Tag Archives: stand-alone novels

“Miss Benson’s Beetle” by Rachel Joyce – Book Review @randomhouse @penguinrandom #MissBensonsBeetle #NetGalley

Forty-six year old Margery Benson is the epitome of the word ‘spinster’. She is a dowdy, plain, tall and wide school teacher with no family or friends to speak of. When her world becomes too much, she decides to go … Continue reading

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“A Song of Isolation” by Micheal J. Malone – Book Review

This book features three main protagonists: Dave – a young man who works as an accountant and is the live-in partner of a movie star. He is fearful that his relationship is precarious and that the love of his life … Continue reading

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“The Shadow Bird” by Ann Gosslin – Book Review

Erin Cartwright, a psychiatrist in her late thirties, is conflicted. Born in small-town Maine, she escaped the clutches of her dysfunctional family and fled to England. Now, back on American soil once again after twenty years, she is posing as … Continue reading

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“The Seven Doors” by Agnes Ravatn – Book Review

Way back in January of 2017 I read this author’s debut novel, “The Bird Tribunal” and it turned out to be my favourite book of the year! Ever since then, I’ve been anxiously awaiting her next work. It was worth … Continue reading

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“Women of the Dunes” by Sarah Maine – Book Review

“Years, after all, are only numbers. Time is a continuum, but is it linear or coiled in cycles?” This haunting story is told via three separate time-lines. Ulla (800 A.D.) – a pagan Norsewoman who comes ashore the western Scottish … Continue reading

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“Anxious People” by Fredrik Backman – Book Review

“If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” The Bankrobber – made an unwise decision and robbed a bank for only enough money to pay a month’s rent because the divorce lawyer said that was the only … Continue reading

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“Dear Child” by Romy Hausmann – Book Review

“Things got really terribly out of hand”. Lena Beck – Thirteen years ago Lena was abducted. Over that time she has been kept in a remote cabin situated on the border of Germany and Czechoslovakia. The cabin has no running … Continue reading

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“Eudora Honeysett is Quite Well, Thank You” by Annie Lyons – Book Review

Eudora Honeysett – 85 years old and increasingly troubled by the usual ailments, vulnerabilities, and indignities of old age. Eudora has never been married and still lives in the London house she grew up in – her only company is … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – “The Stolen Child” by Lisa Carey – Book Review

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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“A Coin for the Hangman” by Ralph Spurrier – Book Review

Ralph Spurrier – (yes,the author uses his own name as the bookseller in the novel), is an antiquarian bookseller who buys an entire collection of books from an estate sale. Within this collection he discovers not only the property of … Continue reading

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“The River Home” by Hannah Richell – Book Review

“What is it about homecoming that can strip a person of all that they have become?” Eve – the eldest of the three Sorrell sisters, is married and the mother to two young girls. She is a planner, a perfectionist, … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” by Iain Reid – Book Review

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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“Rules for Moving” by Nancy Star – Book Review

When she was growing up, Lane Mexler’s family moved… OFTEN!  They always seemed to be starting over and her mother frequently spouted her ‘Rules for Moving‘: 1.) Take only what you love 2.) Moving forward means never looking back 3.) … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – “Entry Island” by Peter May Book Review

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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“The Second Home” by Christina Clancy – Book Review

Ann Gordon – the eldest of the three Gordon children, is seventeen the year that everything changed for her family. This is the year that the family introduces their newest member to the family’s second home, an old saltbox style … Continue reading

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