The Calling of the Raven by Jenny Lloyd

“The Calling of the Raven,” is the sequel to Jenny Lloyd’s powerful, emotive novel, “Leap the Wild Water.” We join the heroine, Megan, early in her marriage to Eli Jenkins, the man she had long loved, but she is burdened by a secret that is bound to sour their relationship. For Megan had given birthContinue reading “The Calling of the Raven by Jenny Lloyd”

The Fan Tan Players by Julian Lees

“The Fan Tan Players” tells the story of Nadia Shashkova, a Russian refugee, and Iain Sutherland, a Scottish spy working for the British government. In part one of the book they meet in Macau or Macao, as it was called by the Portuguese, in the spring of 1928. Nadia is 28 and therefore, “on theContinue reading “The Fan Tan Players by Julian Lees”

The Worst Country in the World by Patsy Trench

As a family historian I am interested in the research of others even if their background is totally different to mine. This book is the story of Patsy’s ancestor Mary Pitt, a 53 year old widow from Dorset, who in 1801 found herself in distressed circumstances and made the brave decision to travel to AustraliaContinue reading “The Worst Country in the World by Patsy Trench”

Murder once more on the streets of Victorian London

I’m reviewing another Victorian murder mystery today. It’s written in an entirely different style but is another 5 star book. The Pre-Raphaelite Seamstress by Amita Murray The prologue of this Victorian mystery describes the bloody scene within a gentleman’s carriage on the streets of London through the eyes of his murderer but we must waitContinue reading “Murder once more on the streets of Victorian London”