Author Archives: Fictionophile

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.

“Everything she Forgot” by Lisa Ballantyne

“Margaret Holloway, deputy head teacher, mother, wife, did not know what had happened to her when she was a little girl, and she was terrified to find out”. “Everything she forgot” was also published under the title “Redemption Road“. Blurb: … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – “My name is Lucy Barton”

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 over three years ago. “My name is Lucy Barton” was a title that I got from NetGalley. … Continue reading

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“Her Dark Retreat” by J.A. Baker

For me, this novel was the perfect storm. Setting, characters, and plot converged into a stellar read! BLURB: The coastguard’s residence Chamber Cottage, which sits high up on the North Yorkshire cliffs, overlooking The North Sea, holds many dark secrets. … Continue reading

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Cover Love: part 69 – Suitcases

They say you can never have a second chance to make a good first impression. A book’s cover does just that – gives a first impression. A good cover can make a reader pick up a book. A bad cover … Continue reading

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“A Cold War” by Alan Russell

Blurb: Nina Granville believes her business trip to Alaska will give her a short respite from the merry-go-round that came with her engagement to Congressman Terrence Donnelly. But instead of allowing her the peace she craves, Nina’s getaway from the … Continue reading

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The highs and lows of my Goodreads #TBR

I visit the Goodreads site every day – sometimes more than once a day. It is there that I keep track of my TBR.  How many review commitments I have, deadlines, etc. As many of you know, you can add … Continue reading

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Friday Finds (gems I found around the Internet) #FF

If you are a bookish nerd like I am, you might have dreamed of sleeping in a library at some point in your lives.  Guess what? You can! If you are planning a trip to Wales, you can sleep in … Continue reading

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“Jar of Hearts” by Jennifer Hillier

“This is the story of three best friends: one who was murdered, one who went to prison, and one who’s been searching for the truth all these years…” I’ve been meaning to read this novel for a while and thought … Continue reading

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20 Questions with William Shaw #authorinterview @william1shaw

William Shaw, one of my favourite authors, has graciously consented to an interview! He shares some of his thoughts on the writing process, his characters and setting, AND his new DS Cupidi novel due out in May 2019, “Deadland“. F: You’ve … Continue reading

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“The Hiding Place” by C.J. Tudor

In the former colliery town of Arnhill in Nottinghamshire, a teacher brutally murders her son and then kills herself. “It is the sort of village that glowers at you when you arrive and spits on the ground in disgust as … Continue reading

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Cover Love: part 68 – Lights in windows

They say you can never have a second chance to make a good first impression. A book’s cover does just that – gives a first impression. A good cover can make a reader pick up a book. A bad cover … Continue reading

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“Get Well Soon” by Marie-Sabine Roger

A few years ago I read a little novel called “Soft in the head“. It left such a positive impression that I just HAD to read another work by this talented author.  Once again, she has left me wanting more. … Continue reading

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Friday finds (gems I found around the Internet) #FF

Words are so powerful. Sometimes it doesn’t take very many words to make a huge impact. Never was that so evident as in this short, short story by James McEwan: “Let the stars decide” Or, in this (very) short poem … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday Feb. 7, 2019 (an old favorite recommended)

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favorites. This week I’m showcasing a debut novel that I read over four years ago. “In a Vertigo of Silence” was a title that I got from NetGalley … Continue reading

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Top Ten Anticipated Titles of 2019 #newbooks #bookbuzz

In no particular order – because I expect them to all be stellar reads. Are any of these gems on YOUR TBR?

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