Pencil this one in for next month girls as it sounds like a lovely little romance. The debut novel, Finding It All, by Stacey Komosinski releases on the 18th of May.
Friday, 30 April 2021
Monday, 19 April 2021
Cutting Truths: Fifty Enlightening Slices of Life by Michael Levy (2010)
Has anyone taken you for a ride and lost you money? Has anyone given you stress and made you sick? If you could buy eye glasses that would let you cut through peoples talk so that you could see if they were telling you the truth, would you buy them? Well, Michael Levy's new book cannot work miracles; however, it does cut the misty confusion of fallacies and myths that pose as the truth. They say pre armed is pre warned ... Are you ready to look in the mirror and face your logic and reasoning to find out how valid it is? If so, open the first page and walk the road least traveled...The road that leads to truth.
Monday, 5 April 2021
A Gentleman’s Promise: A Regency Romance (Gentlemen Book 1) by Penny Hampson
Emma Smythe and her brother arrive at Easterby Hall to discover that a handsome stranger has laid claim to their ancestral home and the family title. Have her relatives been murdered, and is her brother next? Determined to find the answers, she has no option but to trust the gentleman who insists that he will help. But danger appears in many guises, and for a woman intent on remaining single, her intriguing protector may prove the biggest threat of all.
The attempts on Richard Lacey’s life begin when he inherits a title and a rundown estate. A coincidence? He’s not so sure. Problems multiply with the unexpected arrival of Jamie and Emma Smythe. Long thought dead, they too are potential targets. Richard thinks he wants a docile, obedient wife, but will the task of keeping headstrong Emma safe from danger change his mind?
Embroiled in a sinister mystery, can Richard and Emma work together to catch a killer? And will this dangerous quest teach them that what they both wish to avoid is exactly what they need?
Filled with intrigue, unexpected twists, and faultless period detail, this slow-burn romance is a must-read for lovers of classic Regency fiction.
Saturday, 3 April 2021
The Shape of Darkness by Laura Purcell (2021)
- By: Laura Purcell
- Narrated by: Sophie Aldred
- Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 21-01-21
- Language: English
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
‘Dripping with atmosphere with a corkscrew plot, Laura Purcell just gets better and better’ STACEY HALLS
‘It truly kept me guessing to the very last page’ SONIA VELTON
Wicked deeds require the cover of darkness...
A struggling silhouette artist in Victorian Bath seeks out a renowned child spirit medium in order to speak to the dead – and to try and identify their killers – in this beguiling new tale from Laura Purcell.
Silhouette artist Agnes is struggling to keep her business afloat. Still recovering from a serious illness herself, making enough money to support her elderly mother and her orphaned nephew Cedric has never been easy, but then one of her clients is murdered shortly after sitting for Agnes, and then another, and another...
Desperately seeking an answer, Agnes approaches Pearl, a child spirit medium lodging in Bath with her older half-sister and her ailing father, hoping that if Pearl can make contact with those who died, they might reveal who killed them. But Agnes and Pearl quickly discover that instead, they may have opened the door to something that they can never put back...
What secrets lie hidden in the darkness?
Purcell is fast establishing herself as the doyenne of gothic mystery, and this positively oozes uncanny menace … Niftily plotted and deftly researched, it’s one to read with the lights blazing and the door bolted - Mail on Sunday
A clever and well-researched novel with a good twist, and it shows the nightmare of life for single women of limited means in the 19th century - Literary Review
There’s always a satisfying edge to Laura Purcell’s writing and The Shape of Darkness is no exception: this is dark, atmospheric storytelling that both satisfies and unsettles - Living Magazine
Beautifully eerie … Laura Purcell’s brilliance is in showing you a place and a time you think is familiar, and making every atom of it uncanny — and in The Shape of Darkness, she does it better than ever -Natasha Pulley
I love a good, gothic historical mystery and this novel fits the bill perfectly. Excellently narrated, it was atmospheric, creepy, and suspense-filled.
I was convinced that I had the story figured out from early on but I was completely wrong! The conclusion really took me by surprise and left me with a book hangover!
A thrilling read from start to finish.
Thanks to the publisher for providing a review copy.