Tag Archives: stand-alone novels

“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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“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 Sanatorium” by Sarah Pearse – Book Review

Elin Warner has been on leave from her police career in the U.K. after a traumatic case has left her questioning her own abilities. Now, her brother Isaac has invited her and her boyfriend, Will to visit a luxury hotel … 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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“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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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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“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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“Last Summer” by Kerry Lonsdale – Book Review

If you are looking for an escapist, light read, then this novel could very well be for you. I was in the mood for just such a book, yet this one left me underwhelmed. I don’t always have to like … Continue reading

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“The Hidden Hours” by Sara Foster – Book Review

“Memory’s a bit short of kindness at times isn’t it? If you’re not careful, it can discard the good stuff and make the bad bits a little too important.” “The Hidden Hours” is a story told via dual timelines. Eleanor … Continue reading

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“Devil’s Fjord” by David Hewson – Book Review

“Djevulsfjord. Devil’s Fjord. It didn’t get that name by accident.” Tristan and Elsebeth are a late middle-aged childless couple who love each other deeply. For medical reasons Tristan has had to give up his office job with the police service … Continue reading

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“Beneath Cornish Skies” by Kate Ryder – Book Review

When she was just seventeen, Cassandra Shaw lost her parents in an automobile accident. She was in the car and suffered extensive injuries which saw her in hospital for three months. Immediately after the crash, a handsome man named David … Continue reading

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“Sister, Sister” by Sue Fortin – Book Review

“I muse over how different people can have the same experience and yet totally different memories.” Clare Tennison is a hard-working solicitor who is a named partner in her Bristol law firm. She is happily married to her artist husband, … Continue reading

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“The Marsh King’s Daughter” by Karen Dionne – Book Review

Helena Pelletier’s past comes back to haunt her when her criminal father escapes from prison. She has kept her past history a secret from her husband. Now, everything comes out into the open when Michigan State Police officers come to … Continue reading

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