Tag Archives: England

“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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Teaser Tuesday – July 13, 2021 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday #bookbloggers #NetGalley @CazEngland #TheHouseOnTheWatersEdge

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 July 13th, 2021 I … Continue reading

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“Magpie Lane” by Lucy Atkins – Book Review

“Damage is only damage, after all, when it is observed.” Dee is a middle-aged Scottish woman living and working in the University City of Oxford, England. For the past two decades she has been a nanny to various visiting professors … Continue reading

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“The Burning Girls” by C.J. Tudor – Book Review

The widowed Reverend Jack (Jacqueline) Brooks and her fifteen year old daughter have recently been transferred to the small rural parish of Chapel Croft in Sussex. After a scandal put her in the newspapers in Nottingham, Jack’s superior deemed it … 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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“Summer At Sandcastle Cottage” by Christina Jones – Book Review

Kitty has had a rough run of luck. After a hurtful breakup, the subsequent result is that she has lost her home, her car, and her job. Now, though, she couldn’t be happier. She has found a new home, albeit … Continue reading

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“Look What You Made Me Do” by Nikki Smith – Book Review

This is the story of two sisters who are both adults with children of their own. The sisters have always had a somewhat rocky relationship. This is largely down to the fact that the eldest daughter Caroline was her mother’s … Continue reading

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“The Choice” by Gillian McAllister – Book Review

Joanna Oliva is a happily married thirty year old woman who lives in a basement flat in London. She adores her husband Reuben, and enjoys her job working on one of London’s mobile library buses. She goes out one night … Continue reading

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“The Lifeline” by Margaret Mayhew – Book Review

Frog End is a traditional, bucolic English village. Charming houses, a village green, and a population that is for the most part, no longer young. The young doctor of Frog End is a very caring and sympathetic man who seeks … Continue reading

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“The Guest Book” by C.L. Pattison – Book Review

Charles and Grace are on their way to St. Ives. They have booked a luxury hotel and are eager to get their honeymoon started. A vicious storm rises as their train goes through Cornwall and a large oak tree falls … Continue reading

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“Web Of Lies” by Sally Rigby – Book Review

“Web Of Lies” is the first novel in the Detective Sebastian Clifford crime series. Detective Sebastian Clifford – the 38 year old second son of Viscount Worthington, Seb comes from a wealthy and influential background. As his elder brother is … Continue reading

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“Outside Looking In” by Michael Wood – Book Review

“When you’re on the outside looking in you see things a lot differently.” DCI Matilda Darke is well named, for this is a woman who is in a dark place. It is almost the first anniversary of her beloved husband’s … Continue reading

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“Just What Kind of Mother are You?” by Paula Daly – Book Review

This novel is told via three voices: Lisa Kallisto – a married mother of three who never has the time she needs for all she wants to do. Harried and often overwhelmed by her busy life and her job in … Continue reading

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“Looking for Leo” by J.A. Baker – Book Review

About the book: Lynda – is single and nearing retirement from her job as a school teacher. She lives alone and enjoys her own company. She has lived with regrets and guilt for most of her adult life. Her only … Continue reading

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“Witness” by Caroline Mitchell – Book Review

Rebecca then – a young school teacher, Rebecca lives with her mother who is dying of cancer. When she meets the charismatic Solomon, she is immediately entrapped by his clever emotional manipulations. Solomon – a handsome man who is a … Continue reading

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