Book Review: The Swift and The Harrier by Minette Walters

About the Book: An unforgettable novel of England's Civil War, from the bestselling author of The Last Hours and The Turn of Midnight. Dorset, 1642. When bloody civil war breaks out between the King and Parliament, families and communities across England are riven by different allegiances. A rare few choose neutrality. One such is Jayne … Continue reading Book Review: The Swift and The Harrier by Minette Walters

#SunflowerSistersTour Book Review: Sunflower Sisters by Martha Hall Kelly

Sunflower Sisters… About the Book: Inspired by true accounts, Sunflower Sisters provides a vivid look at the Civil War experience, from the barbaric and inhumane plantations, to a war-torn New York City to the horrors of the battlefield. From the author of the million-copy global bestseller Lilac Girls, comes a captivating new historical novel, set … Continue reading #SunflowerSistersTour Book Review: Sunflower Sisters by Martha Hall Kelly

Blog Tour: Where the Light Enters by Sara Donati

Where the Light Enters… About the Book: In this spellbinding historical epic, Sara Donati (bestselling author of the Wilderness series) combines romance and mystery to tell the story of two pioneering women in nineteenth-century Manhattan. Where the Light Enters is the sequel to The Gilded Hour. Obstetrician Dr Sophie Savard returns home to the achingly … Continue reading Blog Tour: Where the Light Enters by Sara Donati

Series Feature: The Belleville Family Saga by J Mary Masters

My Thoughts: Spanning three books and set from 1942 through to the 1950s, the Belleville family series is classic Australian town and country drama, with a distinctive atmosphere of bygone days. Dramatic and absorbing, this series will take you on an emotional journey through the lives of one family, offering up a true saga opportunity … Continue reading Series Feature: The Belleville Family Saga by J Mary Masters

New Release Book Review: The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

The Priory of the Orange Tree… About the Book: From the internationally bestselling author of The Bone Season, a trailblazing, epic high fantasy about a world on the brink of war with dragons – and the women who must lead the fight to save it. A world divided. A queendom without an heir. An ancient … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

New Release Book Review: The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

The Clockmaker's Daughter... About the Book: My real name, no one remembers. The truth about that summer, no one else knows. In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor on the banks of the Upper Thames. Their plan: to spend a … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

My Reading Life: The Spoils of Time Series by Penny Vincenzi

In case you hadn’t yet guessed, I have a literary love of the saga series, the ones where each book is around the 500 to 700 page mark with the content spanning decades and generations through the entwined lives of one family. A little bit like Downton Abbey but in book form, which is probably … Continue reading My Reading Life: The Spoils of Time Series by Penny Vincenzi