Friday Bookshare #AmReading

This week I’m reading Harry Leslie Smith’s account of his early life. I was prompted to do so by Terry Tyler who reviewed his three autobiographies on her blog Harry Leslie Smith died on 28th November 2018 at the age of 95. He grew up in Yorkshire in great poverty and found wartime an escapeContinue reading “Friday Bookshare #AmReading”

Imago by Celina Grace #FridayReads #BookReview

Imago is the third book of the Kate Redman Mystery series featuring a young, female detective, fighting crime and pursuing justice, in the fictional West Country town of Abbeyford. Having read two other books in this series (though not in the right order!) I knew I would enjoy meeting this hard-working, compassionate policewoman again.  ThisContinue reading “Imago by Celina Grace #FridayReads #BookReview”

An Englishwoman’s Guide to the Cowboy by June Kearns #Fridayread

This was a book I didn’t want to finish.  A romantic adventure set in the American wild west in 1867, in which the dignity and etiquette of an English lady is contrasted dramatically with the frank, masculine power of a half-breed cowboy.  But this is an oversimplification.  Annie Haddon is no simpering socialite.  Tolerated andContinue reading “An Englishwoman’s Guide to the Cowboy by June Kearns #Fridayread”

The American Boy by Andrew Taylor

      As Andrew Taylor’s latest book, The Ashes of London, is featured everywhere at present, I have put it on my TBR list. In the meantime, I am looking back at his earlier historical mystery, The American Boy. Interweaving real and fictional elements, The American Boy is a literary historical crime novel in the tradition ofContinue reading “The American Boy by Andrew Taylor”

Castles, Customs and Kings edited by Debra Brown #FridayBookShare~ @ShelleyWilson72

#FridayBookShare is a game created by Shelley Wilson to help search for an ideal read. Anyone can have a go – all you need to do is answer the following questions based on the book you are currently reading/finished reading this week and use the hashtag #FridayBookShare First line of the book. Recruit fans byContinue reading “Castles, Customs and Kings edited by Debra Brown #FridayBookShare~ @ShelleyWilson72”

The Importance of Being Seven by Alexander McCall Smith #FridayBookShare ~ @ShelleyWilson72

#FridayBookShare is a game created by Shelley Wilson to help search for an ideal read. Anyone can have a go – all you need to do is answer the following questions based on the book you are currently reading/finished reading this week and use the hashtag #FridayBookShare First line of the book. Recruit fans byContinue reading “The Importance of Being Seven by Alexander McCall Smith #FridayBookShare ~ @ShelleyWilson72”