Tag Archives: Scotland

“Meredith, Alone” by Claire Alexander – Book Review

I had a fantastic time sharing in Meredith’s apartment life. She was a character that you couldn’t help but root for. This debut novel reminded me quite strongly of “Elinor Oliphant Is Completely Fine“, but that being said, Meredith Maggs … Continue reading

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“The Highland Girls At War” by Helen Yendall – Book Review

Thoroughly enjoyable as an entertaining historical story, this novel also introduced me to The Women’s Timber Corps. I had of course known about the ‘Land Girls’, but this is the first time I’ve learned about the lumberjills (as opposed to … Continue reading

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“Black Hearts” by Doug Johnstone – Book Review

“We are all different versions of ourselves with different people.” The Skelfs have two businesses which they run out of their large Victorian house in Edinburgh. They run a funeral parlour AND a private detective agency. It is up 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 9, 2022 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday #TheGodmothers @welbeckus #TuesdayBookBlog

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 received directly from Welbeck Publishing and it is on my September … 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 Wilderness” by Sarah Duguid – Book Review

Anna and David are a long married couple who have two sons in their early twenties. They have recently become empty-nesters and as a result their marriage is in flux, under scrutiny by both parties.   When they receive word that … Continue reading

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“What Hides Beneath” (a D.C.I. Bone novella) – Book Review

This crime novella introduces D.C.I. Duncan Bone, a police officer working in the Campsie Fells area of Scotland. He is married to Alice, and has a three year old son. Bone drives a 1996 green Saab.The case – a body … Continue reading

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“The Other Side Of Stone” by Linda Cracknell – Book Review

This book is comprised of nine linked short stories that form a novella. At the heart of all the stories is a water-powered woolen mill in Perthshire, Scotland. The Other Side of Stone spans three centuries in an intimate study … Continue reading

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