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Book Review: Frankie: The Woman Who Saved Millions from Thalidomide by James Essinger, Sandra Koutzenko and Sir Harold Evans (Foreword)

You may have noticed from reading Joyful Antidotes that there is a distinct lack of non-fiction reviews published. There is a simple reason for that: I don't get along with non-fiction books. I often find them tedious to read and would rather learn about a topic by watching a documentary or via a fictional story. … Continue reading Book Review: Frankie: The Woman Who Saved Millions from Thalidomide by James Essinger, Sandra Koutzenko and Sir Harold Evans (Foreword)

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Book Excerpt: Mother and Child by Annie Murray

Hello! I've been enjoying sharing these book extracts and have another one for you today! BlurbMother and Child by Sunday Times bestseller Annie Murray is a moving story of loss, friendship and hope over two generations . . . Jo and Ian’s marriage is hanging by a thread. One night almost two years ago, their only child, Paul, … Continue reading Book Excerpt: Mother and Child by Annie Murray

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Book Review: Death Train by Daye Williams

I'm fussy when it comes to short stories. It takes a lot to impress me. But when one does... well, I like to share it on Joyful Antidotes! Goodreads Blurb Death Train by Daye Williams Upon a grand spiritual train that delivers/commutes dead beings into the Underworld, a mysterious passenger cloaked in an enchanted veil … Continue reading Book Review: Death Train by Daye Williams

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Book Review: Not Me by Marianne Dissard

*Trigger Warning* This book deals with anorexia and bulimia. Blurb Not Me by Marianne Dissard French chanteuse Marianne Dissard recorded and toured with members of alt-Americana bands Giant Sand and Calexico. Her own desert noir chanson plays effortlessly with contradictions: tender, yet abrasive; melodramatic, but vulnerable; comical and heartbreaking.  Equally so her first book, Not … Continue reading Book Review: Not Me by Marianne Dissard

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Book Review: Strange Secrets by Mike Russell

It's Halloween. Strange things are in the air. Like this quirky collection of short stories. Goodreads Blurb Strange Secrets by Mike Russell Discover the mystery of the two-headed rose and many more Strange Secrets in this new collection of extraordinary stories by Mike Russell. 'It can't be real.' 'But it is.' Strange Secrets invites you … Continue reading Book Review: Strange Secrets by Mike Russell

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Book Review: The Claim by David Briggs

This book was my first unsolicited book post (thanks Red Door Books!), so this book review holds a special place in my heart. Lucky it was a good book 😉 Goodreads Blurb The Claim* by David Briggs When his father dies, leaving behind a legacy of debt and failed businesses, Evan Cadwallader is doubtful that … Continue reading Book Review: The Claim by David Briggs

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Cover Reveal: The Final Trail by AA Abbot

Family feuds just got bloodier… A gripping thriller, and a great story of death, revenge and vodka. To save glamorous Kat White’s life, Ben Halloran killed his gangster father. Now his brother wants to even the score. The gripping Trail series of British crime thrillers reaches its dramatic conclusion in this compelling page-turner.   Are you intrigued? … Continue reading Cover Reveal: The Final Trail by AA Abbot

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Book Excerpt: Once Upon a Time Bitches by Branden LaNette

Hello! I've something very different here on Joyful Antidotes today - a book extract. It's not something I've ever done before so I hope you enjoy it and please don't hesitate to provide feedback in the comments. And I will have a review of this book coming soon so keep your eyes peeled. Blurb Hi, … Continue reading Book Excerpt: Once Upon a Time Bitches by Branden LaNette

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Book Review: Pivotal by Nikki Valance

The weather is getting colder and darker. You know what that means. More time indoors reading! If you are looking for an intelligent book that will leave you thinking, I have just the thing for you. Goodreads Blurb Pivotal by Nikki Valance When you pass through a door does your life change or do you … Continue reading Book Review: Pivotal by Nikki Valance

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Book Review: The Wife’s Revenge by Deirdre Palmer

Hell hath no fury than a woman scorned. No truer words in The Wife's Revenge. Goodreads Blurb The Wife's Revenge by Deirdre Palmer Sometimes the lie is safer than the truth. Fran made the biggest mistake of her life when she had an affair with Ben. Both families live in the village of Oakheart; their children … Continue reading Book Review: The Wife’s Revenge by Deirdre Palmer