Category Archives: Love stories

“An Unfinished Story” by Boo Walker – Book Review

Claire Kite lost the love of her life in a tragic car accident. It has been three long years now that she has been grieving her husband David. A successful restaurateur, she lives for her work. At home she has … Continue reading

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“The Littlest Library” by Poppy Alexander – Book Review

What a lovely surprise this little novel turned out to be! Warm escapist fiction with enough literary references to satisfy anyone who appreciates the written word. Those who follow my blog will know that romance is not my usual genre … Continue reading

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“Letting In Light” by Emma Davies – Book Review

“It’s not only windows that let in the light.” If you are in the mood for a book that is comforting and hopeful then look no further. Rowan Hill was idyllic and its occupants were vividly rendered. Set in Shropshire, … Continue reading

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“Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow” by Gabrielle Zevin – Book Review

“True collaborators in this life are rare.” I chose this book on the author’s name alone because I loved her novel “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry“. This one was completely different in every way but I loved it just … Continue reading

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“Point Last Seen” by Christina Dodd – Book Review

“Last Seen in Gothic” series – Book ONE Adam Ramsdell – lives alone in the quirky hamlet of Gothic, California which is peopled by eccentrics, artists, and loners. He is somewhat taciturn and  a loner himself, so he fits right … Continue reading

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“The Invisible Husband of Frick Island” by Colleen Oakley – Book Review

Anders Caldwell is a young, nerdy, and earnest journalist. He aspires to be successful like his childhood hero, Clark Kent. He works full-time at a low-budget newspaper and does a podcast in his own time. When he is sent to … Continue reading

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“Ellie And The Harpmaker” by Hazel Prior – Book Review

Ellie Jacobs – Before her marriage to Clive, Ellie was a librarian, but now she is a housewife. She has little in the way of self esteem due to a fraught relationship with her mother. With no children to care … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre has a lot to answer for…

I first read the classic novel “Jane Eyre” when I was twelve years old. By that time I was an avid reader, and Jane only served to make me even more so. I own several copies of the book in … Continue reading

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“Aunt Ivy’s Cottage” by Kristin Harper – Book Review

Zoey is thirty-eight years old and has recently lost her job as a librarian. Unwisely placed trust in her former boyfriend has resulted in some financial setbacks as well. With one of her elderly aunts now dead, she returns to … Continue reading

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“Beneath Cornish Skies” by Kate Ryder – Book Review

When she was just seventeen, Cassandra Shaw lost her parents in an automobile accident. She was in the car and suffered extensive injuries which saw her in hospital for three months. Immediately after the crash, a handsome man named David … Continue reading

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