The Women of Heachley Hall by Rachel Walkley #RBRT #NewRelease

When book illustrator, Miriam Chambers inherits Great Aunt Felicity’s Victorian mansion in the Norfolk countryside, she discovers it is a poisoned chalice.  Either she must live in the run-down, cold building for a year and a day, or it will be auctioned for charity.  Since she is able to work at home she decides toContinue reading “The Women of Heachley Hall by Rachel Walkley #RBRT #NewRelease”

The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman #FridayReads #BookReview

After reading The Invisible Library I was looking forward to this second volume of the series in which Library Agent, Irene Winters, faces another challenging mission in alternative worlds.  Her handsome apprentice, Kai has been kidnapped and taken to an alternative Venice ruled by the Fae, therefore rampant with chaos. Unaided, she must rescue Kai,Continue reading “The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman #FridayReads #BookReview”

UK2 (Project Renova Series, #3) by Terry Tyler #NewRelease

The third book in this post-apocalypse story promised fear, revenge and an unknown future.  Vicky, still in shock from the murder of her lover, Heath, has yet to learn the true mastermind behind his death, and her daughter, Lottie, now a mature 18 year old, must reveal what happened.   The community in Lindisfarne isContinue reading “UK2 (Project Renova Series, #3) by Terry Tyler #NewRelease”

An interview with Colt McCall from “An Englishwoman’s Guide to the Cowboy”

My heart is pounding with excitement at the chance to interview the irresistible Colt McCall from June Kearn’s book. What were your first impressions of Miss Annie Haddon? First off? As if a scruffy dog had suddenly appeared and attached itself to me. Yeah, someone’s stray, a pampered pet – one that wasn’t particularly biddable,Continue reading “An interview with Colt McCall from “An Englishwoman’s Guide to the Cowboy””

An Interview with Lottie from “Tipping Point” by Terry Tyler #Project Renova

Today is the first post in a new series, interviewing characters from books I have reviewed on my blog.  I am proud to begin with a conversation with one of my favourite book characters, Lottie from Terry Tyler’s Project Renova Trilogy. Lottie Keating was sixteen at the time of the viral outbreak in July 2024.Continue reading “An Interview with Lottie from “Tipping Point” by Terry Tyler #Project Renova”

A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson

A God in ruins is a slow boiler. It tells the story of Teddy, a beloved son and brother whose comfortable life changed so dramatically when the second world war began. Moving back and forth through his life, we see him as a gentle, loving grandfather, a much-respected pilot and a dutiful husband. But itContinue reading “A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson”

My Life in Books (1917 Edition)

Here’s a bit of Christmas fun courtesy of Roof Beam Reader The rule is, complete the phrase with books you read this year: At school I was the: Oath Breaker (Shelley Wilson) People might be surprised by my: Past Encounters (Davina Blake) I will never be: Down and Out in Kathmandu (Jennifer S Alderson) MyContinue reading “My Life in Books (1917 Edition)”

This Week in Books #WWWblogs

Today I am borrowing the idea of Lipsyy Lost and Found to share my current reading. I recently finished Away for Christmas by Jan Ruth which you can pre-order for delivery in a week’s time. I will be reviewing this seasonal book very soon. I have just started to read an unusual, inviting book by DavidContinue reading “This Week in Books #WWWblogs”

Wonders and Wickedness (The Victorian Detectives Book 5) by Carol Hedges

Here, you will indeed find Wonders in alchemy, seances, and on stage, but there is also Wickedness; murder, blackmail and deceit. It is 1864 and the railways have already caused a fatal accident. A brand new department store has opened but the window display contains an extra body which shocks everyone. Thankfully Detective Inspector StrifeContinue reading “Wonders and Wickedness (The Victorian Detectives Book 5) by Carol Hedges”

Who Killed Constable Cock?: A Victorian True Crime Murder Case by Angela Buckley #BookRelease

 The mystery of who killed Constable Cock is Angela Buckley’s second Victorian Supersleuth Investigation. It describes a murder which occurred on the night of August 1st 1876 in the Manchester suburb of Chorlton-cum-Hardy. While patrolling his beat, Constable Cock was suddenly shot in the chest and although there were witnesses close by no-one could tellContinue reading “Who Killed Constable Cock?: A Victorian True Crime Murder Case by Angela Buckley #BookRelease”