Tag Archives: debut novels

“The Bookshop of Yesterdays” by Amy Meyerson

Schoolteacher Miranda Brooks reaches a crossroads in her life when she learns of her Uncle Billy’s death.  He was a big and very important part of her childhood years, but a family rift resulted in her not seeing him for … Continue reading

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“Redferne Lane” by Sarah Scholefield

Living on an idyllic lane in Somerset, Grace Redferne’s life is anything but idyllic. A young widow, Grace lost her husband Ezra when he was only thirty years old.  His fatal bicycle accident was two years ago now, and Grace … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – April 19, 2018

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favorites. This week I’ve chosen “The truth and other lies” by Sascha Arango for my Throwback Thursday post. It was first published June 2015 by Atria Books and was, for … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday April 12, 2018

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favorites. This week I’ve chosen “Weathering” by Lucy Wood for my Throwback Thursday post. It was first published January 15th 2015 by Bloomsbury Publishing and was, for me, a 5 … Continue reading

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“The madwoman upstairs” by Catherine Lowell

The classic novels written by the Brontë sisters have long been among my favorites. For this reason I was curious to read “The madwoman upstairs“. From the publisher:  As the last living descendant of the Brontës, Samantha Whipple is accustomed … Continue reading

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“The dead house” by Billy O’Callaghan

“Ireland is a country haunted by its past. In Billy O’Callaghan’s hands, its terrible beauty becomes a force of inescapable horror that reaches far back in time, before the Famine, before Christianity, to a pagan place where nature and superstition … Continue reading

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“The secrets of Roscarbury Hall” by Ann O’Loughlin

Family secrets born of tragic loss… Atmospheric doesn’t begin to describe this novel.  Imagine. A neglected and dilapidated manor house in County Wicklow, Ireland. The owners are two elderly sisters. They haven’t spoken to each other in decades. Though they … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday March 8, 2018 (an old favorite recommended)

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favorites. This week I’ve chosen “The last bridge” by Teri Coyne for my Throwback Thursday post. It was first published in July of 2009 and was, for me, a 5 … Continue reading

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20 Questions with Audrey Wick

 Today I welcome novelist Audrey Wick to Fictionophile.  Her novel, “Finding True North“, will be published on April 12, 2018 by Tule Publishing. Here she generously shares some personal insights with her readers. Can you tell us a little about … Continue reading

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“Redferne Lane” my TBR addition that you might be interested in…

Hi bookworms! I thought I’d let you know about a title that I just added to my TBR.  I got a copy of this novel from the publisher directly, but it is available now on NetGalley. Blurb: Ezra had it all … Continue reading

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“The French girl” by Lexie Elliott

“My mind skitters to that week in France, to Seb, to Tom, to Lara, Theo, Caro, Severine, and the spider’s web that entangles and binds us all.”  Ten years ago, six friends, all Oxford University students, went to France for … Continue reading

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“Home” by Amanda Berriman (#Home #blogtour #BookReview)

Seldom do you come across a debut novel that has such an impact as “Home“.  Written entirely from the viewpoint of a tiny, four-year-old girl, the novel touches on issues with important social observations.  At first I was taken aback … Continue reading

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“The chalk man” by C.J. Tudor

This debut novel took me by surprise.  I didn’t know what to think going in. The title leads you to believe it is a ‘serial killer’ novel (it is NOT), and my fellow book bloggers seemed to either love it … Continue reading

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“Stella’s Christmas wish” by Kate Blackadder

With only two weeks until Christmas, I was in the mood for a ‘feel-good’ Christmas themed story.  This book delivered my wish. Stella grew up on the Scottish Borders in a tiny town called Melrose.  Her parents were killed in … Continue reading

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“Six stories” by Matt Wesolowski

After reading myriad glowing reviews of this novel throughout the year, I had high expectations. I was not disappointed. An outstanding debut thriller that incorporates a cold case murder and folk legends in the rather unique format of a modern … Continue reading

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