New release: Emma’s Tapestry

It’s always a thrill when a your latest release goes live. This one is especially special. The story is based on my own family history! About Emma’s Tapestry At the dawn of World War Two, German-born nurse Emma Taylor sits by the bedside of a Jewish heiress in London as she reminisces over her dearContinue reading “New release: Emma’s Tapestry”

Book review: No Room for Regret by Janeen Ann O’Connell

About No Room for Regret London, 1811 Chained below deck, 18-year-old James Tedder listens to the sobs of his fellow prisoners. Putting his hand over his nose to filter the vile smells, James wonders how life on the other side of the world could ever be worth living. London, 1812 Sarah Blay watches the convictContinue reading “Book review: No Room for Regret by Janeen Ann O’Connell”

Book review: The Ka by Mary Deal

 The Ka by Mary Deal   About The Ka California archaeology student Chione has vivid dreams about the discovery of an opulent tomb. After the founder of the Institute of Archaeology learns that Chione’s dreams might be connected to events in Egypt, he accepts an offer to examine a mysterious site in Valley of the Queens.Continue reading “Book review: The Ka by Mary Deal”

Book review: The Good Messenger by John Simmons

The Good Messenger is the second novel I have read by John Simmons and I have to say I am a fan of this author’s writing style. Here’s why… About The Good Messenger 1912: Tom Shepherd reluctantly stays for two weeks at Hardinge Hall. Mr and Mrs Hardinge are trying to arrange a marriage forContinue reading “Book review: The Good Messenger by John Simmons”

Book Review: The Keeper of the Way by Patricia Leslie

I’m delighted to share my latest review. I’m a fan of this author after reading a previous work, A Single Light, which inducted me into Urban Fantasy. Her latest, Keeper of the Way (Crossing the Line Book 1), is historical urban fantasy.   “After news of grave robbing and murder in Dún Ringall, the ancientContinue reading “Book Review: The Keeper of the Way by Patricia Leslie”

The Tides Between by Elizabeth Jane Corbett

I am delighted to share my review of Elizabeth Jane Corbett’s debut novel, The Tides Between. “In 1841, on the eve of her departure from London, Bride’s mother demands she forget her dead father and prepare for a sensible, adult life in Port Phillip. Desperate to save her childhood, fifteen-year-old Bridie is determined to smuggle aContinue reading “The Tides Between by Elizabeth Jane Corbett”

Artefacts and other stories by Rebecca Burns

I’m delighted to share my review of Artefacts and other stories by Rebecca Burns     That dandelion. A flash of stubborn yellow in a dark box of space. It had promised sunshine but had tasted sour. Artefacts. A dandelion. A mayfly. A family, bereft. Items and mementos of a life, lived hard and with love,Continue reading “Artefacts and other stories by Rebecca Burns”

Call to Juno (A Tale of Ancient Rome Book 3) by Elisabeth Storrs

I am delighted to share my review of Elisabeth Storr’s Call to Juno, the third book in the Tales of Ancient Rome saga, which includes The Wedding Shroud and The Golden Dice. I haven’t read the first two in this series. “Four unforgettable characters are tested during a war between Rome and Etruscan Veii. Caecilia has long been torn betweenContinue reading “Call to Juno (A Tale of Ancient Rome Book 3) by Elisabeth Storrs”

Charles La Trobe and my visit to the State Library of Victoria

It’s funny, the places a writing project will take you, especially when the project is historical fiction. Last week I visited the State Library of Victoria. I wanted to view the building, explore the library and talk with librarians. I didn’t allow sufficient time. I needed a whole day. To start my little tour, IContinue reading “Charles La Trobe and my visit to the State Library of Victoria”

Charlatan by Kate Braithwaite

CHARLATAN is based on the Affair of the Poisons that scandalized Paris in 1679. In a hovel in the centre of Paris, the fortune-teller La Voisin holds a black mass, summoning the devil to help an unnamed client keep the love of Louis XIV. Three years later, Athenais, Madame de Montespan, the King’s glamorous mistress,Continue reading “Charlatan by Kate Braithwaite”

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