Tell Me The Truth

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 A fascinating, insightful and oh-so-wise look at love, through the eyes of a master psychoanalytic therapist, long versed in the compassionate practice of rooting out “dilemmas we face in relationships, which draw couples together and tear them apart.” Through the composite sketches provided of thirteen semi-fictional couples, the author…

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The Poet

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Wildly original, this all-verse rendering of an age-old story hits so many notes on so many levels that to attempt to define it would be to constrain it. Profoundly moving, lyrical and beautiful, tragic and infuriating - a feminist tribute to every woman (literally “every” woman) who has been…

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Do No Harm

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 A life for a life.One of which you dearly love. Could you make the selection? And act on it? A pulse-pounding ride, as much any parent’s worst nightmare as it is the most dastardly decision ever faced between the pages, this book will have you racing to read on,…

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Only May

🌟🌟🌟🌟 1/2 Lilting and lyrical, this book is a gothic tale of faeries, changelings, and the magical mystical moonlight, quietly illuminating truth, and half-truth, and all the shades of pearly-grey captured in a web of lies. May Harper is a May-day child, born on May 1, 1941 in the gentle…

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A Tidy Ending

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 A top-notch psychological thriller, this book will leave you reeling, heart a-flutter, shaking your head at the clever and oh-so-neatly-executed twist of a (tidy) ending. Infused with menace and foreboding, saturating each page with such deadly apprehension (for this reader, deeply reminiscent of reading the best work of Patricia…

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Audacious Goals

🌟🌟🌟🌟1/2 A fascinating and exhaustively-researched narrative on the lives and accomplishments of three men - Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Theodore Roosevelt, and Roald Amundsen - whose leadership, vision, decisions and drive propelled them to complete two historically “bold undertakings” each, in total completing six projects of global and persistent impact. Audacious…

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Remember My Name

⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 “Like the rest of her life, it was beautiful on the outside and chaos on the inside” Cressida Howard is a woman who appears to have it all. A beautiful (and smart) seventeen year old daughter, Emily-Jane, a rich and successful husband, Laurence, (an e-commerce kingpin) and her…

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Black Reed Bay

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Compulsively readable, “Black Reed Bay “ is crime fiction at its summit. One of my true joys is finding superb new authors, - authors whose writing style, characterization and plotting hit the sweet spot that defines what reading does for me - takes me away into another world where…

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Peacocks in Paradise

⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 Anna and her husband Alan, expats from London and Scotland, respectively, escape to the beautiful isle of Mallorca, where Anna writes for a local newspaper and provides this fictionalized travelogue (#7 in the series), a narrative of her ongoing encounters with the local populace, wild life, arts and…

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The Wilderness Between Us

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Spellbinding. Poignant. Inspirational. Brimming with the naturalism of Barbara Kingsolver and the authenticity of Anne Tyler, this book reached and filled a Covid-fueled paucity I wasn’t fully aware of. “What was there to be afraid of in this place where everything was as you saw it - naked and…

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