Category Archives: Women’s fiction

“The Last House On The Street” by Diane Chamberlain – Book Review

1965 – Ellie Hockley  is a young white woman who risks her family’s scorn and disapproval to work towards helping black North Carolinians to register to vote. Her commitment to the cause and her ardent beliefs cause such friction that, … Continue reading

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“The Girl In The Maze” by Cathy Hayward – Book Review

“We are shaped by our mothers, and, if we lack them we are shaped by that loss.” “I once read that motherhood is your heart forever walking around outside of you.” Emma 2019 – our protagonist travels from her family … Continue reading

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“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

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“Yours Cheerfully” by A.J. Pearce – Book Review

Set in WWII London, “Yours Cheerfully” highlights the stoic and resilient spirit of Londoners during that time. The story takes place just a few short months after the events portrayed in “Dear Mrs. Bird“. The story is told from the … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – December 14, 2021 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday @StMartinsPress #TheLastHouseOnTheStreet @D_Chamberlain

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 December 14, 2021 I … Continue reading

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“Only Human” by Diane Chandler – Book Review

“On the whole, humans want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.” – George Orwell Anna Bond – in her mid forties, married for almost twenty years, Anna has reached a precipice in her … Continue reading

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“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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