Blog Tour: Meet Me in Milan, KD Sherrinford

Book Review: Meet Me in Milan, Sherlock Holmes & Irene Adler Mysteries Book 3, KD Sherrinford Mystery: Meet Me in Milan, Sherlock Holmes & Irene Adler Mysteries Book 3, KD Sherrinford Blog Tour October 27, 2023   I will confess to having a sweet tooth. You would be forgiven if, after looking at me, you assumed I […]

Blog Tour: The Keeper of Hidden Books, Madeline Martin

Book Review: The Keeper of Hidden Books, Madeline Martin Historical Fiction: The Keeper of Hidden Books, Madeline Martin Blog Tour September 29, 2023   Zofia is in her teens, living in Warsaw, Poland, during the beginning of World War II. She and her best friend, Janina, are inseparable. They are in the same class at […]

Blog Tour: Water Street, JP Maxwell

Book Review: Water Street, JP Maxwell Historical Thriller: Water Street, JP Maxwell Blog Tour, July 12, 2023   In that den of international intrigue we know as Liverpool during the days of the American Civil War, two factions are at work to change the direction of America’s future. Commander Banastre Xavier Dunwoody is there with […]

Blog Tour: Dust Child, Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai

Book Review: Dust Child, Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai Historical Fiction: Dust Child, Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai Blog Tour, May 5, 2023   Dust Child is an absolutely exquisite, breathtaking work. With soaring prose and searing words, author Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai takes the agonies of war and the struggles of those damaged by the war […]

Blog Tour: Black as She’s Painted, William Savage

Book Review: Black as She’s Painted, An Ashmole Foxe Georgian Mystery, William Savage Historical Fiction/Mystery: Black as She’s Painted, An Ashmole Foxe Georgian Mystery, William Savage Blog Tour February 10, 2023   Black as She’s Painted is an absolutely delightful mystery set in the Norwich, England of many long years ago. Part of a series […]

Book Review: The Gifts, Liz Hyder

Book Review: The Gifts, Liz Hyder Historical Fiction The Gifts, Liz Hyder Blog Tour October 19th, 2022   Victorian London was very different from our world. Sewage running through the streets. Surgery without anesthetic. Women locked into strictly prescribed roles. Wings bursting out from random people. Definitely not the sort of world we live in. […]

Book Review: The Two Lives of Sara, Catherine Adel West

Book Review: The Two Lives of Sara, Catherine Adel West   Historical Fiction: The Two Lives of Sara, Catherine Adel West Blog Tour November 28, 2022   I have written and erased my first sentence several times. It’s funny how books that make the most of words can leave me speechless.   Sara King has […]

Book Review: The Mensch, Leopold Borstinski

Book Review: The Mensch, Alex Cohen Book 7,  Leopold Borstinski   Historical Fiction: The Mensch, Alex Cohen Book 7,  Leopold Borstinski Blog Tour September 12, 2022   Alex Cohen is trying to retire. He has divested himself from most of his illegal businesses. He has moved to Florida where he is surrounded by family. He is trying […]

Book Review: Maisie Dobbs, Jaqueline Winspear

Book Review: Maisie Dobbs, Maisie Dobbs Book 1, Jaqueline Winspear   Mystery: Maisie Dobbs, Maisie Dobbs Book 1, Jaqueline Winspear   Every so often I run across an older book or series that makes me question my reading choices from years gone by. Maisie Dobbs is one of those books.   Jacqueline Winspear’s protagonist is a private […]

Book Review: The Restless Crucible, Yaw Agawu-Kakraba

Book Review: The Restless Crucible, Yaw Agawu-Kakraba   Literary Fiction/Historical Fiction: The Restless Crucible, Yaw Agawu-Kakraba   I really don’t know what I was expecting from this book. Going into it, I vaguely knew that it was about a black Brazilian slave who had aspired to become a slave-trader himself. I met the author at […]