Category Archives: Novellas

“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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“The fear at Rockbridge Hall” by Tim Heath

At a tender age I read Charlotte Brontë’s classic “Jane Eyre“.  Ever since, I’ve been a sucker for novels that feature English governesses – which is why I chose to read this novella. The story is set at the magnificent … Continue reading

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“And every morning the way home gets longer and longer” by Fredrik Backman

Ever since I read Fredrik Backman’s “A man called Ove“, I have been a fan.  Since then, I’ve read two other novels of his and loved them both.  Now, the author has written a new novella, and of course I … Continue reading

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“Greythorne” by L.M. Merrington

I perused my TBR for something that would fill be seasonal wish for a title gothic or spooky in tone.  “Greythorne” was the result of my search.  I requested it from NetGalley quite a while ago, for just such an … 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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“Breaking measures” by Emma Raveling

From the tender age of three, Leila has known that she was destined to be pianist.  Born to wealthy and influential parents she is guided every step of the way toward what she feels is her hard sought for destiny … Continue reading

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“The travelling companion” by Ian Rankin

Open Road Media have published a series of Bibliomysteries (Short tales about deadly books, by top mystery authors).  I have read three of them.  The first one I read and enjoyed was by Elizabeth George called “The mysterious disappearance of … Continue reading

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“Sight lines” by Michelle DiCeglio – Book Review

“Sight lines” introduces the reader to Lacey Mills, a workaholic lesbian police woman in small-town Ohio.  She is a loner, having lost her partner Tara (who was also her bosses daughter) to a serial killer.  She is working on the … Continue reading

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“Homecoming” by Tanya Bullock – Book Review

        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 … Continue reading

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“Exposed” by Carla Cassidy (Tough Justice serial – part 1)

Anyone who enjoys fast-paced romantic suspense will enjoy this story.  It is the first novella in an eight part serial which features FBI Agent Lara Grant.  Lara is a beautiful, though damaged woman who has recently just come back to work after … Continue reading

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“Every seven years” by Denise Mina

Open Road Media have published a series of Bibliomysteries (Short tales about deadly books, by top mystery authors).  I have read two of them so far.  The first one I read and enjoyed was by Elizabeth George called “The mysterious … Continue reading

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“Convalescence”by Maynard Sims

Halloween Day – of course I HAD to read a ghost story! It is 1965 and tuberculosis has decimated James’ family – killing his parents and sister – and leaving him weak and sickly.  He is sent to convalesce at … Continue reading

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“Hanover House” by Brenda Novak

When she was just a teenager, Evelyn Talbot was tortured and left for dead by her then boyfriend, Jasper Moore. He also murdered three of her friends.   Now Evelyn is a psychiatrist who specializes in studying the psyche of serial … Continue reading

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“The mysterious disappearance of the reluctant book fairy” by Elizabeth George

I cannot deny that I requested this title from NetGalley solely because Elizabeth George wrote it.  I have long been a huge fan of this author, and feel that if she puts pen to paper – then the result is … Continue reading

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