November 22, 2019

VINTAGE BOOK REVIEW: The Silvered Heart by Katherine Clements

1648: Civil war is devastating England. The privileged world Katherine Ferrars knows is crumbling under Cromwell's army, and as an orphaned heiress, she has no choice but to do her duty and marry for the sake of family. But as her marriage turns into a prison, and her fortune is decimated by the war, Kate [...]
November 21, 2019

Circe by Madeline Miller

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child—not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power—the power of witchcraft, [...]
November 19, 2019

VINTAGE BOOK REVIEW: The Botanists Daughter by Kayte Nunn

Discovery. Desire. Deception. A wondrously imagined tale of two female botanists, separated by more than a century, in a race to discover a life-saving flower . . .In Victorian England, headstrong adventuress Elizabeth takes up her late father's quest for a rare, miraculous plant.She faces a perilous sea voyage [...]
November 18, 2019

The Harp of Kings by Juliet Marillier

A young woman is both a bard--and a warrior--in this thrilling historical fantasy from the author of the Sevenwaters novels. Eighteen-year-old Liobhan is a powerful singer and an expert whistle player. Her brother has a voice to melt the hardest heart, and a rare talent on the harp. But Liobhan's burning ambition is to join the elite warrior band [...]
November 14, 2019

The Familiars by Stacey Halls

Young Fleetwood Shuttleworth, a noblewoman, is with child again. None of her previous pregnancies have borne fruit, and her husband, Richard, is anxious for an heir. Then Fleetwood discovers a hidden doctor’s [...]
November 13, 2019

VINTAGE BOOK REVIEW: The Anchoress by Robyn Cadwallader

Sarah is just seventeen when she chooses to become an anchoress, a holy woman shut away in a cell that measures only seven by nine paces [...]
November 12, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: The Museum of Words by Georgia Blain

In late 2015, Georgia Blain was diagnosed with a tumour sitting right in the language centre of her brain. Prior to this, Georgia’s only warning had been a niggling sense that her speech was slightly awry [...]
November 11, 2019

VINTAGE BOOK REVIEW: The Locksmith’s Daughter by Karen Brooks

In a world where no one can be trusted and secrets are currency, one woman stands without fear. Mallory Bright is the only daughter of London’s master locksmith. For her there is no lock too elaborate [...]
November 9, 2019

VINTAGE BOOK REVIEW: Beyond The Orchard by Anna Romer

Lucy Briar has arrived home in turmoil after years overseas. She’s met her fiancé in London and has her life mapped out, but something is holding her back. Hoping to ground herself and find answers [...]