2018 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · romance · Scotland

New Release Book Review: A Room at the Manor by Julie Shackman

Title: A Room at the Manor Author: Julie Shackman Published: July 1st 2018 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 288 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars When her Maltese love affair turns sour, Lara McDonald returns to her quiet Scottish hometown of Fairview heartbroken, yet determined – instead of looking for another PR position, she decides to follow her dream of baking.… Continue reading New Release Book Review: A Room at the Manor by Julie Shackman

2018 Reviews · Book Broadcast · contemporary fiction · literary · Scotland

Book Broadcast: Fallow by Daniel Shand

Book Broadcast is a post I have created to help ease the load of the books I have for review. It is a great way to spread the word, providing recognition to an author or publisher for sending me a book to review. As my reviewing and blogging duties have stepped up a notch in… Continue reading Book Broadcast: Fallow by Daniel Shand

2017 Reviews · dual time frame · historical fiction · Scotland · World War II

Release Day Book Review: The Good Sister by Maggie Christensen

Title: The Good Sister Author:  Maggie Christensen Published: November 23rd 2017 Publisher: Cala Publishing Pages: 264 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP:  Rating: 4.5 stars Two Isobels. A lifetime of regret. A love that spans the years In 1938, as the world hurtled towards war, twenty-year-old Isobel MacDonald fell madly in love. But fate and her own actions conspired to deny her the… Continue reading Release Day Book Review: The Good Sister by Maggie Christensen

2016 Reviews · fantasy · historical fiction · Scotland · timeslip

Book Review: Tapestry by Fiona McIntosh

Book blurb: In 1978, Jane Maxwell is celebrating her engagement to Will, a handsome American geophysicist, but though she should be deliriously happy, she is plagued by doubts. When tragedy leaves Will hanging between life and death, Jane’s guilt makes her determined to save him … somehow. In 1715, the Earl of Nithsdale joins the… Continue reading Book Review: Tapestry by Fiona McIntosh

2016 Reviews · crime · mystery · Scotland · suspense · thriller

Book Snippet: The Sea Detective by Mark Douglas-Home

Book blurb: Cal McGill is an Edinburgh-based oceanographer, environmentalist and one-of-a-kind investigator. Using his knowledge of the waves – ocean currents, prevailing winds, shipping records – McGill can track where objects have come from, or where they’ve gone. It’s a unique skill that can help solve all sorts of mysteries. Such as when two severed… Continue reading Book Snippet: The Sea Detective by Mark Douglas-Home