One year as a NetGalley Reviewer!

NetGalley - Women's Fiction

It has been about one year since I have joined NetGalley as a book reviewer! If you don’t yet know NetGalley, it is an ARC (advanced readers’ copies) distibution platform where publishers and indie authors alike post soon-to-be published books to be read in exchange for an honest review. I first joined NetGalley as a…

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My August 2022 reads

August 2022 reads

Somewhat sad – knowing summer reading is coming to an end, but I’ve been enjoying a great summer in books. I was on holidays in the US in August, and many fabulous novels accompanied me on my travels throughout the month. Here are the novels I read in August. 2 of the 5 novels were…

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Book review: The Door

The Door, Szabo, cover

This is a beautifully written, slightly claustrophobic novel of a young, Budapest-dwelling Hungarian author – whose name we never learn until the end of the novel – who employs Emerence, an elderly woman, to become her housekeeper. Everyone in the neighborhood has tremendous respect for the older woman, but no one seems to know much…

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Seeking reviewers for my new novel – up on NetGalley now!

In The Shadow of The Apennines

I am so excited to be preparing my third novel for publication. My women’s fiction, dual timeline contemporary/historical novel, In The Shadow of The Apennines, will be released 21 October. In the lead-up, I have my novel up on NetGalley to gather early reader reviews. Here’s the overview: An American divorcée. An Italian shepherdess. Separated…

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My July 2022 Reads

July 2022 reads

Summer reading continues – yay! I had a great July in books. Here are the novels I read and the accompanying reviews. Have you read any of these? What did you think? I’m always open to book recommendations – so drop any novels you recommend into the comments section.   The Lonely Hearts Lido Club…

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My June 2022 reads

June 2022 reads

Summer reading is always my favorite reading – even if my son’s fractued arm put a damper on beach and poolside reading during this steamy month… But that lament is for another day. At least the reading was always good. I had a great June in books. Here are the novels I read and the…

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Book Review: The Switch

I read this book largely in one day, on the beach between swims. It’s a fast paced, fun tale about an identity swap between grandmother and granddaughter. Leena is a twenty-something management consultant/workaholic living in London. Her job is her life and she’s used to dazzling clients and being the It-girl of her consultng firm.…

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Book review: What the Lady Wants

What The Lady Wants book cover

I love historical fiction and have a softspot for America’s Gilded Age, so I was very pleased to discover What the Lady Wants. Not surprisingly, I loved the novel. This is my third Renee Rosen novel, each set in a different period of time. What the Lady Wants opens in 1871, on the eve of…

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Book review: The Guest List

The Guest List book cover

This is the third Lucy Foley I’ve read, and it is most definitely her best. This mystery novel set on a remote, wild island off the coast of western Ireland digs deeps into the psyches of its multiple point of view characters, and the slow reveals keep the story moving quickly and maintain reader interest…

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