Category Book reviews

#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 […]

Chicken Culprit by Vikki Walton #BookReview #CosyMystery

Another of the books I read while lazing around, recovering from hip surgery. Sometimes a cosy mystery that doesn’t challenge the mind can be just the thing! Chicken Culprit by Vikki Walton My rating: 4 of 5 stars Having started a different cosy and given up within 2 pages, annoyed by the amateurish writing, I […]

SORA’S QUEST by T.L. Shreffler #BookReview #EpicFantasy

Another of the many books I read while laid up following my recent hip replacement – which, by the way is going very well. I’m now 3 months post op and aside from pulling a muscle (too enthusiastic with my PT exercises, surprise, surprise), it’s pretty much fixed. 4 months is the magic number for […]

FOOL’S ASSASSIN by Robin Hobb #fantasy #BookReview

Blurb ‘Fantasy as it ought to be written’ George R.R. Martin Robin Hobb returns to her best loved characters in a brand new series. Tom Badgerlock has been living peaceably in the manor house at Withywoods with his beloved wife Molly these many years, the estate a reward to his family for loyal service to […]

#BookReview THE RAVEN AND THE DOVE by Kaitlyn Davis #epicfantasy #YAfantasy

Just a review this week – life has taken a sideways slip so I’m taking the chance to catch up by posting a review from one of the many books I read earlier this year. The Raven and the Dove by Kaitlyn Davis My rating: 4 of 5 stars Described as an ‘epic fantasy retelling […]

#BookReview Scales and Sensibility by Stephanie Burgis #RegencyFantasy

I was in the mood for something light and fluffy, and this one caught my eye. According to the reviews, it isn’t to everyone’s taste, but I thoroughly enjoyed it – for me, it did precisely what it says on the tin. Blurb: Sensible, practical Elinor Tregarth really did plan to be the model poor […]