Category Archives: Women’s fiction

“Evensong” by Kate Southwood

“Beautifully rendered and poignantly told, Evensong is a novel about the deep undercurrents of love and regret in one Midwestern family – an indelible portrait of a woman searching for tranquility at the end of her days.”~~ Publisher The brilliant … 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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“Lillian Boxfish takes a walk” by Kathleen Rooney

It is New Year’s Eve and Lillian Boxfish, age 85, leaves her cat Phoebe, and her apartment in Murray Hill to dine alone at one of her favorite restaurants.  She is early so she decides to go for a walk. … Continue reading

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“Dear Mother” by Angela Marsons

I’ve been hearing about Angela Marsons frequently via reviews written by my fellow bookbloggers so I thought it was high time I gave her novels a try.  The author is renown for her psychological crime thrillers and I assumed this … 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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“This is your life, Harriet Chance” by Jonathan Evison

Life is made up of long stretches of unmemorable periods, interspersed with memories of such clarity that those memories seem to define us.  It is these memories that feature in Jonathan Evison’s novel, “This is your life, Harriet Chance!“. Harriet … Continue reading

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“A better truth” by Valerie Joan Connors

And now for my review of my “Mystery/Thriller Week“ title.  It is always a slight gamble when you get a book for review that a) it’s a title you have never heard of before; and, b) you’ve never heard of the … 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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“After the lie” by Kerry Fisher

Lydia Rushford’s normal, some would say idyllic, life is overshadowed by an event from her past.  She has moved from Norfolk to Surrey and is now married with two teenage children. She is a loving and somewhat overprotective mother to … Continue reading

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“Weathering” by Lucy Wood

A cold, cold, river.  An even colder, deserted, and unloved house.  It is here that Ada brings her six year-old daughter, Pepper.  The very first thing they do when they arrive is they take Pearl’s ashes to the river and … Continue reading

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“Miller’s Valley” by Anna Quindlen

Sometimes a novel comes along that you just know will resonate with you for years. “Miller’s Valley” is just such a novel.  A story with characters, descriptions, and emotions, so REAL that after reading it you feel as though you … Continue reading

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“Commonwealth” by Ann Patchett

I’m happy to say that TLC Book Tours gave me an excuse to try out an author I’ve always meant to read, but somehow never got around to reading.  Thanks TLC!  I own three of Ann Patchett’s books, including the … Continue reading

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“The Girls in the Garden” by Lisa Jewell

I have not read anything by Lisa Jewell previously, so I had no preconceptions or expectations about “The Girls in the Garden“.   Wow, was I ever delighted to find that I might have found another favorite author!  The novel, rich … Continue reading

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“The Two-Family House” by Lynda Cohen Loigman

Abe and Mort Berman are brothers who are as different as night and day.  Abe is personable and gregarious.  Mort is anti-social and acerbic. Together they run a company that makes cardboard boxes.  When their father passed away they took over the … Continue reading

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