Lady, in Waiting by Karen Heenan

Lady, in Waiting by Karen Heenan

This week on the blog, I’m reviewing ‘Lady, in Waiting’ by Karen Heenan. This is a relatively recent release. It’s also the third in Heenan’s amazing Tudor Court series, following ‘Songbird’ and ‘A Wider World’. You can find my thoughts below, but here’s a blurb to give you a flavour: The Blurb She serves the queen. Her husband serves the court.How can they be so far apart? Margaery Preston is newly married to a man she barely knows. Proposing to Robin

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The Veiled Wolf 3rd Book Birthday

The Veiled Wolf 3rd Book Birthday

This week on the blog, I thought I’d let celebrate The Veiled Wolf turning three! The last three years have flown by! I’m fondly remembering the launch party I had a couple of days after publication and a cake my friend Helen made to celebrate the book coming out. Book Sale I only discovered this by chance today, but Amazon have put The Veiled Wolf and The Boy from the Snow on sale on paperback in the UK. Thanks Amazon! Currently,

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Widow’s Lace by Lelita Baldock

Widow’s Lace by Lelita Baldock

This week on the blog, I’m reviewing Widow’s Lace by Lelita Baldock. It’s been a while since my last book review! I’m so excited to tell you about this wonderful novel. You may remember me mentioning Baldock before from me reading her other fantastic book, Where The Gulls Fall Silent. It was one of my top 10 favourite indie reads of 2021. You can also check out a recent interview I had with the author on my blog. I didn’t realise

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April Camp NaNoWriMo 2022

April Camp NaNoWriMo 2022

April Camp NaNoWriMo has landed! Or rather, it landed on the 1st April (I’m a bit late to the party). Writers partake in a virtual retreat, a more flexible version of the November event. Writers can choose their own goals rather than the common goal of wanting to hit 50k words in a month during November. (More info about April Camp NaNoWriMo can be found here.) I’m away later on in April, so I thought I’d do a ‘mini’ goal for

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Author Interview with Lelita Baldock

Author Interview with Lelita Baldock

Hi everyone, I’m excited to have an author interview on my blog this week! Allow me to introduce to you author Lelita Baldock. Her wonderful novel ‘Where The Gulls Fall Silent’ was one of my top 10 indie books I read last year. Her other books are firmly on my TBR. So without further ado, let’s get into the interview! 1. Introduce yourself! Tell us who you are, where you are in the world and what you like to write. LB:

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A Wider World by Karen Heenan

A Wider World by Karen Heenan

Today on the blog, I’ll be reviewing A Wider World by Karen Heenan. This is Heenan’s second of her wonderful Tudor Court series. It is the sequel to the first book, Songbird. However, as it focuses on a different character than the first book, could also be read as a stand-alone. (Head here for my review of Songbird). Here’s a blurb for a bit of a flavour: Returning to England after almost five years in exile, Robin Lewis is arrested and

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The Kingdom of Bernicia

The Kingdom of Bernicia

This week on the blog, I’m talking about Bernicia, one of several kingdoms in Britain. Before becoming one united kingdom, there were many different tribes and kingdoms grappling for power. (You can read more about what Britain looked like in general in this blog post). The history of Bernicia Bernicia was an Anglo-Saxon (Anglican specifically) kingdom from 547-616 AD in the northeast of England. England. After 616 AD, Edwin of Deira takes over the kingdom. He also regains his throne of

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Yorkshire, 1909 – The Setting of my novel

Yorkshire, 1909 – The Setting of my novel

This week on the blog, I thought I’d talk more about the setting of my historical mystery romance novel. I’m currently editing this novel as part of the ‘Now What?’ NaNoWriMo challenge. I wrote this project during NaNo 2021 and I plan to make it a free novel for my newsletter subscribers. So if you’d like to get a free novel and updates of when it’s coming out (hopefully by March or April), then you can sign up here! At the

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Where the Gulls Fall Silent by Lelita Baldock

Where the Gulls Fall Silent by Lelita Baldock

This week on the blog, I’m reviewing Where the Gulls Fall Slient by Lelita Baldock. This book was a breathtaking read that took me to a wonderful and poignant journey to the Cornish coast in the 1800s. I’m excited to share with you why I loved this book. A Flavour Kerensa lives with her mother Meliora on the outskirts of Porth Gwyn, a small fishing village on the Cornish coast. Meliora’s healing skills are met with gratitude, but also suspicion. Kerensa

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Book Review – Songbird by Karen Heenan

Book Review – Songbird by Karen Heenan

This week on the blog, I review Songbird by Karen Heenan. I actually read this book back in November, but as the author re-released this novel in this past week, I’ve pressed paused on writing a blog review till now. So excited to share this book with you! Songbird – A Flavour This stunning novel is set in Tudor era England and tells the story of Bess, a girl who comes to the court of Henry VIII as a minstrel. As

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