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September 2019

Book Review: Heaven, My Home by Attica Locke

Book reviews By September 23, 2019 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Heaven, My Home, the second book in Attica Locke’s Highway 59 series, uses a child’s disappearance to devastating effect in order to explore displacement, reconciliation and just what home means to people. Nine-year-old Levi King knew he should have left for home sooner; instead he found himself all alone, adrift on the vastness of Caddo Lake. A sudden noise –…

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Book Review: The Mermaid’s Call by Katherine Stansfield

Book reviews By September 19, 2019 Tags: , , , , , , 4 Comments

Katherine Stansfield’s Cornish Mysteries series moves to the unforgiving North Cornwall coast where Shilly and Anna are to investigate whether The Mermaid’s Call lured a man to his death. Cornwall, 1845. Shilly has always felt a connection to happenings that are not of this world, a talent that has proved invaluable when investigating dark deeds with master of disguise, Anna…

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Let’s play Spot the Difference with my 2019 #20BooksOfSummer Challenge

Book reviews, Books, Reading By September 17, 2019 Tags: , , , , , 7 Comments

This was my first year taking part in the #20BooksOfSummer challenge run by Cathy over at 746 Books and it proved to be an interesting exercise for me. Not least because while I succeeded in reading more than 20 books (managing 29 in total over the 3-month period), I only stuck to half of my original selection which you can…

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Book Review: Widow’s Welcome by D.K. Fields

Book reviews By September 11, 2019 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

Widow’s Welcome is the first book in the Tales of Fenest trilogy, set in a world where elections turn on the stories Realms tell, determining which one rules and when power passes to another. Dead bodies aren’t unusual in the alleyways of Fenest, capital of the Union of Realms. Especially not in an election year, when the streets swell with…

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Book Review: The Day We Meet Again by Miranda Dickinson

Book reviews By September 5, 2019 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Miranda Dickinson’s latest book The Day We Meet Again is out today. A tale of friendship, finding yourself and being brave, it lives up to all my eager anticipation for this new novel from her. Their love story started with goodbye… Phoebe and Sam meet by chance at St Pancras station. Heading in opposite directions, both seeking their own adventures, meeting the…

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Book Review: The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts

Book reviews By September 5, 2019 Tags: , , , No Comments

The Flower Girls is anything but the sweet story of childhood innocence its title might suggest, as Alice Clark-Platt’s novel deals with the disturbing and highly emotive subject of child abduction and murder where the perpetrators were children themselves. THREE CHILDREN WENT OUT TO PLAY. ONLY TWO CAME BACK.  The Flower Girls. Laurel and Primrose.  One convicted of murder, the…

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