Review: Lovely War by Julie Berry

The first casualty of war is the truth. The story of four young people who meet and fall in love at the wrong time. Hazel is a pianist from London. She is a shy and modest girl, who never in her life took a risk. But the moment she meets James at a dance party…

Review: Tidelands by Philippa Gregory

1648, England. The country is in the middle of the civil war between the King and the rebelling Parliament. The people are constantly tested for their loyalties. It’s a very dangerous time for everybody especially women. Every small mistake or little whisper can lead a woman to be accused of witchcraft. Alinor is a wise…

Review: Anna of Kleve: Queen of Secrets by Alison Weir

The story of Anne of Cleve King Henry VIII’s fourth wife is familiar to almost every history enthusiast. He saw her portrait and wanted to marry a charming German princess but when she arrived, she wasn’t as pretty as he imagined. That’s King Henry’s version but was it the truth? Obviously, there is more to…

Review: Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir

A novel of Lady Jane Grey, also known as the Nine-Days Queen. Being a sixteen-year-old girl, Jane is not interested in the glamorous court life. What she cares about are her studies and her books. She believes that the right to the throne of England belongs to Mary Tudor, as King Henry VIII’s eldest child….

Review: Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen by Alison Weir

The story of Jane Seymour, King Henry VIII’s third wife. Jane grew up in a country surrounded by loving family and beautiful gardens. When she was a child her only dream was to become a nun and serve God but growing up and spending some time in an abbey she realizes she meant for something…

Review: The Virgin Widow by Anne O’Brien

Anne Neville is the daughter of one of the most powerful men in England. Earl of Warwick was the one to help Edward of York to become a King. But when the Edward marries without Warwick’s approval, the famous Kingmaker proclaims he’s not a man to shove aside. The book follows Anne’s story as her…

5 Movies About Writers

I like watching biographical movies, mostly of famous writers and authors. So, curious to see where they get the ideas and the inspiration for the amazing masterpieces they create.  So, here below, are few of my all-time favorite movies and one TV series about some of the most talented and inspiring people in literature. Have a nice…

Fall TBR – Classic Edition

Fall is also a good time for me reading classics since I’m in a kind of more serious book mood in fall. So, here are some classics I wanted to read for so long but always postponed. Check out the Part 1 of my Fall TBR.   Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy Independent and…

Fall TBR

  Fall is here! My favorite season. Obviously, every season is special in its own way but fall stands out from the crown for me. There is something so very charming and romantic about the color change and the fresh crispy air, misty mornings and warm spicy drinks, harvest and new beginnings. I always feel…

Review: Second Star to the Right by Mary Alice Monroe

This book is pure magic! Have you ever wished your favorite fairy tales were true? Imagine one of the characters is your neighbor and you can talk to him anytime you want! Fey and her children Maddy and Tom running away from their past and finding a shelter in a beautiful Victorian house.  The house…