The Lady of the Ravens; a Tudor delight

For anyone that knows me, they know I have a fascination with the Tudors. I even have a set of coasters with a picture of Henry VIII’s wives on each one which I use on…

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The Unforgetting;a Victorian Gothic thriller

Evocatively set in the Victorian era, The Unforgetting is a haunting Gothic novel that has left a deep impression on me. It is thought provoking, it is unsettling; it is a powerfully captivating story. I…

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A House of Ghosts: a ghostly whodunnit treat

As Halloween looms, A House of Ghosts is the ideal spooky treat for you all to enjoy! With murder, ghosts and just the right amount of sexual tension this is a gripping page turner. It…

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The Ten Thousand Doors of January; believe in the power of stories

The Ten Thousand Doors of January is a beautiful epic adventure brimming with magical realism; but is so much more than this. Full of layers, it is a stark portrayal of the abuses of power…

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The power of a family saga: When We Left Cuba

You may recall that last summer I reviewed Chanel Cleeton’s Next Year in Havana (a Reese Witherspoon book club pick). Set against the backdrop of Cuba’s turbulent political history, this was also one of my…

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