Category Book reviews

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 […]

#BookReview – The Sacrifice (The Fey #1) by Kristine Kathryn Rusch #fantasy #elves

Still catching up… Here’s my review of another one I read this winter. I’m a huge fan of Kris Rusch’s writing blog, and in awe of her specialised knowledge of the publishing industry, but this is the first of her novels I’ve tried. I think I might have to try a different series. The Sacrifice […]

#BookReview – STATE OF GRACE by John R. Phythyon #fantasy

I’ve had this one on my Kindle for years (oh dear, that TBR list…) and decided I felt in the mood to catch up on some of the books I’d taken note of as I’d found their blurbs particularly intriguing. You’ll see why this snagged my attention, considering my own series tagline: ‘James Bond meets […]

#BookReview – Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty #MedicalThriller

My review of another mainstream book I picked up, my curiosity having been sparked by Amazon turning it into a TV series Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty My rating: 4 of 5 stars Frances is the author of nineteen romance novels, but she’s twice divorced and had just been duped by an internet scammer. […]