Tag Archives: historical romance

Crown Spire

5 Feb

I’m a little bummed to report that this book was a ‘meh’ for me. Lots of time was spent on minute details of the characters’ time but with not much energy or drive. One of the co-authors is a historian in this time period, and so that might be the reason why it is detailed…but ultimately, I didn’t care. The title of the book itself encapsulates the book’s problem – the title is historic and seemingly about something but winds up not really being relevant to the plot.

I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.


Whitehall Episode 5: The Rules of the Game

6 Aug

Loving this concept of multiple writers! This is the fifth “episode” in a series about King Charles II and his Queen, Catherine, his mistress, and the politics of the court. Super smart way to approach the publishing business, first of all, and the concept delivers with engaging stories! I felt like my favorite character-driven romance novelists came together to write this intriguing political & historical fiction.

I received an advance reader’s copy in exchange for my honest review – and now I need to go back and buy the first four episodes! If you are a fan of historical fiction, you’ll love this series.



16 Jul

Lady of the Highway is the third book in The Highway Trilogy Series, starting with Shadow on the Highway and Spirit of the Highway, and is based on the real life story of Lady Katherine Fanshawe (Ferrers) who was known as ‘The Wicked Lady’. Deborah Swift writes historical fiction set in less-well known time periods, and populates her stories with convincing characters, whether they are the main players, or the bit parts. Always enjoyable to read.