday #LovingTheDeadAndGone @RegalHouse1 #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 directly from Regal House Publishing via NetGalley and it is … Continue reading

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“In Bitter Chill” by Sarah Ward – Book Review

DC Connie Childs – is a policewoman with a tiny stature but with an attitude that more than makes up for it. She knows the Derbyshire area well because it is her home county. She works with her instincts and … Continue reading

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“The Midcoast” by Adam White – Book Review

“If you’re happy all the time, you don’t appreciate anything. You have to have contrast, to have low moments to bring out the high moments in relief.” “When your head is down, and you’re trying to outrun your past, your … Continue reading

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