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Throwback Thursday – “My Kind of People” by Lisa Duffy #BookReview #ThrowbackThursday @lisaduffywriter

The Throwback Thursday meme was created by Renee over at It’s Book Talk (who seems to be taking a blogging hiatus). She made this meme to share some of her old favorites. Although all bookbloggers have an endless TBR pile, … Continue reading

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“The Sanctuary” by Katrine Engberg – Book Review

Jeppe Kørner, divorced and in his forties, was in a relationship with Sara Saidani, a work colleague and one of the members of his team. Now, they have parted ways and he is bereft. He has taken a leave of … Continue reading

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“The Couple at Causeway Cottage” by Diane Jeffrey – Book Review

Kat and Mark Fisher move to the idyllic island of Rathlin, off the coast of Northern Ireland. Their reasons are twofold. They want to escape their hectic London life and start a family, and, they want to be closer to … Continue reading

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“The Last Girl To Die” by Helen Fields – Book Review

Sadie Levesque – A Canadian from Banff who has made it her life’s work to find missing teenagers. Her latest case takes her to the Scottish Isle of Mull where a teenage girl named Adriana Clark has vanished. After four … Continue reading

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“The Barra Boy” by Iain Kelly – Book Review

Ewan Fraser, a London solicitor, is a lifelong bachelor in his fifties. One day, on his way to work he spies a familiar face at the station which prompts him to make an uncharacteristically spontaneous decision. He will return to … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – August 2, 2022 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday #TheBarraBoy @IainK_Writing @BookGuild

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 downloaded from NetGalley and I will be reading it this month. … Continue reading

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“The Invisible Husband of Frick Island” by Colleen Oakley – Book Review

Anders Caldwell is a young, nerdy, and earnest journalist. He aspires to be successful like his childhood hero, Clark Kent. He works full-time at a low-budget newspaper and does a podcast in his own time. When he is sent to … Continue reading

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“Aunt Ivy’s Cottage” by Kristin Harper – Book Review

Zoey is thirty-eight years old and has recently lost her job as a librarian. Unwisely placed trust in her former boyfriend has resulted in some financial setbacks as well. With one of her elderly aunts now dead, she returns to … Continue reading

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“Devil’s Fjord” by David Hewson – Book Review

“Djevulsfjord. Devil’s Fjord. It didn’t get that name by accident.” Tristan and Elsebeth are a late middle-aged childless couple who love each other deeply. For medical reasons Tristan has had to give up his office job with the police service … Continue reading

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“Holy Island” by L.J. Ross – Book Review

“People kill each other all over the world.” “Sure, but Lindisfarne — it’s holy. It’s like killing someone in church.” “Holy Island” was the winner of a poll I created to let my fellow bloggers and followers vote on which … Continue reading

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