Animal Farm by George Orwell

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Animal Farm by George Orwell is a historically accurate depiction of the Soviet regime under Stalin. I gave it a very well deserved 5 stars! Its subtitle is a fairy story, which is ironic and interesting at the same time. The book was banned during…

The Secret Agent by Elisabeth Hobbes

The Secret Agent by Elisabeth Hobbes

The Secret Agent by Elisabeth Hobbes was a disappointment. I’ve read many (maybe all) of her books and I had high expectations about this one. Well, it was not great at all. Hobbes usually writes historical fiction in the medieval period and those worked nicely.…

Selected Tales by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm

Selected Tales by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm

Selected Tales by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm translated by Joyce Crick got 3 stars from me. It’s very simple why: 1 for the horrifying content + 5 for importance and translation, in average is a solid 3. I was amazed to see it described as…

The Silk Merchant’s Convenient Wife by Elisabeth Hobbes

The Silk Merchant’s Convenient Wife by Elisabeth Hobbes

The Silk Merchant’s Convenient Wife by Elisabeth Hobbes is different than the books she usually writes, as the story takes place in Victorian England, 1850-1851 instead of Medieval England like most of her other books. I enjoyed the book a lot. These days I’m less…

The Knight’s Runaway Maiden by Nicole Locke

The Knight’s Runaway Maiden by Nicole Locke

The Knight’s Runaway Maiden by Nicole Locke* is the 11th book in the Lovers and Legends Series but it can be read as a novel on its own. There are characters that appear in previous books, but there isn’t the need to read all to…

In Diamond Square by Mercè Rodoreda

In Diamond Square by Mercè Rodoreda

In Diamond Square by Mercè Rodoreda is a must read. Published in the 1960s for the first time, it is the story of Natalia, a shop-girl, and Joe, a carpenter. They marry in the 1930s and soon the Spanish Civil War starts. She remains with…

The Maiden and the Mercenary by Nicole Locke

The Maiden and the Mercenary by Nicole Locke

The Maiden and the Mercenary by Nicole Locke* is the 10th book in the Lovers and Legends Series but it can be read as a novel on its own. There are characters that appear in previous books, but there isn’t the need to read all…

Captured by Her Enemy Knight by Nicole Locke

Captured by Her Enemy Knight by Nicole Locke

I read the first 8 books in the Lovers and Legends series last year. So, when I was contacted to review Captured by Her Enemy Knight by Nicole Locke*, the 9th one in the series, I was delighted. This is the story of Eldric of…

Only Beloved by Mary Balogh

Only Beloved by Mary Balogh

Only Beloved by Mary Balogh is the 7th and last book in the Survivor’s Club series. I was so looking forward to this book, as it was the story of George, Duke of Stanbrook, and Dora Debbins, both mature, he in his 40s, she in…

The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans

The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans

The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans* is a collection of 6 short stories and the title novella. These stories deal with race issues in US and it is written in such a lovely and interesting way. I am not biased when it comes…

The Package by Sebastian Fitzek

The Package by Sebastian Fitzek

I discovered The Package by Sebastian Fitzek on Yvonne’s blog and I wanted to read it. Taking a package for a neighbour triggers a chain of events which are, in part, very disturbing. I liked the idea, but, when I read the book, I thought…

Only a Kiss by Mary Balogh

Only a Kiss by Mary Balogh

Only a Kiss by Mary Balogh is book #6 in The Survivors’ Club series. I enjoyed the first 5, but this one was a disappointment. I was looking forward to the story of Imogen, Lady Barclay, as she was in Portugal when her husband was…

Only a Promise by Mary Balogh

Only a Promise by Mary Balogh

Only a Promise by Mary Balogh is book #5 in the Survivors’ Club Series. This is the story of Ralph Stockwood and Chloe Muirhead. Like the others in the series, Ralph was in the Napoleonic Wars, and came back with scars and mental health issues,…

Only Enchanting by Mary Balogh

Only Enchanting by Mary Balogh

Only Enchanting by Mary Balogh is the story of Flavian, Viscount Ponsonby, another member of the Survivors’ Club, who were wounded in the Napoleonic Wars. Three of his friends already had their stories told in previous books. There are three more books after this one…

The Escape by Mary Balogh

The Escape by Mary Balogh

The Escape by Mary Balogh is the third book in the Survivor’s Club series. I liked the first two very much and this one didn’t disappoint at all. This is the story of Sir Benedict Harper and Samantha. He was gravely injured in the Napoleonic…

The Arrangement by Mary Balogh

The Arrangement by Mary Balogh

The Arrangement by Mary Balogh is the second book in The Survivors’ Club Series. This is the story of Vincent Hunt, Lord Darleigh, and Miss Sophia Fry. I loved this novel! One of the most unexpected aspects of this book is that the hero is…