Category Archives: Women’s fiction

“Something To Hide” by Deborah Moggach – Book Review

This is a story set on four different continents featuring four different women who all have something to hide.  But then, some would argue, who doesn’t? Petra – a woman in her early sixties whose children are grown and living … Continue reading

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“Painting The Light” by Sally Cabot Gunning – Book Review

Painting the Light is set on a sheep farm in Martha’s Vineyard in 1898. Ida Russell is an artist who lives in Beacon Hill, Boston with her parents. Then her young life is beset by loss. First her father and … Continue reading

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“The Lost Girls of Devon” by Barbara O’Neal – Book Review

This is the story of four generations of women: Lillian – lives in a charming old manor house in coastal Devon. She is in her late eighties and is a renowned writer of mystery novels. Now though, she is experiencing … 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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“Last Summer” by Kerry Lonsdale – Book Review

If you are looking for an escapist, light read, then this novel could very well be for you. I was in the mood for just such a book, yet this one left me underwhelmed. I don’t always have to like … Continue reading

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“The Beauty Of Broken Things” by Victoria Connelly – Book Review

Helen Hansard is a vibrant woman in her early thirties. A keen photographer, she is debating giving up her steady job in the city and making photography her primary focus. She wants to follow her dream. One tragic day, on … 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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“Just After Midnight” by Catherine Ryan Hyde – Book Review

Faith – very recently separated from her emotionally abusive husband Robert, Faith is living at her family’s California beach house to re-access her life and come to terms with her new situation. She realizes that she has turned into a … Continue reading

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“The Love Story Of Missy Carmichael” by Beth Morrey – Book Review

“The outcome was always the same, alone in my barren old house, thinking of the people who’d gone.” Missy Carmichael – lives alone in a large house in Stoke Newington, London. The rooms echo her loneliness. Her husband is gone. … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – June 15, 2021 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday #bookbloggers @LibbyPageWrites #TheIslandHome

My Tuesday post where I’ll ‘tease‘ you with the cover, blurb, and first paragraph of one of the advanced reader’s copies from my own TBR. This book is a title I downloaded from NetGalley. Today, Tuesday June 15th, 2021 I … 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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“The Bass Rock” by Evie Wyld – Book Review

Ruth – Recently married to a widower with two boys. She has just moved into the large house in North Berwick, and is finding herself alone more often than not. Her two stepsons are sent off to boarding school and … Continue reading

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“How the Penguins Saved Veronica” by Hazel Prior – Book Review

Eighty-six year old Veronica McCreedy is wealthy, cantankerous, manipulative, stubborn, and very, very, lonely. She lost her parents during the Blitz, and her life since then has been filled with more loss and loneliness. She shies away from getting too … Continue reading

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“The Boatman’s Wife” by Noëlle Harrison – Book Review

Secrets. We all have them, yet some are more consequential than others. When young Lily Fitzgerald is widowed at the tender age of twenty-four, she discovers that her beloved husband has been harboring a serious secret indeed. 2017 – Lily … Continue reading

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