Jacqueline Winspear

Maisie Dobbs, books 1 – 3

I set myself a challenge to re-read all fifteen Maisie Dobbs books this month. I’m going to review them in 3s or 4s, because otherwise you’ll be inundated with reviews for this series! Unless you’re a big fan, that’ll probably get a bit tiresome… Author: Jacqueline Winspear | Publisher: John Murray Maisie Dobbs The first… Continue reading Maisie Dobbs, books 1 – 3

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Jane Austen

Persuasion

Author: Jane Austen | Publisher: Wordsworth Classics I thought, when I picked up Persuasion in order to complete my Book Dragon Challenge, that I’d missed a Jane Austen book. It seemed incredible but I really could not remember reading it! I realised on the first page, I had actually read Persuasion. Thankfully, I mean, we’re… Continue reading Persuasion

Zen Cho

Can Zen Cho’s ‘The True Queen’ avoid the second book curse…?

Author: Zen Cho | Publisher: Penguin Random House The enchanted island of Janda Baik, in the Malay Archipelago, has long been home to witches. And Muna and her sister Sakti wake on its shores under a curse, which has quite stolen away their memories. Their only hope of salvation lies in distant Britain, where the… Continue reading Can Zen Cho’s ‘The True Queen’ avoid the second book curse…?

Robin LaFevers

Courting Darkness

Author: Robin LaFevers | Publisher: Andersen Press When Sybella accompanies the Duchess of Brittany to France, she expects trouble, but she isn’t expecting a deadly trap. Surrounded by enemies both known and unknown, Sybella searches for the undercover assassins from the convent of St. Mortain who were placed in the French court years ago. Genevieve… Continue reading Courting Darkness

Book to Screen Challenge, Tess Gerritson

The Surgeon

Author: Tess Gerritsen | Publisher: Bantam I watched ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ when it first came out. It was actually one of my favourite shows for a while. I can’t really remember what possessed me to buy The Surgeon (the first book in the series on which the TV show was based), but there it was… Continue reading The Surgeon

Jeff Wheeler

Storm Glass

Author: Jeff Wheeler | Publisher: 47 North Storm Glass was a recommendation from Asha @A Cat, A Book, and a Cup of Tea. One of the great things about this bookish community - I get so many fantastic recommendations for books from other bloggers’ reviews! Asha definitely had some issues with it, but her review… Continue reading Storm Glass

Kathy Reichs

Death du Jour

Author: Kathy Reichs | Publisher: Arrow Books On a bitterly cold March night in Montreal, forensic anthropologist Dr Temperance Brennan is exhuming the remains of a nun in the grounds of an old church. Hours later, Tempe is called to the scene of a horrifying arson. A young family has perished, but there is no… Continue reading Death du Jour