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The Weight of a Moment – Michael Bowe

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November 15, 2019

Wherewithal

The Weight of a Moment is an absorbing novel that is psychological stimulating. The story explores the personal fallout that a moment’s action can have on the lives of two men, Tom Corbett and Nick Sterling. We are also treated to intriguing character development, touching on their past and exploring…


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A Simple Heart – Gustave Flaubert

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November 6, 2019

Sincere

A Simple Heart is a heartrending sincere story of a maid, Félicité Barette, and her kind-hearted and forthright life, even when faced with abuse, poverty, loss and loneliness. Gustave Flaubert wrote this short story under encouragement from his good friend and author George Sand, to create the main protagonist that…


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Fantasy Literary Fiction Young Adult

Feathers and Fae by Crystal L. Kirkham

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November 4, 2019

Hello, my friends, and I welcome you to the spectacular month of November. To start our journey into the holiday season, I bring you the much-anticipated release from Crystal L. Kirkham. For those of you who have read my reviews for over a year, I have reviewed three of…


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Literary Fiction Romance

Finding Henry Applebee – Celia Reynolds

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November 1, 2019

Quest

A train journey, a journey through time and a journey of discovery, Finding Henry Applebee is a beautifully written story that delightfully enchants and reminds us that it’s never too late to pursue our dreams or right our wrongs.

Henry Applebee at eighty-five years of age and with the help of his…


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“There and NEVER EVER BACK AGAIN: A Dark Lord’s Diary” by Jeff Mach

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October 31, 2019

Welcome to the week of All Hallows Eve, and for this spooktacular book time of year, I offer you a review on something a little different. Today I am reviewing “There and NEVER, EVER BACK AGAIN: A Dark Lord’s Diary:” (A Memoir and Manifest for Villains and Monsters) By…


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Crime Humour Literary Fiction

The Sisters Brothers – Patrick deWitt

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October 28, 2019

Satirical

The Sisters Brothers is an exceptional novel that is absorbing and delightfully original. While it’s a traditional Western with cowboys and gold-mining, it feels like a retelling with a modern atmosphere. The writing style is lyrical and the dialogue flows so effortlessly with its satirical interweaving of humour, brotherhood, loneliness,…


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Literary Fiction

Going Out – Scarlett Thomas

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October 28, 2019

Resolution

Luke is allergic to the sun and his best friend Julie has phobias about flying, car crashes, bacterial infections and is frightened of leaving her hometown. Together they are a pair that has consoled each other in their worries and fears, and over the years developed a bond where…


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Literary Fiction Mystery

The Tenth Muse – Catherine Chung

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October 23, 2019

Resolve

My left brain aches, my right brain aches, my heart aches. The Tenth Muse is an extraordinary story that takes the logic of mathematics, personal ambition and the highly emotional turmoil of family secrets and love, and overlays them to create an outstanding novel. A story that paints the most challenging…


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Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Mystery

Gifts for the Dead – Joan Schweighardt

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October 15, 2019

Entanglement

Gifts for the Dead is an absorbing story, with outstanding characters that navigate the tangled heart amidst precarious twists of love, loss, truth and guilt. Spanning a period prior to World War I, through the war years and later a dangerous expedition into the Amazon jungle, this story is utterly…


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Don’t Bank on it Sweetheart by Michael N. Wilton

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September 30, 2019

I know this is going to sound so silly, but this book was fun for me to read. Today I am reviewing “Don’t Bank On it Sweetheart” which is written by Michael N. Wilton and came to me thanks to the friendly people at BooksGoSocial. I get their emails…

Peter Donnelly
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Founder of The Reading Desk, supporting readers, authors, publishers and book industry. Top Reviewer on Amazon, Goodreads, and NetGalley peter@thereadingdesk.com

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