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26 Books in 2017: Book 4

Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner – a subtle and different take on the police procedural. The fourth post in the 26-books-in-52-weeks challenge has to be about a book published within the last year. Of course, I’ve already reviewed several excellent books from this category as part of my usual book posts here. But rather than… Continue reading 26 Books in 2017: Book 4

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Book Review: Mary’s the Name by Ross Sayers

  A satisfying, original and heart-warming read. A cracking debut from Ross Sayers. It’s always a good sign reading wise when I find that the characters from my read-in-progress stay with me between reading stints and remain in my head after I’ve finished the book. This was definitely the case with Mary’s the Name. The… Continue reading Book Review: Mary’s the Name by Ross Sayers

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Book Review: Stella’s Christmas Wish by Kate Blackadder

Genre: Romantic Fiction Regular readers of the blog will possibly remember I recently reviewed two previous books by Kate Blackadder. I so enjoyed those two books that when I saw there was another novel available by this author I knew I had to read it. But even although I was fairly sure I’d enjoy a… Continue reading Book Review: Stella’s Christmas Wish by Kate Blackadder

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Two Book Reviews: The Ferryboat and The Family at Farrshore by Kate Blackadder

  Genre: Contemporary Women’s Fiction Entertaining and satisfying stories economically told What I look for when reading a novel, regardless of genre, is good story-telling and good writing. I’m also nothing if not eclectic in my reading as evidenced by the fact that the books I’m reviewing today couldn’t be more different from last week’s… Continue reading Two Book Reviews: The Ferryboat and The Family at Farrshore by Kate Blackadder

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Book Review: A Suitable Lie by Michael J Malone

Genre: Psychological Thriller I must admit I’m becoming a bit weary of psychological thrillers – especially ones with ‘girl’ in the title. But reading A Suitable Lie restored my hope that not all contemporary fiction in the thriller genre has become a bit of a cliché, written to a now exhausted formula. There are no… Continue reading Book Review: A Suitable Lie by Michael J Malone

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Book Review: Courting the Countess by Anne Stenhouse

Genre: Historical Fiction Regular readers of my book reviews will know that crime and contemporary fiction along with the occasional work of non-fiction are my main areas of choice when it comes to reading. But historical fiction by this particular author will always get my intention. I’ve read, enjoyed and reviewed all her previous books… Continue reading Book Review: Courting the Countess by Anne Stenhouse