Play The Red Queen by Juris Jurjevics – Blog Tour Review

Title: Play The Red Queen Author: Juris Jurjevics (published posthumously) Genre: Suspense/Crime/Historical Fiction Publisher: No Exit Press Publication Date: 12th November 2020 (paperback) Rating: 4/5 Cover: Summary: Vietnam, 1963. A female Viet Cong assassin is trawling the boulevards of Saigon, catching US Army officers off-guard with a single pistol shot, then riding off on the … Continue reading Play The Red Queen by Juris Jurjevics – Blog Tour Review

The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline – Blog Tour Review

Title: The Exiles Author: Christina Baker Kline Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allison & Busby Publication Date: 22nd October 2020 Rating: 5/5 Cover: Summary: London, 1840. Evangeline, pregnant and falsely accused of stealing, has languished in Newgate prison for months. Ahead now lies the journey to Australia on a prison ship. On board, Evangeline befriends Hazel, … Continue reading The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline – Blog Tour Review

A Girl Made of Air by Nydia Hetherington – Book Review

Title: A Girl Made of Air Author: Nydia Hetherington Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Quercus Publication Date: 3rd September 2020 Rating: 4.5/5 Cover: Summary: This is the story of The Greatest Funambulist Who Ever Lived… Born into a post-war circus family, our nameless star was unwanted and forgotten, abandoned in the shadows of the big top. … Continue reading A Girl Made of Air by Nydia Hetherington – Book Review

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