Murder most unladylike series by Robin Stevens

Hi everyone, this month of April I will be showcasing a group of historical mystery stories that I came across my many reads that struck a chord with me. The series of books this post features took me not just to those years just before World War II, but also to a delightful girls boarding school! So if either of these have conjured up something for you, then read on!! Continue reading “Murder most unladylike series by Robin Stevens”

The Mother-Daughter Book Club series

Hello and welcome to a brand new month! This month as promised I will be featuring titles with mother daughter relationships as the central theme. This first selection is of a series of books that grabbed my attention from day one. And now the author sits in my Top 10 of favorite authors!! Have a read and let me know if you agree or not!! Oh, by the way, be prepared for everything!! Continue reading “The Mother-Daughter Book Club series”

Star in the storm by Joan Hiatt Harlow

Hey there, the location of this next book is definitely a place to visit, especially if you’re sweltering in the New Zealand heat! This particular book is set in Newfoundland at the turn of the twentieth century and features a rather large and imposing figure of a dog. Hope you enjoy this as much as I did!! Continue reading “Star in the storm by Joan Hiatt Harlow”

The Wolf Keepers by Elise Broach

Hi there, this second week’s post is about a different species of animal; more like a group of wild animals. If you thought zoo, then you are right! And it’s a story with some historical inspiration too! If both these have piqued your interest, then sit back and enjoy this post! Continue reading “The Wolf Keepers by Elise Broach”

A collection of summer stories

Hi everyone, I thought I would write an extra post to marvel at the many wonderful summer reads that are out there. With each passing year I found that the summer stories I have read teach me something new and open my eyes to another amazing facet of our humanity. These eight titles listed below show not just what summer feels like to me, but what I enjoy reading when I’m on holiday. I hope you feel the same way!! Continue reading “A collection of summer stories”

Astrotwins by Mark Kelly

Welcome to this first book review of the new year!! In keeping with the theme of summer through this month, this first choice of mine is not one book, but two! And it’s about a pair of twins who have the wildest summer adventure you could ever imagine!! So strap yourselves in for a wild ride of a read as this summer takes off!! Continue reading “Astrotwins by Mark Kelly”

Adventure in archaeology

Hi all, today is a special post. I thought I would explain a little more on my fascination on archaeology. I guess it’s that aspect of looking for our place in history and unearthing what it means to be human. I have always believed that much of the answers to our present and future lie in the past. Whether it’s in the form of  a clay pot used to house grains or the remains of palaces buried deep under layers of sand! And yes, the whole Indiana Jones side of it comes into play too!! I hope you enjoy the books I’ve selected for this special post! Continue reading “Adventure in archaeology”