Books on the Screen: A couple of recommendations…

Just as I like losing myself in a book of historical fiction, I'm quite partial to historical adaptations, particularly for television. I like the depth and languish a TV series allows for bringing a novel to dramatic life, as opposed to the more condensed option of a movie. This summer, I have been watching a … Continue reading Books on the Screen: A couple of recommendations…

Book Review: Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon

Drums of Autumn... About the Book: In this breathtaking novel, rich in history and adventure, #1 New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon continues the story of Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser that started with the now-classic novel Outlander and continued in Dragonfly in Amber and Voyager. Once again spanning continents and centuries, Gabaldon has … Continue reading Book Review: Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon

Book Review: The Sweet Hills Of Florence by Jan Wallace Dickinson

The Sweet Hills Of Florence... About the Book: 1941. Florence, city of strife. It is Hitler’s state visit to Florence and the last of the good times for Mussolini. From now on, he and his lover Clara will cling more closely together, ever more dependent upon each other as their country spirals into civil war … Continue reading Book Review: The Sweet Hills Of Florence by Jan Wallace Dickinson

New Release Book Review: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing... About the Book: Fans of Barbara Kingsolver will love this stunning debut novel from a New York Times bestselling nature writer, about an unforgettable young woman determined to make her way in the wilds of North Carolina, and the two men that will break her isolation open. For years, rumours of … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

New Release Book Review: Heresy by Melissa Lenhardt

Heresy... About the Book: Margaret Parker and Hattie LaCour never intended to turn outlaw. After being run off their ranch by a greedy cattleman, their family is left destitute. As women alone they have few choices: marriage, lying on their backs for money, or holding a gun. For Margaret and Hattie the choice is simple. … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Heresy by Melissa Lenhardt

Christmas Feature: Mr Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva

Mr Dickens and His Carol... About the Book: Charles Dickens should be looking forward to Christmas. But when his latest book, Martin Chuzzlewit, is a flop, his publishers give him an ultimatum. Either he writes a Christmas book in a month or they will call in his debts and he could lose everything. Dickens has … Continue reading Christmas Feature: Mr Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva

Pre-Release Book Review: The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict

The Only Woman in the Room… About the Book: She was beautiful. She was a genius. Could the world handle both? A powerful, illuminating novel about Hedy Lamarr. Hedy Kiesler is lucky. Her beauty leads to a starring role in a controversial film and marriage to a powerful Austrian arms dealer, allowing her to evade … Continue reading Pre-Release Book Review: The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict