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“Don’t believe a word” by Patricia MacDonald

In the 1990s I read several titles by Patricia MacDonald. They were all suspense novels that I quite enjoyed.  So… when I saw a book by this author offered on NetGalley, I jumped to request it, to see if I … Continue reading

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“Taking on water” by David Rawding

I chose to read this novel because one of the protagonists is a lobsterman.  Since I live in Nova Scotia, where lobster fishing is a huge industry, I thought it would be fun to read a mystery centered around this … Continue reading

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“The gift” by Louise Jensen

“Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.” – Joseph Heller  There is a fine line between paranoia and fear.  Does fear breed paranoia? Or, does paranoia breed fear? Jenna McCauley is a thirty year old woman who … Continue reading

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“Delivering the truth” by Edith Maxwell

Nominated for the Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel  Blurb from Goodreads: Quaker midwife Rose Carroll hears secrets and keeps con­fi­dences as she attends births of the rich and poor alike in an 1888 Massachusetts mill town. When the town’s … Continue reading

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“Death of a ghost” by M.C. Beaton

Blurb from Goodreads: There are many ruined castles in Scotland. One such lies outside the village of Drim. Hamish begins to hear reports that this castle is haunted and lights have been seen there at night, but he assumes it’s … Continue reading

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“Size matters” by Cathryn Novak

John Frederick is very rich. He lives in Frederick house and is attended by a housekeeper, gardeners, maids, etc.  Orphaned twenty years ago, at the age of sixteen, he lives alone in this vast rural estate.  He is also VERY … Continue reading

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“The truth according to us” by Annie Barrows

Several years ago I read “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.  I enjoyed it so much that I felt sure I would enjoy a novel by one of its authors, and I … Continue reading

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