Historical

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

The blacksmith’s wife by Elisabeth Hobbes

The blacksmith’s wife by Elisabeth Hobbes

I made a review of A Wager for the Widow, so I picked another book by the same author, The blacksmith’s wife by Elisabeth Hobbes. This is the first book in the Danby Brothers Series. This is the story of Joanna and Hal Danby. She […]

A Wager for the Widow by Elisabeth Hobbes

A Wager for the Widow by Elisabeth Hobbes

I wanted some light books in the run up to Christmas, as before that I’ve read a lot non-fiction books. So I picked A Wager for the Widow by Elisabeth Hobbes from the library. It was the first novel by Elisabeth Hobbes that I’ve read […]