Author Q&A – Kerry Postle

Hello everyone, It is finally time for me to share another author Q&A! It has been so long since my last one, but they are such fun to do. I love thinking of questions to ask and gaining a marvellous insight into a book that I have read. I finally joined Netgalley in May, and … Continue reading Author Q&A – Kerry Postle

Book Review – The Woman In The Painting by Kerry Postle (ARC)

Pages: 384 Published: 22nd May 2020 Genre: Historical Fiction Trigger warnings: Homophobia, sexual references 1508. In Rome artists are everywhere, and feted as gods. But the most celebrated amongst them, a man who can paint beauty itself, is Raphael. When he touches brush to canvas, his subjects burst to life; he takes base metal and turns it to glistening … Continue reading Book Review – The Woman In The Painting by Kerry Postle (ARC)

Blog Tour + Review – The Saracen’s Mark by S.W. Perry

Hello everyone, It is my stop on the blog tour for the The Saracen's Mark by S.W. Perry, the third instalment of the Jackdaw Mysteries. Many thanks to Anne Cater and the publisher Corvus Books for allowing me to take part, and for sending me a free review copy. The cover is rather spectacular, and it made … Continue reading Blog Tour + Review – The Saracen’s Mark by S.W. Perry

Book Review – Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Pages: 368 Published: 14th August 2018 Genre: Historical Fiction/Mystery For years, rumours of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. She's barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark. But Kya is not what … Continue reading Book Review – Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Book Review and Discussion – The Glass Woman by Caroline Lea

Pages: 400 Published: 7th February 2019 Genre: Historical Fiction Trigger warnings: Animal cruelty, homophobia, sexual references, child death This was a buddy read with my friend Kriti, one which we pencilled in to our respective calendars as early as last November! We discussed the book at the end of each of the seven parts, taking turns to ask … Continue reading Book Review and Discussion – The Glass Woman by Caroline Lea

Book Review – The Good People by Hannah Kent

Pages: 380 Published: 27th September 2016 Genre: Historical fiction Trigger warnings: Child death, stillbirth Nóra, bereft after the sudden death of her beloved husband, finds herself alone and caring for her young grandson Micheál. Micheál cannot speak and cannot walk and Nóra is desperate to know what is wrong with him. What happened to the healthy, happy grandson she … Continue reading Book Review – The Good People by Hannah Kent

Book Review – The Corset by Laura Purcell

Pages: 392 Published: 20th September 2018 Genre: Historical Fiction Trigger warnings: Child death, racism This was a buddy read with my friend Pauliina. I am very grateful to her as she engages in such thoughtful discussion, and makes me look upon a book from a slightly different perspective. I really enjoyed reading this one with … Continue reading Book Review – The Corset by Laura Purcell

Book Review – The Binding by Bridget Collins

Pages: 437 Published: 10th January 2019 Genre: Historical Fantasy Trigger warnings: Allusions to rape, sexual references, suicide, animal cruelty, homophobia Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a letter arrives summoning him to begin an apprenticeship. He will work for a Bookbinder, a vocation that arouses fear, superstition and prejudice – but one neither he nor … Continue reading Book Review – The Binding by Bridget Collins

Book Review – The Huntress by Kate Quinn

Pages: 560 Published: 26th February 2019 Genre: Historical Fiction Trigger warnings: Child death, sexual references, alcoholism This was a buddy read with my friend, Gem (our sixth one!). We had a series of fantastic discussions and both loved the book, and the added sense of mystery made it ideal for a buddy read. Bold and fearless, Nina Markova always … Continue reading Book Review – The Huntress by Kate Quinn