Tag Archives: UpLit

“The Locked-Away Life” by Drew Davies – Book Review

“Regret is a dish served cold, with plenty of leftovers, lasting you for decades”. Esther is eighty-two years old, has very limited mobility, and lives alone in a vine-covered manor house in the Midlands with her many regrets as company. … Continue reading

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“The Invisible Husband of Frick Island” by Colleen Oakley – Book Review

Anders Caldwell is a young, nerdy, and earnest journalist. He aspires to be successful like his childhood hero, Clark Kent. He works full-time at a low-budget newspaper and does a podcast in his own time. When he is sent to … Continue reading

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“Ellie And The Harpmaker” by Hazel Prior – Book Review

Ellie Jacobs – Before her marriage to Clive, Ellie was a librarian, but now she is a housewife. She has little in the way of self esteem due to a fraught relationship with her mother. With no children to care … Continue reading

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“UpLit” providing hope and empathy in a sometimes hostile world…

‘Up Lit’ is a literary buzz word, described as a trend for books with an emphasis on empathy, books that are uplifting and life-affirming, and which explore themes of family bonds and the human spirit. These types of novels focus … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – “Soft In The Head” by Marie-Sabine Roger #ThrowbackThursday #Uplit

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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“The Keeper of Stories” by Sally Page – Book Review

Janice – is ‘only a cleaner’. Her husband is fond of reminded her of this – despite the fact that she is the major breadwinner of the family. She is in her late forties and cannot remember a time when … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – January 25, 2022 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday #TheKeeperOfStories @SallyPageBooks @HarperCollinsUK @0neMoreChapter_

My Tuesday post where I’ll ‘tease‘ you with the cover, blurb, and first paragraph of one of the advanced reader’s copies from my own TBR. This book is a title I downloaded from NetGalley. Today, Tuesday January 25, 2022 I … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – June 29, 2021 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday #bookbloggers #GeraldineVernesRedSuitcase @JaneRileyAuthor #PublicationDay

My Tuesday post where I’ll ‘tease‘ you with the cover, blurb, and first paragraph of one of the advanced reader’s copies from my own TBR. This book is a title I downloaded from NetGalley. Today, Tuesday June 29th, 2021 I … Continue reading

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“The Love Story Of Missy Carmichael” by Beth Morrey – Book Review

“The outcome was always the same, alone in my barren old house, thinking of the people who’d gone.” Missy Carmichael – lives alone in a large house in Stoke Newington, London. The rooms echo her loneliness. Her husband is gone. … Continue reading

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“How the Penguins Saved Veronica” by Hazel Prior – Book Review

Eighty-six year old Veronica McCreedy is wealthy, cantankerous, manipulative, stubborn, and very, very, lonely. She lost her parents during the Blitz, and her life since then has been filled with more loss and loneliness. She shies away from getting too … Continue reading

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