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Historical Fiction

A wonderful story of hope from Kristin Hannah

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah My rating: 4 of 5 stars After a month or so of sticking mainly to Young Adult fiction, I felt the need to read a “grown-up” book and one of the most frequently talked about… Continue reading →

Clockwork Prince: A Wonderful Introduction to Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter world

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1) by Cassandra Clare My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book has been on my TBR (to be read) shelf for a while now along with the other two books in The Infernal Devices series,… Continue reading →

A wonderful historical Young Adult novel set in the court of Henry VIII

Gilt by Katherine Longshore My rating: 4 of 5 stars I have always been really interested in the reign of Henry VIII and especially enjoy the stories of his progress through his 6 wives and the different circumstances and players… Continue reading →

A great historical novel from one of my favourite authors

Ember Island by Kimberley Freeman My rating: 4 of 5 stars Kimberley Freeman is an author I discovered a year or so ago after reading her novel Wildflower Hill and I immediately fell in love with her mix of contemporary… Continue reading →

A great mystery from an author who sadly died before her book was published

A Commonplace Killing by Siân Busby My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book is introduced in the Foreward by the husband of the author who talks us through the difficult journey that his wife underwent while writing this novel,… Continue reading →

A wonderful tale of hope within a dark world

The Ballroom by Anna Hope My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’ve not read the debut novel by Anna Hope but had seen The Ballroom, her second novel, was to be included in the Richard & Judy Autumn Book Club… Continue reading →

Adele Parks jumps out of her comfort zone

Spare Brides by Adele Parks My rating: 3 of 5 stars This book is somewhat of a departure from Adele Parks normal style, normally her books are contemporary fiction but on this occasion she transports us back to the 1920’s… Continue reading →

A wonderful and thought provoking story of the love for a child

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman My rating: 4 of 5 stars I am not one of these people who gets upset when books get turned into movies, for me it’s quite exciting to see stories I’ve loved brought… Continue reading →

Rachel Hore’s The Dream House is a joy

The Dream House by Rachel Hore My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was my first book by author Rachel Hore. The beauty of the cover art enticed me as it promised hidden delights within and it didn’t disappoint. This… Continue reading →

A disappointing book failing to exploit its potential

Amy Snow by Tracey Rees My rating: 3 of 5 stars This book was recommended to me by my mum, I hadn’t been aware of its connection to the Richard and Judy book club but the story sounded intriguing. The… Continue reading →

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