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Book Review: The Dark Days Pact by Alison Goodman

Following the shocking events at her presentation ball, Lady Helen is residing in Brighton for the summer season. She must start her Reclaimer training, having just joined the Dark Days Club. But her mentor Lord Carlston is becoming increasingly erratic because of the vestige darkness within him. And when the Home Office entrusts Helen with…… Continue reading Book Review: The Dark Days Pact by Alison Goodman

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Book Review: The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

Shahrzad has been forced to flee the fallen city of Rey, away from her husband Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan. Now she is back with her family who are seeking safety in a desert camp, whilst preparations are being made for war against Khalid’s kingdom. Shazi’s first love, Tariq, leads this army and he is…… Continue reading Book Review: The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

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Book Review: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Every day, Khalid, the 18-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new wife who is killed at dawn. Shahrzad vows to avenge the death of her best friend, Shiva, and she volunteers to be Khalid’s new wife. Despite the odds, Shahrzad lives to see another day by telling Khalid a story each night. As Shahrzad battles…… Continue reading Book Review: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

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Book Review: Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts by Mary Gibson

Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts is set from 1911 and ties in with the When Are You Reading? Challenge I am taking part in. Sixteen year old Nellie Clark works in Pearce Duff’s custard factory in East London and with three younger siblings, her family depends on her wages. But when the factory women of Bermondsey go…… Continue reading Book Review: Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts by Mary Gibson

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Top Ten Tuesday: Hidden Gems in Historical Fiction

So I really need to publish TTT posts on an actual Tuesday. Anyhoo, let’s get to it! Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is hidden gems in the genre of your choice. I’ve chosen historical fiction and they’re all written by female authors. The links in…… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Hidden Gems in Historical Fiction

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Book Review: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Go Set a Watchman is set in the 1950s and ties in with the When Are You Reading? Challenge I am taking part in. 26-year-old Jean Louise “Scout” Finch returns on her fifth annual trip home to Maycomb, Alabama from New York city, to visit her father, Atticus. But her homecoming is soon greeted with…… Continue reading Book Review: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

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Book Review: The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman

Author Alison Goodman has described The Dark Days Club as “Pride and Prejudice meets Buffy in English high society”. I love both of these and this sparked my interest. The Dark Days Club is set in the 1800s and ties in with the When Are You Reading? Challenge I am taking part in. In London, 1812, Lady…… Continue reading Book Review: The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman