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Book Review – THE BOOK OF WORDS by Jenny Erpenbeck

Book Review – THE BOOK OF WORDS by Jenny Erpenbeck

The Book of Words Synopsis: A child is found standing on the street, with an empty bucket in her hand, and no memory of her name, her family or her past. Elsewhere, a girl grows up surrounded by familiar faces –…

Book Review & Giveaway – THE GREENLAND BREACH by Bernard Besson

Book Review & Giveaway – THE GREENLAND BREACH by Bernard Besson

The  Greenland Breach Synopsis: A stylish, fast-paced spy thriller about the intrigue, economic warfare and struggles for natural resources promised by global warming. The Arctic ice caps are breaking up. Europe and the East Coast of the Unites States brace for…

Book Review – KIPLING & TRIX by Mary Hamer

Book Review – KIPLING & TRIX by Mary Hamer

Kipling & Trix Synopsis As small children, Rudyard Kipling and his sister Trix lived an enchanted life in India playing with their beloved servants and running around freely. Their innocent happiness came to an abrupt end when they were sent back…

Book Review – GOOD NEWS BAD NEWS by Maggie Groff

Book Review – GOOD NEWS BAD NEWS by Maggie Groff

Good News Bad News Synopsis Intrepid investigative journalist Scout Davis has given herself a holiday, but when Hermione Longfellow floats towards her in the supermarket, wanting to engage her services, she stops to listen. Most people in Byron Bay are aware…

Book Review – POET’S COTTAGE by Josephine Pennicott

Book Review – POET’S COTTAGE by Josephine Pennicott

Poet’s Cottage Synopsis Poets had always lived there, the locals claimed. It was as if the house called to its own… When Sadie inherits Poet’s Cottage in the Tasmanian fishing town of Pencubitt, she sets out to discover all she…

Book Review – WOLF HALL by Hilary Mantel

Book Review – WOLF HALL by Hilary Mantel

Wolf Hall Synopsis England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry…

Book Review – THE ART OF LEAVING by Anna Stothard

Book Review – THE ART OF LEAVING by Anna Stothard

The Art of Leaving Synopsis Leaving has always come naturally to Eva Elliott. The daughter of a pilot, she spent her childhood leaving schools and cities. Now an adult, she enjoys the thrill of saying goodbye much more than the butterflies…

Book Review – ANOTHER SUN by Timothy Williams

Book Review – ANOTHER SUN by Timothy Williams

Another Sun Synopsis The sun-drenched Caribbean island of Guadeloupe is technically part of France, subject to French law and loyal to the French Republic. But in 1980, the scars of colonialism are still fresh, and ethnic tensions and political unrest seethe…

Book Review and Author Interview – Wanderers by Edward Belfar

Book Review and Author Interview – Wanderers by Edward Belfar

Today Booklover Book Reviews is hosting the TLC Book Tour for Wanderers : Stories by Edward Belfar. Wanderers Synopsis This exquisitely crafted collection includes several stories set in Kenya, offering tantalizing glimpses of life in that troubled but fascinating country beyond…

Book Review – THE MIRACLE INSPECTOR by Helen Smith

Book Review – THE MIRACLE INSPECTOR by Helen Smith

The Miracle Inspector Synopsis A darkly comic dystopian novel set in the near future. England has been partitioned and London is an oppressive place where poetry has been forced underground, theatres and schools are shut, and women are not allowed…

Book Review – SHADOW OF THE ROCK by Thomas Mogford

Book Review – SHADOW OF THE ROCK by Thomas Mogford

Shadow of the Rock Synopsis A humid summer night in Gibraltar. Lawyer Spike Sanguinetti arrives home to find an old friend, Solomon Hassan, waiting on his doorstep. Solomon is on the run. A Spanish girl has been found with her throat…

Book Review – MR SOMETHING by Jay H Baker

Book Review – MR SOMETHING by Jay H Baker

Mr Something Synopsis Isaac Ward knows that a man should obey the law, protect his country, do what’s right. But when an improbable corpse leads to an impossible device, these duties collide head on – and only one can win. Dreaming…

Book Review – WE BURY THE LANDSCAPE by Kristine Ong Muslim

Book Review – WE BURY THE LANDSCAPE by Kristine Ong Muslim

We Bury The Landscape Synopsis We Bury the Landscape is an exhibition of literary art. Ekphrasis, collected. One hundred flash fictions and prose poems presented to view. From the visual to the textual, transmuting before the gallery-goer’s gaze, the shifting contours…

Book Review – THE SHEKINAH LEGACY by Gary Lindberg

Book Review – THE SHEKINAH LEGACY by Gary Lindberg

The Shekinah Legacy Synopsis In this controversial Amazon best-selling thriller, international cable TV journalist Charlotte Ansari and her Asperger’s son are caught literally in the crossfire of history when terrorists, the CIA, Mossad and the Vatican all converge in a pulse-pounding…