Fiction

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. 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 […]

Someone to Trust by Mary Balogh

Someone to Trust by Mary Balogh

Someone to Trust by Mary Balogh is the 5th book in the Westcott series. I was looking forward to reading this book, as I loved both characters from the other books in the series. This is the story of Elizabeth, Lady Overfield, a widow and […]

The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After by Julia Quinn

The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After by Julia Quinn

The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After by Julia Quinn is the final book of the Bridgerton series. It is a collection of “second epilogues”-stories that take place after the original books end. Also in this collection is a Bridgerton novella written especially for this book, about […]

On the Way to the Wedding by Julia Quinn

On the Way to the Wedding by Julia Quinn

On the Way to the Wedding by Julia Quinn is the 8th book in the Bridgerton series. I was surprised to read this book. It was awful. First of all, the characters lack any substance. I do give out some spoilers, because it wouldn’t be […]