Tag Archives: Hebrides

Throwback Thursday – “Entry Island” by Peter May Book Review

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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“Christmas at the Edge of the World” by Kate Hewitt – Book Review

Laurel West is thirty-five years old. She lives in York with her cat Mistral for company. She hasn’t given up on love exactly, but she is content with her life. When Laurel’s sister contacts her with a plea to look … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday (an old favorite recommended)

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favorites. This week I’ve chosen “Dark Water” by Sara Bailey for my Throwback Thursday post. It was first published in October 2016 by Nightingale Editions and … Continue reading

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“I’ll keep you safe” by Peter May – Book Review

“I’ll keep you safe” by the inimitable Peter May begins in Paris and ends in the atmospheric Hebrides for which he is famous. The protagonist is forty-year old Niamh (pronounced Neave) Macfarlane. She, with her husband Ruairidh, are attending a … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – an old favorite recommended

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favorites. This week I’ve chosen “The black house” by Peter May for my Throwback Thursday post. It was first published in 2009 and was, for me, a 5* read. First reviewed … Continue reading

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“Entry Island” by Peter May – Book Review

Part present day crime novel, and part historical novel “Entry Island“ is set alternately in the present day on the Magdalen islands, and hundreds of years ago in the Hebrides. Peter May has written a memorable novel that will resonate … Continue reading

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“The killings on Kersivay” by Angus MacVicar

Once more my reading travels have taken me to the Scottish isles.  I LOVE this setting! When I ponder why, I realize that like all settings that are located on islands, the setting makes the story akin to a ‘locked … Continue reading

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Trilogies to Treasure – Part 2 – Peter May’s Lewis trilogy

Many readers cannot commit to a lengthy series.  They find it too daunting, too time intensive.  They will often choose stand-alone novels for these reasons.  I am here to introduce you to some prime examples that bridge the gap between … Continue reading

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Series to Savour 4 – Ann Cleeves’ Shetland mysteries

I’m not sure what it is about the remote, isolated, and beautiful Hebrides that attracts so many readers.  All I know is that it is THIS SETTING that first attracted me to this series and enticed me to read it. … Continue reading

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“Dark water” by Sara Bailey – Book Review

Off the northernmost coast of Scotland lie the Orkney Islands.  It is here that Helena Chambers returns to visit her aging father who is awaiting heart surgery.  She hasn’t returned for over a decade, using the excuse that her PR job, … Continue reading

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“The Ice Twins” by S.K. Tremayne – Book Review

“When you love someone and they die, it is as if part of you dies with them. Therefore all love, if you like, is a form of suicide”. S.K.Tremayne’s novel “The Ice Twins” exhibits a pervading sense of menace. Not … Continue reading

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“The Blackhouse” by Peter May – Book Review

They say that reading is the cheapest form of travel.  In this case it was a wonderful trip.   “The Blackhouse” by Peter May is the first in a trilogy of novels set on the Hebridean Isle of Lewis. The setting … Continue reading

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