BOOK REVIEW/BLOG TOUR: The Will to Succeed by Christine Raafat

Publication Date: 01 Feb 2020
Unicorn Publishing Group
Paperback, 320 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction/Biographical


When the 15-year-old Lady Anne Clifford’s father died in 1605, she was his sole surviving child and expecting to inherit the Cliffords’ great northern estates. But the Earl of Cumberland leaves a will which ignores an ancient law and bequeaths the lands to his brother, in the belief that a prophecy by his great-grandfather will eventually come true and

BOOK REVIEW/BLOG TOUR: A King Under Siege by Mercedes Rochelle

Publication Date: January 5, 2019
Sergeant Press
eBook & Paperback; 310 Pages
Series: The Plantagenet Legacy, Book One
Genre: Historical Fiction/Biographical


Richard II found himself under siege not once, but twice in his minority. Crowned king at age ten, he was only fourteen when the Peasants' Revolt terrorized London. But he proved himself every bit the Plantagenet successor, facing Wat Tyler and the rebels when all seemed lost. Alas, his triumph was short-lived, and for the next ten years he struggled to


Publication Date: February 4, 2020
Amberjack Publishing
Hardcover: 304 Pages
ISBN: 9781948705646
Genre: Historical Fiction


Salt the Snow follows the story of American journalist Milly Bennett. Milly has covered murders in San Francisco, fires in Hawaii, and a civil war in China, but 1930s Moscow presents her greatest challenge yet. When her young Russian husband is suddenly arrested by the secret police, Milly tries to get him released. But his arrest reveals

SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION: From Fleishman is in Trouble to The Ballad of John MacLea

The first Saturday of the month is time to play Six Degrees of Separation. This meme is hosted by Kate of Books Are My Favourite and Best. The aim is to link six books to each other from the starting point.

This month the starting point is Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner, a book that topped the critics ‘best of 2019’ lists.

Once again we're starting with a novel I haven't read. That's okay. I'm getting used to searching for that first link no matter how obscure. This time, however, I didn't have to look too deeply. I'm using the fact that this was Brodesser-Akner's debut novel to make my