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#BookReview — A Phoenix Rising (The House of the Red Duke, #1) by Vivienne Brereton #HistoricalFiction #Tudors

A Phoenix Rising (The House of the Red Duke, #1) By Vivienne Brereton

“If I have anything to do with it, we Howards will live forever.”
Thomas Howard Charismatic head of one of the most powerful Houses in Tudor England. An indomitable old man approaching eighty: soldier, courtier, politician, a ‘phoenix’ rising from the ashes. After a calamitous period of disgrace, the Howards, renowned for their good looks and charm, are once more riding high at the court of Henry VIII.

Set against the backdrop of the extraordinary 1520 ‘Field of Cloth of Gold’, it is a tale of ambition, love, and intrigue, with Thomas at the centre of this intricate tapestry

Will Thomas’s bold vow be fulfilled? Danger stalks the corridors of the royal courts of Europe. Uneasy lies the head beneath a crown. Every other ruler - a fickle bedfellow…or sworn enemy.

The action takes place in England, Scotland, and France. On either side of the Narrow Sea, four young lives are interwoven, partly unaware of each other, and certain…

#BookReview — The Adventures of Mountain Ma'am by Juliana Rew #HistoricalFantasy

The Adventures of Mountain Ma'am By Juliana Rew

Struggling to survive in the treacherous Colorado Rockies, Callie Dawson never expected to find a friend - let alone a partner. But when she befriends the wild wolf Sina, Callie learns she has a destiny intertwined with the future of the American West. She is the Mountain Ma'am!

Together with Sina and her soulmate Johnny, Callie leads the Laramide Nation, a loose coalition of humans and animals dedicated to protecting the land and all who live there. Battling crooked interests, feuding animals, and evil magical forces, Callie and the Laramide Nation protect Leadville and work to ensure that Sina's endangered descendants will always have a home in their native habitat.

"You are of the mountains. You are the Mountain Ma'am..."
Callie Dawson had always been a free spirit, which was perhaps why she had rushed into marriage with the handsome and charismatic Harry. However, there was another side to Harry. He was controlli…

#BookReview — Bright Axe: The Byrhtnoth Chronicles Book 2 by Christine Hancock #HistoricalFiction

Bright Axe The Byrhtnoth Chronicles Book 2 By Christine Hancock

AD 947: Byrhtnoth has received his father’s sword. But his hall is burnt and the sword stolen. Learning that his father still lives, he swears a solemn vow to find him.

Torn between his quest and duty to Lord Athelstan of East Anglia, friends are hurt when an old enemy unexpectedly reappears. Despised by his best friend for his failure, he is sent deep into Northumbria, to Bebbanburg.

Winter closes in and wolves prowl the hills. Who is the mysterious woman he encounters there? She offers him news of his father – and more.

Will Byrhtnoth remain with her, or return home to discover the fate of the friends he abandoned?

Or should he continue the quest for his father?

“Yesterday I lost a sword and was given another, the one I had longed for. It was my father’s sword, kept from me until I became a man…”
But, now the sword is lost and finding his father feels like an unattainable dream. Thegn Byrhtnoth has responsibilities. His people n…

Book Review — Like Chaff in the Wind (The Graham Saga Book #2) by Anna Belfrage #HistoricalRomance #TimeTrave

Like Chaff in the Wind (The Graham Saga Book #2) By Anna Belfrage

Matthew Graham committed the mistake of his life when he cut off his brother's nose. In revenge, Luke Graham has Matthew abducted and transported to the colony of Virginia to be sold as indentured labour. Matthew arrives in Virginia in May 1661 and any hope he had of finding someone willing to listen to his story of unlawful abduction is quickly extinguished. If anything, Matthew's insistence that he is an innocent man leads him to being singled out for the heaviest tasks. Insufficient food, gruelling days and the humid heat combine to wear him down. With a sinking feeling, he realises no one has ever survived their seven years of service on the plantation Suffolk Rose. Fortunately for Matthew, he has a remarkable wife. Alex Graham has no intention of letting her husband suffer and die. So she sets off from Scotland on a perilous journey to bring her husband home. Alex is plagued by nightmares in which Matthew is r…

#BookReview — A Rip in the Veil (The Graham Saga #1) by Anna Belfrage #TimeTravel #HistoricalFiction

A Rip in the Veil (The Graham Saga #1) By Anna Belfrage

On a muggy August day in 2002 Alex Lind disappears without a trace. On an equally stifling August day in 1658, Matthew Graham finds her on an empty Scottish moor. Life will never be the same for Alex – or for Matthew.

Due to a series of rare occurrences, Alexandra Lind is thrown three centuries backwards in time. She lands at the feet of Matthew Graham – an escaped convict making his way home to Scotland in this the year of our Lord, 1658.

Matthew doesn’t quite know what to make of this concussed and injured woman who has seemingly fallen from the skies- what is she, a witch?

Alex gawks at this tall, gaunt man with hazel eyes, dressed in what to her mostly looks like rags. At first she thinks he might be some sort of hermit, an oddball, but she quickly realises the odd one out is she, not he.

Catapulted from a life of modern comfort, Alex grapples with this new existence, further complicated by the dawning realization that someone from …