Category Archives: Love stories

“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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“The Island Home” by Libby Page – Book Review

“Sometimes it is easier to stay away than to try to build bridges and fail. To let silences stretch over years rather than reaching a hand out across the vast and lonely emptiness.” Lorna – Twenty-two years ago Lorna left … Continue reading

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“The Skylark’s Secret” by Fiona Valpy – Book Review

Told via two separate timelines, this story relays the story of a mother and daughter. The mother, Flora, was a WREN during WWII. She drove ambulances when her small croft fishing community was commandeered by the Home Fleet as a … Continue reading

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“Summer At Sandcastle Cottage” by Christina Jones – Book Review

Kitty has had a rough run of luck. After a hurtful breakup, the subsequent result is that she has lost her home, her car, and her job. Now, though, she couldn’t be happier. She has found a new home, albeit … Continue reading

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“Valentine’s Day at the Star and Sixpence” by Holly Hepburn – Book Review

I’ve been reading a lot of crime fiction lately and thought I’d take a wee break by reading this charming, seasonal novella. I met the protagonists when I read the Christmas novella “Snowdrops at the Star and Sixpence” and thought … Continue reading

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“The Song of Hartgrove Hall” by Natasha Solomons – Book Review

“Home wasn’t a place. Home was music.” Hartgrove Hall is a house with nine bedrooms, five reception rooms, a suite of attics and half a dozen ramshackle barns. Reading “The Song of Hartgrove Hall” I knew that I was being … Continue reading

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“A Shape on the Air” by Julia Ibbotson – Book Review

Viv DuLac present day – a university lecturer in medieval studies who has recently been betrayed and swindled by her live-in partner. The stress of the ending of this relationship coupled with the imminent loss of her home create the … Continue reading

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“Poor Little Rich Girl” by Phyllis Mallett – Book Review

Blurb: Just hours after her beloved mother’s funeral, Elaine Carson discovers she was adopted at birth, and that her real mother is Carrie Williams, a best-selling author. Feeling lost and alone, and with nothing solid tying her to her life … Continue reading

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“The Fortune Teller’s Promise” by Kelly Heard – Book Review

Also published under the title “Before You Go“ “Predictions and nightmares, Dell often said, have exactly as much power as we give them and no more.” The story flips back and forth between 1990 and 1991 with some back references … Continue reading

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“The Cottage in a Cornish Cove” by Cass Grafton – Book Review

An unexpected inheritance of a lovely old cottage in an idyllic Cornish setting makes the perfect jumping off point for this charming romance. Anna Redding leaves her boyfriend, her job, and her housemates in Yorkshire, and moves to Cornwall to … Continue reading

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#CoverReveal – “The Cottage on Wildflower Lane” by Liz Davies @rararesources

Looking forward to a ‘feel good’ love story? Check out “The Cottage on Wildflower Lane” by Liz Davies 209 pages ASIN: B083QRXBW9 A sneak peek…. Pre-order links and what could be better?  It is being published on Valentine’s Day! Publication Date: … Continue reading

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“Christmas at the Edge of the World” by Kate Hewitt – Book Review

Laurel West is thirty-five years old. She lives in York with her cat Mistral for company. She hasn’t given up on love exactly, but she is content with her life. When Laurel’s sister contacts her with a plea to look … Continue reading

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