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!
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
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 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
Synopsis What secrets were covered up at the court of Henry VIII …? Whitehall Palace, England, 1539: When Catherine Howard arrives at the court of King Henry VIII to be a maid of honour in the household of the new queen, Anne of Cleves, she has no idea of the fate that awaits her. Catching… Continue reading The Catherine Howard Conspiracy by Alexandra Walsh
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 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
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
The Saxon Wolves Britain 455AD. The Roman Empire has fallen. As the daughter of a king and a priestess of the sacred grove, Anya’s life in Germania is one of wealth and privilege – until she dares to speak out against the high priest’s barbaric human sacrifices. Her punishment is exile. Forced to leave her… Continue reading The Saxon Wolves by Penny Ingham: refreshing and enlightening
Synopsis How do you solve a murder when you are one of the suspects… 1664, London Life should be good for Major Thankful Russell and his new bride, Thomazine. Russell, middle-aged and battle-scarred, isn’t everyone’s idea of the perfect husband for an eligible young woman but the moment Thomazine set eyes on her childhood hero,… Continue reading An Abiding Fire by M J Logue: historical fiction at its absolute best