The Queen’s Rival by Anne O’Brien

Today I'm delighted to be sharing an excerpt from Anne O’Brien's The Queen's Rival, a novel of Cecily Neville, Duchess of York. The Queen's Rival has been recently released in paperback. Duchess Cecily teaches a lesson in Ludlow Castle, October 1459 We were in occupation of one of the corner chambers in the old gatehouse … Continue reading The Queen’s Rival by Anne O’Brien

Book Review – Beware the Lizard Lurking by Vivienne Brereton

Beware the Lizard Lurking is the second book in Vivienne Brereton’s House of the Red Duke series which follows the fortunes of the House of Howard and the 2nd Duke of Norfolk, the elderly Thomas Howard. While Phoenix Rising, the first book, ranged over the years between 1497 and 1520, Beware the Lizard Lurking follows … Continue reading Book Review – Beware the Lizard Lurking by Vivienne Brereton

The Custard Corpses by M J Porter

Today, I’m delighted to be sharing an excerpt from M J Porter’s newly released book The Custard Corpses as part of a blog tour hosted by The Coffee Pot Book Club. Excerpt “I saw the paper last night,” Sam confirmed. “I was expecting you. And no, I’ve nothing new to offer. It’s been many years … Continue reading The Custard Corpses by M J Porter

Ropewalk: Rebellion. Love. Survival by H D Coulter

Today, I’m delighted to be sharing an excerpt from H D Coulter's new book Ropewalk: Rebellion. Love. Survival. as part of a blog tour hosted by The Coffee Pot Book Club. This is the first book in H D Coulter's Ropewalk series and is currently currently available for 0.99c at Amazon UK, Amazon US and … Continue reading Ropewalk: Rebellion. Love. Survival by H D Coulter

Book Review – A Woman’s Lot by Carolyn Hughes

A Womans Lot is the second book in Carolyn Hughes’s The Meonbridge Chronicles which are set in the fictional village of Meonbridge in the Meon Valley, Hampshire. It begins in the Spring of 1352, two years after the end of Fortune’s Wheel, a wonderful novel which put a human face to the struggles of ordinary … Continue reading Book Review – A Woman’s Lot by Carolyn Hughes

Author Interview – Vivienne Brereton

Today I’m delighted to be talking to Vivienne Brereton about her recently released novel, Beware the Lizard Lurking. This is the second book in Vivienne’s series, The House of the Red Duke, which follows the fortunes of Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk, his family and those within his orbit. Vivienne, tell us a little … Continue reading Author Interview – Vivienne Brereton

Book Review – Taking the Waters by Lesley Sainty

Following the death of her brother, Alice Elliot finds herself independently wealthy. At the suggestion of family friend and solicitor, Edmund Walter, she decides to come to Cheltenham to consider how she will spend her life from now on. She arrives at the height of the spa season when the fashionable and wealthy come to … Continue reading Book Review – Taking the Waters by Lesley Sainty

The Fall of Kings by Stuart Rudge

Today, I’m pleased to be presenting Stuart Rudge and his newly released book, The Fall of Kings, as part of a blog tour hosted by The Coffee Pot Book Club. This is the third book in Stuart’s Legend of the Cid series. Blurb Castile. 1071AD. Three kings. One crown. After Sancho II of Castile dispatches … Continue reading The Fall of Kings by Stuart Rudge

Falling Pomegranate Seeds: All Manner of Things by Wendy J Dunn

Today, I’m pleased to be presenting Wendy J Dunn and her newly released book, Falling Pomegranate Seeds: All Manner of Things, as part of a book tour hosted by The Coffee Pot Book Club. This is the second book in Wendy's series about Catalina of Aragon, the first wife of Henry VIII. Blurb Winter, 1539 … Continue reading Falling Pomegranate Seeds: All Manner of Things by Wendy J Dunn

The Danish King’s Enemy by M J Porter

Today, I'm pleased to be presenting M J Porter and her book The Danish King's Enemy as part of a book tour hosted by The Coffee Pot Book Club. This is the second book in The Earls of Mercia series. Blurb Every story has a beginning. Leofwine has convinced his king to finally face his enemies … Continue reading The Danish King’s Enemy by M J Porter