One Woman’s Year – Stella Martin Currey

I spent most of my time reading One Woman's Year feeling deeply envious of Currey’s life. This in itself is something of an admission, given that most of the chapters concern the home and looking after the family; it is only a few years ago that I was feeling deeply ambitious and determined to further … Continue reading One Woman’s Year – Stella Martin Currey

A Midsummer Knight’s Kiss – Elisabeth Hobbes

This was such a satisfying read to kick off the new year - in this story, Hobbes has revisited the Danby family, last seen in Redeeming the Rogue Knight and The Blacksmith's Wife. This time, we meet the next generation, Rowenna and Robbie. They've known each other since childhood, and I loved the way Hobbes … Continue reading A Midsummer Knight’s Kiss – Elisabeth Hobbes

Re-Navigation by Sue Parritt #BlogTour

A gloomy seascape is of little consequence to Julia, as a ferry transports her to an isolated Welsh island to undertake a Spiritual Development course. Soon, Julia finds herself surrounded by new friends and questions. As relationships deepen, so does Julia’s feeling that something crucial is missing from her life. As passion ignites and deep-buried … Continue reading Re-Navigation by Sue Parritt #BlogTour

‘There She Blows’ – Herman Melville’s Moby Dick

Well, that was some read. I read quickly (it’s my only useful skill) and this has taken me weeks. It’s on a par with Richardson’s Clarissa in terms of the stamina required, but I’m glad I’ve read it - and unlike my experience with Richardson’s epic tome, I wasn’t being whipped along by the demands … Continue reading ‘There She Blows’ – Herman Melville’s Moby Dick

Gordon Kerr’s The Partisan Heart #BlogTour

Following his wife’s tragic death, Michael Keats’ grief is compounded by the discovery that she had been having an affair. This revelation leads Michael to Italy, his wife’s home country, where he becomes embroiled in tensions which date back to the 1940s. The violence and loyalties of the past reverberate down the years, and Michael … Continue reading Gordon Kerr’s The Partisan Heart #BlogTour

A Runaway Bride for the Highlander – Elisabeth Hobbes #Lochmore Legacy

In Elisabeth Hobbes' A Runaway Bride for the Highlander, the third part of Mills and Boons' Lochmore Legacy, we’ve jumped back 300 years to 1513 – King James IV has just been killed in battle at Flodden, and the Scottish clans have suffered huge personal losses. Ewan, the second son of Lord Lochmore, now finds … Continue reading A Runaway Bride for the Highlander – Elisabeth Hobbes #Lochmore Legacy