Category Archives: Fiction

“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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“Call of the undertow” by Linda Cracknell

Back when I was working as a library cataloger I used to keep a running list of those titles that really appealed to me as possible reads. (two notebooks full) One of those titles was “Call of the undertow” by … 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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Cover Love: part 32 – Islands

The covers of novels entice the reader to enter a different world. Covers are, after all, the way the publisher ‘hooks‘ the reader into choosing one book over countless others. In this, my thirty-second installment of ‘Cover Love‘, I’d like to show you books that … Continue reading

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“Local girl missing” by Claire Douglas

Frankie and Sophie were best friends from early childhood. Sophie Collier came to Oldcliffe-On-Sea with her mother and brother when they ran away from Sophie’s abusive father.  Francesca (Frankie) Howe lived with her affluent mother and father in the seaside … Continue reading

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“Beyond the wild river” by Sarah Maine

“Beyond the wild river” has two distinct timelines. A short one in 1888 in Scotland and the other larger one five years later in the United States and Canada.  Set during a time when class and gender were a greater … Continue reading

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Cover Love: part 31 – Ferris Wheels

The covers of novels entice the reader to enter a different world. Covers are, after all, the way the publisher ‘hooks‘ the reader into choosing one book over countless others. In this, my thirty-first installment of ‘Cover Love‘, I’d like to show you books that … Continue reading

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Book covers unique? I don’t think so…

Many of you have been following my Cover Love series of blog posts for some time. Some of my newer followers might not have seen my “Seeing Double” post in the series. As I am constantly updating this post, I … 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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“Two days gone” by Randall Silvis

Five years ago I read  a great book by Randall Silvis called “The boy who shoots crows“.  I was very impressed by the plot and the writing so was therefore happy to see another book by this author offered on … Continue reading

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