The Memories we Bury by H A Leuschel #BookTour #BookReview

An emotionally charged and captivating novel about the complexities of female friendship and motherhood. In ‘The Memories We Bury’ the author explores the dangerous bonds we can create with strangers and how past memories can cast long shadows over the present. Lizzie Thomson seems to have everything. Having recently started her first job as aContinue reading “The Memories we Bury by H A Leuschel #BookTour #BookReview”

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”

Different Class by Joanne Harris #BookReview #PsychologicalThriller

I chose this book because I had enjoyed Gentlemen and Players many years ago and this sequel takes place a year later in the same location, St Oswald’s Grammar School. Roy Straitley, an old-fashioned Latin Master is teaching his 35th year at the school and he has no desire for any other life.  Nicknamed QuazContinue reading “Different Class by Joanne Harris #BookReview #PsychologicalThriller”

The Ashes of London (James Marwood & Cat Lovett, Book 1) by Andrew Taylor #BookReview

A CITY IN FLAMES London, 1666. As the Great Fire consumes everything in its path, the body of a man is found in the ruins of St Paul’s Cathedral – stabbed in the neck, thumbs tied behind his back. A WOMAN ON THE RUN The son of a traitor, James Marwood is forced to huntContinue reading “The Ashes of London (James Marwood & Cat Lovett, Book 1) by Andrew Taylor #BookReview”

No Stone Unturned (The Lucy Lawrence Mysteries Book 1) by Pam Lecky #BookReview

A suspicious death, stolen gems and an unclaimed reward: who will be the victor in a deadly game of cat and mouse? It is winter in 1886. Lucy Lawrence sits in her comfortable home in St John’s Wood with only Horace the cat as a companion. As so often, her husband Charlie is away.  TheirContinue reading “No Stone Unturned (The Lucy Lawrence Mysteries Book 1) by Pam Lecky #BookReview”

The Doll Maker (The Viper and the Urchin Book 4) by Celine Jeanjean #NewRelease #TuesdayBookBlog

Revolution in the streets. A deadly weapon stolen. A wardrobe too wide to fit up the stairs. All is most definitely not well back in Damsport… For Rory and her companion Longinus, this is an exciting time, a new beginning.  No longer is Rory a waif, a defiant pick-pocket given a place to sleep andContinue reading “The Doll Maker (The Viper and the Urchin Book 4) by Celine Jeanjean #NewRelease #TuesdayBookBlog”

#AtoZChallenge : J is for Jane Eyre #CharlotteBronte

In my youth I was enthralled by Jane Eyre and when I read it as an adult, I appreciated its quality and why this classic story still speaks to us today.  Jane, who speaks to us in the first person, is an independent woman, despite her vulnerable position.  Published in 1847 under the pen nameContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge : J is for Jane Eyre #CharlotteBronte”

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)”

The Lewis Man: Book Two of the Lewis Trilogy by Peter May #BookReview

   AN INGENIOUS CRIME THRILLER ABOUT MEMORY AND MURDER.   A MAN WITH NO NAME An unidentified corpse is recovered from a Lewis peat bog; the only clue to its identity being a DNA sibling match to a local farmer. A MAN WITH NO MEMORY But this islander, Tormod Macdonald – now an elderly manContinue reading “The Lewis Man: Book Two of the Lewis Trilogy by Peter May #BookReview”

The Slave City: Book 3 of The Viper and the Urchin series by Celine Jeanjean #NewRelease #SteamPunk #TuesdayBookBlog

 A complicated mission. A team of misfits that just don’t get along. What could possibly go wrong? Longinus “Everything about Longinus was conspicuous, from the way he spoke to the way he dressed. He stuck out like a whore in a convent, with his teal silk shirt, burnt-orange trousers and hat with an elaborate teal-and-orangeContinue reading “The Slave City: Book 3 of The Viper and the Urchin series by Celine Jeanjean #NewRelease #SteamPunk #TuesdayBookBlog”