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…

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…

The Knight’s Scarred Maiden by Nicole Locke

The Knight’s Scarred Maiden by Nicole Locke

The Knight’s Scarred Maiden by Nicole Locke is the fifth book in the Lovers and Legends series. This is the story of Rhain, a mercenary knight, brother to Teague from the previous book, and Helissent, a beautiful woman, but with deep scars from a fire…

In Debt to the Enemy Lord by Nicole Locke

In Debt to the Enemy Lord by Nicole Locke

In Debt to the Enemy Lord by Nicole Locke is the fourth book in the Lovers and Legends series. I took pictures of the books before I read them, hence this is photographed, like all the others, on a tartan scarf, but the story takes…

The Highland Laird’s Bride by Nicole Locke

The Highland Laird’s Bride by Nicole Locke

The Highland Laird’s Bride by Nicole Locke is the third book in the Lovers and Legends series. This time the protagonist is Bram, Laird of Clan Colquhoun and Lioslath of Clan Fergusson. His sister, Gaira was the heroine in the first novel and her betrothed…

Her Enemy Highlander by Nicole Locke

Her Enemy Highlander by Nicole Locke

Her Enemy Highlander by Nicole Locke is the second book in the Lovers and Legends Series. This is related in a small way to the first book, but it can be read as a stand-alone novel without any issues. The events take place a few…

The Knight’s Broken Promise by Nicole Locke

The Knight’s Broken Promise by Nicole Locke

The Knight’s Broken Promise by Nicole Locke is the first book from a series of 8 novels. I read recently a book by her and I like her style, so I borrowed three of the books in the series. I just loved this book, both…

Unlaced by the Highland Duke by Lara Temple

Unlaced by the Highland Duke by Lara Temple

Unlaced by the Highland Duke by Lara Temple sounded great, as the second book in the Lochmore Legacy Series. It was about two people I read in the previous book and I was so looking forward to this story. But, the previous book was written…

His Convenient Highland Wedding by Janice Preston

His Convenient Highland Wedding by Janice Preston

His Convenient Highland Wedding by Janice Preston is the first book in the The Lochmore Legacy series, a book written by another author. I loved the idea behind this and so, I wanted to read all four. By the time I’m publishing this review I…

Sacred treason by James Forrester

Sacred treason by James Forrester

Sacred treason by James Forrester is the first book in the Clarenceux trilogy, a mystery series. I wanted to read this book for two reasons. First of all, I finished Sansom’s Shardlake series and this one seemed similar. Secondly, James Forrester is the pen name…

Uncovering The Merchant’s Secret by Elisabeth Hobbes

Uncovering The Merchant’s Secret by Elisabeth Hobbes

Uncovering The Merchant’s Secret by Elisabeth Hobbes was published last month, a few days before I was able to borrow it from the library. I’m really impressed how fast the library service got the book. I knew they will have it, as they listed the…

Tombland by C. J. Sansom

Tombland by C. J. Sansom

Tombland by C. J. Sansom is the seventh book in the Matthew Shardlake series and so far the last one. The story takes place in 1549 and Shardlake is in Norfolk, at the time of Kett’s rebellion. So far I’ve enjoyed all his books and…