Letters from the Dead (Jefferson Tayte Genealogical Mystery Book 7)

Several years ago, I read the first three books in Steve Robinson’s mystery series about American genealogist Jefferson Tayte.  Now I have taken up the seventh story in which Jefferson travels to Scotland to help client, Damian Sinclair, break through the brick wall concealing the identity of his four times great grandfather.  But this isContinue reading “Letters from the Dead (Jefferson Tayte Genealogical Mystery Book 7)”

Gaslight by Eloise Williams #MiddleGrade #VictorianHistory

Last year I was blown away by the beautifully written contemporary story of a 13 year old girl in Seaglass by Eloise Williams, so this year I have read her earlier historical novel, Gaslight. Gaslight is a short book which is difficult to put down. Set in late Victorian Cardiff, the heroine, Nansi, survives byContinue reading “Gaslight by Eloise Williams #MiddleGrade #VictorianHistory”

Erebus: The Story of A Ship by Michael Palin #BookReview #Antarctic #SeaAdventure

HMS Erebus was one of the great exploring ships, a veteran of groundbreaking expeditions to the ends of the Earth. In 1848, it disappeared in the Arctic, its fate a mystery. In 2014, it was found. This is its story. This is a book of heroes, the daring, handsome James Clark Ross, who mapped much of theContinue reading “Erebus: The Story of A Ship by Michael Palin #BookReview #Antarctic #SeaAdventure”

A Victorian Lady’s Guide to Fashion and Beauty By Mimi Matthews #TuesdayBookBlog

Book Description  What did a Victorian lady wear for a walk in the park? How did she style her hair for an evening at the theatre? And what products might she have used to soothe a sunburn or treat an unsightly blemish? Mimi Matthews answers these questions and more as she takes readers on aContinue reading “A Victorian Lady’s Guide to Fashion and Beauty By Mimi Matthews #TuesdayBookBlog”