Category Archives: NetGalley title

“Malagash” by Joey Comeau

As soon as I saw this title offered on NetGalley, I just knew I had to read it. The place name alone cinched it. As I sit in my cottage on a warm, though blustery day, I am just a … Continue reading

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“Grief cottage” by Gail Godwin

Marcus Harshaw is eleven years old, but he has an old soul. He and his mother lived together in semi-poverty sharing a bedroom. An only child, he was studious and dependable. Serious and academically advanced, Marcus excelled at school and … Continue reading

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“Lost for Words” by Stephanie Butland

  What bibliophile can resist a novel about a charming used bookshop, with even more charming and quirky protagonists? I can’t.  To further my interest, I’ve read some great reviews of this novel that were written by some of favorite … Continue reading

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“The Birdwatcher” by William Shaw

This novel has probably one of the best first paragraphs I’ve read in quite a while: “There were two reasons why William South did not want to be on the murder team. The first was that it was October. The … Continue reading

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“I found you” by Lisa Jewell

Last year I was introduced to Lisa Jewell’s writing when I read and reviewed “The Girls in the Garden“. I was very impressed, and when I saw this title offered on NetGalley, I anticipated a good read. What I didn’t … Continue reading

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“The missing ones” by Patricia Gibney

Just finished the last page of Patricia Gibney’s “The missing ones” – and I’m missing the characters already.  The novel features Garda Síochána detective inspector Lottie Parker and is set in the fictional town of Ragmullin in the Irish Midlands. Lottie is … Continue reading

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“It can’t be October already” by Jeffrey Archer

The best-selling author of such works as “Kane & Abel“, “A matter of honor” and the popular Clifton Chronicles series has written a humorous yet poignant short story. The story includes delightful illustrations and portrays Pat O’Flynn, a homeless man … Continue reading

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“Entry Island” by Peter May

Part present day crime novel, and part historical novel “Entry Island“ is set alternately in the present day on the Magdalen islands, and hundreds of years ago in the Hebrides. Peter May has written a memorable novel that will resonate … Continue reading

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“Beneath the ashes” by Jane Isaac

The second in a series, this is a strongly characterized police procedural is set in the West Midlands town of Stratford, Warwickshire, England. The protagonist, Detective Inspector Jackman, is a likeable and complex character – a man torturing himself with … Continue reading

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“Tumbledown Manor” by Helen Brown

“TUMBLEDOWN MANOR” follows the adventures of a woman who reinvents herself after a disastrous 50th birthday. A novelist, she packs up her life in New York and moves back to her native Australia. Don’t you just love it when a … Continue reading

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