Blurb A genre-defying debut, this queer historical YA centers a wild and reckless trio who fly in the face of small-town tradition—full of compassion, love, and determination to live the lives of their choosing.It’s 1904 on an island just west of Norway, and Asta Hedstrom doesn’t want to marry her odious betrothed, Nils. But her … Continue reading Review: The Reckless Kind by Carly Heath
Blurb Nancy Drew. Enola Holmes. Sally Lockhart. Move over girls, it’s Jane's time!Join young budding detective Jane Austen in her second investigation to uncover a devious diamond thief at the glitziest, most scandalous ball of the year! Inspired by Sense and Sensibility.*‘No one who had ever seen Jane Austen in her infancy would suppose her to … Continue reading Review – Jane Austen Investigates: The Burglar’s Ball by Julia Golding.
Blurb Few women of her time lived to see their name in print. But Katherine was no ordinary woman. She was Sir Walter Raleigh’s mother. This is her story. Set against the turbulent background of a Devon rocked by the religious and social changes that shaped Tudor England; a Devon of privateers and pirates; a … Continue reading Review: A Woman of Noble Wit by Rosemary Griggs.
I was lucky enough to be one of just 20 bloggers to recieve The Collector's Daughter from Avon Books! I am halfway through reading it at the moment and am absolutely loving it, review coming soon! Blurb An unforgettable discoveryIn 1922, Lady Evelyn Herbert’s dreams are realised when she is the first to set foot … Continue reading Spotlight: The Collector’s Daughter by Gill Paul
I am incredibly honoured to be taking part in the HQ Stories Blog Tour today for Anne O'Brien's new book The Royal Game. Blurb England, 1444. Three women challenge the course of history… King Henry VI’s grip on the crown hangs by a thread as the Wars of the Roses starts to tear England apart. And … Continue reading Blog Tour: The Royal Game by Anne O’Brien.
Blurb Behind every great king stands a queen. And behind every queen, the whole court watches on... Over the years of his reign, six different women took their place beside King Henry VIII of England as his wife and queen. But the real stories of the six Tudor queens belong to those who lived among … Continue reading Review – In the Shadow of Queens: Tales from the Tudor Court by Alison Weir.
Blurb As the first full-length novel in The White Sails Series, DISCERNING GRACE captures the spirit of an independent woman whose feminine lens blows the ordered patriarchal decks of a 19th century tall ship to smithereens. Wilful Grace Baxter, will not marry old Lord Silverton with his salivary incontinence and dead-mouse stink. Discovering she is a pawn … Continue reading Book Spotlight: Discerning Grace by Emma Lombard
Blurb A secret hidden in the past. A family bound by a dark legacy… ‘What a fascinating story. I enjoyed every moment of it. Intriguing and with a lovely time-slippery twist’ Barbara Erskine, Sunday Times bestselling author Ever since her sister disappeared eleven years ago, Serena Warren has been running from a ghost, haunted by what she … Continue reading Review: The Last Daughter by Nicola Cornick
I have been on a bit of a historical fiction binge recently, particularly the Wars of The Roses era, I just can't get enough! Today I am reviewing The Queen's Rival by Anne O'Brien. It tells the story of Cecily Neville, I've mentioned previously on a blog post Cecily is my 18 times great-grandmother and so I … Continue reading Review: The Queen’s Rival by Anne O’Brien.
This is a very special review for a very special book. Cecily is a fantastic novel by Annie Garthwaite, based on an amazing woman that I am so proud to be able to call my 18 x great-grandmother! Thank you so much to Olivia at Penguin Random House for sending me an arc. Thank you … Continue reading Review – Cecily by Annie Garthwaite.