2014 was a special year for me. I had started my social history blog and I was a busy volunteer setting up an exhibition in our local Workhouse on its time as a World War One Hospital. We had bought a holiday home in Portugal and travelled to and fro, several times during the year. I was also an avid reader and liked to follow authors and book bloggers on Twitter for new books to read. And that was how I found Rosie Amber.
When she challenged some of her followers to review one of the books submitted to her, I couldn’t resist. I believe the book I chose was The Red Canvas Chair, an intriguing American crime thriller by N A Granger. When Rosie then invited some of us to join her team and review many other books of our choice from novels submitted to her, I was thrilled to be included. Soon I was writing more book reviews than history posts, so I decided it was time to set up my own book blog Lost in a Good Book
Rosie Amber’s Book Review Team receives a wide range of submitted genres, including young adult, fantasy, historical, romance, steam punk, mystery etc. Not all of the books appeal to me but often I will challenge myself to try a new type of book and frequently discover an exciting new novelist to follow. Of the 14 books Rosie is featuring this week I have read and enjoyed 8 of them. In addition, I have to mention other favourites: –
Rose Edmunds Crazy Amy series of corporate espionage
Christine Campbell’s Reluctant Detective series set in Scotland
Mimi Matthews spirited historical romances
Passionate Travellers by Trish Nicholson, incredible journeys throughout history
The Cunning Woman’s Cup an amazing story by Sue Hewitt