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(* indicates author appears in list more than once – for authors reviewed three or more times, see further down with author names as headers.)

The Year 1070 – Survival (Book I in The Harrying of the North Series) by Rod Flint

The Retreat to Avalon (Book I in The Arthurian Age) by Sean Poage

Brewer’s Revenge: A Sea Novel by James Keffer

Triumph of a Tsar by Tamar Anolic

Blue Gemini by Mike Jenne

Britannia’s Gamble by Antoine Vanner*

Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella*

Four Nails by G.J. Berger*

Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella*

The Captain’s Nephew by Philip K. Allan

The Immigrant by Alfred Woollacott III

Daughters of the Night Sky by Aimie K. Runyan

Forty Years in a Day by Mona Rodriguez and Dianne Vigorito

Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Awakening by Manal al-Sharif

Two Journeys Home: A Novel of Eighteenth Century Europe by Kevin O’Connell

Future Confronted by Louise Rule

Hand of Fire: A Novel of Briseis and the Trojan War by Judith Starkston

Anna of Byzantium by Tracy Barrett

Britannia’s Spartan by Antoine Vanner*

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Whorl by James Tarr

Hidden Treasure: How to Break Free of Five Patterns That Hide Your True Self  byAlice McDowell

Child of the Northern Spring by Persia Woolley

The Metamorphosis: A Graphic Novel by Franz Kafka, adapted by Peter Kuper

Fair Weather by Barbara Gaskell Denvil

Hand of Glory by Susan Boulton

Monkey’s Wedding by Rossandra White*

Baffled by Love: Stories of the Lasting Impact of Childhood Trauma Inflicted by Loved Ones by Laurie Kahn

The Dragon’s Castle by James Cardona*

Community 17 by James Cardona*

Fortune’s Whelp by Benerson Little

Loveyoubye: Holding Fast, Letting Go, and Then There’s the Dog by Rossandra White*

Running on Empty: The Irreverent Guru’s Guide to Filling up with Mindfulness by Shelley Pernot

Murder in Greenwich: Who Killed Martha Moxley? by Mark Fuhrman

The Wolf Banner by Paula Lofting*

1066: What Fates Impose by G.K. Holloway

Sons of the Wolf (Updated Review) by Paula Lofting*

Gang Warfare: As War Clouds Tower Sweets Turn Sour by Peter St. John

How to Destroy the New Girl’s Killer Robot Army by Mick Bogerman

Hysterical Love by Lorraine Devon Wilke*

The Fantasmagorical Forest by S.L. Dwyer

Snake Face by Amber Foxx*

The Hour of Parade by Alan Bray

Jake for Mayor by Lou Aguilar

The First Lie by Virginia King

March to Destruction (Book II in The Emperor’s American Series) by Art McGrath*

Who Killed William Shakespeare? by Simon Andrew Stirling

Shaman’s Blues by Amber Foxx*

South of Burnt Rocks West of the Moon by G.J. Berger*

Song of Australia by Stephen Crabbe

After the Sucker Punch by Lorraine Devon Wilke*

When the Tide Turned by M.L. Eaton*

Never Waste Tears by Gloria Zachgo

Witch Ever Way You Look At It by Jennie Orbell

The Elephants’ Child by M.L. Eaton*

Come and Take It by Landon Wallace

The Life and Demise of Norman Campbell by Norman Campbell and compiled by Diana Jackson

The Dragon’s Harp (Volume I in Era of Dragons: The Lost Tales of Gwenhwyfar) by Rachael Pruitt

The Emperor’s American (Book I in The Emperor’s American Series) by Art McGrath*

Northwest of Eden by Yancy Caruthers

The World of Richard III by Kristie Dean

How it was with Dooms: A True Story from Africa by Xan Hopcraft and Carol Cawthra Hopcraft (cross referenced in Movies/TV)

The Colour of Treason by S. M. Harrison

The Impossible Rescue: The True Story of an Amazing Arctic Adventure by Martin W. Sandler

Leonardo: Beautiful Dreamer by Robert Byrd

Call Nurse Millie by Jean Fullerton

Sons of the Wolf by Paula Lofting*

We Speak No Treason by Rosemary Hawley Jarman

The Beltane Choice by Nancy Jardine

Loyalty Binds Me by Joan Szechtman

Annie Whitehead: 

Cometh the Hour

Alvar the Kingmaker

To Be A Queen

Annalisa Christensen:

The Popish Midwife

The Ghost Midwife: Murder at Rotten Row and The Midnight Midwife 

Alison Morton:

Aurelia (Book IV in the Roma Nova series)

Insurrectio (Book V in the Roma Nova series)

Retalio (Book VI in the Roma Nova series)

Marina Julia Neary:

Never Be at Peace: A Novel of Irish Rebels

Saved by the Bang: A Nuclear Comedy

Martyrs and Traitors: A Tale of 1916

Anna Belfrage:

A Rip in the Veil (Book I in The Graham Saga)

A Rip in the Veil (Updated Review)

Like Chaff in the Wind (Book II in The Graham Saga)

The Prodigal Son (Book III in The Graham Saga) (with author interview)

A Newfound Land (Book IV in The Graham Saga)

Serpents in the Garden (Book V in The Graham Saga)

Revenge and Retribution (Book VI in The Graham Saga)

Whither Thou Goest (Book VII in The Graham Saga)

To Catch a Falling Star (Book VIII in The Graham Saga)

There is Always a Tomorrow (Book IX in The Graham Saga)

In the Shadow of the Storm (Book I in The King’s Greatest Enemy series)

Sarah Bruce Kelly:

The Red Priest’s Annina (with author interview)

Vivaldi’s Muse

Jazz Girl

Joanne Larner:

Richard Liveth Yet

Richard Liveth Yet – Book II – A Foreign Country

Richard Liveth Yet – Book III – Hearts Never Change

Dickon’s Diaries: A Yeare in the Lyff of King Richard the Third (with Susan Lamb)

James Boschert:

Knight Assassin

Assassins of Alamut

When the Jungle is Silent

Force 12 in German Bight

Midshipman Graham and the Battle of Abukir

Richard Abbott:

Half Sick of Shadows


Far from the Spaceports

Mary Stewart:

The Prince and the Pilgrim

A Walk in Wolf Wood

The Crystal Cave

Nine Coaches Waiting

Thunder on the Right

Carol Edgerley:

Marguerite (Book I in The Merencourt Saga)

Claire (Book II in The Merencourt Saga)  (long/short testimonials in print/e-book editions)

Susanna: The Early Years (Book III in The Merencourt Saga)

Lars D.H. Hedbor:

The Tree (Tales From a Revolution: New-Hampshire)

The Freedman ( Tales From a Revolution: North-Carolina)

The Break (Tales From a Revolution: Nova-Scotia)

The Path (Tales From a Revolution: Rhode-Island)

The Darkness (Tales From a Revolution: Maine)

The Wind (Tales From a Revolution: Florida)

The Smoke (Tales From a Revolution: New York)

The Light: (Tales From a Revolution: New Jersey)

The Prize (Tales From a Revolution: Vermont)

Martha Kennedy:

The Price

The Brothers Path


Novel Exploration:

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Otis Spofford by Beverly Cleary

No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

Cover Crush:

To Be A Queen (Annie Whitehead)

A Rip in the Veil  (Anna Belfrage)

Author Spotlight:

John Keats

Christina Rossetti

Sir Alec Guinness

Lewis Carroll


Richard and Anne by Karen King (artist interview)

Short Stories

“Paul’s Case” by Willa Cather

“I, Richard” by Sandra Worth (story removed from author website)


“From the Archives, Volume I: Kicking off the Summer”

“Getting a Moviecation”

“And the Daffodils Look Lovely Today”

“Reading 2018: Requiem, Reviews and Year of the TBR”

“Reading 2017: Rounding out the Year”

“Secrets Through a Tapestry of Time”

“Poetry in Bloom: ‘The Lady of Shalott'”

“Author Spotlight: Sir Alec Guinness”

“A Study and Some Personal Experience of Lewis Carroll”

“Reading Challenge 2017”

“Browsing Books: Magical Magazine Edition”

“Origins of the Challenge”

“Browsing Books: Frozen Fingers Edition”

“Recording History in Film”

“Image of the Week: Perspective”

“Distant Scenes of Memory”

“Image of the Week: The Hollow Hills

“Friday Night Flashback: The World of Mary Stewart”

Image of the Week: Mariana

“Image of the Week: The Flammarion Engraving”

“Image of the Week: Æthelflæd: Lady of the Mercians”

“Remembering Chernobyl: If We’re Still Alive in the Morning”

“Browsing Books: In the Big City Edition”

“What’s in a Book?”

“Middle of the Night Musings: Earthquake Edition”

“Friday Night Flashback: Stewy Bugs Otis”

“Golden Years: Remembering David Bowie”

“My Tottering TBR: Focus on Food”

“My Tottering TBR: Reads of 2015”

“My Tottering TBR: Mindfulness and Magazines”

“A Novel Exploration: No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency”

“Great Land History: From a Tent City Christmas Album 1916”

Beirut Nightmares: Place and identity in War Literature”

“Rabindranath Tagore: Whispers in the Ear of Eternity”

“Infinity: Eternity By Numbers and the Search for Mile Markers Along the Way”

Author Interviews:

Author interview with Paula Lofting

Author interview with Yancy Caruthers

Author interview with Gloria Zachgo

Author interview with G.J. Berger

Author interview with Carol Edgerley

Author interview with Anna Belfrage (In the Shadow of the Storm)

Author interview with Valerie Biel

Author interview with Glynn Holloway

Author interview with Lars D.H. Hedbor

Others Interview Me:

“On My Retrieval of Apple Pie from Sweden” (with Anna Belfrage)

“Readers’ Chat” (with Stephanie Hopkins)

“The Importance of Covers” (Book blogger group chat)

“Importance of Book Covers” (with Stephanie Hopkins)


Richard III by The Legendary Ten Seconds

“The Year of the Cat” by Al Stewart

“The Waiting” and “American Girl” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers


A Quiet Place (John Krasinski)

Molly’s Game (Aaron Sorkin)

“Avengers Anticipation” (by Turtle)

Signs (M. Night Shyamalan)

Split (M. Night Shyamalan)

Dunkirk (Christopher Nolan)

Duma (Carroll Ballard) (cross referenced in Books)

Into the Pride (Dave Salmoni)

The Adventures of Merlin (Webb, Michie, Huseyin, Jones et al.)

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