The Pickpocket (The Viper and the Urchin, Book 0.5) by Celine Jeanjean #bookreview

Book Description Rory is a seven-year-old starveling, carving out a survival for herself down on the docks of Damsport. When Daria, an older girl and talented pickpocket, suggests they team up to con Damsians out of their purses, Rory accepts at once. But Rory’s friendship with Daria turns out to be much more than aContinue reading “The Pickpocket (The Viper and the Urchin, Book 0.5) by Celine Jeanjean #bookreview”

Trouble in Nuala by Harriet Steel #bookreview

Trouble in Nuala is the first in a series of investigations by Inspector Shanti de Silva in colonial Ceylon.  Although a Sri Lankan himself, Shanti is married to Jane, an Englishwoman whom he had met after she came to the island as a governess.  They mix in the “best” social circles of Nuala, up inContinue reading “Trouble in Nuala by Harriet Steel #bookreview”

Blood is Thicker by Heather MacQuarrie #TuesdayBookBlog

This is the third book in Heather MacQuarrie’s trilogy of love and deception in a modern, extended family. In Blood Is Thicker we return to the lives of Matthew and his estranged wife, Suzy and to the on/off relationship of Neal and Charlotte. There are still repercussions from the complicated parentage of their families. WeContinue reading “Blood is Thicker by Heather MacQuarrie #TuesdayBookBlog”

Rack and Ruin by Carol Hedges

In Rack and Ruin, Victorian progress continues apace.  The age of the railway has begun and people’s homes are being knocked down to make way for the tracks.  It is 1863 and lowly bank clerks, Danton Waxwing and Edwin Persiflage relieve the monotony of their daily drudge by plotting anarchist deeds.  Inspector Lachlan Greig, however, isContinue reading “Rack and Ruin by Carol Hedges”

Anywhere the Wind Blows by Jenny Lloyd

In this third book of the Megan Jones Trilogy, once again we find Megan in danger, due to the evil acts of others.  She should be making a new start at Wild Water, with brother, Morgan nearby and even Branwen on her side, but there is suggestion that Eli’s suicide might have been murder andContinue reading “Anywhere the Wind Blows by Jenny Lloyd”

#FridayBookShare The Dirigible King’s Daughter by Alys West #BookReview

#FridayBookShare is a game created by Shelley Wilson to help search for an ideal read. Anyone can have a go – all you need to do is answer the following questions based on the book you are currently reading/finished reading this week and use the hashtag #FridayBookShare First line of the book. Recruit fans byContinue reading “#FridayBookShare The Dirigible King’s Daughter by Alys West #BookReview”