Spotlight on: Whippoorwill by Robert Bartam

Today on the blog we welcome Robert Bartram's new book, Whippoorwill, "a thrilling tale of espionage set in the American Civil War" with glowing reviews! Read an extract and find out more about the book below... Title: Whippoorwill Author: R.L. Bartram Publisher: Matador [Synopsis] Barely fourteen, Ceci Prejean is a tomboy running wild in the hot Louisiana summer.… Continue reading Spotlight on: Whippoorwill by Robert Bartam


The Stranger [review]

Title: The Stranger Author: Kate Riordan Publisher: Michael Joseph [Synopsis] Cornwall, 1940. In the hushed hours of the night a woman is taken by the sea. Was it a tragic accident? Or should the residents of Penhallow have been more careful about whom they invited in? In the midst of war three women arrive seeking… Continue reading The Stranger [review]

The Wicked Cometh [review]

Title: The Wicked Cometh Author: Laura Carlin Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton [Synopsis] The year is 1831. Down the murky alleyways of London, acts of unspeakable wickedness are taking place and no one is willing to speak out on behalf of the city's vulnerable poor as they disappear from the streets. Out of these shadows comes Hester White,… Continue reading The Wicked Cometh [review]

Before We Were Yours [review]

[Synopsis] Two families, generations apart, are forever changed by a heartbreaking injustice in this poignant novel, inspired by a true story, for readers of Orphan Train and The Nightingale. Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to… Continue reading Before We Were Yours [review]

Penhaligon’s Attic [review]

Title: Penhaligon's Attic  Author: Terri Nixon Publisher: Piatkus [Synopsis] 1910. Anna Garvey arrives in Caernoweth, Cornwall with her daughter and a secret. Having come from Ireland to take up an inheritance of the local pub, she and her eighteen year-old daughter Mairead are initially viewed with suspicion by the close-knit community. Anna soon becomes acquainted with Freya… Continue reading Penhaligon’s Attic [review]

Another Woman’s Husband [review]

Title: Another Woman's Husband Author: Gill Paul Publisher: Headline Review [Synopsis] Two women who challenged the Crown. Divided by time. Bound by a secret... 1911 At the age of fifteen, carefree Mary Kirk and indomitable Wallis Warfield meet at summer camp. Their friendship will survive heartbreaks, separation and the demands of the British Crown until… Continue reading Another Woman’s Husband [review]

The House on Bellevue Gardens [review]

Title: The House on Bellevue Gardens Author: Rachel Hore Publisher: Simon & Schuster [Synopsis] Rosa has arrived in London from Poland to look for her younger brother Mikhail. He is supposed to be staying with their English father, but when she visits the house she finds it's locked up and there's no sign of either… Continue reading The House on Bellevue Gardens [review]

The Muse [review]

[My Review] A picture hides a thousand words . . . On a hot July day in 1967, Odelle Bastien climbs the stone steps of the Skelton gallery in London, knowing that her life is about to change forever. Having struggled to find her place in the city since she arrived from Trinidad five years… Continue reading The Muse [review]

Scarlet Widow [review]

Scarlet Widow by Graham Masterton

[Synopsis] London, 1750: Beatrice Scarlet is the apothecary's daughter. She can mix medicines and herbs to save the lives of her neighbours - but, try as she might, she can't save the lives of her parents. An orphan at just sixteen, Beatrice marries a preacher and emigrates to America. New Hampshire, 1756: In the farming… Continue reading Scarlet Widow [review]

The Shadow Hour [review]

[Synopsis] Nineteen twenty-two. Grace has been sent to the stately and crumbling Fenix House to follow in her grandmother's footsteps as a governess. But when she meets the house's inhabitants, people who she had only previously heard of in stories, the cracks in her grandmother's tale begin to show. Secrets appear to live in the… Continue reading The Shadow Hour [review]