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January 2021 Review Posts Round Up

New year, new idea . . .

I thought it might be interesting to try doing this at the end of each month . . . mind you, I don’t guarantee to keep it up!

Here are the thirty-four books I’ve posted reviews for during January 2021 . . . Anyone would think we’ve been on lockdown and not going anywhere or seeing anyone but close family, giving me lots of time to escape into some fantastic books. I’ve shared the covers for ones I’ve given 5/5* …… If you want more information on any of the books, each heading is also a link to my review for that book.

Here we go – in order of posting –

  1. Great Historical Romantic Suspense –The Princess and the Rogue by Kate Bateman
  2. Two Night Stand by Portia MacIntosh – fun, festive novella!

  3. Dreaming of a Dragon Shifter for Christmas by Rinelle Grey – Paranormal Romance 

  4. Superb start to new series – Crown of Bones by A.K. Wilder – very highly recommend!!

  5. Intriguing  Psychlogical Thriller – Single Mother by Samantha Hayes

  6. TeenRomance – In the Penalty Box by Lynn Rush and Kelly Anne Blount      

  7. Brilliant #RomanticSuspense – Agent Under Siege by Lena Diaz  – Murder Mystery

  8. Review and Excerpt from Her Texas New Year’s Wish by Michelle Major

  9. Edge of your seat, enthralling read – The Patriot by Nick Thacker – Thriller 

  10. Brilliant suspense filled second chance romance – Amish Secrets by Marta Perry

  11. Delightful fun romance – Just One Kiss by Traci Hall – opposites attract and dogs help!

  12. Heartbreaking Detective, Murder Mystery – The Little Grave by Carolyn Arnold

  13. Action packed, Love Inspired,Romantic Suspense – On the Run by Valerie Hansen

  14. Two New 11+ Activity Books: ‘Non-Verbal Reasoning’ and ‘Verbal Reasoning’ by CPG books

  15. Roald Dahl Words of Magical Mischief by Susan Rennie, Roald Dahl

  16. The Mystery of Montague House by Emma Davies – brilliant ‘cosy’ crime

  17. Tuscan Dreams at the Cornish Confetti Agency by Daisy James – superb RomCom and Mystery

  18. Lost In Translation by Audrey Davis all the drama and trauma settling into a new country 

  19. Paranormal second chance Romantic Suspense – Bjorn Cursed by NJ Walters

  20. Brilliant addition to this delightful series – New Arrivals at Hedgehog Hollow by Jessica Redland

  21. Fantastic-  ‘The Lake House’ by Christie Barlow – brill addition to series

  22. Edge of your seat detective murder mystery – Perfect Little Dolls by Karen Long – brilliant read! 

  23. The Silver Rose Dating Agency by Angelena Boden – brilliant Cosy Mystery!

  24. Great Cosy Mystery – Deadly Whispers in Lower Dimblebrook by Julie Butterfield

  25. Family fun and romance in the Hawaiian sun – Love and Ohana Drama by Melissa Baldwin

  26. Trust Me by Candace Hutton – Second Chance Romance

  27. What a fantastic, historical, emotive read! A Baby on the Doorstep by Rachel Wesson

  28. Lovely read with two romances! Operation Valentine by Sarah Fischer and Kelsey McKnight 

  29. Gorgeous, gentle romance – Someone to Trust by Patricia Davids

  30. Reunited with Her Blue-Eyed Billionaire by Barbara Wallace – contemporary second chance romance

  31. Her Banished Knight’s Redemption by Melissa Oliver – Historical adventure and romance

  32. Gorgeous 5* read – The Memory Keeper by Jenny Hale

  33. Double trouble in this fantastic, fun read – Faking It by Portia MacIntosh – RomCom 

  34. Hilarious romcom – What Now? by Shari Low


I have to say a huge thank you to all the publishers who let me read their books via NetGalley or ARCs and to the Blog Tour Organisers who enabled me read books to join in their tours! Next month is shorter, so I don’t anticipate reading quite so many books – though we’re still in lockdown so you never know! I hope you’re staying safe, keeping well and finding some great books to escape into through these troubled times.

5 comments on “January 2021 Review Posts Round Up

  1. Carla
    February 2, 2021

    A very productive month for you Elaine.


    • bicted
      February 3, 2021

      I was a primary teacher for more than thirty years and I think that has helped me become a quite quick but thorough reader. Just imagine reading, marking and giving feedback to 30+ children after having an evening to mark them all – it has to be great training!. Having taken early retirement and being in lockdown means I now have hours to read most days, hence the number of books. I’m also a knitter and I tend to knit whilst reading books on my kindle. I’ve never knitted as much as I have during the past year, either!


      • Carla
        February 4, 2021

        I totally understand that, Elaine. I would listen to a book while knitting, I don’t think I could manipulate my kindle and knit at the same time. We are very similar in so many things.


  2. Jessica Redland Writer
    February 3, 2021

    I’m in awe of all those amazing books you’ve read. I wish I could read a bit faster. I managed 3 in January! Delighted that New Arrivals at Hedgehog Hollow was one of your 5-star reads. Thank you so much. Wishing you a productive and safe February x


    • bicted
      February 3, 2021

      We’ve been self isolating for most of the past year and not leaving our home other than to care for my Mum or deliver food to my daughter so I’ve had a lot more time than usual. I’m amazed you’ve managed to read any books when you’re involved in writing your own books! I’m really looking forward to reading more from you in future, especially about what happens next in Hedgehog Hollow after that dramatic ending!


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