The Right Sort of Man (Sparks & Bainbridge Mystery Book 1) by Allison Montclair @StMartinsPress #bookreview #NetGalley #historical #mystery #post-WWII

Right Sort of Man

In London, 1946, the two women who recently started The Right Sort Marriage Bureau find their new livelihood endangered when one client is arrested for the murder of another. While the police are convinced they have their man, Miss Sparks and Mrs. Bainbridge at the bureau are not. To clear the name of who they … Continue reading The Right Sort of Man (Sparks & Bainbridge Mystery Book 1) by Allison Montclair @StMartinsPress #bookreview #NetGalley #historical #mystery #post-WWII

The Mausoleum by @davidmarkwriter @severnhouse @NetGalley #bookreview #historical fiction #mystery

The Mausoleum

1967. In a quiet village in the wild lands of the Scottish borders, disgraced academic Cordelia Hemlock is trying to put her life back together. Grieving the loss of her son, she seeks out the company of the dead, taking comfort amid the ancient headstones and crypts of the local churchyard. When lightning strikes a … Continue reading The Mausoleum by @davidmarkwriter @severnhouse @NetGalley #bookreview #historical fiction #mystery

#SegueSaturday Lion’s Pride by Debbie Jordan @lady4peace @PRbytheBook #western #Mormon #mystery #adventure

Lion's Pride

I started my book review blog in 2009 and I have read so many outstanding books that I wanted to share them again with my followers on #SegueSaturday.  I first posted this review in July 2010.  I was intrigued about reading a western again and Ms. Jordan's story didn't disappoint. Enjoy! It's been a long … Continue reading #SegueSaturday Lion’s Pride by Debbie Jordan @lady4peace @PRbytheBook #western #Mormon #mystery #adventure

Will of a Tiger by Iris Yang @IrisYang86351 ‏@OpenBooksTitles @book_glow #BookReview #historicalfiction

In 1942, Birch Bai, a Chinese pilot, and Danny Hardy, a downed American pilot, become sworn brothers and best friends. In the summer of 1945, both airmen’s planes go down in Yunnan Province of China during one of many daring missions. They are captured, imprisoned, and tortured by the Japanese for information about the atomic … Continue reading Will of a Tiger by Iris Yang @IrisYang86351 ‏@OpenBooksTitles @book_glow #BookReview #historicalfiction

Book Review: Copper Sky by Milana Marsenich @milanamarsenich @book_glow

"No one had ever been there when she needed them." 1917. Copper Camp of Butte, Montana.  Growing up as an orphan and losing her twin sister to a murder at the age of 10, Kaly Shane had a lot of ghosts and a lot of secrets.  Over the years she tried to live a decent … Continue reading Book Review: Copper Sky by Milana Marsenich @milanamarsenich @book_glow

Book review: The Outlander by Gil Adamson (9780061491344)

This book is not to be confused with Diane Gabaldon's Outlander.  In fact Adamson's The Outlander is an amazing and interesting adventure into the Canadian wilderness by newly widowed Mary Boulton who is running from her brothers-in-law because she killed her cruel and unfaithful husband.  The finely written prose about Mary's quest for peace is … Continue reading Book review: The Outlander by Gil Adamson (9780061491344)

Book review – Drinkwater: A Sobering Tale About A Medieval Knight by Otto Scamfer (9781438234915)

“It (Alcohol) brings out the devil in some men and takes their soul away,” Emery answered staunchly.  “I’ve seen many a good man ravaged by the drink.” Winston is a disgraceful alcoholic (or drinkwater) and presumed murderer of his father, Lord Tabor.  Cyrus Everett is Lord Tabor’s bailiff who falsely accuses Winston of murdering his … Continue reading Book review – Drinkwater: A Sobering Tale About A Medieval Knight by Otto Scamfer (9781438234915)

Book review: Drums of Autumn (Outlander #4 series) by Diana Gabaldon (9780553714524 – Book on CD)

This is the fourth book in the Outlander series and Claire and Jamie's new adventures are in the Americas.  They travel with Ian Murray (Jamie's nephew) to North Carolina where they meet Jamie's Aunt Jocasta at River Run.  Even though Aunt Jocasta wants to leave Jamie her estate, he prefers to settle at Fraser's Ridge … Continue reading Book review: Drums of Autumn (Outlander #4 series) by Diana Gabaldon (9780553714524 – Book on CD)

Book review: A Land Beyond Ravens by Kathleen Cunningham Guler (9780966037166)

In Britain's Dark Ages, Marcus ap Iorwerth is a master spy and swordmaster who manipulates kings, warlords and the church to keep his family and his people safe as well as saving Britain as a whole. Claerwen, Marcus's wife, has the sight and what she sees haunts her every day as  she  tries to decipher … Continue reading Book review: A Land Beyond Ravens by Kathleen Cunningham Guler (9780966037166)

Book review: The Last Estate by Conor Bowman (9781579622039)

Christian was heir to the oldest winery in Gigondas, France.  He lost his brother, Eugene, in the war and his ruthless and unfeeling father is grudgingly leaving the vineyard to Christian at the expense of Christian's freedom and peace of mind.  At his mother's insistence, Christian will graduate from school before helping his father with … Continue reading Book review: The Last Estate by Conor Bowman (9781579622039)

Book review: Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon (0385335970-Book on CD)

This wonderful story continues.  I admit I was a little leery about the beginning because it started in the 1960's with Claire's present life and was too slow in my opinion, but when it returned to Claire and Jamie's adventures, I felt at ease once again. If you really want to feel the experience, get … Continue reading Book review: Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon (0385335970-Book on CD)

Book review: Dance Night by Dawn Powell (9781883642716)

This is an American coming of age novel set during the Depression Era. It explains how hard people worked to make a living and the dreams they had to live better. The memorable establishments called the Bon Ton Hat Shop, Bauer’s Chop Shop and Delaney’s Saloon and Billiard Parlor are true to the era and … Continue reading Book review: Dance Night by Dawn Powell (9781883642716)

Book review: Hunter, a novel by Campbell Jefferys (9781845493332)

Was Australia a haven for Nazi's? The book starts out with the story of a young, wounded soldier named Peter who deserts the German army in WWII to find refuge with a Polish couple. He is destined to leave Europe and moves to Australia to start a new life under a new name. This is … Continue reading Book review: Hunter, a novel by Campbell Jefferys (9781845493332)

Book review: The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain (9780679723257)

Yes, I read the classics, too.  A tragic love story where a drifter falls in love with a married woman, they plot to kill her husband, their lust gets in the way of common sense, and it ends in tragedy. A very lurid, short story of 1930's noir that holds the reader to the end.

Book Review: The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe (1401340903)

Getting past the unusual design of the book, I found Connie's and Deliverance's stories very interesting.  This is a fiction novel that has some historical facts about the Salem witch trials.  I was expecting the historical element, but the suspense element was a nice surprise.  Connie is working on her dissertation and comes across an … Continue reading Book Review: The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe (1401340903)

Book Review: Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin (9780385344135)

Alice I Have Been

This book is fiction, but reads like a biography.  Melanie Benjamin did a great job of combining fact with fiction and/or speculation as to the relationship between the very real characters of Alice Liddell Hargreaves (aka Alice in Wonderland) and Rev. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll). Their relationship was disturbing at best.  Apparently, Rev. … Continue reading Book Review: Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin (9780385344135)

Book review: Winter in June by Kathryn Miller Haines (9780061579561)

Third in the Rosie Winters series, Ms. Haines takes us to the South Pacific during World War II. Rosie and gal pal Jayne have joined the USO and are headed to the South Pacific to try to find Rosie’s ex-boyfriend, Jack, who is missing in action (MIA). The minute they step foot on the boat, … Continue reading Book review: Winter in June by Kathryn Miller Haines (9780061579561)

And This Our Life: Chronicles of the Darcy Family: Book 1 by C. Allyn Pierson #bookreview #historicalromance #prideandprejudice [0595448445]

If you like Pride and Prejudice, you will enjoy Ms. Pierson's And This Our Life which continues the lives of the Darcy and Bennet families. It starts with Ms. Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy's marriage and has Ms. Bennet helping Miss Georgiana Darcy find her way in society. Ms. Pierson's historical research is superb … Continue reading And This Our Life: Chronicles of the Darcy Family: Book 1 by C. Allyn Pierson #bookreview #historicalromance #prideandprejudice [0595448445]