Archives for the month of: January, 2018

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#TuesdayBookBlog FRED’S FUNERAL by Sandy Day (@sandeetweets). A poignant and lovingly written ode to an unsung hero. Beautiful and heart-wrenching. #RBRT #WWI – Dear all: Today I bring you a beautiful (if sad) book, that is a fictionalisation of the story of a young Canadian man who fought in WWI. Fred’s Funeral by Sandy Day Fred Sadler has just died of old age. It’s 1986, seventy years after he marched off to WWI, and the ghost of Fred Sadler hovers http://ow.ly/IkiC50giCIi

#Booklaunch OPEN LITERARY WORKSHOP by Estrella Cardona Gamio (@EstrellaCG) Common-sense advice for writers #amwriting – Hi all: I wanted to bring you the launch of one of the books I have translated in recent times. This time I bring you a book about writing, by a very talented and experienced Spanish writer who, after years of publishing books and teaching others how to write, decided to answer some of the http://ow.ly/os3L50ghPdu

Check this collection of great reviews Sally Cronin shares in her fantastic blog

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Welcome to the first of the author updates this week. I have made a slight adjustment to the timescales for reviews as with so many authors now in the bookstore, it is likely that several weeks might lapse between featuring everyone. So I will be looking at reviews on Amazon UK and US and also Goodreads within the last six months that I have not shared before.

The first featured author is Karen Ingalls who has been inspiring us with posts from her archives over the last few weeks. She has received another wonderful review for her memoir Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir

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When Karen Ingalls was diagnosed with Stage IIC ovarian cancer, she realized how little she knew about what is called “the silent killer.” As Ingalls began to educate herself she felt overwhelmed by the prevalent negativity of cancer. Lost in the information about drugs…

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#TuesdayBookBlog #Bookreview ON THE BRIGHT SIDE by Hendrik Groen (@PenguinUKBooks) The Old-But-Not-Dead Club strikes again. A truly inspiring read, whatever your age. – Hi all: Today I bring you the review of a book that I had been looking forward to for a while. Some of you might remember my review of the first book but… On the Bright Side by Hendrik Groen ‘A funny but also touching diary praised for its wit and realism’ BBC Radio 4 Front Row The Old-But-Not-Dead C… http://ow.ly/Q9Hu50gduiJ

#Bookreviews Two romances: NO PLACE LIKE YOU by Emma Douglas and A WEDDING AT TWO LOVE LANE by Kieran Kramer (@KieranKramer) (@StMartinsPress) – Hi all: I must confess that my list of books is an avalanche, rather than a list at the moment. I have a long list of books from NetGalley pending reviews (and quite a few independent as well, and I intend to read them all) and I am grateful for reminders of the dates of http://ow.ly/IWYW50gcIPU

Meet and greet a great selection of blogs at Sally Cronin’s Watering Hole – via Smorgasbord Saturday Meet and Greet – At the Watering Hole this week – Hugh W. Roberts, Rosie Amber and The Story Reading Ape http://ow.ly/Cjpb50gcdnE

#TuesdayBookBlog I COULD WRITE A BOOK: A MODERN VARIATION OF JANE AUSTEN’S “EMMA” by Karen M. Cox (@KarenMCox1932) #Bookreview #RBRT A great reimagining of Emma, in a wonderful setting, and with some very heart-warming touches. http://ow.ly/EOz450g8zSs

#Bookreview THE CHALK MAN by C. J. Tudor (@cjtudor ‏) A morally ambiguous thriller and a story of tainted friendships that will appeal to readers of King’s It. #crimefiction – Hi all: I read this book a little while back but I waited until it was published (it was due for publication on the 11th January 2018, so I hope it’s now available) to share it, so you wouldn’t have to wait to read it if you felt as intrigued by it as I was. http://ow.ly/Banb50g7Rka

#TuesdayBookBlog Fatal Evidence: Professor Alfred Swaine Taylor & the Dawn of Forensic Science by Helen Barrell (@helenbarrell) (@penswordbooks) A great book about a fascinating historical period and one of the forefathers of forensic science. #Bookreview #forensicscience http://ow.ly/ugsG50g3YEY

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