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“The Legacy of Halesham Hall” by Jenni Keer – Book Review

Whenever I see a book with a beautiful cover and the word ‘HALL’ in the title it is a sure bet that I will want to investigate further. This is likely a throwback to my adolescent reading days filled with … Continue reading

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“The Matchmaker’s Gift” by Lynda Cohen Loigman – Book Review

This is the author’s third novel and I have read all her work. I have to say that I enjoy her writing enough that if I see her name on the cover, I will get a copy. This book was … Continue reading

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“The Family Remains” by Lisa Jewell – Book Review

With a sordid family history which originated in a desirable Chelsea neighbourhood of London, the children of the house featured in the author’s “The Family Upstairs” have reinvented themselves. Now, some twenty-six years later, they’ve built lives for themselves with … Continue reading

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“The It Girl” by Ruth Ware – Book Review

Six university friends: Hannah Jones – from a middle class background, is thrilled to be studying literature at the infamous Oxford University. April Clarke-Cliveden – beautiful, wealthy, popular, stylish, a gifted actress, and prone to practical jokes. The type of … Continue reading

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“The Necklace” by Matt Witten – Book Review

Susan Lentigo – Twenty years ago Susan’s seven year old daughter Amy was brutally raped and murdered. She is stuck in a sort of limbo. She still lives in the same house, has the same poorly paid waitressing job, only … Continue reading

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“The Beloved Girls” by Harriet Evans – Book Review

2018 –  Catherine Christophe is 47 years old and works as a very successful barrister in London. She is a workaholic, is happily married and is the mother of two teenage children. Catherine seems haunted by a mysterious event from … Continue reading

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“The Marsh House” by Zoë Somerville – Book Review

Malorie 1962 – escaping London and an unfaithful husband, Malorie has rented a dilapidated house on a Norfolk marsh. The house was in a photograph that Malorie’s mother gave her – at the behest of her father. It is just … Continue reading

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“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 Thin Place” by C.D. Major – Book Review

“Heaven and earth are only three feet apart, but in thin places that distance is even shorter.”- Celtic proverb Ava Brent (present day) – is a 38 year old, experienced television journalist based in Glasgow. She has a partner, Fraser, … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – October 19, 2021 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday @AgoraBooksLDN @CathyHayward7 #TheGirlInTheMaze #NetGalley

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 October 19, 2021 I … Continue reading

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