The Opium Smuggler: Sword and Steampunk by Celine Jeanjean (The Viper and the Urchin Book 7) #NewRelease

  An impossible smuggling route A smuggler who won’t quit Will Adelma’s stubbornness bring her success or get her killed? Adelma has one dream: to set herself up as a smuggler. But as the daughter of a fisherman, that’s easier said than done. As she slowly starts to network in the smuggling world, she comesContinue reading “The Opium Smuggler: Sword and Steampunk by Celine Jeanjean (The Viper and the Urchin Book 7) #NewRelease”

The Quiet Side of Paradise by Alexander Mccall Smith #FridayReads #BookReview

I have read most, though not all, of the Isabel Dalhousie books by Alexander McCall Smith.  Isabel is a philosopher living in a beautiful Georgian house in Edinburgh she had inherited from her father.  She is Editor of the Review of Applied Ethics – which addresses such questions as ‘Truth telling in sexual relationships’ andContinue reading “The Quiet Side of Paradise by Alexander Mccall Smith #FridayReads #BookReview”

A Fatal Inheritance by Rachel Rhys #FridayReads #BookReview

A STUNNING, ATMOSPHERIC NOVEL SET IN 1940S SOUTH OF FRANCE. YOUR PERFECT ESCAPIST READ Fatal Inheritance is an intoxicating story of dysfunctional families and long-hidden secrets, set against the decadence of the Côte d’Azur. My Review An unusual choice of era for a recently written novel, 1948 was a grey, boring time with shortages andContinue reading “A Fatal Inheritance by Rachel Rhys #FridayReads #BookReview”

The Sterling Affair (The Forensic Genealogist Book 8) by Nathan Dylan Goodwin

When an unannounced stranger comes calling at Morton Farrier’s front door, he finds himself faced with the most intriguing and confounding case of his career to-date as a forensic genealogist. He agrees to accept the contract to identify a man who had been secretly living under the name of his new client’s long-deceased brother. MortonContinue reading “The Sterling Affair (The Forensic Genealogist Book 8) by Nathan Dylan Goodwin”

The Runaway by Linda Huber #BookReview #TuesdayBookBlog

Bad things happen in threes – or so it seems to Nicola. The death of her mother-in-law coincides with husband Ed losing his job and daughter Kelly getting into trouble with the police. Time to abandon their London lifestyle and start again by the sea in far-away Cornwall.  It should be the answer to everythingContinue reading “The Runaway by Linda Huber #BookReview #TuesdayBookBlog”

The London Property Boy by Patrick Brigham #FridayReads #BookReview

 Michael Mostyne, a thirty-something developer and property dealer, has fallen foul of Great Britains 1970s economic recession. A property crash like no other, it foreshadows the end of a promising career, but it is also the end of his unhappy marriage to Lavender. The tale of his painful struggle to get back on his feet,Continue reading “The London Property Boy by Patrick Brigham #FridayReads #BookReview”

Loving Vengeance (The Ross Duology Book 2) by Georgia Rose #NewRelease #FridayReads

Book Blurb A woman with a troubled past. A new love hanging in the balance. Will an unexpected visitor strengthen her resolve or destroy the life she’s trying to build? Madeleine’s world, once so organised, is a mess. Suffering the fallout from the mistakes she made with Tag, she has no idea where she standsContinue reading “Loving Vengeance (The Ross Duology Book 2) by Georgia Rose #NewRelease #FridayReads”

The History of the Port of London by Peter Stone #FridayReads #SocialHistory

A Vast Emporium of All Nations The River Thames has been integral to the prosperity of London since Roman times. Explorers sailed away on voyages of discovery to distant lands. Colonies were established and a great empire grew. Funding their ships and cargoes helped make the City of London into the world’s leading financial center.Continue reading “The History of the Port of London by Peter Stone #FridayReads #SocialHistory”

The Forgotten Village by Lorna Cook #DualTime #Romance #mystery

This dual time novel appealed to me because it is centred on the abandoned village of Tyneham on Warbarrow Bay in Dorset. In December 1943 all the villagers, including the lord of the manor, had to leave their houses and village to live elsewhere for the duration of the war so that troops could practiceContinue reading “The Forgotten Village by Lorna Cook #DualTime #Romance #mystery”

The Lost Empress by Steve Robinson (Jefferson Tayte Genealogical Mystery 4) #FridayReads

On a foggy night in 1914, the ocean liner Empress of Ireland sank en route between Canada and England. The disaster saw a loss of life comparable to the Titanic and the Lusitania, and yet her tragedy has been forgotten. When genealogist Jefferson Tayte is shown a locket belonging to one of the Empress’s victims, a British admiral’s daughter named AliceContinue reading “The Lost Empress by Steve Robinson (Jefferson Tayte Genealogical Mystery 4) #FridayReads”