My Reading – February 2022

These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer A gentleman was strolling down a side street in Paris, on his way back from the house of one Madame de Verchoureux. He walked mincingly, for the red heels of his shoes were very high. Saturdee by Norman Lindsay 'Pet-er!' called a voice, in that rising inflection which commands … Continue reading My Reading – February 2022

John Brown’s Women: A Novel by Susan Higginbotham

Today I’m delighted to be sharing an excerpt from Susan Higginbotham’s new novel, John Brown's Women, as part of a blog tour hosted by by The Coffee Pot Book Club. John Brown's Women spans three decades and follows the lives of three women in the life of Abolitionist John Brown - his wife Mary, his … Continue reading John Brown’s Women: A Novel by Susan Higginbotham

A King Under Seige by Mercedes Rochelle

Today I'm delighted to be sharing an excerpt from Mercedes Rochelle’s novel of Richard II, A King Under Siege, as part of a blog tour hosted by The Coffee Pot Book Club. A King Under Siege is the first book in the series The Plantagenet Legacy. St. John's chapel used to be a comforting place—before … Continue reading A King Under Seige by Mercedes Rochelle

Daughter of the King by Kerry Chaput

Today I’m delighted to be sharing an excerpt from Kerry Chaput’s newly released novel Daughter of the King as part of a blog tour hosted by The Coffee Pot Book Club. Daughter of the King, set in 17th century France, is the first book in the Defying the Crown series. I wake warm, covered in … Continue reading Daughter of the King by Kerry Chaput

The Coronation by Justin Newland

Today I’m delighted to be sharing an excerpt from Justin Newland’s novel The Coronation as part of a blog tour celebrating the Second Anniversary of its publication, hosted by The Coffee Pot Book Club. The Coronation is set in East Prussia in the 1760s. The opening scene of Chapter 3, The Sound of Bagpipes. Told … Continue reading The Coronation by Justin Newland

The Girl from Portofino by Siobhan Daiko

Today I’m delighted to be sharing an excerpt from Siobhan Daiko’s newly released novel The Girl from Portofino as part of a blog tour hosted by The Coffee Pot Book Club. The Girl from Portofino is part of Girls of the Italian Resistance: A collection of standalone novels set in Italy during World War 2. … Continue reading The Girl from Portofino by Siobhan Daiko

My Reading – December 2021

Hell Ship: The True Story of the Plague Ship Triconderoga, One of the Most Calamitous Voyages in Australia's History by Michael VeitchThere is only one known image of my great-great-grandfather, Dr James William Henry Veitch. The Imitator by Rebecca StarfordEvelyn spotted Stephen across the busy road. A Royal Affair by Alison Montclair'Men find me intimidating,' … Continue reading My Reading – December 2021