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Book review: Troppo by Madeline Dickie

Troppo’s  anti heroine Penny, a drifting, travelling surf chick, lands a job in a remote Indonesian town. This is a country she knows from her teenage years, which offered her a place for maturing when she needed it. 177 more words


Memorable Monday #1 // A Rebuke to That Old Chicken Joke

Sometimes awesome quotes fall into your lap and you just can’t stop thinking about them. This quote has been with me all week from Be Frank With Me… 145 more words

Be Frank With Me

Book Review: Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal

This debut novel has probably the most misleading title ever.

Kitchens of the Great Midwest is my local bookstore’s selection for the month. At first, based on the title I thought that this was a memoir, cookbook, or another genre of non-fiction, but then I found out that it was a novel and I was very excited to read it. 515 more words


"In a Dark, Dark Wood" by Ruth Ware

Leonora Shaw is a solitary woman.  She writes crime novels for a living from her miniscule flat in London.  She is a runner (another solitary pursuit). 499 more words

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20 Questions - interview with novelist Louise Jensen

I just finished reading “The Sister“, so I was delighted that Louise Jensen has agreed to answer some of my questions.

Thanks Louise, both for your time and consenting to this interview. 1,180 more words

Stand-alone Novels

"The Sister" by Louise Jensen

Best friends. Besties. BFFs.  The importance of having a special best friend is SO very important to adolescent girls.  Sometimes these important friendships last until adulthood.   626 more words

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PATHFINDERS by Aidan J. Reid

This 2016 publication is the debut novel of an up and coming Irish author, Aidan J. Reid.  It has everything a reader would want in action, suspense and interesting themes. 188 more words