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

The Other Bennet Sister – Janice Hadlow

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author, Pan Macmillan and NetGalley. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  For fans of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Janice Hadlow's The Other Bennet Sister tells Mary's story... 'It is a sad fact of life that if a young woman is unlucky … Continue reading The Other Bennet Sister – Janice Hadlow

Beyond the Bay – Rebecca Burns

*I received a free copy of this book, with thanks to the author and Henry Roi at Odyssey Books. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  “The night before Esther’s ship was due to dock, her sister dreamed of her.” Auckland at the turn of the century. A city on the … Continue reading Beyond the Bay – Rebecca Burns

Severed Knot – Cryssa Bazos

  *I received a free copy of this book, with thanks to the author.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   2019 B.R.A.G. MEDALLION HONOREE Blurb:  Barbados 1652. In the aftermath of the English Civil War, the vanquished are uprooted and scattered to the ends of the earth. When marauding English … Continue reading Severed Knot – Cryssa Bazos

The Vanished Bride – Bella Ellis

  *I received a free ARC of this book with thanks to the author, NetGalley and Hodder & Stoughton. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*       Blurb:  Yorkshire, 1845, and dark rumours are spreading across the moors. Everything indicates that Mrs Elizabeth Chester of Chester Grange has been brutally murdered in her … Continue reading The Vanished Bride – Bella Ellis

The Lost Ones – Anita Frank

*I received a free ARC of this novel, with thanks to the author, HQ – Harper Collins UK and NetGalley.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Some houses are never at peace. England, 1917   Reeling from the death of her fiancé, Stella Marcham welcomes the opportunity to stay with her pregnant … Continue reading The Lost Ones – Anita Frank

Blog Tour: The Watson Letters, Vol. 5: Murder on Mystery Island – Colin Garrow

  *I received a free copy of this book with thanks to the author and to Emma Welton of damppebbles blog tours.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Intrepid investigators Holmes and Watson continue their fight against crime in a not quite Post-Victorian, steampunk parallel universe. When consumptive Doctor Edward … Continue reading Blog Tour: The Watson Letters, Vol. 5: Murder on Mystery Island – Colin Garrow

The Path to Somerset – Janet Wertman

  *I received a free copy of this book, with thanks to the author.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  After the tragic romance of Jane the Quene, the second book in The Seymour Saga trilogy, The Path to Somerset, takes a dark turn through an era in which … Continue reading The Path to Somerset – Janet Wertman

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

Guest Post: Beyond the Bay – Rebecca Burns

  Today I am honoured to be hosting a guest post by the author Rebecca Burns, to celebrate the first anniversary of the release of her book, Beyond the Bay.   First, here is the book!   Blurb:  “The night before Esther’s ship was due to dock, her sister dreamed of her.” Auckland at the turn of the … Continue reading Guest Post: Beyond the Bay – Rebecca Burns