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Promises of the Runes

By Christina Courtenay - Published 2023



Courtenay is without a doubt the Queen of Viking Romance. Along with several other time-slip romances, Courtenay has now written five books in ...Read Review

The Birdcage Library

By Freya Berry - Published 2023



If you like Gothic novels, this is a feast.  There are no paranormal elements (except a brief hint in the epilogue), but we ...Read Review

Coronation Year

By Jennifer Robson - Published 2023


Canadian author Jennifer Robson sets her newest novel in postwar Britain. It is 1953, Elizabeth II’s coronation year. As in Robson’s best-selling ...Read Review

The Woman on the Bridge

By Sheila O'Flanagan - Published 2023



Dublin, Ireland, 1920: a stone crashes through the window of the shop where Winnie O’Leary works. Terror grips the poor girl as she ...Read Review

Henry VIII: The Heart and the Crown (UK) / The King’s Pleasure: A Novel of Henry VIII (US)

By Alison Weir - Published 2023


Biographical Fiction

Alison Weir has already told this famous story from the viewpoint of each of the six wives of Henry VIII. Now here is ...Read Review

River Sing Me Home

By Eleanor Shearer - Published 2023


1st August 1834: slavery is abolished in the British Empire. What happens next? For most slaves, 2nd August is much the same as the ...Read Review

The Last Hours in Paris

By Ruth Druart - Published 2022


The four-year occupation of France by the Germans in WW2 must be one of the most intensively fictionalised episodes in history. It takes ...Read Review

Elizabeth of York: The Last White Rose (UK) / The Last White Rose: A Novel of Elizabeth of York (US)

By Alison Weir - Published 2022


Biographical Fiction

Elizabeth of York, whose marriage to Henry VII united the Houses of York and Lancaster after the Wars of the Roses, is not ...Read Review

Traitor in the Ice

By K. J. MAITLAND - Published 2022



This is a country house murder mystery, and a very good one. The investigator, Daniel Pursglove, is a flawed genius with an interesting ...Read Review

The Schoolteacher of Saint-Michel

By Sarah Steele - Published 2022



Set in 1942, during the Second World War in France, this is a super story, engaging and suspenseful. The novel opens in the present ...Read Review