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 [...]
November 8, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

You might also like to read my review of Anaesthesia by Kate Cole-Adams: BOOK REVIEW: Anaesthesia: The Gift of Oblivion and The Mystery of Consciousness by […]
November 7, 2019

VINTAGE BOOK REVIEW: The Dry by Jane Harper

A small town hides big secrets in this atmospheric, page-turning debut mystery by award-winning author Jane Harper. In the grip of the worst drought in a century, the farming community of Kiewarra is facing life and death choices daily when three members [...]
November 6, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: Tidelands by Philippa Gregory

Midsummer’s Eve, 1648, and England is in the grip of civil war between renegade King and rebellious Parliament. The struggle reaches every corner of the kingdom, even to the remote Tidelands – the marshy landscape of the south coast. Alinor, a descendant of wise women, crushed by poverty and superstition, waits in the graveyard[...]