Daughter of the Pirate King

Title: Daughter of the Pirate King Author: Tricia Levenseller Genre: Historical Fiction/ Romance/ Fantasy/ YA Source: Kindle Recommendation Rating: 5/5 Favourite Quote: “I am me because I choose to be me. I am what I want. Some people say you have to find yourself. Not I. I believe we create ourselves to be what we want. […]

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Hunting Prince Dracula

Title: Hunting Prince Dracula Author: Kerri Maniscalco Genre: Historical Fiction/ Mystery/ Horror/ YA Source: Sequel to Stalking Jack the Ripper Rating: 5/5 Favourite Quote: “What in the name of the queen were you thinking? Climbing a stone roof… during a blizzard. I…” I gripped my hands in fists to keep them from trembling in the cold. “You […]

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Fawkes

  Title: Fawkes Author: Nadine Brandes Genre: Historical Fiction/ Mystery/ Fantasy Source: NetGalley Rating: 4/5 Favourite Quote: “I wasn’t sure what I was expecting, but it had not been to see her sitting in a cushioned upright chair in the middle of the garden, wearing a fur cloak with an easel before her. I slowed and […]

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Stalking Jack the Ripper

Title: Stalking Jack the Ripper Author: Kerri Mansiscalco Genre: Historical Fiction/ Thriller/ Romance/ Mystery Source: NetGallery Rating: 5/5 Favourite Quote: “Roses have both petals and thorns, my dark flower. You needn’t believe something weak because it appears delicate. Show the world your bravery.”   Audrey Rose Wadsworth isn’t your typical well off lady of leisure in […]

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The Silent Companions

Title: The Silent Companions  Author: Laura Purcell Genre: Historical Fiction/ Gothic Ghost Story Source: Best Sellers Rating: 4/5 Favourite Quote: “Confusion flickered over his features. She recalled it well: the exact moment she had started to doubt her own senses” I was browsing around Waterstones when I came across The Silent Companions on the shelf in […]

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The House of Secrets

Title: The House of Secrets Author: Sarra Manning Genre: Historical Fiction/ Romance Source: Bestsellers Rating: 3/5 Favourite Quote: “Even at their worst, their most estranged, that love had still been there, holding them together when nothing else could. But they were different people to who they’d been thirteen years ago. Different people to how they were […]

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These Shallow Graves

Title: These Shallow Graves Author: Jennifer Donnelly Genre: Historical Fiction/ Romance Source: Kindle Store Recommendation Rating: 5/5 Favourite Quote: ““Her fear was strong, but her need for the truth was stronger.”  Why am I not surprised that I’ve fallen into another Jennifer Donnelly novel. Her books are a magical portal into a world I wish to […]

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Hunted

  Title: Hunted Author: Meagan Spooner Genre: Fiction/ Romance/ Fantasy/ Beauty and the Beast Spin-off Source: Kindle Rating: 4/5 Favourite Quote: “To the girl who reads by flashlight who sees dragons in the clouds who feels most alive in worlds that never were who knows magic is real who dreams This is for you”  My […]

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Florence Grace

Title: Florence Grace Author: Tracy Rees Genre: Classic Historical Fiction Source: Purchased after reading Amy Snow Rating: 4/5 My favourite quote; ‘It was good to head for the hills again. It has been too long since I’d done so. The sky was black as ink and the stars were a milky trail about its arc. There […]

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Island of Secrets

  Title: Island of Secrets Author: Patricia Wilson Genre: Fiction; World War II, Family Source: Kindle Recommendation  Rating: 3/5 My favourite quote; ‘A breeze rustled through the grove. Trees swayed, their dark shadows performing a hideous dance around me. The ravens circled back, flying devils that ate our precious corn. I wanted to screech a warning […]

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Amy Snow

Title: Amy Snow Author: Tracy Rees Genre: Classic Fiction Source: Kindle Recommendation Rating: 5/5 My favourite quote; ‘The treasure hunt, I reflect, is a mixed blessing. Without it dragging me on, grief might well have swallowed me whole by now. But at some point, I know, I will need to let go of Aurelia and forge […]

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