Catch-Up Quickies 6

First a quick explanation! Due to some severe health issues over the last few years, and a lingering chronic condition, my planned review schedule went right out of the window and I have been scrabbling ever since to get it back on track. In my latest attempt to try to regain some lost ground, I … Continue reading Catch-Up Quickies 6

The Orange Grove – Kate Murdoch

  *I received a free copy of this book with thanks to the author.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Blois, 1705. The château of Duc Hugo d'Amboise simmers with rivalry and intrigue. Henriette d'Augustin, one of five mistresses of the duc, lives at the chateau with her daughter. … Continue reading The Orange Grove – Kate Murdoch

Blog Tour: Two Blankets, Three Sheets – Rodaan Al Galidi (translated by Jonathan Reeder)

  *I received a free ARC of this book with thanks to the author, World Editions, and Anne Cater of Random Things Blog Tours. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Based on the author’s true story, this is the account of Iraqi refugee Samir, who spends nine years in an asylum … Continue reading Blog Tour: Two Blankets, Three Sheets – Rodaan Al Galidi (translated by Jonathan Reeder)

Q&A with author Kate Murdoch – The Orange Grove

  I have a treat for you all today!  I had the opportunity to put a few questions to the author of The Orange Grove and Stone Circle, Kate Murdoch.   First, here’s a bit about her latest book:   Blurb:  When status is survival, every choice has its consequence. Blois, 1705. The chateau of Duc Hugo d’Amboise simmers with … Continue reading Q&A with author Kate Murdoch – The Orange Grove

Pan’s Labyrinth – Guillermo del Torro & Cornelia Funke

  *I received a free ARC of this book with thanks to the authors, NetGalley and Bloomsbury. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  This enthralling novel, inspired by the 2006 film, illustrates that fantasy is the sharpest tool to explore the terrors and miracles of the human heart 'You shouldn't come … Continue reading Pan’s Labyrinth – Guillermo del Torro & Cornelia Funke

The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna – Juliet Grames

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to NetGalley and Hodder & Stoughton. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:   If Stella Fortuna means 'lucky star,' then life must have a funny sense of humour. Everybody in the Fortuna family knows the story of how the beautiful, fiercely … Continue reading The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna – Juliet Grames

Berlin Butterfly: Ensnare – Leah Moyes

  *I received a free copy of this book, with thanks to the author.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   RECIPIENT OF THE B.R.A.G. MEDALLION Blurb:  Stay or flee? Life or family? An impossible choice.  It's Aug 13, 1961, in Berlin Germany. Nationale Volksarmee soldiers roll barbed wire across the … Continue reading Berlin Butterfly: Ensnare – Leah Moyes