Now out:

Farewell My Herring

by L C Tyler

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Farewell My Herring is the ninth entry in L.C. Tyler’s series but the first of the novels that I have read. It is a quick and easy read, perfect for a reader who wants some light distraction.

The plot is classic with people marooned by a snowstorm and a murder taking place. The main characters are a writer and Elsie who is scouting for new talent. With the storm and no phone, the stakes are high. Ethelred and Elsie have their work cut out for them!

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title with its appealing cover. All opinions are my own.

Relax and enjoy: Teatime at Grosvenor Square

An Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Bridgerton—75 Sinfully Delectable Recipes

by Dahlia Clearwater

Pub Date 22 Jun 2021

I admit that I have only watched part of one episode of Bridgerton, the series that everyone seems to be raving about. I may go back and watch more. In the meantime though, I will enjoy some of the scrumptious recipes that are in this book. I am enough of an Anglophile to know that there is no time like teatime, so I am eager to sample some of these treats.

This title is broken into chapters on canapes; scones and spreads; teatime sweets; dinner party fare; and Regency Cocktails. So many things look delicious but I admit that I especially love scones so that was my favorite section.

The recipes are varied and look easy to follow. So if you are an Anglophile and.or Bridgerton fan, this book is for you!

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions are my own.

Now out: Cozy Case Files, A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Volume 12

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Those who enjoy cozy mysteries will want to look at this extensive preview featuring titles by Ellie Alexander, Eve Calder, Cate Conte, Donna Andrews, Meri Allen, Eve Calder, Sheila Connolly, Hannah Dennison, Jess Dylan, Leonard Goldberg, Carolyn Haines, Kylie Logan, Allison Montclair, S. C. Perkins, Ashley Weaver. The excerpts are each several chapters long giving readers a chance to decide if a book is for them. Find out if a favorite author has a new book forthcoming and maybe find a new favorite as well!

Just some of the author’s whose books I want to read include Hannah Dennison, Carolyn Haines, Kylie Logan, Allison Montclair, S.C Perkins and Ashley Weaver. How about you?

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this wonderful compendium. All opinons are my own.

Who is: The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth

Who doesn’t enjoy a good story about twins? Readers can tell that sisters Rose and Fern are quite intertwined just from their names. They grew up in Australia where each experienced parental abuse. How has this impacted Fern and Rose? What will happen when Fern wants to get pregnant to give her sister Rose the baby that Rose cannot have? Domestic suspense readers know that a lot will transpire in this novel told by unreliable narrators. If this is your cup of tea, definitely worth it.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title. All opinions are my own.

Now out:

Free London

Explore the Capitol Without Breaking the Bank

by Yolanda Zappaterra; Sarah Guy

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This book’s chapters include: Things to Do Outdoors; Green Spaces; Museums; Galleries; Performing Arts’ Building and Built Spaces; and Seasonal London. All in all, 100 suggestions are contained in these pages.

To give an idea of the riches to be found within, the first section of the book has entries on Mudchute City Farm, Playgrounds, The Gardens at 120 and many more. Each entry is short and accompanied by photos.

I adore this book. Readers will get so many ideas of things to do on their next trip. I cannot wait!

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title. All opinions are my own.

It is important to take care: Fresh Water For Flowers

by Valérie Perrin, Hildegarde Serle (translator)

Narrated by Sara Young
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Pub date: June 1, 2021

Fresh Water for Flowers is the first book by Valerie Perrin to be published in English. The writer’s native language is French. Fresh Water is a beautiful book that is told in a unique voice. Protagonist, Violette, was abandoned by her mother and grew up in care. She was a loner until she becomes involved with Phillipe Toussaint. Together they have a child but Phillipe eventually disappears.

Phillipe and Violette worked at a railroad crossing although Violette did most of the work; they later go on to become cemetery keepers. Violette remains there after Phillipe leaves.

The story is told from Violette’s point of view. She tells it all, her hard times, her hopes, the things that she learned and taught herself, the people she sees and cares for and those with whom she works. All this within the background of the cemetery and many sayings from gravestones.

This novel is filled with humanity. I recommend it.

I am reviewing the audio version. It was a beautiful listen and I was sorry when the story ended.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions are my own.