Book review: Rachel Brimble, Trouble for the Leading Lady

Trouble For The Leading Lady Bath, 1852. As a girl, Nancy Bloom would go to Bath’s Theatre Royal, sit on the hard wooden benches and stare in awe at the actresses playing men as much as the women dressed in finery. She longed to be a part of it all and when a man promised her parents … More Book review: Rachel Brimble, Trouble for the Leading Lady

Book review: Donna Scott, The London Monster

The London Monster by Donna Scott Publication Date: November 21, 2020 Paperback & eBook; 322 pages Genre: Historical Fiction In 1788, exactly one hundred years before Jack the Ripper terrorizes the people of London, a sexual miscreant known as the London Monster roams the streets in search of his next victim… Thomas Hayes, having lost … More Book review: Donna Scott, The London Monster

Spotlight: Mitchell James Kaplan, Rhapsody

Rhapsody by Mitchell James Kaplan Publication Date: March 2, 2021 Gallery Books Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook; 352 pages Genre: Biographical/Literary/Historical     One evening in 1924, Katharine “Kay” Swift—the restless but loyal society wife of wealthy banker James Warburg and a serious pianist who longs for recognition—attends a concert. The piece: Rhapsody in Blue. The composer: … More Spotlight: Mitchell James Kaplan, Rhapsody

Book review: Andrea Matthews, Thunder on the Moor

Thunder on the Moor by Andrea Matthews Publication Date: October 30, 2019 Paperback & eBook; 432 pages Historical Fiction/Scottish/Time Travel Maggie Armstrong grew up enchanted by her father’s tales of blood feuds and border raids. In fact, she could have easily fallen for the man portrayed in one particular image in his portrait collection. Yet … More Book review: Andrea Matthews, Thunder on the Moor

Excerpt: Sylvia Broady, Daughter of the Sea

Daughter Of The Sea ‘Well-paced … genuinely gripping’ Historical Novels Review Jessica is grieving for her beloved father, trawler owner Jacob Kingdom, when a heated confrontation ends with her being cast out from the family home and the revelation of a shameful secret. She falls upon the kindness of strangers and meets a charismatic trawlerman, who … More Excerpt: Sylvia Broady, Daughter of the Sea

Book review: Jenni Fletcher, The Duke’s Runaway Bride

The Duke’s Runaway Bride From shopkeeper… To Duke’s wife When Beatrix, Duchess of Howden, writes to her estranged husband offering a divorce, she’s stunned when he arrives on her doorstep with a different proposition: a six-week marriage trial! Quinton Roxbury seems cold and inscrutable, but Beatrix gradually realises his rough exterior hides a heavy burden. … More Book review: Jenni Fletcher, The Duke’s Runaway Bride

Book review: Harper St. George, The Heiress Gets a Duke

The Heiress Gets a Duke by Harper St. George Publication Date: January 26, 2021 Berkley Paperback & eBook; 320 pages Series: The Gilded Age Heiresses, Book #1 Genre: Historical Romance/Victorian Even a fortune forged in railroads and steel can’t buy entrance into the upper echelons of Victorian high society—for that you need a marriage of … More Book review: Harper St. George, The Heiress Gets a Duke