Tag Archives: Maine

“Margreete’s Harbor” by Eleanor Morse – Book Review

1955 – Margreete Hocking – an elderly woman who lives alone in a house beside the sea in the state of Maine. Margreete has been married three times, has had three children, and has lived a full and vibrant life, … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – August 3, 2021 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday #TheSingingTrees @boowalkerbooks

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 August 3, 2021 I … Continue reading

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“The Boatman’s Wife” by Noëlle Harrison – Book Review

Secrets. We all have them, yet some are more consequential than others. When young Lily Fitzgerald is widowed at the tender age of twenty-four, she discovers that her beloved husband has been harboring a serious secret indeed. 2017 – Lily … Continue reading

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“The Northern Reach” by W.S. Winslow – Book Review

This is a series of interrelated stories about families in a small Maine fishing community. It follows them all, the ‘haves‘ and the ‘have-nots‘ over a span of time from 1907 to 2017. The characters are related by blood or … Continue reading

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“The Other Mrs.” by Mary Kubica – Book Review

Sadie Foust has had a sense of foreboding ever since she first saw the house they had inherited from her husband’s sister. Along with the house came an extra responsibility in the form of her niece, Imogen. Sixteen years old, … Continue reading

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“The Sea of Lost Girls” by Carol Goodman – Book Review

“People are mysteries, sometimes the people we thought we were closest to are the biggest mysteries of all.” When teenage Lila Zeller is found dead at the bottom of a seaside cliff, Tess’s life is thrown into turmoil.  Lila was … Continue reading

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“The Salt House” by Lisa Duffy – Book Review

“…Gorgeously written, heartbreaking, yet hopeful debut set during a Maine summer traces the lives of a young family in the aftermath of tragedy.” “the isolation of sorrow” In a small Maine coastal town lives the Kelly family. Father Jack is … Continue reading

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“The golden hour” by T. Greenwood – Book Review

I’ll readily admit that the reason for choosing this novel was the stunning cover.  Then, when I realized that it was largely set on an island in Maine, the decision was made. Wyn Davies is a thirty-three year-old artist. She … Continue reading

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“Pocketful of names” (A title I remember as a favorite that I would like to re-read)

Several years ago, long before I started this blog, I read a wonderful novel by Joe Coomer called “A pocketful of names“.   It had every quality that I like in fiction.  The characters sprang to life off the page. … Continue reading

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“Bitter crossing” by D. A. Keeley – Book Review

Back once more to my genre of choice. This one is a bit different.  Instead of a police officer our protagonist is a Border Patrol Officer. And, better still it is the first book in a prospective series! Set in … Continue reading

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