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Throwback Thursday – “The Song of Hartgrove Hall” by Natasha Solomons

The Throwback Thursday meme was created by Renee over at It’s Book Talk. She made this meme to share some of her old favorites. Although all bookbloggers have an endless TBR pile, we seldom take the time to reflect back … Continue reading

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“The Life She Wants” by Mel Sherratt – Book Review

Juliette and Danny – make the decision to relocate to the country to make a fresh start. They have recently lost their young daughter to meningitis, and feel that escaping their London life, with all its memories, would be good … Continue reading

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“The Girl Upstairs” by Georgina Lees – Book Review

The story of two young women living in an Islington house. Both single, they antagonize each other as neighbours. Both seem lonely in the congested metropolis that is London. Suzie, our protagonist, complains to the Council about the anti-social behavior … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – “Her Dark Retreat” by J.A. Baker

The Throwback Thursday meme was created by Renee over at It’s Book Talk. She made this meme to share some of her old favorites. Although all bookbloggers have an endless TBR pile, we seldom take the time to reflect back … Continue reading

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“The Girl In The Maze” by Cathy Hayward – Book Review

“We are shaped by our mothers, and, if we lack them we are shaped by that loss.” “I once read that motherhood is your heart forever walking around outside of you.” Emma 2019 – our protagonist travels from her family … Continue reading

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“Christmas at the Crescent” by Veronica Henry – Book Review

Josie is a talented chef who is in her late twenties. She is also a single mother to ten-month old Titus, whom she adores. She loves her flat in a prestigious crescent in Bath, but she wonders if she should … Continue reading

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“Yours Cheerfully” by A.J. Pearce – Book Review

Set in WWII London, “Yours Cheerfully” highlights the stoic and resilient spirit of Londoners during that time. The story takes place just a few short months after the events portrayed in “Dear Mrs. Bird“. The story is told from the … Continue reading

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“Darkness Falls” by Robert Bryndza – Book Review

Kate Marshall – a former police detective and university lecturer in criminology now has her own private investigator business.  Kate is a single mother in her mid-forties whose teenage son attends university. Though she has been sober for the past … Continue reading

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“Unsettled Ground” by Claire Fuller – Book Review

“It is hard to rewrite your own history”.Jeannie and Julius Seeder are twins who live in rural isolation deep in the heart of Oxfordshire. Their music is their solace. Julius does go out to work doing odd jobs and is … Continue reading

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“The Leftovers” by Cassandra Parkin – Book Review

“How can we ever really know what’s true, when all we have to go on is the contents of our heads?” Callie Taggart is a registered nurse. Due to the fact that she also cares for her mentally unstable brother, … Continue reading

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“Under Violent Skies” by Judi Daykin – Book Review

Detective Sergeant Sara Hirst is a city girl. Single, in her mid-thirties, she has recently moved to Norfolk from her position with the London Metropolitan Police. Her reasons for the move were two-fold. She wanted to find her birth-father (who … Continue reading

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“Only Human” by Diane Chandler – Book Review

“On the whole, humans want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.” – George Orwell Anna Bond – in her mid forties, married for almost twenty years, Anna has reached a precipice in her … Continue reading

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“The Night She Disappeared” by Lisa Jewell – Book Review

2017 – Kim is an attractive woman of thirty-nine who is a grandmother of a one year old named Noah. She lives in a modest house in the Surrey Hills with her teenage daughter Tallulah (the baby’s mother), and her … Continue reading

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“The Death of Jane Lawrence” by Caitlin Starling – Book Review

“A crumbling house, alone on the hill, was enough to make isolated women given to wild imaginings.” Jane Shoringfield is a young woman of high intellect with a logical, practical way of viewing the world and a keen mathematical mind. … Continue reading

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“Blood Sisters” by Jane Corry – Book Review

“Does bad blood run from one generation to the next?” S Alison – is in her late thirties. She lives alone and works as an art instructor in a college. Always short of funds, she strives to help her mother … Continue reading

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