Tag Archives: stand-alone 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

Posted in Book Reviews, books about books, Bookstores, debut novels, Edelweiss | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

Throwback Thursday: May 24, 2018 #TBT #BookReview

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favorites. This week I’ve chosen “Playing with fire” by Tess Gerritsen for my Throwback Thursday post. It was first published in October 2015 by Ballantine Books and was, for me, … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Favorite books, Historical fiction, Throwback Thursday | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

“Bluethroat morning” by Jacqui Lofthouse @jacquilofthouse @Blackbird_Bks

“A bluethroat morning. Before first light and the morning still: a velvet darkness.” Blurb:  Alison Bliss, celebrity model and critically acclaimed writer, walks into the sea one ‘bluethroat morning’. In death she becomes a greater icon than in life, and the … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

Surprise Monday Book Post ! #bookpost @SimonSchuster @reid_iain #Foe

I was delighted to find “Foe“, Iain Reid’s latest novel in my mailbox today! His previous novel, “I’m thinking of ending things“, made a huge impact on me so I’m really looking forward to what he has in store for … Continue reading

Posted in Fictionophile report, Psychological thrillers | Tagged , , | 14 Comments

“Broken Grace” by E.C. Diskin @ecdiskin #thriller #bookreview

When we first meet Grace she is in a panic. She is driving away from something or someone horrible. She is driving too fast and hits a deer – then travels off the road and hits a tree.  A week … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, NetGalley, Suspense | Tagged , , , , | 11 Comments

“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

Posted in Book Reviews, debut novels, Literary fiction, Love stories, Women's fiction | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

“Our kind of cruelty” by Araminta Hall

“We make a funny pair,” she said to me once, “you with no parents, me with no siblings. There’s so little of us to go around. We have to keep a tight hold of each other to stop the other … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, NetGalley, Psychological thrillers | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

“Then she was gone” by Lisa Jewell

This is the third title I’ve read by Lisa Jewell and I’ve decided that her novels are all consistently good.  It is nice to discover an author who you know you will read automatically – a ‘go to‘ author. First … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, NetGalley, Psychological thrillers, Suspense | Tagged , , , , , | 18 Comments

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

Posted in award winners, Book Reviews, debut novels, NetGalley, Throwback Thursday | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

“The Wildling sisters” by Eve Chase

“Applecote Manor doesn’t dominate the surrounding lush countryside but settles into it, like an elegant elderly lady dozing in long grass.”Two years ago I read Eve Chase’s debut novel, “Black Rabbit Hall” and enjoyed it SO much that I vowed … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, NetGalley, Suspense, Women's fiction | Tagged , , | 23 Comments

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

Posted in Book Reviews, debut novels, Favorite books, ghost stories, Literary fiction, Throwback Thursday, Women's fiction | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

“The broken girls” by Simone St. James

“Idlewild was an old place, and the fear here was old fear.” “Idlewild was the boarding school of last resort, where parents stashed their embarrassments, their failures, and their recalcitrant girls.” Idlewild is an old, abandoned boarding school in rural … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Canadian fiction, Favorite books, ghost stories, NetGalley, Suspense | Tagged , , , , , | 25 Comments

“Let me lie” by Clare Mackintosh

The Queen of the plot twist has done it again! Two years ago, I read Clare Mackintosh’s debut novel “I let you go“.  It contained what was for me, a ‘gasp’, jaw-dropping plot twist, and I considered it to be … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Edelweiss, NetGalley, Psychological thrillers, Suspense | Tagged , , , | 22 Comments

“This must be the place” by Maggie O’Farrell

For my seventh and final read of the 2018 ‘Reading Ireland‘ challenge, I thought I’d try an author I’ve heard a lot about.  I’d never read any of her work before, but after this one Maggie O’Farrell will be on … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Edelweiss, Literary fiction, Love stories | Tagged , , | 14 Comments

Throwback Thursday March 22, 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 “Now you see him” by Eli Gottlieb for my Throwback Thursday post. It was first published in January 2008 and was, for me, a 5 … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Literary fiction, Throwback Thursday | Tagged , | 7 Comments