Book Review: Richard Liveth Yet (With Giveaway)

Richard Liveth Yet: A Historical Novel Set in the Present Day (Book I in the Richard Liveth Yet Trilogy) by Joanne R. Larner See below for how you can win a free, signed copy of this fantabulous novel! On occasion I receive a book for review that makes me a bit nervous. Perhaps I don’t …

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950: 1066 Remembered, Excerpt: 1066: What Fates Impose (With Giveaway)

Today Glynn Holloway, author of 1066: What Fates Impose, graces our pages with a passage from his novel--and a tense moment he shows us. In remembering the cataclysmic events of 1066 we look back at the day King Harold, having left troops guarding the English coast against invasion from the east, rushes north to stave off …

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Journey to Zürich: The Brothers Path (Book Review)

Today we set off on a new series and bit of a journey to sixteenth-century Zürich, by way of author Martha Kennedy and her magnificently-told tales. Her second novel, Savior, previously reviewed in these pages, brings us next to The Brothers Path and the six Schneebeli brothers, descendants of characters in its predecessor. Stay tuned for more …

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950: 1066 Remembered, Book Review: 1066: What Fates Impose

1066: What Fates Impose by G.K. Holloway The Wishing Shelf Book Awards Gold Medal Winner 2014 Mention the year 1066 and most people, even if unaware of actual events, seem instinctively to know that something of great consequence happened. Having learned about it at school, I myself knew the basics but after that did not …

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950: 1066 Remembered, Book Review: Sons of the Wolf (Updated, With Giveaway)

Please see below for your chance to win one of two copies of Sons of the Wolf by Paula Lofting.  Winner of the indieB.R.A.G. Medallion In June 2013 I read and reviewed Paula Lofting’s Sons of the Wolf, an endeavor that initially unnerved me, given my lack of study since school into Anglo-Saxon times and the …

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The Age of Æthelflæd: Anglo-Saxon Warrior Queen, Cover Crush: To Be A Queen

This week's entry concludes our series, "The Age of Æthelflæd: Anglo-Saxon Warrior Queen," with a cover crush of this multiple award-winning novel's front image. It has been my pleasure and privilege both to work with author Annie Whitehead and also write on—and therefore learn more about—the amazing and inspiring woman that was Æthelflæd, Lady of the …

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The Age of Æthelflæd: Anglo-Saxon Warrior Queen, Excerpt: To Be A Queen

Excerpt from To Be A Queen Outside the walls of occupied Derby, AD917 Æthelflæd’s forces are determined to take back control of a strategic Mercian town She slept, but only in short bursts. She would turn, and wake, remember that Wulfnoth stood guard outside her tent and lie down on her right side to drift …

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Month of Mary Stewart: Distant Scenes of Memory

It has been a lovely month, with memories of Mary Stewart to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the beloved author's birth. Known for her groundbreaking fusion of mystery and romance set in exotic locales, Stewart is also widely adored for her interpretation of Merlin—and setting up of him as the main character—in her best-selling series, …

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Month of Mary Stewart: The Prince and the Pilgrim

We now draw near the conclusion of this fabulous month we have had re-visiting—in today's case newly discovering—a selection of the magical and legendary novelist Mary Stewart's works in honor and celebration of the hundred-year anniversary of her birth. The Prince and the Pilgrim by Mary Stewart This particular title is one I hadn’t read …

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