The Other Bennet Sister by Janice Hadlow #bookreview @MantleBooks

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Pride and Prejudice. I have read many retellings and imagined prequels and sequels featuring either the major characters or some of the minor players. I have to admit though that I drew the line at Pride and Prejudice and Zombies! The Other Bennet Sister tells the … More The Other Bennet Sister by Janice Hadlow #bookreview @MantleBooks

Toksvig’s Almanac 2021: An Eclectic Meander Through the Historical Year by Sandi Toksvig #audiobook #review @TrapezeBooks

Toksvig’s Almanac is a hugely entertaining journey through the year linking each date with women who should be familiar names but, in most cases, aren’t. As the author herself says, this book was always going to be incomplete as there are so many women whose stories remain untold. History generally remembers those who write it … More Toksvig’s Almanac 2021: An Eclectic Meander Through the Historical Year by Sandi Toksvig #audiobook #review @TrapezeBooks

#AuthorInTheSpotlight – Ella Cook – Beyond Grey – @EllaCookWrites @RubyFiction @ChocLitUK

I’m pleased to be joined by Ruby Fiction author Ella Cook today. Ella’s debut novel Beyond Grey was published yesterday and below she tells us a bit about how that came about, as well as her earlier writing featuring spell-casting unicorns! If you like the sound of the book, you’ll find buying options for various … More #AuthorInTheSpotlight – Ella Cook – Beyond Grey – @EllaCookWrites @RubyFiction @ChocLitUK

Away With the Penguins by Hazel Prior #bookreview @HazelPriorBooks @transworldbooks

Away With The Penguins is one of those books I kept seeing people raving about and I think it appeared on quite a few of the end of the year Top Reads lists. I just had to buy myself a copy and I’m so glad I did because this book is such a delight! It … More Away With the Penguins by Hazel Prior #bookreview @HazelPriorBooks @transworldbooks

The Boatman’s Wife by Noelle Harrison #bookreview @noelleharrison @bookouture #booksontour

I absolutely loved Noelle Harrison’s The Island Girls which made my top reads list last year (review here). So I was really pleased to have the chance to read her latest book, The Boatman’s Wife. Thanks to Noelle Holton at Bookouture for having me as part of the tour and for the review ecopy. The … More The Boatman’s Wife by Noelle Harrison #bookreview @noelleharrison @bookouture #booksontour

#AuthorInTheSpotlight Gabrielle Yetter – Whisper of the Lotus – @Gabster2

Joining me today for the first author spotlight of 2021 is Gabrielle Yetter. Gabrielle’s novel Whisper of the Lotus was self-published in November. Here she tells us about herself, what she’s been reading recently and, of course, about her book. It’s available now in paperback and ebook formats and you can order a copy online … More #AuthorInTheSpotlight Gabrielle Yetter – Whisper of the Lotus – @Gabster2

The Snow and The Works on the Northern Line by Ruth Thomas #bookreview @ruthiesthomas @sandstonepress

Snow and works on the Northern line make for difficult conditions and life is most definitely difficult for Sybil. Sybil is a woman scorned and we all know about women scorned! Her boyfriend Simon has recently left her for another woman and not just any other woman. Sybil has known Helen since she was one … More The Snow and The Works on the Northern Line by Ruth Thomas #bookreview @ruthiesthomas @sandstonepress

The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr #bookreview @riverrunbooks @QuercusBooks #TheProphets

I am not sure I have the words to do this stunning debut novel justice. I know already, even though it’s still early January, that this will be one of my books of the year. The Prophets examines the love between two slaves, Samuel and Isaiah, and their life on an American cotton plantation known … More The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr #bookreview @riverrunbooks @QuercusBooks #TheProphets

The Sapphire Child by Janet Macleod Trotter #bookreview @macleodtrotter #LakeUnionPublishing

The Sapphire Child is the second in Janet MacLeod Trotter’s Raj Hotel series, though can be enjoyed as a standalone if you haven’t read the first book, The Emerald Affair. The book features many of the characters from the first book but brings more focus on the next generation as they grow to adulthood and … More The Sapphire Child by Janet Macleod Trotter #bookreview @macleodtrotter #LakeUnionPublishing

A Tomb With a View by Peter Ross #bookreview @peteralanross @headlinepg

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all had as good a time as was possible in the current circumstances. It’s one of those years where for most people it most definitely was quiet. I’m delighted to be starting off the blog this year with a review of a book I got for my Christmas and … More A Tomb With a View by Peter Ross #bookreview @peteralanross @headlinepg