Tag Archives: stand-alone novels

“A Likely Story” by Leigh McMullan Abramson – Book Review

Another worthy debut! Literary fiction which was slow paced, yet it held my interest throughout. Mind you… the characters were not very likeable. Riddled with entitled attitudes, fragile egos, elitist lifestyles, and emotional insecurities, some of them, like the egoist … Continue reading

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“A Death At The Party” by Amy Stuart – Book Review

“The tentacles of fate and coincidence”. I’ve read this author’s previous books (which were a connected trilogy) and enjoyed them very much. Therefore, I was eager to try her latest stand-alone novel. I was not disappointed. The entire book took … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – “My Kind of People” by Lisa Duffy #BookReview #ThrowbackThursday @lisaduffywriter

The Throwback Thursday meme was created by Renee over at It’s Book Talk (who seems to be taking a blogging hiatus). She made this meme to share some of her old favorites. Although all bookbloggers have an endless TBR pile, … Continue reading

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“Weyward” by Emilia Hart – Book Review

“A great many things look different from a distance. Truth is like ugliness: you need to be close to see it.” What an entrancing debut novel! Told via three narrators, with three separate timelines, this book kept me spellbound. Altha … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – March 7, 2023 #NewBook #YouShouldHaveKnown @keller_reb @crookedlanebks @penguinrandom #TeaserTuesday #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 from Crooked Lane Books/Penguin Random House via NetGalley and I’ll … Continue reading

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“The Secrets of Hartwood Hall” by Katie Lumsden – Book Review

I’m always keen to try new authors, and this debut novel was a corker! Anyone who enjoyed “Mrs. England” by Stacey Halls will probably love this one. Hartwood Hall is an isolated and somewhat dilapidated manor in Somersetshire, England. It … Continue reading

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“The Queen of Dirt Island” by Donal Ryan – Book Review

This was a story that explores some little BIG lives. Little in that they are people who did not travel very far, who might not have had the best education, yet BIG in that they lived with love, passion, and … Continue reading

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“The Writing Retreat” by Julia Bartz – Book Review

Alex, who works at a low paid job in publishing, is an aspiring writer. Now however, she is suffering from a severe case of writer’s block. The block began when she parted ways with Wren, her best friend and roommate … Continue reading

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“We Know You Remember” by Tove Alsterdal – Book Review

First book in the High Coast series featuring Swedish policewoman Eira Sjödin. Translated by Alice Menzies. Winner of the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel • Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year •Shortlisted for the Best Swedish … Continue reading

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“What July Knew” by Emily Koch – Book Review

July Hooper is ten years old. She lives with her father, stepmother, and stepsister. Though she and her stepsister are only ten months apart in age, Sylvie is much more polished that July. She is more popular at school, and … Continue reading

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