Review: Shadow of Night, Deborah Harkness

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Review: Shadow of Night, Deborah Harkness

Shadow of Night (Goodreads) Author:  Deborah Harkness (website) Follow @debharkness Rating: Historian Diana Bishop, descended from a line of powerful witches, and long-lived vampire Matthew Clairmont have broken the laws dividing creatures. When Diana discovered a significant alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library,she sparked a struggle in which she became bound to Matthew. Now the fragile […]

Review: The River of No Return, Bee Ridgway

The River of No Return (Goodreads) Author:  Bee Ridgway (website) Follow @beeridgway Rating: 1812: On a lonely battlefield in Spain, Lord Nicholas Falcott, Marquess of Blackdown, is about to die… But, the next moment, he inexplicably jumps forward in time, nearly two hundred years – very much alive. Taken under the wing of a mysterious organisation, The […]

Review: The Golem and the Jinni, Helene Wecker

The Golem and the Jinni (Goodreads) Author:  Helene Wecker (website) Follow @helenewecker Rating: Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life to by a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. When her master-the husband who commissioned her-dies at sea on the voyage from Poland, she is unmoored and adrift as the […]

Review: The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett

Title: The Secret Garden (Goodreads) Author:  Frances Hodgson Burnett Rating: What secrets lie behind the doors at Misselthwaite Manor? Recently arrived at her uncle’s estate, orphaned Mary Lennox is spoiled, sickly, and certain she won’t enjoy living there. Then she discovers the arched doorway into an overgrown garden, shut up since the death of her aunt ten […]

Review: The Wild Girl, Kate Forsyth

Title: The Wild Girl (Goodreads) Author:  Kate Forsyth (website) Rating: Dortchen Wild fell in love with Wilhelm Grimm the first time she saw him. Growing up in the small German kingdom of Hessen-Cassel in early Nineteenth century, Dortchen Wild is irresistibly drawn to the boy next door, the young and handsome fairy tale scholar Wilhelm Grimm.  It […]

Review: Bitter Greens, Kate Forsyth

Title: Bitter Greens (Goodreads) Author:  Kate Forsyth (website) Rating: Charlotte-Rose de la Force has been banished from court by the Sun King, Louis XIV, after a series of scandalous love affairs. She is comforted by an old nun, Sœur Seraphina, who tells her the tale of a young girl who, a hundred years earlier, is sold by […]

Review: Dodger, Terry Pratchett

Title: Dodger (Goodreads) Author:   Terry Pratchett Rating: Dodger is a tosher – a sewer scavenger living in the squalor of Dickensian London. Everyone who is nobody knows Dodger. Anyone who is anybody doesn’t. But when he rescues a young girl from a beating, suddenly everybody wants to know him. And Dodger’s tale of skulduggery, dark plans and […]

Review: India Black, Carol K. Carr

Title: India Black (Goodreads) Author:  Carol K. Carr Rating: When Sir Archibald Latham of the War Office dies from a heart attack while visiting her brothel, Madam India Black is unexpectedly thrust into a deadly game between Russian and British agents who are seeking the military secrets Latham carried. Blackmailed into recovering the missing documents by the […]

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