Feed Thy Enemy by Sue Parritt: a privilege to read

Synopsis In this heart-warming narrative based on a true story, a British airman embarks on a plan that risks it all to feed a starving, war-stricken family. Thirty years after serving in World War II, middle-aged Rob’s holiday plans see an unforeseen change that leads him on a coach tour of Italy. Struggling with post-war… Continue reading Feed Thy Enemy by Sue Parritt: a privilege to read

The Unlikely Occultist by Isobel Blackthorn: the life of a fascinating woman portrayed in an accessible, persuasive manner

The Unlikely Occultist: A biographical novel of Alice A. Bailey Librarian Heather Brown discovers the fascinating life of Alice Bailey – a long forgotten occultist. Back in 1931, Alice is preparing to give a speech at a Swiss summer school. But how can she stave the tide of hatred and greed set to bring the… Continue reading The Unlikely Occultist by Isobel Blackthorn: the life of a fascinating woman portrayed in an accessible, persuasive manner

A Right Royal Face-Off by Simon Edge: a masterpiece!

A Right Royal Face-Off It is 1777, and England’s second-greatest portrait artist, Thomas Gainsborough, has a thriving practice a stone’s thrown from London’s royal palaces, while the press talks up his rivalry with Sir Joshua Reynolds, the pedantic theoretician who is the top dog of British portraiture. Fonder of the low life than high society,… Continue reading A Right Royal Face-Off by Simon Edge: a masterpiece!

Testament by Alis Hawkins

Synopsis What secrets lie hidden in the Medieval college of Kineton and Dacre…? Salster, 1385 Master mason Simon of Kineton is building his magnum opus: a great college to rival any in England. But the Bishop of Salster, hostile to free education, is determined to sabotage Simon’s project. When rumours spread that the mason’s son… Continue reading Testament by Alis Hawkins

Overture by Vanessa Couchman: tightly-woven story and history

I’m delighted to be part of the book tour for this wonderful book by one of my favourite authors. Synopsis What if you had a unique talent, but everything conspired against your dreams? France, 1897. Born to a modest farming family, Marie-Thérèse has a remarkable singing voice and wants to become a professional singer. But… Continue reading Overture by Vanessa Couchman: tightly-woven story and history

Foul Deeds Will Rise by Elizabeth Ireland: an excellent and exciting mystery

Foul Deeds Will Rise By 1875, Lillian Nolan believes she has successfully shut off any connection to the spirit world. That winter she is thrilled when she wins the role of Ophelia in a new production of Hamlet in her home town of Chicago. Everything changes when the body of the managing director is found… Continue reading Foul Deeds Will Rise by Elizabeth Ireland: an excellent and exciting mystery

Dear Jane by Allie Cresswell: Jane Austen would have approved!

Synopsis The final instalment of the Highbury trilogy, Dear Jane recounts events hinted at but never actually described in Jane Austen’s Emma; the formative childhood years of Jane Fairfax and Frank Churchill, their meeting in Weymouth and the agony of their secret engagement. Orphaned Jane seems likely to be brought up in parochial Highbury until… Continue reading Dear Jane by Allie Cresswell: Jane Austen would have approved!

Green Gold by Gabriel Hemery

Green Gold by Gabriel Hemery Publisher:Unbound Digital (18 April 2019) Language:English ISBN-10:1789650232 ISBN-13:978-1789650235   Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Green-Gold-Victorian-Hunter-Jeffrey/dp/1789650232/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_3?keywords=green+gold+by+gabriel+hemery&qid=1554145936&s=gateway&sr=8-3-fkmrnull BLURB In 1850, young Scottish plant hunter John Jeffrey was despatched by an elite group of Victorian subscribers to seek highly prized exotic trees in North America. An early letter home told of a 1,200-mile transcontinental journey by small… Continue reading Green Gold by Gabriel Hemery

The Peacock Bottle by Angela Rigley: enchanting and atmospheric

Synopsis In this Victorian dual timeline novel, Amelia Wise feels a jolt when she finds a blue perfume bottle in the overgrown garden of the house she has inherited. Several events in her life mirrors those from the past and, with the help of her newfound cousin, Olivia, the bottle’s secret is uncovered.   My… Continue reading The Peacock Bottle by Angela Rigley: enchanting and atmospheric