Category: historical fiction

Nowhere To Run : a list of books set in isolated locations

With most of the world’s population self-isolating and not being able to go anywhere, I thought I’d put together a wee list of books set in isolated locations. Let’s face it, things could always be worse. You could be somewhere with a murderer on the loose, for instance. Or zombies. Or one of my worst…

Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts | @QuercusBooks @ellakroftpatel | #recommended

Today is paperback publication day for the wonderful Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts so I thought I’d re-share my review from April last year. This is one of those novels that just captured my heart from the first page and unsurprisingly, it made my list of “books of the year”. Author : Elizabeth LettsTitle :…

My Top 20 Favourite Books of 2019

What a year! This list has been nearly impossible to put together. I’ve read so many incredibly brilliant books in 2019 and it’s been a real battle trying to narrow it down to 20. I do so apologise to the authors whose books I had to drop from the list (not that you know who…

Top 15 Favourite Series of 2019

It’s that time of year again, when I look back on all the brilliant books I’ve had the pleasure of reading. December seems to be coming around faster and faster. As predicted, 2019 was a fantastic year for books and putting these end-of-year lists together was tough! Like last year, I’ve split my favourite books…

The Vanished Bride by Bella Ellis | @brontemysteries @HodderBooks | #recommended

Author : Bella EllisTitle : The Vanished BrideSeries : Bronte Mysteries #1Pages : 337Publisher : Hodder & StoughtonPublication date : November 7, 2019 Yorkshire, 1845. A young wife and mother has gone missing from her home, leaving behind two small children and a large pool of blood. Just a few miles away, a humble parson’s…

Writing Regency Women : a #guestpost by Caroline Miley, author of Artist On Campaign

Happy publication day to Caroline Miley for her latest novel, Artist On Campaign. Caroline visits my blog today to talk about writing regency women in novels but first let’s see what her latest book is all about. Author : Caroline MileyTitle : Artist On CampaignPages : 380Publisher : Greenslade CreationsPublication date : October 30, 2019…

The Ashes of London by Andrew Taylor | #20BooksOfSummer

Author : Andrew TaylorTitle : The Ashes of LondonSeries : James Marwood #1Pages : 482Publisher : Harper CollinsPublication date : April 7, 2016 London, September 1666. The Great Fire rages through the city, consuming everything in its path. Even the impregnable cathedral of St. Paul’s is engulfed in flames and reduced to ruins. Among the crowds…