Fiction

Lamentation by C. J. Sansom

Lamentation by C. J. Sansom

Lamentation by C. J. Sansom is the sixth book in the Matthew Shardlake series. Henry VIII is vacillating between Protestantism and Catholicism, while England is torn between these two factions at the court and their power struggle. Catherine Parr had a Protestant leaning and she […]

A Runaway Bride for the Highlander by Elisabeth Hobbes

A Runaway Bride for the Highlander by Elisabeth Hobbes

A Runaway Bride for the Highlander by Elisabeth Hobbes is the third book in the The Lochmore Legacy Series, each by a different author. I think I’m going to get the other three books as well. Marguerite runs away from an arranged marriage, hoping she […]

Heartstone by C. J. Sansom

Heartstone by C. J. Sansom

Heartstone by C. J. Sansom is the fifth book in the Matthew Shardlake series. The story takes place in the Summer of 1545, when Henry VIII had to defend the southern coast from a French invasion, after his attempt to invade northern France was unsuccessful. […]

Revelation by C. J. Sansom

Revelation by C. J. Sansom

Revelation by C. J. Sansom is the fourth book in the Matthew Shardlake series. The story happens in 1543, when King Henry VIII is wooing Catherine Parr. Archbishop Cranmer and Protestant faction at court are hoping the match is a success, as she is known […]

Sovereign by C. J. Sansom

Sovereign by C. J. Sansom

Sovereign by C. J. Sansom is the third book in the Matthew Shardlake series. The story takes place in 1541, when King Henry VIII made his Progress to the North. Shardlake was hired by Archbishop Cranmer to transport a conspirator back to London for interrogation, […]

Dark Fire by C. J. Sansom

Dark Fire by C. J. Sansom

Dark Fire by C. J. Sansom is the second book in the Matthew Shardlake series and the story takes place in 1540, just before Thomas Cromwell’s downfall. I didn’t hear about Dark Fire or Greek Fire before reading this book and that was very interesting. […]

A midsummer knight’s kiss by Elisabeth Hobbes

A midsummer knight’s kiss by Elisabeth Hobbes

A midsummer knight’s kiss by Elisabeth Hobbes is the newest book by Hobbes and it is the third in the Danby Brothers series. It can be read as a stand-alone novel though. The first book in the series is about Hal, a blacksmith, hence the […]

Dissolution by C. J. Sansom

Dissolution by C. J. Sansom

Dissolution by C. J. Sansom is the first book in the Matthew Shardlake series. I saw a review on Kelly’s blog on the last book in the series and it sounded interesting. I reserved the book, but, following Kelly’s advice, I got the other one […]

A Very Special Christmas by Mary Balogh

A Very Special Christmas by Mary Balogh

I wanted to borrow this book last year for Christmas, but I couldn’t as it was borrowed by someone else. So, this year I made sure I got A Very Special Christmas by Mary Balogh in time. In time was over a month before Christmas […]

Cilka’s journey by Heather Morris

Cilka’s journey by Heather Morris

Cilka’s journey by Heather Morris is the second book I read by her. It was published earlier this month and I was so keen on reading it. The first book I read was The Tattooist of Auschwitz (see my review linked at the end of […]

Someone to honour by Mary Balogh

Someone to honour by Mary Balogh

I was so excited to get this book from the library just before our holiday. Someone to Honour by Mary Balogh is the 6th book in the Westcott series, the story of Abigail, the illegitimate daughter of Humphrey Westcott and Gilbert Bennington, a lieutenant colonel […]

Jiddy Vardy by Ruth Estevez

Jiddy Vardy by Ruth Estevez

I received Jiddy Vardy by Ruth Estevez from the publishers* for the purpose of this review. While I’m always happy to receive books, this will not guarantee a positive review unless I’m happy with the book. In this case I wasn’t and I gave it […]

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov is one of the most controversial novels of the twentieth century. It is one of the classic books I challenged myself to read this year. I was reluctant to pick it, because of the story, but I was curious at the […]

The librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe

The librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe

I wanted to read The librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe after I saw Dita at BBC Breakfast. The book is about her, a fourteen-year-old child that is living in the concentration camp at Auschwitz. She is designated as the secret librarian by Jewish leader […]

When a Duchess Says I Do by Grace Burrowes

When a Duchess Says I Do by Grace Burrowes

I’m looking for a new regency author. So, I borrowed When a Duchess Says I Do by Grace Burrowes to see if I’m going to like her style. I don’t and I’m not going to read another book by her. The book is described: “An […]

Queen of the North by Anne O’Brien

Queen of the North by Anne O’Brien

I finished Queen of the North by Anne O’Brien yesterday. It took much longer to read it than I initially would have thought. I read recently The Scandalous Duchess by her, in which she tells the story of John of Gaunt, father of Henry of […]