Tag Archives: England

“The Walled Garden” by Sarah Hardy – Book Review #BlogTour @bonnierbooks_uk @ZaffreBooks #TheWalledGarden @RandomTTours #BookReview

Oakbourne Hall – a once grand Suffolk Manor House. Oakbourne is now dilapidated and needs much in the way of restoration after being requisitioned by Canadian soldiers for the last five years of WWII. There is no money for repairs, … Continue reading

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“Weyward” by Emilia Hart – Book Review

“A great many things look different from a distance. Truth is like ugliness: you need to be close to see it.” What an entrancing debut novel! Told via three narrators, with three separate timelines, this book kept me spellbound. Altha … Continue reading

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“The Secrets of Hartwood Hall” by Katie Lumsden – Book Review

I’m always keen to try new authors, and this debut novel was a corker! Anyone who enjoyed “Mrs. England” by Stacey Halls will probably love this one. Hartwood Hall is an isolated and somewhat dilapidated manor in Somersetshire, England. It … Continue reading

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“Secrets At The Last House Before The Sea” by Liz Eeles – Book Review

With a stunning setting, empathetic characters, and a myriad of secrets, this warm-hearted romance novel ticked all the boxes. I mean, with a place called Heaven’s Cove, how could it not? The ramshackle old Driftwood House high on the hill … Continue reading

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“How To Find Love In A Bookshop” by Veronica Henry – Book Review

It’s the season of love, so, on Valentine’s Day I thought I’d read a love story for a change. In a word… this one was delightful! Authentic, empathetic characters, a beautiful Cotswold village setting, love, music, and books… what’s not … Continue reading

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“Fatal Secrets” by Anita Waller – Book Review

What a cracking beginning to a new crime series! With likeable characters, a fast-paced plot, and an interesting storyline, “Fatal Secrets” is a winner! Set in Sheffield, this crime thriller features members of the South Yorkshire Police. It has a … Continue reading

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“Maureen” by Rachel Joyce – Book Review

As one of the millions of readers around the world who read and loved “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” and “The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessey“, it was a no-brainer that I would read “Maureen“, a novella that … Continue reading

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“The Chamber And The Cross” by Lisa K. Shapiro and Deborah K. Reed – Book Review

This book has its own website with some stunning photographs! https://www.thechamberandthecross.com/ Anyone who enjoys a dual timeline novel packed with authentic historical detail needs to read this book. With one part rooted in the present and the other (the bulk … Continue reading

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“The Skeleton Key” by Erin Kelly – Book Review

Nell Churcher is the protagonist of the story. She lives in London, on a narrowboat without a permanent mooring. She shares her humble abode with fifteen year old Billie, who is the daughter of Nell’s former boyfriend. Despite her affluent … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – January 3, 2023 #NewBook #FatalSecrets @anitamayw #TeaserTuesday #TuesdayBookBlog @BoldwoodBooks

My Tuesday post where I’ll ‘tease‘ you with the cover, blurb, and first paragraph of one of the titles from my own TBR. This book is a title I received from Boldwood Books via NetGalley and I’ll be reading it … Continue reading

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