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“Just After Midnight” by Catherine Ryan Hyde – Book Review

Faith – very recently separated from her emotionally abusive husband Robert, Faith is living at her family’s California beach house to re-access her life and come to terms with her new situation. She realizes that she has turned into a … Continue reading

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“The Love Story Of Missy Carmichael” by Beth Morrey – Book Review

“The outcome was always the same, alone in my barren old house, thinking of the people who’d gone.” Missy Carmichael – lives alone in a large house in Stoke Newington, London. The rooms echo her loneliness. Her husband is gone. … Continue reading

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“Someone We Know” by Shari Lapena – Book Review

This is my third time reading the work of Shari Lapena and she never disappoints. This time around we read of a suburban neighborhood in New York’s Hudson Valley. Olivia Sharpe is married to Paul and the mother of sixteen … Continue reading

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#BookRecommendations with titles that start with the letter ‘F’ #booklovers #bookbloggers #GreatReads

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

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“The Skylark’s Secret” by Fiona Valpy – Book Review

Told via two separate timelines, this story relays the story of a mother and daughter. The mother, Flora, was a WREN during WWII. She drove ambulances when her small croft fishing community was commandeered by the Home Fleet as a … Continue reading

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“The Searcher” by Tana French – Book Review @VikingBooks #TheSearcher #TanaFrench #BookReview

Cal Hooper is a very likable and strong protagonist. Not long divorced from his wife whom he loves, he is still reeling from the failure of his marriage. He is a father to an adult daughter who lives on the … Continue reading

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Spell the Month in Books – JUNE #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 MAY 2021 Reading Wrap-Up

May turned out to be a productive month – reading wise, probably due mostly to the fact that Nova Scotia is still in lockdown. In the past month I’ve read thirteen novels.  I had aimed for a dozen, but managed … Continue reading

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“The Lifeline” by Margaret Mayhew – Book Review

Frog End is a traditional, bucolic English village. Charming houses, a village green, and a population that is for the most part, no longer young. The young doctor of Frog End is a very caring and sympathetic man who seeks … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – “The Twilight Wife” by A.J. Banner – #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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“The Winter Sea” by Susanna Kearsley – Book Review

Present Day – Canadian novelist Carrie McClelland travels to Aberdeenshire Scotland to write her latest novel which is set in the historic Slains Castle. Once there, she finds that the book is almost writing itself as she seems to be … Continue reading

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“The Less Dead” by Denise Mina – Book Review

“The Less Dead” was shortlisted for the COSTA Prize 2020. Margot – an adoptee whose adoptive mother has recently died. She had a good upbringing and good education and now works as a doctor. She has recently left her boyfriend, … Continue reading

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“The Guest Book” by C.L. Pattison – Book Review

Charles and Grace are on their way to St. Ives. They have booked a luxury hotel and are eager to get their honeymoon started. A vicious storm rises as their train goes through Cornwall and a large oak tree falls … Continue reading

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“Web Of Lies” by Sally Rigby – Book Review

“Web Of Lies” is the first novel in the Detective Sebastian Clifford crime series. Detective Sebastian Clifford – the 38 year old second son of Viscount Worthington, Seb comes from a wealthy and influential background. As his elder brother is … Continue reading

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“The Bass Rock” by Evie Wyld – Book Review

Ruth – Recently married to a widower with two boys. She has just moved into the large house in North Berwick, and is finding herself alone more often than not. Her two stepsons are sent off to boarding school and … Continue reading

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