Tag Archives: stand-alone novels

“Everything she Forgot” by Lisa Ballantyne

“Margaret Holloway, deputy head teacher, mother, wife, did not know what had happened to her when she was a little girl, and she was terrified to find out”. “Everything she forgot” was also published under the title “Redemption Road“. Blurb: … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – “My name is Lucy Barton”

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favorites. This week I’m showcasing a novel that I read over three years ago. “My name is Lucy Barton” was a title that I got from NetGalley. … Continue reading

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“Her Dark Retreat” by J.A. Baker

For me, this novel was the perfect storm. Setting, characters, and plot converged into a stellar read! BLURB: The coastguard’s residence Chamber Cottage, which sits high up on the North Yorkshire cliffs, overlooking The North Sea, holds many dark secrets. … Continue reading

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“A Cold War” by Alan Russell

Blurb: Nina Granville believes her business trip to Alaska will give her a short respite from the merry-go-round that came with her engagement to Congressman Terrence Donnelly. But instead of allowing her the peace she craves, Nina’s getaway from the … Continue reading

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“Jar of Hearts” by Jennifer Hillier

“This is the story of three best friends: one who was murdered, one who went to prison, and one who’s been searching for the truth all these years…” I’ve been meaning to read this novel for a while and thought … Continue reading

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“Get Well Soon” by Marie-Sabine Roger

A few years ago I read a little novel called “Soft in the head“. It left such a positive impression that I just HAD to read another work by this talented author.  Once again, she has left me wanting more. … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday Feb. 7, 2019 (an old favorite recommended)

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favorites. This week I’m showcasing a debut novel that I read over four years ago. “In a Vertigo of Silence” was a title that I got from NetGalley … Continue reading

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“Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens

“abandoned, hungry and cold” North Carolina 1952 – We meet little six-year-old Kya Clark on the day her mother walks out of their marsh ‘shack’ for the last time. Covered in bruises, Kya’s mother has left her drunken, abusive husband … Continue reading

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“The Widows” by Jess Montgomery #blogtour #giveaway

“Inspired by the true story of Ohio’s first female sheriff, this is a powerful debut about two women’s search for justice as they take on the corruption at the heart of their community.” A story of two courageous, hard-working, and … Continue reading

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“This is how it ends” by Eva Dolan

This is how it begins. With a near-empty building, the inhabitants forced out of their homes by property developers. With two women: idealistic, impassioned blogger Ella and seasoned campaigner, Molly. With a body hidden in a lift shaft. But how … Continue reading

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“The Phantom Tree” by Nicola Cornick

Present Day – We first meet Alison Bannister as she is walking past an art gallery in Marlborough, Wiltshire.  She spies a portrait – a portrait of a woman who she is very familiar with. It is a likeness of … Continue reading

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“Seven Days of Us” by Francesca Hornak

Christmas is a family time. We all put a lot of pressure on ourselves in trying to live up to the traditional Christmas ideal. Most of us fall short.  Although we all love our families, we don’t always like them. … Continue reading

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“The Stranger Diaries” by Elly Griffiths

In the beginning we meet Clare Cassidy, an attractive, divorced, school teacher and single mum living in West Sussex with her teenage daughter and much-loved dog. She teaches creative writing in the English Department of Talgarth High, the same school … Continue reading

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“Bright Stars” by Sophie Duffy

Cameron Spark‘s life has not turned out as he had once hoped. He is the youngest of four brothers, whose dear Mum died when he was just an adolescent. Once he was the bright one, the studious, nerdy, asthmatic, clumsy … Continue reading

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“Lies that Poison” by Amanda Fleet

Set on the outskirts of a quaint Yorkshire hamlet, this novel reads like a ‘cozy mystery’ at the beginning… but don’t be fooled. Tom Bowman is a professional baker who has just moved to the area. He has purchased the … Continue reading

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