My Ten Best Reads in 2022 #Books #Reading #ThrowbackThursday

This year my reading has taken me to the Far East, Italy and Paris. Historic Fiction has frequently featured, mostly 20th Century and there has definitely been more murder mysteries. To read the whole review please click on the book cover. Journey to Paradise by Paula Greenlees This book describes post-war life for the BritishContinue reading “My Ten Best Reads in 2022 #Books #Reading #ThrowbackThursday”

The Convent of Christ in Tomar #UNESCO #Portugal #KnightTemplars

In October I visited the Convento de Cristo in the city of Tomar in central Portugal. Its construction by the Knight Templars began in 1160 alongside Tomar Castle. Returning from the Holy Land they helped regain Iberia from the Moors. When the monastic order of the Templars was persecuted in France it came under theContinue reading “The Convent of Christ in Tomar #UNESCO #Portugal #KnightTemplars”

Daughters of Night by Laura Shepherd-Robinson #TuesdayBookBlog

From the pleasure palaces and gin-shops of Covent Garden to the elegant townhouses of Mayfair, Laura Shepherd-Robinson’s Daughters of Night follows Caroline Corsham as she seeks justice for a murdered woman whom London society would rather forget . . . London, 1782. Desperate for her politician husband to return home from France, Caroline ‘Caro’ CorshamContinue reading “Daughters of Night by Laura Shepherd-Robinson #TuesdayBookBlog”

The Merchant’s House by Kate Ellis #TuesdayBookBlog #BookReview

DS Wesley Peterson, newly arrived in the West Country town of Tradmouth, has his hands full when a child goes missing and a young woman is brutally murdered on a lonely cliff path. Then his old friend, archaeologist Neil Watson, unearths the skeletons of a woman and a newborn baby in the cellar of anContinue reading “The Merchant’s House by Kate Ellis #TuesdayBookBlog #BookReview”