20 Books of Summer, 2018 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge, book review, historical fiction

#BookReview – The Island Villa by Lily Graham #20BooksofSummer

Goodreads blurb: When Charlotte’s husband James tragically dies, he leaves her an unexpected gift – her grandmother’s beautiful villa, Marisal, on the Spanish island of Formentera. As she begins to explore her new home, and heal her broken heart in the warm golden sunshine, Charlotte discovers that her grandmother Alba has been keeping secrets about… Continue reading #BookReview – The Island Villa by Lily Graham #20BooksofSummer

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2018 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge, 2018 NetGalley & Edelweiss Challenge, book review, historical fiction

#BookReview – The Year of The Snake by M.J. Trow and Maryanne Coleman #buddyread #NetGalley

Goodreads blurb: "Sometimes, a snake is just a snake. And sometimes… First-century Rome. Senator Gaius Lucius Nerva is taken ill at a dinner party and dies a few days later. His heartbroken wife, Flavia, is told it was a natural death. Calidus, Nerva’s recently freed slave, suspects otherwise. As he embarks upon the funeral ceremonies,… Continue reading #BookReview – The Year of The Snake by M.J. Trow and Maryanne Coleman #buddyread #NetGalley

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#BookReview – The Story Collector by Evie Gaughan #Blogtour @evgaughan @urbanebooks #TheStoryCollector #TeamEvie

I'm delighted to welcome you to my stop on the blog tour for The Story Collector by Evie Gaughan. Before I share my review let me tell you all about the book: "Thornwood Village, 1910. Anna, a young farm girl, volunteers to help an intriguing American visitor, Harold Griffin-Krauss, translate 'fairy stories' from Irish to… Continue reading #BookReview – The Story Collector by Evie Gaughan #Blogtour @evgaughan @urbanebooks #TheStoryCollector #TeamEvie

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#BookReview – Tapestry of War by Jane MacKenzie #Blogtour @allisonandbusby @JaneFMackenzie

I'm delighted to host today's stop on the Tapestry of War blog tour. Before I share my review let me tell you all about the book. In Alexandria, Fran finds her life turned upside down as Rommel’s forces advance on the idyllic shores of Egypt. In place of the luxury and stability that she is… Continue reading #BookReview – Tapestry of War by Jane MacKenzie #Blogtour @allisonandbusby @JaneFMackenzie

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#BlogTour – East of India by Erica Brown #BookExtract

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for East of India by Erica Brown. Before I share the extract let me tell you what the book is all about. India, 1940. When Nadine learns that the Indian woman she thought her nanny is, in fact, her mother, she rebels against her English father and… Continue reading #BlogTour – East of India by Erica Brown #BookExtract

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2018 When Are You Reading Challenge

I've decided to join yet another reading challenge this year, the 2018 When Are You Reading Challenge hosted by Sam@Taking on a World of Words.  It involves reading a book predominantly set in twelve different time periods. Fortunately, I've already read a few books for the different eras and so have added links to my… Continue reading 2018 When Are You Reading Challenge

2018 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge, 2018 NetGalley & Edelweiss Challenge, book review, historical fiction, Historical Reading Challenge, Mysteries & Thrillers

#BookReview – Tangerine by Christine Mangan @LittleBrownUK #Tangerine

The last person Alice Shipley expected to see since arriving in Tangier with her new husband was Lucy Mason. After the accident at Bennington, the two friends—once inseparable room mates—haven’t spoken in over a year. But there Lucy was, trying to make things right and return to their old rhythms. Perhaps Alice should be happy.… Continue reading #BookReview – Tangerine by Christine Mangan @LittleBrownUK #Tangerine