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Book mail from the brilliant Annie Daylon!

I have just returned home from a twelve day road trip (we drove 6,232 km.) and I was delighted to have this wonderful package in my mailbox. I found not one, but two of Annie Daylon’s novels with wonderful inscriptions … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s 2017 reading resolutions

Although I’m not a huge fan of making New Year’s resolutions, I invariably make them. AND, like a lot of other people, I sometimes don’t keep them.  This year I decided to make ‘reading resolutions’, which I hope will be … Continue reading

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“The Twilight Wife” by A. J. Banner

A diving accident in Deception Pass, and four years of memories are missing.  All she has are photographs and the assurances of her devoted husband.  But what if her memory loss has a more sinister cause? Kyra and Jacob have a … 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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“Soft in the head” by Marie-Sabine Roger

This is the engaging story of two people who come together in friendship, kindness, affection, and appreciation. A remarkable and heart-rending novel that perfectly illustrates the quote: “Friends are the family we choose for ourselves.” The first lines of “Soft in … Continue reading

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Spooky October reads

Although horror is not my genre of choice, there have been a few horror titles that have stuck with me over the years.  Because of this, I’ve decided to share five titles with you.  I’m anxious to see if you’ve … Continue reading

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“Safe as houses” by Susan Glickman

If you’re looking for the perfect combination of ‘cozy mystery’ and women’s fiction, then “Safe as houses” might just be for you! Set in the Hillcrest Village area of Toronto, the novel features as protagonist a former librarian turned bookshop … 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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“Of sea and seed” by Annie Daylon

Historical fiction should do two things. #1 Portray the time period, culture, and events with accuracy (i.e. be well researched); #2 Entertain. Annie Daylon’s “Of sea and seed” succeeds on both counts.  She has captured Newfoundland’s history with articulate accuracy … 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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