Mischief by Amanda Quick

Mischief by Amanda Quick

Mischief by Amanda Quick is another one of those books I read as a teenager and I wanted to read again. It was not as good as her other books, hence the 3 stars I gave it. With fiction books, and this is a regency…

Dear Child by Romy Hausmann

Dear Child by Romy Hausmann

I don’t read thrillers, but I read about Dear Child by Romy Hausmann on Yvonne’s blog and on Kelly’s. I’m so glad I read it because I couldn’t put it down. Although reading this after watching The Fall, a fantastic series about a serial killer…

The Christmas Party by Karen Swan

The Christmas Party by Karen Swan

I picked up a copy of The Christmas Party by Karen Swan from the library. I went to get a reserved book for next year and the librarians had a small Christmas related display. Unusually for me, I got three books, thinking that if I…

A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende

A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende

A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende was published this year and it was picked for the Goodreads Choice Awards. Seeing that it’s connected with the Spanish Civil War, I was curious about it. Luckily (or not) I could find it at the…

For whom the bell tolls by Ernest Hemingway

For whom the bell tolls by Ernest Hemingway

For whom the bell tolls by Ernest Hemingway is one of the classic books I wouldn’t have read if it wasn’t for me studying the Spanish Civil War. Well, I’m glad I read it. It has so many vivid descriptions, which are accurate even if…

The Seamstress by María Dueñas

The Seamstress by María Dueñas

A friend recommended The Seamstress by María Dueñas when she heard that I’m studying the Spanish Civil War. This is a historical fiction novel, with the action taking place in the 1930s and 1940s Spain and Morocco. It is a story about a woman’s survival…

Winter in Madrid by C.J. Sansom

Winter in Madrid by C.J. Sansom

I read the whole Matthew Shardlake series and enjoyed it. Winter in Madrid by C.J. Sansom is a stand alone novel, its history happening after the Spanish Civil War, in 1940. I had a short chat about the book with my tutor and he knows…

Rendezvous by Amanda Quick

Rendezvous by Amanda Quick

Rendezvous by Amanda Quick is the love story between the impulsive and fashion loving Augusta Ballinger and the dull, classics loving Earl of Graystone. It is a lovely story, very interesting because it is unusual. It involves a murder or two, spies during the Napoleonic…

Seduction by Amanda Quick

Seduction by Amanda Quick

Seduction by Amanda Quick is another lovely regency book I read by this author. Like all her books, in this one there are a few interesting twists, and the most impressive one is the duel. It’s not what one can expect from a duel, besides…

Ravished by Amanda Quick

Ravished by Amanda Quick

Ravished by Amanda Quick is a retelling of the classic tale, Beauty and the Beast. I just love this book, I think I’ve read it twenty times and I would gladly read it again. Miss Harriet Pomeroy needs him, Gideon Westbrook, Viscount St. Justin, because…

Affair by Amanda Quick

Affair by Amanda Quick

In Affair by Amanda Quick we find out the story of Charlotte Arkendale and Baxter St. Ives. He is a bastard, recognized by his father, who spends his time in high society circles, but still a bastard. What I loved most about this book was…

Scandal by Amanda Quick

Scandal by Amanda Quick

Scandal by Amanda Quick is another book I read as a teenager. It seems I still love her style and I will read a few more books by her these days. Scandal is the story of Emily Faringdon and Simon Augustus Traherne, the mysterious Earl…

Dangerous by Amanda Quick

Dangerous by Amanda Quick

I read Dangerous by Amanda Quick and other books by her as a teenager. Now that I’m on holiday I’ve decided to take a break a few days and read some light books, before going back to serious subjects. So, there will be some regency…

Victorian Fairy Tales by Michael Newton

Victorian Fairy Tales by Michael Newton

I recently bought Victorian Fairy Tales by Michael Newton because I thought it would be a nice book to relax before going to bed. Well, some of the parts in these tales were a bit dreadful, but overall the stories were nice. Michael Newton edited…

Her Dark Knight’s Redemption by Nicole Locke

Her Dark Knight’s Redemption by Nicole Locke

Her Dark Knight’s Redemption by Nicole Locke is the eight and last book in the Lovers and Legends series. I was looking forward to this book, as Reynold of Warstone appeared in two other books and he looked very interesting. The story is a bit…

Reclaimed by the Knight by Nicole Locke

Reclaimed by the Knight by Nicole Locke

Reclaimed by the Knight by Nicole Locke is the seventh book in the Lovers and Legends series. I stopped reading the previous book in the series, as it was not to her standard. I’m glad that I’ve decided to continue reading her books, as this…