Genre: Historical

Review: Court of Miracles by Kester Grant

Posted June 26, 2020 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Court of Miracles by Kester Grant

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant Series: Court of Miracles #1 Published by Harper Voyager on June 4, 2020 Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Historical, Retelling, Young Adult Pages: 464 Format: E-Arc Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads A diverse fantasy reimagining of Les Misérables and The Jungle Book. In the dark days following a failed French Revolution, in the violent jungle of an alternate 1828 Paris, young cat-burglar Eponine (Nina) Thenardier goes head to head with merciless royalty, and the lords of the city’s criminal underworld to save the life of her adopted sister Cosette (Ettie). Her vow will take her from the city’s dark underbelly, through a dawning revolution, to the very heart of the glittering court of Louis XVII, where she must make an impossible choice between guild, blood, betrayal and war. I love and adore Les Mis, so a Court of Miracles being a retelling of that beloved story […]

Review: The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh

Posted March 24, 2020 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh Series: The Beautiful #1 Published by Hodder & Stoughton on October 8, 2019 Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Historical, Young Adult Pages: 432 Format: E-Arc Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads New York Times bestselling author Renée Ahdieh returns with a sumptuous, sultry and romantic new series set in 19th century New Orleans where vampires hide in plain sight. In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans provides her a refuge after she’s forced to flee her life as a dressmaker in Paris. Taken in by the sisters of the Ursuline convent along with six other girls, Celine quickly becomes enamored with the vibrant city from the music to the food to the soirées and—especially—to the danger. She soon becomes embroiled in the city’s glitzy underworld, known as Le Cour des Lions, after catching the eye of the group’s […]

Review: An Italian Affair by Caroline Montague

Posted July 18, 2019 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: An Italian Affair by Caroline Montague

An Italian Affair by Caroline Montague Published by Orion Books on 21 March 2019 Genres: Fiction, Historical, Romance Pages: 496 Format: Paperback Source: Own Copy Buy on Amazon Goodreads Love. War. Family. Betrayal. Italy, 1937. Alessandra Durante is grieving the loss of her husband when she discovers she has inherited her ancestral family seat, Villa Durante, deep in the Tuscan Hills. Longing for a new start, she moves from her home in London to Italy with her daughter Diana and sets about rebuilding her life. Under the threat of war, Alessandra’s house becomes first a home and then a shelter to all those who need it. Then Davide, a young man who is hiding the truth about who he is, arrives, and Diana starts to find her heart going where her head knows it must not. Back home in Britain as war breaks out, Alessandra’s son Robert, signs up to be a pilot, determined to play his part in freeing Italy from the grip of Fascism. His bravery marks him out as an asset to the Allies, and soon he […]

Review: The Forgotten Village by Lorna Cook

Posted April 29, 2019 by Charlotte in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: The Forgotten Village by Lorna Cook

The Forgotten Village by Lorna Cook Published by Avon on 4th April 2019 Genres: Fiction, Historical Pages: 400 Format: Paperback Source: Publisher Goodreads A timeless story of love and sacrifice, perfect for fans of Rachel Hore, Tracy Rees and Kate Morton. 1943: The world is at war, and the villagers of Tyneham are being asked to make one more sacrifice: to give their homes over to the British army. But on the eve of their departure, a terrible act will cause three of them to disappear forever. 2017: Melissa had hoped a break on the coast of Dorset would rekindle her stagnant relationship, but despite the idyllic scenery, it’s pushing her and Liam to the brink. When Melissa discovers a strange photograph of a woman who once lived in the forgotten local village of Tyneham, she becomes determined to find out more about her story. But Tyneham hides a terrible secret, and Melissa’s search for the truth will change her life in ways she never imagined possible. Last week was my turn on the blog tour for The Forgotten Village […]

Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

Posted April 18, 2018 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

Circe by Madeline Miller Published by Bloomsbury Publishing UK on April 19, 2018 Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Historical, Retelling Pages: 352 Format: E-Arc Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe has neither the look nor the voice of divinity, and is scorned and rejected by her kin. Increasingly isolated, she turns to mortals for companionship, leading her to discover a power forbidden to the gods: witchcraft. When love drives Circe to cast a dark spell, wrathful Zeus banishes her to the remote island of Aiaia. There she learns to harness her occult craft, drawing strength from nature. But she will not always be alone; many are destined to pass through Circe’s place of exile, entwining their fates with hers. The messenger god, Hermes. The craftsman, Daedalus. A ship bearing a golden fleece. And wily Odysseus, on his epic voyage home. There is danger for a solitary woman in this world, and Circe’s independence draws the wrath of men and gods alike. To […]