Fiction

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 […]

Beguiled by the Forbidden Knight by Elisabeth Hobbes

Beguiled by the Forbidden Knight by Elisabeth Hobbes

Beguiled by the Forbidden Knight by Elisabeth Hobbes is the second book in the Conquest of England series. In this book her characters have problems and issues and seem real. I like how she incorporated historical accuracy in the story. Like all her books, this […]

The Saxon Outlaw’s Revenge by Elisabeth Hobbes

The Saxon Outlaw’s Revenge by Elisabeth Hobbes

The Saxon Outlaw’s Revenge by Elisabeth Hobbes is the first book in the Conquest of England series and the 5th book I read by Elisabeth. I’ve reserved the second book in the series, so I’m going to read and blog about that one pretty soon, […]

The Designs of Lord Randolph Cavanaugh by Stephanie Laurens

The Designs of Lord Randolph Cavanaugh by Stephanie Laurens

The Designs of Lord Randolph Cavanaugh by Stephanie Laurens is the first book in the Cavanaughs series. The next two will be published this year. It is the first book I read written by Laurens and it was a nice book, although a bit boring […]

Falling for Her Captor by Elisabeth Hobbes

Falling for Her Captor by Elisabeth Hobbes

Falling for Her Captor by Elisabeth Hobbes is the 4th book I read by her. I like her style, but this was not as exciting as the other ones. Still I gave it 4 stars and I would recommend it. This is her debut novel […]

The Scandalous Duchess by Anne O’Brien

The Scandalous Duchess by Anne O’Brien

The Scandalous Duchess by Anne O’Brien is about the love story between Lady Katherine Swynford and Duke John of Gaunt. It is historical fiction and O’Brien keeps her story as close to reality as she can and I love that. I gave the book 5 […]

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman is a novel (almost) everybody knows about. It was the winner of Costa Book Awards in 2017 and I’ve read reviews for it on a lot of blogs. Finally I’ve borrowed it from the library and I’ve […]

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

I’ve heard about The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris, I’ve read reviews on blogs, like the one made by Sarah at salocainwonderland.co.uk. I loved the book, with the picture of the entrance to Auschwitz and the uniforms the prisoners would wear. Of course, I […]

Redeeming the Rogue Knight by Elisabeth Hobbes

Redeeming the Rogue Knight by Elisabeth Hobbes

Redeeming the Rogue Knight by Elisabeth Hobbes. This is the second book in the The Danby Brothers series. I wasn’t sure about this book because I’ve read about Sir Roger Danby in The Blacksmith’s Wife, the first book in the series, in which Roger is […]