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The Big Empty
by Stan Jones, Patricia Watts
"A bush pilot crashes on an Alaskan mountainside - pilot error or sabotage?"
Posted January 9, 2019

We start by facing the reality of a tragedy: a young woman bush pilot has crashed her small plane on a mountain in Alaska... known as THE BIG EMPTY. While accidents happen, and sometimes the relatives never get answers, one man is determined Read more...


Do No Harm
by Dawn Eastman
"As the year draws to a close, the new town doctor faces a murderer..."
Posted January 3, 2019

Dropping in on the second in the Dr. Katie LeClair mystery series feels like an easy fit, and it didn't matter that I hadn't read the first. We meet a newcomer to a small town GP practice who has Read more...


The I Do Deli
by Josie Castel
"The best Italian deli in New York, a traditional father, and four unwed daughters..."
Posted December 20, 2018

Kid Cafarelli works happily in her family's New York delicatessen. Her papa is a little eccentric, convinced the Italian way is the only way... especially when it comes to cooking. So Kid isn't taking a French cookery course, not as far as she's admitting anyway. But she Read more...


From Courtesan to Convenient Wife
by Marguerite Kaye
"A romance by the light of stained-glass windows..."
Posted December 13, 2018

This entertaining romp through Parisian society of 1818 is second in the Matches Made in Scandal series. The first book, set in St. Petersburg is called FROM GOVERNESS TO COUNTESS. In this second offering Read more...


An Irish Country Cottage
by Patrick Taylor
"Settle in for this gentle soap-opera tale"
Posted December 5, 2018

Donal Donnelly and the local doctor are the central characters in this gentle soap-opera tale, thirteenth in the Irish Country series. The northern Irish village of Ballybucklebo has reached 1969, and all across the world, civil rights and anti-war protestors are on the march. Despite this Read more...


Phantom Wheel
by Tracy Deebs
"A conspiracy theory - or is it? The teen hackers need to find out by New Year's Day!"
Posted December 5, 2018

Issa Torres is a youthful computer hacker, and she goes by Pr1m4 D0nn4 on the forums. The CIA know that. Agent Shane Donovan has invited her to an LA building to carry out some work, and if she and the other five teenagers get the tests right, there's an Read more...


The Fox
by Frederick Forsyth
"A teenage hacker stirs up a Russian agent mastermind..."
Posted November 30, 2018

The master of thriller writing returns with a look at modern security, which of course, has to include cybersecurity. Beginning with a Special Forces team breaking into a British suburban house today, Frederick Forsyth then retraces the path that has made us so dependent on computers. Read more...


Moonshine
by Jasmine Gower
"Set in alternative 1920s Chicago, a magician's power may be her downfall..."
Posted November 29, 2018

Set in an alternate version of 1920s Chicago, this exciting, fantastical tale of a modern girl involves politicians, speakeasies, and faeries. In Ashland, a continent just recovering from volcanic devastation, MOONSHINE is forbidden. This is the term for mana, a blue liquid imbibed Read more...


City of Secrets
by Victoria Thompson
"A New York suffragist thought her money was safe, until her husband died..."
Posted November 29, 2018

Priscilla Knight has recently been widowed for the second time. Accidents do happen and only a financial oddity makes her friend Elizabeth Miles suspect that something malevolent occurred. The New York suffragist Priscilla had been reasonably well off, but now her money has disappeared and her property has been sold Read more...


The Angel in The Glass
by Alys Clare
"Renaissance England and the death of a stranger..."
Posted November 1, 2018

THE ANGEL IN THE GLASS, second in the Gabriel Taverner series, visits the West Country village of Tavy St Luke's. Gabriel is the local doctor, since retiring with an injury from his career as ship's doctor. He's well travelled and Read more...


Sweetbriars: Leaving The City
by Hollie Anne Marsh
"Sweetbriars Farm seems like heaven for a horsey girl"
Posted October 30, 2018

First in the 'Sweetbriars' series for pony loving girls is the story of how Cate Sullivan, her parents and older brother Alex, move out of Hampstead on the wealthy side of London to a farm in Devon. LEAVING THE CITY is not entirely happy for twelve year old Cate, because Read more...


No Place for Wolverines
by Dave Butler
"An intelligent web of money, threats, townsfolk, and wilderness..."
Posted October 29, 2018

This wintry thriller demonstrates how commercial interests can move into an area and steamroll through the interests of the local community and established tourism. Park Warden Jenny Willson gets transferred to Yoho National Park in Canada's Rockies. A small wildlife research team is already discovering that there is Read more...


Meet Me At The Farmers’ Market
by Lisa Pelto
"When kids want a day out, let them help buy fresh food"
Posted October 6, 2018

This short and cheerful book for children introduces young Sophie who is off to MEET ME AT THE FARMERS' MARKET with her mom. They go every week and this book with bright illustrations by Paula S Wallace shows us what they find. Sophie meets friends regularly and they chat, buy Read more...


Fish-Boy
by Vanita Oelschlager
"Arctic art and culture as a strange boy swims through icy waters"
Posted October 6, 2018

Gorgeously illustrated, so we can almost hear the puffins chatter and sink our fingers into the deep polar bear fur, this is a perfect Christmas stocking book. FISH BOY tells of a youngster in the Native communities off Alaska, paddling a canoe with his Inuit father Teragloona to an island Read more...


Texas Free
by Janet Dailey
"A lady returns from Mexico to a less than warm welcome"
Posted October 6, 2018

Rose Landro has been living in Mexico for over a decade when she shoots a cartel leader dead. She jumps in her elderly Buick and drives to the border. As she is an American citizen and even has title to a small patch of land, she makes for Rimrock Ranch Read more...


Nevertheless, She Persisted
by Pratima Rao Gluckman
"Role models of women in tech and what it takes to succeed"
Posted October 6, 2018

Subtitled True Stories of Women Leaders in Tech, this book is a compilation of biopics of women who have worked hard, studied, run homes and raised families, while making it on the technology front. The first story presents Telle Whitney, from Salt Lake City, who went to college in California Read more...


The Mending
by Susan Lantz Simpson
"An Amish heroine fights chronic illness to prove herself"
Posted October 6, 2018

Malinda Stauffer lives in Southern Maryland, but visited her aunt in Ohio to help her over illness. However, Malinda's chronic illness chose that time to flare up, and after a hospital stay she headed home. Some changes have come to Amish country this fall, and her doting Mamm fills Read more...


A Tale of Two Murders
by Heather Redmond
"Young Charles Dickens sniffs out a poison plot"
Posted October 6, 2018

What a splendid idea, to cast a youthful Charles Dickens as an amateur sleuth. Our tale of woe begins in 1835, when young Charles Dickens is a journalist at the Evening Chronicle in London. This is first in a series called 'A Dickens Of A Crime.' Charles' novel Read more...


Tapestry of War
by Jane MacKenzie
"Alexandria trembles as Rommel approaches"
Posted October 6, 2018

This marvelous historical fiction looks at the role of women during the Second World War in Alexandria in North Africa. As the TAPESTRY OF WAR unfolds, an English woman who is editing a local newspaper meets a Scottish naval man when they both aid a wounded Free French soldier. Fran Read more...


Magic Harvest
by Mary Karlik
"Fae women have been disappearing, and she wants to find them..."
Posted October 4, 2018

Layla and her sister are Fae, preparing for a harvest festival. Layla can use a metal sword and change size but has no magic, but unlike Esme, Layla is half human. The girls have been living without parents since the dragon Fauth terrorised the last Read more...


Clare O'Beara

http://www.clareobeara.ie

I am a tree surgeon and author, living in Ireland. I write science fiction, crime, romantic suspense and Young Adult books. I have qualified in ecology and journalism.

Formerly I have showjumped my own horses at national level. I have been a member of the Royal Dublin Society's Forestry And The Environment Committee.

 

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