#SpotlightFeature ~ Simply Flower Arranging: A Step-By-Step Guide by @JudithBlacklock #Flowers #FlowerArranging @eejarman

I was intrigued when I was approached by Emma Jarmon to see if I’d be interested in featuring this book. I love flowers, and enjoy them in the house, but am all thumbs when it comes to anything creative. Having said that, I will be trying (being the operative word) to give some of these a go…

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When the Stars Sang (Little Sister Island Book 1) by Caren J Werlinger #ContemporaryFiction #TuesdayBookBlog

515Ap+LpMoLAuthor: Caren J Werlinger

Published: March 2018 by Corgyn Publishing

Category: Contemporary Fiction, Romance, Drama, F/F

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Nearly twenty-five years ago, Kathleen Halloran’s brother drowned during the last summer they ever spent with their grandmother on a remote island off Maine’s coast. Like a siren’s call she can’t resist, Kathleen is pulled back to Little Sister Island. She leaves her job and her girlfriend, packs up her few belongings, and moves into her grandmother’s cottage.

After almost twenty five years Kathleen (Katie) Halloran is returning to Little Sister, a tiny and remote island off the Maine coast. Her grandmother had lived there all her life and Katie and her brother spent summers there as children…until that summer twenty five years ago when tragedy changed everything. Now her grandmother has passed and Katie feels the need to distance herself from her estranged parents and a toxic relationship. The cottage on Little Sister is the perfect solution.

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#SundayStills ~ The Colour is White ~ A Large Part of #Nature #Photography

Welcome to the Sunday Stills feature hosted by Terri Webster Shrandt.

SundayStills

This week is the monthly colour challenge and this month’s colour prompt is white. My first thought was snow. The snow falls we’ve experienced in various places are easily recalled as we don’t have them very often.

The following were taken in Somerset during a magical early dog walk, Snowdonia and Oxfordshire ~ another early dog walk.

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The Heavens May Fall (Detective Max Rupert #3) by @aeskens #PoliceProcedural #LegalThriller #FridayReads

51q5umYdp4LAuthor: Allen Eskens

Performed by RC Bray, David Colacci, Amy McFadden

Published: October 2016 by Tantor Audio 

Category: Police Procedural, Legal Thriller, Murder/Mystery

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Detective Max Rupert and attorney Boady Sanden’s friendship is being pushed to the breaking point. Max is convinced that Jennavieve Pruitt was killed by her husband, Ben. Boady is equally convinced that Ben, his client, is innocent. As the case unfolds, the two are forced to confront their own personal demons. 

Let justice be done though the heavens may fall.’

A body has been found, a probable homicide, and Detective Max Rupert and his partner, Detective Niki Vang are attending the scene. The body is discovered to be that of Jennavieve Pruitt. She has been brutally murdered and initial thoughts on the investigation, as far as Max can see, point to her husband, Ben, as the perpetrator. 

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Elle’s A to Z of Love by Claire Huston #Romance #ContemporaryFiction @ClaraVal

51NmkY+wDDSAuthor: Claire Huston

Published: July 2021 by Goldcrest Books International

Category: Romance, Relationships, Contemporary Fiction

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Haileybrook, a beautiful village in the peaceful Cotswolds countryside, is most people’s idea of heaven on earth.

Born and raised in this small slice of paradise, Elle Bea can’t wait to leave.

It should be easy, but every time she packs her bags for exotic adventures, old loves and loyalties pull her back.

Will Elle be forced to forget her dreams of far-flung places and epic romance, or can she grab one last chance to have it all?

An uplifting, romantic story about friends, family and the relationships that make a place a home.

We meet Elle Bea the day after her 23rd birthday, secreted in a hidden corner of the library and wandering the streets of Florence in her imagination, immersed in E.M. Forster’s Room With A View. Elle, just returned from university, has never been abroad and can’t wait to leave the quiet confines of Haileybrook for a European tour with her friend, Serena, in the summer. But life can be anything but straightforward and often things don’t go to plan. 

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#Extract from Treachery Times Two by Robert McCaw @RobertBMcCaw #MurderMystery

I’m pleased to share an extract from Robert McCaw’s newly released novel, Treachery Times Two (book 4 in the Koa Kane Hawaiian mysteries) with the kind permission of Oceanview Publishing.

Extract

CHAPTER ONE 

Pele, masquerading as a glassy-haired old woman, wandered the lava trails around the massive smoking volcanic caldera called Kīlauea. Over millennia, her temper tantrums had created the Hawaiian Islands, including Kīlauea and the four other volcanoes that make up the Big Island of Hawaii. Fiercely jealous of Poliahu, her sister deity, the snow goddess of Mauna Kea, and locked in eternal combat with Kamapuaa, the demigod of rain, Peles exploits fueled the oral history of the islands. 

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#BookReview for #RBRT ~ Sugar and Snails by Anne Goodwin #LiteraryFiction @Annecdotist #FridayReads

25865437._SY475_Author: Anne Goodwin

Published: July 2015 by Inspired Quill

Category: Literary Fiction, Identity, Psychology

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At fifteen, she made a life-changing decision. Thirty years on, it’s time to make another.

When Diana escaped her misfit childhood, she thought she’d chosen the easier path. But the past lingers on, etched beneath her skin, and life won’t be worth living if her secret gets out.

Diana Dodsworth is a psychology professor at Newcastle University. After a confused, unhappy childhood and making a decision in her mid teens that impacted on her in ways she didn’t expect, leaving her with a host of insecurities, she chooses now to live alone with her cat and tends generally not to get too involved with people. Privacy is very important to Diana and her past is something she keeps very much to herself. 

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