Category Archives: Love stories

“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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“Secrets we keep” by Faith Hogan

Kate Hunt, a successful London lawyer, takes a much needed break from the ‘rat race’. She escapes in late December by visiting her great aunt Iris who owns a guest house in the charming village of Ballytokeep.  Even the name is … Continue reading

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“Out of the blue” by Gretta Mulrooney

“Love is the most selfish of all the passions” ~ Alexandre Dumas Blurb:  When Liv Callaghan inherits her grandmother’s cottage in Ireland, it offers escape from London and her marriage to her alcoholic husband Douglas. She travels back to the … Continue reading

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“The Mistress of Tall Acre” by Laura Frantz

Sometimes you come across a novel on your TBR at JUST the perfect time.  Don’t get me wrong, my favorite genre is mystery/thriller, but sometimes you just want a change. “The mistress of Tall Acre” filled a need for me. … Continue reading

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“Rainy day sisters” by Kate Hewitt

Like the lovely aga on the cover, “Rainy day sisters” will leave you feeling warm and happy. Set in the west of Cumbria, this novel features two sisters who are virtual strangers.  They have the same mother, but they grew … Continue reading

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“Christmas in the park” by Laura Lockington

Television morning show producer Sarah Nash has just taken the station up on their offer of voluntary redundancy.  The early morning breakfast show’s quality has deteriorated and the show has been failing as a result.  With her new freedom she … Continue reading

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“Yuletide treasure” by Andrea Kane

In “Yuletide Treasure“, the reader travels back in time to late autumn of the year 1860. We visit a grand manor house that has been closed off to the world for years, Farrington Manor, in Dorsetshire, makes for an atmospheric holiday read. … Continue reading

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“Snowdrops at the Star and Sixpence” by Holly Hepburn

Today is the day when I decorate my house for the holiday season.  To get in the mood, I thought I’d start reading this holiday novella.  I was meaning to read it while taking breaks from the decorating, but instead … Continue reading

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“House of secrets” by Lynda Stacey

Anyone who knows me, or follows this blog, knows that contrary to the old phrase “You can’t judge a book by its cover“, I often do.  I love covers, and this one called out to me. Then, when I read that … Continue reading

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“The Daughters of Red Hill Hall” by Kathleen McGurl

Written in a dual narrative style, “The Daughters of Red Hill Hall” is set in the present day AND in 1838. From the publisher:  When Gemma discovers a pair of ancient duelling pistols encrusted with rubies in the basement of the … Continue reading

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“June” by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore (TLC Book Tour + Giveaway!)

Two years ago I read and reviewed a novel called “Bittersweet“ by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore so when I was offered a spot on the TLC Book Tour for her new novel I jumped at the chance! Like “Bittersweet” this new novel is peopled with realistic … Continue reading

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“Like Family” by Paolo Giordano

This story is scarcely more than novella length and so skillfully written that I can only guess it loses nothing in its translation from the original Italian. A young, dual-career couple living in Turin, Italy are expecting their first child.  When the … Continue reading

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“Homecoming” by Tanya Bullock

      A touching and intelligent novella, “Homecoming” examines the relationships that take place within the confines of an English nursing home.  It addresses the confusion, bewilderment, and pathos of those suffering from dementia.  The story speaks to the basic … Continue reading

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“The Forgotten Room” by Karen White, Beatriz Williams and Lauren Willig

One lovely book – three authors – three story-lines that converge in one house. It is the story of the Pratt House, a mansion in Manhattan on East 69th street.  The first story-line takes place in 1892 when Olive Van … Continue reading

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“The readers of Broken Wheel recommend” by Katarina Bivald (Official Blog Tour)

Today, in the age of social media and instant communication, letter writing has become antiquated and uncommon.  Not that many years ago however it was the norm and many people had ‘pen-pals’, myself included. This novel is about two women, … Continue reading

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