The Devil’s Assassin

In his third installment in the riveting Jack Lark series, The Devil’s Assassin, Paul Fraser Collard thrusts the reader into the midst of the dangerous spy games and political machinations between Britain and Russia in the mid-1800s. Jack Lark is a quintessential rogue surviving on his wits, brilliantly skirting the lines between hero and anti-hero,…

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The Medieval Housewife

Toni Mount’s The Medieval Housewife & Other Women of the Middle Ages delves into the lives, minds, and actions of medieval women. Organized by theme, the book is filled with anecdotal evidence exploring the rights and opportunities women had in an era in which they were thought to be largely silent and ornamental. Detailed and…

Eleven Questions…

With Anna Campbell Tell me your story. Hi Meghan! Thanks for having me as your guest today. I’ve always been book mad, right from when my parents read me my first fairytale as a little ‘un. It seemed natural to transition from being a consumer to a producer – although I’m still a massive consumer.…

A Decent Woman

Elegant and evocative, Eleanor Parker Sapia’s A Decent Woman is the tale of two different women from very different classes of society who develop a deep bond of friendship. Set against the backdrop of the unforgivingly patriarchal culture of Puerto Rico in the early 1900s, Sapia’s story is a lyrical work that is both a…

Save the Last Dance for Me

In Save the Last Dance for Me, Cora Lee breathes new, delightful life into the wallflower trope, placing the hero in the role and the heroine in the position of teaching him how to flirt and woo. With endearing characters whose relationship evolves authentically, Lee’s tale is refreshing, intelligent, and a lovely gem of a…

The Bowes Inheritance

A lovely amalgamation of suspense and Victorian romance, Pam Lecky’s The Bowes Inheritance begins with a gentle, Austenian air and soon turns much darker. Lecky brings the late nineteenth century to life on the page in an atmospheric tale filled with memorable characters and unexpected plot twists. Filled with humor, cultural conflicts, heart, and poignancy, The…