Category Book reviews

#BookReview THE UNRAVELING OF LADY FURY by Shehanne Moore #Steamy #RegencyRomance

Yet another dip into a different genre for me. I came across this one courtesy of fellow author Diana (D. Wallace Peach) who reviewed it during her promotional tour for her latest release The Necromancer’s Daughter, which I reviewed last week! The blurb sounded enticing, with Diana’s review highlighting the hilarity on offer, and I’m […]

#BookReview – THE NECROMANCER’S DAUGHTER by D. Wallace Peach #fantasy

Catching up on the reviews of the many books I read while recovering from my operations last year. This one is a classic ‘couldn’t put it down’, as I’ve come to expect from this author. The Necromancer’s Daughter by D. Wallace Peach My rating: 5 of 5 stars The queen of Verdane died in childbirth, […]

#BookReview SADDLED HEARTS by Jan Sikes #RomanticSuspense

I know I’ve promised to share the results of my December promo, and I will, but being a free promo, the results will be slower to appear and analyse, so I will get an initial post about it put together after the end of this month, and then we can try to estimate it FREE […]

#BookReview FITZ AND THE FOOL #2 & #3 by Robin Hobb

To get back in the swing of regular blogging I’m going to start with a pair of reviews from last year’s reading – books #2 & #3 from Robin Hobb’s FITZ AND THE FOOL trilogy: FOOLS QUEST and ASSASSIN’S FATE. When I did my review of book #1, FOOL’S ASSASSIN, many of you weighed in […]

#BookReview: Things Old and Forgotten by Mae Clair @MaeClair1

This week I’m reviewing a collection of Mae Clair’s short stories. As I say at the start of the review, I’m not normally a fan of short fiction, but I’ve read enough of the author’s novels to know I would enjoy these – and I did. Things Old and Forgotten by Mae Clair My rating: […]

#BookReview – where the magic is by Giselle Green #romance

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been sharing with you parts of my adventures in Edinburgh with my author-friend Giselle. Today I am reviewing her latest book, and posing the question: if you had a successful career as a traditionally published author, what would make you indie publish your latest novel? Where the magic […]

Update and #BookReview, The Man who Died Twice (The Thursday Murder Club 2), by Richard Osman #HumourousMurderMystery

As I suspected, I haven’t been up to much for the last week, following my second hip replacement of the year. The op went absolutely fine, and the hip feels great. Me, not so much. Having two full sedations in less than 6 months did not suit my body. I was fine for the first […]

A Haunting at Holkham by Anne Glenconner #BookReview #HistoricalMystery

On Wednesday this week I go into hospital for my second hip replacement, 5 months after the first. I’m dreading the process and yet also impatient to have both over and done with. Depending on how things go, I may, or may not, be around on my blog for a bit. I’m hoping to feel […]

Murder on Mustique by Anne Glenconner #murdermystery #bookreview

Here’s one of those from May (during my post op recovery period) that I forgot to review: Murder on Mustique by Anne Glenconner My rating: 4 of 5 stars Anne Clenconner is in a unique position to write this book. The central character, Lady Vee, is a thinly veiled version of herself, drawing on her […]

Lady in Waiting, by Anne Glenconner #Autobiography #Memoir #BookReview

Having read ‘A Murder On Mustique’ (and goodness! I must get around to reviewing that one!), which is a murder mystery peopled by characters only thinly veiled from the real inhabitants of the island, including Anne Glenconner herself – I was intrigued to find out more about the real woman behind this charmingly-written book. To […]