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“Go Ask Fannie” by Elisabeth Hyde – Book Review @PutnamBooks #GoAskFannie @edelweiss_squad #BookReview

In this novel we become acquainted with the Blaire family. We come to know them first when Lillian and Murray Blaire are just starting out and have a young family of four children. Murray, a lawyer has political aspirations and … Continue reading

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“Bitter Edge” by Rachel Lynch – Book Review

DI Kelly Porter is faced with an important case in this, the fourth novel in the series. Jenna Fraser, a sixteen year old athlete, has jumped from a cliff in the Peaks. With everything to live for, Kelly is distraught … Continue reading

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#BookRecommendations with titles that start with the letter ‘I’ #GreatReads

This year I plan to go through the entire alphabet, one letter per month. For September 2021, the ninth month, I’m listing all of my favourite novels that begin with the letter ‘I‘. I am choosing these titles from the … Continue reading

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“Rock, Paper, Scissors” by Alice Feeney – Book Review

“Things have been wrong with Mr. and Mrs. Wright for a long time.” Adam and Amelia Wright drive from London to Scotland to celebrate their anniversary. Amelia ‘won‘ the trip via a contest she entered through her work.  Immediately the … Continue reading

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“Not A Happy Family” by Shari Lapena – Book Review

Wealth doesn’t ensure happiness… The Merton Family: Fred Merton – the wealthy, malicious, manipulative and controlling patriarch of the family. He made his fortune at his Robotics company. His is an egotist who is disappointed in all three of his … Continue reading

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“Painting The Light” by Sally Cabot Gunning – Book Review

Painting the Light is set on a sheep farm in Martha’s Vineyard in 1898. Ida Russell is an artist who lives in Beacon Hill, Boston with her parents. Then her young life is beset by loss. First her father and … Continue reading

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“The Heatwave” by Kate Riordan – Book Review

This novel is told in two parts. The first half switches back and forth between the early seventies and 1993, the year in which the book is set. Part I Sylvie and Greg have a beautiful little daughter named Élodie. … Continue reading

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Spell the Month in Books – SEPTEMBER #SpellTheMonthInBooks #BookRecommendations

I first saw this on Nicki’s Secret Library Blog and Carla’s Love to Read, but it originated from Jana at ‘Reviews from the Stacks‘. Every month I will spell the month in books that I have already read, linking back … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s AUGUST 2021 Reading Wrap-Up #MonthlyWrapUp

In the past month I’ve read TEN novels. I enjoyed every one of them, some more than others of course. “Margreete’s Harbor” by Eleanor Morse This was one of those novels that I just knew would become one of my … Continue reading

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“The Lost Girls of Devon” by Barbara O’Neal – Book Review

This is the story of four generations of women: Lillian – lives in a charming old manor house in coastal Devon. She is in her late eighties and is a renowned writer of mystery novels. Now though, she is experiencing … Continue reading

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“An Eye For An Eye” by Carol Wyer – Book Review

D.I. Kate Young – is in her mid-thirties and heads a specialized crime unit for the Staffordshire Police based in Stoke-On-Trent. Earlier in the year Kate underwent a very traumatic experience when a gunman opened fire in a train resulting … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – “The Stopped Heart” by Julie Myerson – #BookReview #ThrowbackThursday

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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“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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“Shallow Ground” by Andy Maslen – Book Review

Set in and around Salisbury in Wiltshire, England, this novel introduces the Detective Inspector Henry Ford police procedural series. D.I. Henry Ford – newly promoted to the rank of Detective Inspector, Ford is keen to prove that he has earned … Continue reading

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“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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