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…

Review: Courage to be Counted by Eleri Grace

Vivian is a strongminded independent woman, who is not afraid to join the Red Cross. As she waiting for her new easement overseas, she meets a handsome pilot Jack who also wants to contribute and take part in the war effort. They romance bloom very quickly, since they don’t have long time before they ship…

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: The Misbegotten by Katherine Webb

The life of a small English town is not always as monotonous and dull as you may expect. Moreover, the people are not who they pretend to be. Rachel is an educated young woman, working as a governess. She lost her family years ago and when a handsome businessman declares his love and asks her…

Review: The Unseen by Katherine Webb

  1911 Cat Morley is sent to the country to work as a maid in Vicar Canning’s house. Cat is independent, free-spirited, former suffragette is having a difficult time to adjust to her life in the village. She is a shadow of her own self, haunted by the guilt of letting her best friend Tess…

Review: The Midwife of Venice by Roberta Rich

Let me just say that I wish this novel was longer! Three hundred pages are not enough for this amazingness. Hannah is a Jewess, a midwife, and a wife living in the 16th century Venice. Her husband was captured and sold into slavery on Malta. When he realized that nobody is going to save him,…