The Black and the White -Alis Hawkins

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author, Sapere Books and NetGalley. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Not every corpse put in a pit has died of the plague… England, 1349 The Black Death is tearing through the country and those not yet afflicted are … Continue reading The Black and the White -Alis Hawkins

Coming Up For Air – Sarah Leipciger

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author, Transworld Books – Random House UK and NetGalley. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*     Blurb:   THREE EXTRAORDINARY LIVES INTERTWINE ACROSS OCEANS AND TIME On the banks of the River Seine in 1899, a young woman takes her final … Continue reading Coming Up For Air – Sarah Leipciger

The Ninth Child – Sally Magnusson

  *I received a free ARC of this novella, with thanks to the author, John Murray Press and NetGalley.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  A spellbinding novel combining Scottish folklore with hidden history, by the Sunday Times bestselling author Sally Magnusson. Loch Katrine waterworks, 1856. A Highland wilderness fast becoming an industrial wasteland. No place … Continue reading The Ninth Child – Sally Magnusson

The Animals at Lockwood Manor – Jane Healey

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author, Mantle - Pan Macmillan and NetGalley. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:   Some secrets are unspoken. Others are unspeakable . . . August 1939. Thirty-year-old Hetty Cartwright is tasked with the evacuation and safekeeping of the natural history … Continue reading The Animals at Lockwood Manor – Jane Healey

Blog Tour: Conjure Women – Afia Atakora

  *I received a free ARC of this novel, with thanks to 4th Estate / Harper Collins.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  You’re free to decide your future. But how do you escape the ghosts of the past? A stunning debut novel with echoes of Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing and Sara Collins’ The … Continue reading Blog Tour: Conjure Women – Afia Atakora

The Foundling – Stacey Halls

  *I received a free ARC of this novel, with thanks to the author, Bonnier Zaffre and NetGalley.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Two women, bound by a child, and a secret that will change everything . . . London, 1754. Six years after leaving her illegitimate daughter Clara … Continue reading The Foundling – Stacey Halls

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