To Cook a Bear by Mikael Niemi – Book Review

Title: To Cook A Bear Author: Mikael Niemi Translator: Deborah Bragan-Turner Genre: Historical Crime/Fiction Publisher: MacLehose Press Publication Date: 3rd September 2020 Rating: 5/5 Cover: Summary: It is 1852, and in Sweden's far north, deep in the Arctic Circle, charismatic preacher and Revivalist Lars Levi Læstadius impassions a poverty-stricken congregation with visions of salvation. But … Continue reading To Cook a Bear by Mikael Niemi – Book Review

The Night of the Flood by Zoë Somerville – Blog Tour Review

Title: The Night of the Flood Author: Zoë Somerville Genre: Literary Thriller Publisher: Head of Zeus Publication Date: 3rd September 2020 Rating: 4.5/5 Cover: Summary: Her heart beat hard. There was a crazed beauty to the storm. It was almost miraculous, the way it took away the mess of life, sweeping all in its path...  … Continue reading The Night of the Flood by Zoë Somerville – Blog Tour Review

The Innocents by Michael Crummey – Blog Tour Review

Title: The Innocents Author: Michael Crummey Genre: Fiction Publisher: No Exit Press Publication Date: 20th August 2020 Rating: Cover: Summary: In centuries past, a brother and sister are orphaned in an isolated outport cove on Newfoundland's northern coastline. Their home is a stretch of rocky shore governed by the feral ocean and a relentless pendulum … Continue reading The Innocents by Michael Crummey – Blog Tour Review

A Room Made of Leaves by Kate Grenville – Book Review

Title: A Room Made of Leaves Author: Kate Grenville Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Canongate Publication Date: 6th August 2020 Rating: 4/5 Cover: Summary: It is 1788. Twenty-one-year-old Elizabeth is hungry for life but, as the ward of a Devon clergyman, knows she has few prospects. When proud, scarred soldier John Macarthur promises her the earth … Continue reading A Room Made of Leaves by Kate Grenville – Book Review

May Wrap-Up

Hello lovely people! So we are now, incredibly, into June already. I cannot believe how fast this summer is disappearing, it's actually quite frightening. Recently the news and my thoughts are very much dominated by the events in America and whilst I will keep this post about mainly books, I do just want to say … Continue reading May Wrap-Up

Tsarina by Ellen Alpsten – Blog Tour Review

Title: Tsarina Author: Ellen Alpsten Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Bloomsbury Publication Date: 14th May 2020 Rating: 4.5/5 Cover: Summary: Lover. Murderer. Mother. Meet TSARINA, the most powerful woman history ever forgot. Spring 1699: Illegitimate, destitute and strikingly beautiful, Marta has survived the brutal Russian winter in her remote Baltic village. Sold by her family into … Continue reading Tsarina by Ellen Alpsten – Blog Tour Review

The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave – Review

Title: The Mercies Author: Kiran Millwood Hargrave Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Pan Macmillan, Picador Publication Date: 7th February 2020 Rating: 5/5 Cover: Summary: On Christmas Eve, 1617, the sea around the remote Norwegian island of Vardø is thrown into a reckless storm. As Maren Magnusdatter watches, forty fishermen, including her father and brother, are lost … Continue reading The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave – Review