Tag Archives: domestic drama

“A Likely Story” by Leigh McMullan Abramson – Book Review

Another worthy debut! Literary fiction which was slow paced, yet it held my interest throughout. Mind you… the characters were not very likeable. Riddled with entitled attitudes, fragile egos, elitist lifestyles, and emotional insecurities, some of them, like the egoist … Continue reading

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“The Queen of Dirt Island” by Donal Ryan – Book Review

This was a story that explores some little BIG lives. Little in that they are people who did not travel very far, who might not have had the best education, yet BIG in that they lived with love, passion, and … Continue reading

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“The Blue Window” by Suzanne Berne – Book Review

“Life is messy. People love how they can.”“It occurred to him that most of the disasters people prepare for had already happened.” I’ll admit that after reading the first chapter of this novel I was contemplating pulling out my hair. … Continue reading

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“A Quiet Life” by Ethan Joella – Book Review

“Sometimes you just need to say all the things that are inside you, hurting your heart.” Chuck Ayers – a recent widower who is reeling from the loss of his beloved wife, Cat. Chuck is in his early seventies and … Continue reading

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“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

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“Life, Slightly” by Nigel Cooper – Book Review

Jackie – is a good listener. She listens to those who are damaged by what life has thrown at them. She wants to be needed. But what happens when someone listens to her? Gavin – Conflicted about his sexual preference, … Continue reading

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“Loving The Dead And Gone” by Judith Turner-Yamamoto – Book Review

“Loving the dead and gone was the sweetest love of all… the only thing that never changed, never got old and sour.” 1963  Donald Ray Spencer – dead at age nineteen leaving behind a seventeen year old widow, Darlene. Darlene … Continue reading

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“The Birdcage” by Eve Chase – Book Review

“The past lives on like the wrong tense in a Word document, constantly underlined, needing to be addressed.” “When there are three half sisters and three rivaling mothers with some overlap, it’s complicated.” “We didn’t look related – mismatching dolls … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – June 28, 2022 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday #TheMarshQueen @virginiahartmn @GalleryBooks @simonschuster

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 Edelweiss. Today, Tuesday June 28, 2022 I … Continue reading

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“The Other Guest” by Helen Cooper – Book Review

The story is told via three points of view: Joanna Greenfield (Derby, England) – works as a Head of Counselling Services at a university. She is a very caring woman, so is excellent at her job. She lives alone (with … Continue reading

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