Tag Archives: stand-alone novels

“Weycombe” by G.M. Malliet – Book Review

For the past nine months Jillian White has been out of work. Before this she worked as a videographer for the BBC. An American, she is married to a fault-finding man who has aristocratic roots.  Her marriage is spiraling down … Continue reading

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“The Fortune Teller’s Promise” by Kelly Heard – #BookReview @Bookouture @heardkj1

Also published under the title “Before You Go“ “Predictions and nightmares, Dell often said, have exactly as much power as we give them and no more.” The story flips back and forth between 1990 and 1991 with some back references … Continue reading

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“The Split” by Sharon Bolton – Book Review

Felicity Lloyd – works as a glaciologist for the British Antarctic Survey. She is twenty-eight years old, beautiful, and is emotionally damaged by severe childhood trauma. Regularly based in Cambridge, England, she has accepted a two-year term position in the … Continue reading

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New title for Agnes Ravatn! @OrendaBooks #SevenDoors #bookbuzz @simonschusterUK

As a book blogger, I am privileged to learn about new titles, often some months before they come out. This is a very pleasurable experience for a bookworm such as myself. Once in a while however, you learn of a … Continue reading

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“Summerwater” by Sarah Moss – Book Review

We follow various people who are residing in a holiday park in the Trossachs. Justine – middle-aged, married and the mother of two young sons.  Justine and her family have rented a cabin for two weeks away from their daily … Continue reading

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“Catherine House” by Elisabeth Thomas – Book Review

“A gothic-infused debut of literary suspense, set within a secluded, elite university and following a dangerously curious, rebellious undergraduate who uncovers a shocking secret about an exclusive circle of students . . . and the dark truth beneath her school’s … Continue reading

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“Perfect Little Children” by Sophie Hannah – Book Review

Beth and Dominic Leeson were once friends with Flora and Lewis Braid. Such good friends that they even took their holidays together. Twelve years ago something happened which severed their friendship ties completely. Then, in Cambridgeshire, Beth catches a glimpse … Continue reading

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“The Wife’s Secret” by Caroline England – Book Review

Previously published as Beneath the Skin Four wives. Four husbands. This is their story. Antonia and David Antonia has a secret. She has reinvented herself. Her name was not always Antonia. She is thirty years old, beautiful, is of mixed … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: “I Found You” by Lisa Jewell – Book Review

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favorites. This week I’m showcasing a novel that I read in 2017. “I Found You” was, for me, a memorable FIVE STAR read.  I have recently acquired … Continue reading

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“Letters From the Past” by Erica James – Book Review

With many points of view taken into account, this is a story of family. As in all families, there are those we love, those we like, and those we cannot abide. All are portrayed here. Central to the novel is … Continue reading

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“The Big Finish” by Brooke Fossey – Book Review

Duffy Sinclair – 88 years old, a childless lifelong bachelor, intellectually sound, but has a few health issues. An ex-alcoholic, Duffy hasn’t had a drink in years. He has abused his body his entire life, which has precluded him from … Continue reading

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“Hope Close” by Tina Seskis – Book Review

In rural Surrey, there is a tiny insular enclave of four mismatched houses located on a cul-de-sac called Hope Close. Lets meet the occupants of the four houses: Layla and Charles Dolphin – live in a former manor house, the … Continue reading

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“All In Her Head” by Nikki Smith – Book Review

NOW – Alison Reid is a nervous, edgy, woman who works in a library. She feels insecure in her life and in her job. She feels that her boss wants to get rid of her, and she is certain that … Continue reading

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“The Garden of Lost Memories” by Ruby Hummingbird – Book Review

Sixty-two year old Elsie Maple is living a small, solitary, insular life.  Alone in the house for the past twenty-eight years, she has become a creature of habit, ritual, and routine. She has become so set in her ways that … Continue reading

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“The Companion” by Kim Taylor Blakemore – Book Review

At a tender age, Mary Blunt used deception to wheedle her way into a position as maid at the mansion of the Burton family, in mid-19th century New Hampshire. It is a household with six servants who work for Mr. … Continue reading

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