Genre Fantasy The Plot Three months after her last adventure, Ceony Twill is still studying to become a Folder, with the help of her mentor Magician Emery Thane. Everything seems to be going well when a magician targets Ceony. He believes Ceony possesses the secret to reviving Lira, who she froze in the first book… Continue reading The Glass Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg - Book Review →
Genre Mystery The Plot ”It’s been hushed up very nicely, hasn’t it…But he was murdered, wasn’t he?” The master of a Victorian mansion dies suddenly, and his sister Cora is convinced it was murder. Nobody takes her seriously until she is savagely murdered with a hatchet. Will Hercule Poirot unravel the mystery? ❤️ What I… Continue reading After the Funeral by Agatha Christie – Book Review →
Genre Fantasy The Plot When a star dies, a new one must be born. And this time, the Sun God has chosen the village of Endwever to provide a mortal mother. Ceris Wenden knows that giving birth to a star is always fatal for the mother but decides to sacrifice herself. This time, though, after… Continue reading Star Mother by Charlie N. Holmberg - Book Review →
Genre Fiction The Plot It’s summer festival time in Confection, Oregon. When two members of the chamber of commerce suddenly die, Lexi Jones, owner of the local bookstore, decides to investigate. Lexi, helped by her border collie Cookie and the Macaroon Book Club, have a lot to do, especially if they want to clear the… Continue reading A Poisonous Page by Kitt Crowe - Book Review →
Genre Fiction The Plot It’s 1944, and while the war destroys buildings, houses and people, librarian Clara Button and her best friend Ruby decide to create the country’s only underground library. Down the disused Bethnal Green tube station, a secret community thrives: with not only Clara’s library, but also thousands of bunk beds, a nursery,… Continue reading The Little Wartime Library by Kate Thompson - Book Review →
Genre Mystery The Plot Hercule Poirot is travelling back to England on the midday flight from Paris, together with other ten passengers. As the plane is close to landing, a wasp is spotted flying around the rear compartment before a steward finds that Madame Giselle, one of the passengers, was dead. Even if Poirot has… Continue reading Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie – Book Review →
Genre Fiction The Plot Esther runs a bookshop and loves exchanging letters with her father. When she loses him, she decides to keep the tradition alive, inviting people to join her letter writing workshop. Five people sign up: a disillusioned businessman, a husband and wife struggling with her postpartum depression, a lonely elderly widow, and… Continue reading The Little French Bookshop by Cecile Pivot - Book Review →
Genre Fiction The Plot Liesl Weiss works in the rare books department of a large university. When her boss has a stroke, and she’s left to run things, she discovers that the library’s most prized manuscript is missing. She tries to inform the police but is told to keep quiet and not upset the donors.… Continue reading The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections by Eva Jurczyk - Book Review →
Genre Mystery The Plot In Chipping Cleghorn the villagers are astonished by an advertisement published in the local gazette: ‘A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6.30 p.m.’ They all think it’s a joke and pay a visit to Letitia Blacklock at Little Paddocks the night… Continue reading A murder is Announced by Agatha Christie – Book Review →
Genre Historical Fiction The Plot It’s 1919, and young Sylvia Beach moves to Paris, not knowing what to do with her life. When she befriends bookstore owner Adrienne Monnier and is introduced to the greatest artists of the time, she decides to open a bookshop herself. This is how Shakespeare and Company, the first English-language… Continue reading The Paris Bookseller by Kerri Maher - Book Review →
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