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“Nine Elms” by Robert Bryndza – #BookReview #NineElms @RobertBryndza @AmazonPub

Kate Marshall – a former police detective, now works in a university as a lecturer in criminology alongside her young and talented research assistant. Kate is a single mother whose teenage son lives with his grandmother, Kate’s own mother. Though … Continue reading

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Half-way – Fictionophile 2020 biannual report

Yes, folks we are now halfway through 2020. And what a year it has been! Unprecedented for all of us. Who would have thought that the world could have taken such a divergent path? As everyone in the world will … Continue reading

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“The Ghost in the House” by Sara O’Leary – Book Review

“I have broken the natural laws by my return. And there are, as always, consequences.” “I shouldn’t have ever had to see him with someone else, but I have.” When Fay returns to her marital home after being dead for … Continue reading

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“Blood Red City” by Rod Reynolds – Book Review

“A witness but no victim; a crime but no crime scene; too many questions without answers.” Thirty-four year old Lydia Wright works as a celebrity/entertainment reporter for a London tabloid newspaper. She is aggrieved by her loss of her ‘real‘ … Continue reading

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“The Girl from Widow Hills” by Megan Miranda – Book Review

Olivia Meyer works as a hospital administrator in North Carolina. She is a solitary woman in her mid-twenties who lives outside town in a semi-rural location. One day she receives a box containing some things that belonged to her mother … Continue reading

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“Remain Silent” by Susie Steiner – Book Review

“Human beings cannot bear too much reality.”It has been my absolute JOY this week to read the third novel in the Manon Bradshaw series. And, no surprise, it was just as wonderful – if not more so! “Remain Silent” will, … Continue reading

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“The Sea Gate” by Jane Johnson – Book Review

“The house is full of secrets, and sometimes they come out and whisper together in the night.” A wonderful story that switches between dual timelines featuring two strong, courageous, and resilient women artists. 1943 – Olivia Kitto is sixteen years … Continue reading

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“A Bad, Bad, Thing” by Elena Forbes – Book Review

Eve West is a beautiful, petite, Detective Inspector working for London’s Metropolitan Police.  She is a very private person whose past holds many secrets.  She suffers from insomnia. Though she doesn’t have a serious relationship with anyone, she is having … Continue reading

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A Summer Book-Bingo – Just for Fun!

Due to the world’s ‘new normal’, many of us are sticking close to home this summer.  Also, those of us who like to read are doing so MORE than ever before. Just for fun I created a SUMMER BOOK BINGO. … Continue reading

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“Weycombe” by G.M. Malliet – Book Review

For the past nine months Jillian White has been out of work. Before this she worked as a videographer for the BBC. An American, she is married to a fault-finding man who has aristocratic roots.  Her marriage is spiraling down … Continue reading

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20 Books of Summer Reading Challenge #20BooksOfSummer20

Once again, I plan to partake in the 20 Books of Summer Reading Challenge created by Cathy at 746books.comHer rules are simple: If you want to join in, just nab her Books of Summer image, pick your own 20 books … Continue reading

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#FFRC2020 Reading Challenge progress as of April 18, 2020

This year I put myself out on a limb and created a reading challenge. Four other bloggers have decided to join me in #FFRC2020 Here are the eight criteria for the challenge: And here is MY progress so far – … Continue reading

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January 2020 recap – The Ups and the Downs of Bookblogging

Well folks, January has been a mixed bag for me.  I read some very good novels, posted quite a few times with reviews and other bookish stuff, received some stellar titles in my monthly book haul, and, on a personal … Continue reading

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“Her” by Harriet Lane – Book Review

Emma – a mother of two very young children. She is constantly exhausted, more than a bit envious of her husband who still works in television, and the couple are struggling financially. Emma gave up her career to be a … Continue reading

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It’s not too late! Bookblogger’s Fiction Reading Challenge #FFRC2020 #TuesdayBookBlog #bookbloggers

I was delighted to read a review this week by Sheila (the Quiet Geordie). As of today, she is one of the few bloggers, other than myself, who has decided to join in the Bookblogger’s Fiction Reading Challenge along with … Continue reading

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