Silent Water by Jan Ruth

  The Wild Water series includes everything I desire for a perfect read.  It describes contemporary life in all its complexities; love, passion, family connections, humour and tragedy.  After the changes in family circumstances brought about by the blossoming romance between Jack Redman and his childhood sweetheart, Anna, when they reconnect in Wild Water, theContinue reading “Silent Water by Jan Ruth”

In the Greater Scheme of Things by Heather MacQuarrie

In the Greater Scheme of Things is the second book in Heather MacQuarrie’s trilogy, a family saga full of secrets, but it can be read as a stand-alone contemporary romance.   In a surprising first chapter, the heroine introduces her newly created persona of Francine Martin, a French girl who speaks perfect English, but weContinue reading “In the Greater Scheme of Things by Heather MacQuarrie”

The Belle of Mayfair brings Romeo to the #Edwardian stage #ArchiveDay

omeo and Juliet “These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder Which, as they kiss, consume” Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet has been a popular choice for artists.  It has also been transposed into other settings such as the film West Side Story showingContinue reading “The Belle of Mayfair brings Romeo to the #Edwardian stage #ArchiveDay”

The Sans Pareil Mystery by Karen Charlton

I read this 19th century detective story without realising that it was the second investigation in Regency London for Detective Lavender and Constable Woods, but this was no handicap.  Although Stephen Lavender is reserved, we slowly learn of his sad past, his new budding romance and his renowned detective abilities.  Assisted by dependable Ned Woods,Continue reading “The Sans Pareil Mystery by Karen Charlton”