Category Archives: Fiction

The Time In Between

Sira Quiroga is raised by a single parent. Her mother is very resourceful and supports herself and her daughter as a seamstress. Sira is taught from a young age how to handle a needle: “I learned fast. I had agile … Continue reading

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Home Another Way

Growing up with a grandmother who resented her very existence and deprived of a normal family and childhood, Sarah Graham takes refuge in her music. Her violin is the only solace she has, as everyone Sarah meets bears the brunt … Continue reading

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The Atomic City Girls

When I picked up this book at our local library, I wasn’t sure if it would keep my interest. Although I enjoy historical fiction and have a special fondness for World War 2 stories, there has been an upsurge in … Continue reading

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The Empty House

“She was not happy, but, to all intents and purposes, she had everything. A lovely house, a handsome husband, and the children. The children were worth everything…” Virginia Keile is recuperating from the death of her husband. Left to cope … Continue reading

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The Priory

Major Marwood lives on an old estate (Saunby Priory) with his two teen-age daughters and spinster sister Victoria. Like many of England’s estates after the Second World war, his finances simply cannot keep up with modern demands. The rental cottages … Continue reading

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Greenbanks

When I finished reading Dorothy Whipple’s “Someone at a Distance” I enjoyed it so much I couldn’t wait to start the next from this author. “Greenbanks” had good reviews so I decided to pick up a copy and immediately immersed … Continue reading

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Someone at a Distance

“Old Mrs. North’s husband had spoilt her, but now that he was dead and her three children married, no one spoilt her any more. She didn’t come first with anybody and she didn’t like that.” And so Mrs. North advertises … Continue reading

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