Sisters at War by Clare Flynn

Today, I’m delighted to be sharing an excerpt from Clare Flynn’s newly released book Sisters at War as part of a blog tour hosted by The Coffee Pot Book Club. Over the following days, Hannah agonised over how to tackle what she had begun to think of as ‘The Judith Situation’. She became increasingly convinced … Continue reading Sisters at War by Clare Flynn

The Cotillion Brigade by Glen Craney

Today, I’m delighted to be sharing an excerpt from Glen Craney's new book The Cotillion Brigade as part of a blog tour hosted by The Coffee Pot Book Club. The Cotillion Brigade is a novel of the American Civil War and the most famous female militia in American history. Lagrange, GeorgiaMay 1856 Nancy gathered the … Continue reading The Cotillion Brigade by Glen Craney

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

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 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

Book Review – A Plague on Mr Pepys by Deborah Swift

Elizabeth Bagwell figures in the diary of Samuel Pepys, the seventeenth century Naval administrator, as one of his most enduring mistresses. The diary provides us with no hint of how Elizabeth, a married woman, achieved this position, especially as Pepys initially described her as ‘a virtuous modest woman’ who he had ‘a kindness’(!) for. In … Continue reading Book Review – A Plague on Mr Pepys by Deborah Swift