Category Archives: Book Reviews

The View from Castle Rock by Alice Munro

The View from Castle Rock was book of the month in my book group recently. It is a book of short stories by the Canadian author Alice Munro, which was published in 2006 by McClelland and Stewart. It is a collection of historical and autobiographical stories. Munro was recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature. Munro …

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Peddling Doomsday by guest author Petra Jacob

It is lovely to have Petra Jacob visit the blog today so that I can learn all about her new book, Peddling Doomsday. She has even shared an excerpt from the new novel. You can learn more about this unique book throughout the tour. You don’t know how significant you are. We need you. No …

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The Cold, Cold Sea by Linda Huber

It is my great pleasure to host my friend and fellow author, Linda Huber on the blog today. Linda grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, but went to work in Switzerland for a year aged twenty-two, and has lived there ever since. Her day jobs have included working as a physiotherapist in hospitals and schools for …

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It’s a Wild Crime Writing Life by guest author Wendy Jones

I am delighted to host my friend and fellow crime writer, Wendy Jones on the blog today. Here she talks about her writing career, her new novel Antiques and Alibis and her new publishing contract. Over to you, Wendy. Life sometimes takes strange twists and turns, and mine is certainly testament to this. My career …

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Winter Writerland by Beatrice Fishback

I recently finished the lovely cosy mystery written by Beatrice Fishback. I have read a couple of the books in her Bethel Manor series of novels, and know I like her style of writing.  Winter Writerland is set at a writer’s conference in central England where American teacher, Daisy, has retired. She meets up with …

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Bone Deep by guest author, Sandra Ireland

I am very excited that talented author, Sandra Ireland has agreed to share an extract from her new novel Bone Deep, on my blog today. It is an exciting story told by an original voice. Thank you for this incite into your book, Sandra. Bone Deep deals with question of what happens when you fall …

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Still Life by Louise Penny

I had never read anything by Canadian author, Louise Penny, and as we share a surname, I decided I should do so. Still Life is her first novel featuring her recurring character Arnaud Gamache, so it seemed as good a place to start as any. The novel was published by St. Martin’s Paperbacks on 1 …

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Night driver by guest author Marcelle Perks

Heavily pregnant Frannie is facing a crisis. An English woman living in Germany, her marriage is failing, her language skills are hopeless, and she feels like a fish out of water in a foreign country. In a positive effort to tackle her problems she learns to drive so she can cope when her baby is …

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One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern

The kind of books that Cecelia Aherne writes are much gentler than those I am normally drawn to. However, as my library were giving away books for free, I could not resist picking up One Hundred Names published in 2012.  One Hundred Names has quite a slow start. We meet the main protagonist, Kitty and …

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The Brotherhood by Jo Fenton

I recently discovered an author new to me, Jo Fenton, whose novel, The Brotherhood I really enjoyed. Jo Fenton’s debut novel, The Brotherhood was published by Crooked Cat Books and is a gripping psychological thriller. It tells the story of Melissa who, when face with the sudden death of her parents, joins a secretive religious sect …

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