#ThrowbackThursday ~ Kings and Queens by @TerryTyler4 #Contemporary with #Historical Echoes

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favourites, as well as books that were published over a year ago. Not to mention those that are languishing on the to be read pile for whatever reason.

I wanted to share this book again because it was so different from anything I’d read before. A story which tells of the life and loves of Harry Lanchester, paralleling Henry VIII and his wives in a modern setting, with all the corresponding turbulence and romance.  Continue reading

#ThrowbackThursday ~ The Life List by Lori Nelson Spielman

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favourites, as well as books that were published over a year ago. Not to mention those that are languishing on the to be read pile for whatever reason.

I’ve had The Life List on my bookshelf for some while now and I still haven’t got to it. This is the paperback cover, the edition I have, and I love it! Continue reading

#ThrowbackThursday ~ The Black Hours by Alison Williams @AlisonW_Editor #Historical

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favourites, as well as books that were published over a year ago. Not to mention those that are languishing on the to be read pile for whatever reason.

I found this book via Rosie Amber’s book review team during my first year of blogging. It was a fascinating read. Continue reading

#ThrowbackThursday ~ The Cunning Woman’s Cup by Sue Hewitt @sue9631

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favourites as well as books that were published over a year ago and those that are languishing on the to be read pile for whatever reason.

This week I’d like to share a book I really enjoyed – The Cunning Woman’s Cup by Sue Hewitt. It’s contemporary fiction with paranormal and historical threads.

When Alice McCleish’s gardener Brian unearths an object of great archaeological significance deep under the compost heap it is not only Alice and her burgeoning friendship with Margaret Allerton, retired Professor of Anthropology, that are affected: the family, friends and neighbours of Alice, who people the narrative, are also touched by subsequent events. Alice and Margaret find themselves questioning long-held beliefs about the material and spiritual world that surrounds them; and both women find their lives transformed unalterably by their newfound companionship. 

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#ThrowBackThursday ~ Night Road by Kristin Hannah #Books #AmReading

I’ve seen this meme around a few times. Began by Renee at It’s Book Talk, the idea is to choose a book that’s been in your to be read pile for over 12 months. Either a favourite book or one that keeps getting lost in the ever growing stack waiting to be read.

My choice is Night Road by Kristin Hannah. It’s been on the shelf for some time. I’ve read Kristin Hannah before and really enjoyed her books, not sure why this keeps getting pushed back.  Continue reading