Category Archives: Novellas

“Maureen” by Rachel Joyce – Book Review

As one of the millions of readers around the world who read and loved “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” and “The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessey“, it was a no-brainer that I would read “Maureen“, a novella that … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Literary fiction, NetGalley, Novellas, Women's fiction | Tagged , , , | 14 Comments

“Ghost 19” by Simone St. James – Book Review

I’ve read a few novels by Simone St. James so when I saw this novella on Amazon, I just had to buy it. Of the novels by this author that I have read, “The Broken Girls” is probably my favorite. … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Canadian fiction, ghost stories, Novellas | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

“Foster” a novella by Claire Keegan – Book Review

“Foster” was made into a film called “The Quiet Girl” and stars young Irish actress Catherine Clinch.  I would love to see it. This beautifully written novella evoked empathy in the reader. You just wanted to hug the protagonist and … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Edelweiss, Literary fiction, Novellas | Tagged , , | 14 Comments

“What Hides Beneath” (a D.C.I. Bone novella) – Book Review

This crime novella introduces D.C.I. Duncan Bone, a police officer working in the Campsie Fells area of Scotland. He is married to Alice, and has a three year old son. Bone drives a 1996 green Saab.The case – a body … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Mystery fiction, Novellas | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

“The Other Side Of Stone” by Linda Cracknell – Book Review

This book is comprised of nine linked short stories that form a novella. At the heart of all the stories is a water-powered woolen mill in Perthshire, Scotland. The Other Side of Stone spans three centuries in an intimate study … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Novellas, Short stories | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

“Christmas at the Crescent” by Veronica Henry – Book Review

Josie is a talented chef who is in her late twenties. She is also a single mother to ten-month old Titus, whom she adores. She loves her flat in a prestigious crescent in Bath, but she wonders if she should … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Christmas, Novellas, Women's fiction | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

“Small Things Like These” by Claire Keegan – Book Review

“If you want to get on in life, there’s things you have to ignore, so you can keep on.”This story tells of a Catholic businessman who shows his moral integrity with an act of compassion that took great courage. Bill … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Christmas, NetGalley, Novellas | Tagged , , , | 12 Comments

“The Farmhouse at Peace & Plenty” by L.B. Stimson – Book Review

If you like ghost stories with a historical tragedy as a plot device, then this novella length story is for you. The couple are trying to repair their marriage, and they came to the very worst place to do it. … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, ghost stories, Novellas | Tagged , | 4 Comments

“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

Posted in Book Reviews, Edelweiss, Historical fiction, Novellas | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

“The Salt Fields” by Stacy D. Flood – Book Review

“There’s salt all over Carolina, salt from tears and blood and the dead. It’s in every riverbed and blade of grass.” “The whole South ain’t nothing but a scar with some salt on it.” 1947 – Minister Peters has had … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Edelweiss, Literary fiction, Novellas | Tagged , , | 2 Comments