Tag Archives: recommended reading

“Just What Kind of Mother are You?” by Paula Daly – Book Review

This novel is told via three voices: Lisa Kallisto – a married mother of three who never has the time she needs for all she wants to do. Harried and often overwhelmed by her busy life and her job in … Continue reading

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“How the Penguins Saved Veronica” by Hazel Prior – Book Review

Eighty-six year old Veronica McCreedy is wealthy, cantankerous, manipulative, stubborn, and very, very, lonely. She lost her parents during the Blitz, and her life since then has been filled with more loss and loneliness. She shies away from getting too … Continue reading

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“Looking for Leo” by J.A. Baker – Book Review

About the book: Lynda – is single and nearing retirement from her job as a school teacher. She lives alone and enjoys her own company. She has lived with regrets and guilt for most of her adult life. Her only … Continue reading

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

April turned out to be a productive month – reading wise. In the past month I’ve read twelve novels.  I had designated April 2021 as a ‘NetGalley‘ month, so all twelve of my reads were books that I had downloaded … Continue reading

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“A Measured Thread” by Mary Behan – Book Review

Maggie O’Connor is a widow who lives in an 1850s era log cabin in rural Wisconsin. Before retirement, she was a scientist who worked at a university as a professor. Maggie’s neighbors are for the most part helpful and friendly. … Continue reading

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“The Postscript Murders” by Elly Griffiths – Book Review

“It’s such a civilized world; books, libraries, tea and cakes. How can it possibly also be a place where you can be murdered for the sake of a few words?” The Characters: DS Harbinder Kaur is thirty-six years old, gay, … Continue reading

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“Games People Play” by Owen Mullen – Book Review

Mark Hamilton, his wife Jennifer and year old daughter Lily are having a day out at the seaside in Ayr, which is about an hour from Glasgow. Just before they are due to go home, Jennifer decides to take one … Continue reading

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World Book Day April 23, 2021 – #WorldBookDay2021

Every day should be World Book Day – I like to think that we booklovers, bookbloggers, and all avid readers celebrate daily. ♥ This year, to honor the actual designated World Book Day, I’ve decided I will share with you … Continue reading

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“What Could Be Saved” by Liese O’Halloran Schwarz – Book Review

“Some secrets were better when shared; others were weakened.” 2019 – Laura Preston is an unmarried, fiftyish, artist who has never recovered from the family tragedy which occurred when she was just seven years old. While her family was living … Continue reading

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“Winter Witness” by Tina deBellegarde – Book Review

“For a community so social and connected it seemed that there remained a great many secrets.” An elderly nun walks the convent’s cocker spaniel beside a rural lake. She is struck down with a rock. Another dog walker discovers her … Continue reading

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

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

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“Don’t Look For Me” by Wendy Walker – Book Review

Five years ago, Molly Clarke killed her youngest daughter. She was coming home and her nine-year-old daughter dashed into the street just as she turned the corner. Desolate with grief and guilt, she hates herself for what she has done. … Continue reading

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“Soldier Boy” by Cassandra Parkin – Book Review

Frank and Jane, the parents of Liam, love each other very much. But Frank is breaking the law and, in Jane’s mind, he is putting their son in danger. So Jane takes Liam and moves away telling Frank to stay … Continue reading

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“When I Was Ten” by Fiona Cummins – Book Review

“The currency of secrets is more valuable than anything else, even money.” THEN: Dr. Richard Carter and his wife Pamela were probably the most despicable characters I’ve ever read about. Concerned only with themselves and how they appeared to the … Continue reading

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