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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...

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...

An Hour Unspent
by Roseanna M. White
"Wartime: when the clock ticks but no bell tolls..."
Posted September 27, 2018

Evelina Manning is a clockmaker's daughter in London during the Great War. She's also a would-be suffragette. This atmospheric book is third in the Shadows Over England series and begins in 1915, when we see that Read more...

Battledoors: The Golden Slate
by Brian Wilkinson
"When a choose your own adventure book comes to life in Toronto"
Posted September 22, 2018

Owen lives in Toronto, where school seems okay, if it wasn't for studying Shakespeare; apart from the bullies that is. I thought modern schools had a no-bullying policy but nobody has told James and Lucas. They pick on anyone new and articulate. Trying to avoid these idiots one Read more...

Sadie: An Amish Retelling of Snow White
by Sarah Price
"How Snow White might have happened among the Amish!"
Posted September 20, 2018

An Amish Retelling of Snow White is the subtitle of SADIE, a charming and unusual story. Having read an earlier book in the Amish Fairytale series about Ella I was not in the least surprised to find Sadie's young life taking on Read more...

Samhain Secrets
by Jennifer David Hesse
"Something prowls in the woods this Halloween..."
Posted September 20, 2018

In this cosy crime story, Keli Milanni is a very modern lady working as an attorney in a town practice. She's also a Wiccan or white witch, who trusts in nature and energy. Therefore she's not pleased to be made to don a spooky costume and staff a Read more...

Murder Flies the Coop
by Jessica Ellicott
"The lady investigators pursue missing pigeons in 1920s Kent..."
Posted September 13, 2018

Walmsley Parva, a village in post-Great War Kent, England, is the setting for this second Beryl and Edwina mystery. The two ladies are friends who share accommodation and are presently without funds, so when a local man goes missing they decide to try their hand at being (paid) private Read more...

The Trouble with Truth
by Kathy Krevat
"Making gourmet cat food can lead to trouble..."
Posted September 13, 2018

Colbie Summers stars in the second of the Gourmet Cat Mystery series. Yes, this is about a lady who launches a brand of gourmet food for kitties, Meowio. As she supervises production she can be sure of good ingredients, in a process which started in her kitchen and now occupies Read more...

Bought the Farm
by Peg Cochran
"A farm blogger finds life can also be dangerous..."
Posted September 13, 2018

Shelby McDonald is hosting a wedding at Love Blossom Farm with local foods, salads, and a decorated barn. Unfortunately, some of the guests don't like the picturesque setting; it smells like the countryside, and there aren't any French waiters. By the next day, however, this is the least Read more...

Kindred Spirits
by Jo Bannister
"What crimes lie beneath the surface of a quiet Midlands town?"
Posted September 5, 2018

Gabriel Ash is happily engaged in opening his new bookshop, so new the books are still coming out of the cartons when his friend Constable Hazel Best foils the attempted abduction of his children. What a riveting opening to this crime story set in Norbold in the UK Midlands, and Read more...

The Secret Of The Urns
by A.B. Carolan
"A secret holds the key to the future of a frontier planet"
Posted September 2, 2018

This YA science fiction tale set in humanity's far future, is heavy on the science as we follow our heroine Asako through her education on a far flung planet or two. THE SECRET OF THE URNS will remind readers a little of a famous movie Avatar, in that human Read more...

Clare O'Beara

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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