Teaser Tuesday #TuesdayBookBlog

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jenn of Books And A Beat. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: • Grab your current read • Open to a random page • Share two or three “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sureContinue reading “Teaser Tuesday #TuesdayBookBlog”

#AtoZChallenge Letter G

The theme of my challenge is poetry and books inspired by art and/or art inspired by literature.   is for The Goldfinch  “The Goldfinch” painted by Carel Fabritius in 1654 is a realistic picture of a bird chained to its perch.  It is normally exhibited in The Hague.  This tiny painting with its broad brushstrokes wasContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge Letter G”

Aurelia by Alison Morton

  Aurelia is the fourth book in Alison Morton’s Roma Nova series. Set in an alternative historical context, the Roman Empire survives as a matriarchal society in a semi-mountainous area north of Italy. This is the only book I have read in this series so far, but it features a different character to those usedContinue reading “Aurelia by Alison Morton”

The Virgin of the Wind Rose by Glen Craney

The Virgin of the Wind Rose grips you in its teeth and whirls you through history and around the world. As soon as State Department employee, Jaq Quartermane, is told of the tragic death of her fiancé in Ethiopia she is dragged into a terrifying investigation rooted in the tales of the Knight Templars and theContinue reading “The Virgin of the Wind Rose by Glen Craney”

Teaser Tuesday #TuesdayBookBlog

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: • Grab your current read • Open to a random page • Share two or three “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure thatContinue reading “Teaser Tuesday #TuesdayBookBlog”

Never Say Sorry by Rose Edmunds

Set in the world of corporate finance, Never Say Sorry could easily be very confusing to the average reader, but the ten characters who play major parts in the plot are all clearly drawn personalities, even if their motives are deliberately obtuse.  I particularly liked Brad, the global CEO of BEP Pharmaceuticals who made sure that heContinue reading “Never Say Sorry by Rose Edmunds”