This series is aimed at promoting and celebrating those that review books regularly. Especially those who do so via their blogs, as it would be great to create more traffic to their sites. I am happy to also showcase those that are put directly on Amazon.
The details are here in this first post with an example.. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/04/25/smorgasbord-new-series-starting-this-saturday-meet-the-book-reviewers/
- If you click the images of the books you will be taken directly to Amazon.
- Where an author or reviewer is in the Cafe and Bookstore I will include their entry.
- If a review has been posted to Amazon directly without a blog post, I will share the entire review with a link to the reviewers blog.
The first reviewer is author Jacquie Biggar with her review for the psychological thriller Lies by T. M. Logan.
What if you have the perfect life, the perfect wife and the perfect child—and then, in one shattering moment, you discover nothing is as it seems?
It’s the evening drive home from work, a route Joe Lynch has taken a hundred times with his young son. But when he unexpectedly sees his wife’s car ahead of them, he decides to follow her—and ends up witnessing her secret rendezvous with another man. The encounter will tear two families apart and leave an innocent man set up to take the fall for a murder.
Joe finds himself in the sights of a ruthless killer determined to destroy everything he treasures. He will do whatever it takes to protect his family, but as the net tightens around him, his life begins to fall apart. Soon, Joe is in a life or death struggle with a cunning opponent who is always one step ahead.
Lies poses the question: Can we ever really trust those closest to us?
Head over to read Jacquie’s review: https://jacqbiggar.com/2018/06/16/lies-by-t-m-logan-bookreview-mystery-suspense/
Jacquie is an author in the Cafe and Bookstore
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The next reviewer is Rosie Amber founder of the Rosie’s Book Review Team, and she is reviewing the historical fiction The Greenest Branch – A Novel of Germany’s First Female Physician (Hildegard of Bingen Book 1) by P.K. Adams.
The Greenest Branch is historical fiction set in medieval Germany. It is the first book in a series about the Benedictine abbess Hildegard. The story begins in 1115 when, as a child, Hildegard started her training at the convent of St Disibod. The Covent was in the grounds of an Abbey, with Abbot Juno having overall authority over both religious houses.
Hildegard had a natural flair for herbal medicines and a keen mind for politics, but she faced strong opposition to her academic hopes from the monastic powers. Under the tutelage of brother Wigbert, she was, however, allowed to work in the infirmary. She took over the herbal gardens and slowly gained respect for her work.
During the period there were many power disputes between religious and secular leaders across Europe. There were also debates as to how religious doctrines should be interpreted. These then spilled into the lives of Hildegard and her fellow brothers and sisters.
I was very interested to learn about Hildegard. The author has tried to keep as close to historical facts as possible, but where details were sparse, she has used her literary interpretation to fill the gaps. Hildegard’s story will continue in the next book in the series.
Please head over and read the rest of the review: https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/2018/06/18/newrelease-medieval-histfic-my-bookreview-of-the-greenest-branch-by-patrycja-karolina-pk_adams/
The next reviewer is Cathy Ryan of Between the Lines who is reviewing Brand New Friend by Kate Vane as part of Rosie’s Book Review Team.
BBC foreign correspondent Paolo Bennett is exiled to a London desk – and the Breakfast sofa – when he gets a call from Mark, a friend from university in eighties Leeds. Paolo knew Mark as a dedicated animal rights activist but now a news blog has exposed him as an undercover police officer. Then Mark’s former police handler is murdered.
Paolo was never a committed campaigner. He was more interested in women, bands and dreaming of a life abroad. Now he wonders if Mark’s exposure and his handler’s murder might be linked to an unexplained death on campus back when they were friends. What did he miss?
Paolo wants the truth – and the story. He chases up new leads and old friends. From benefit gigs and peace protests, to Whatsapp groups and mocktail bars, the world has changed, but Mark still seems the same.
Please head over and read Cathy’s review: https://betweenthelinesbookblog.com/2018/06/15/brand-new-friend-by-kate-vane-bookreview-for-rbrt-character-driven-dual-time-line-k8vane-fridayreads/
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