πŸ“š Thunder on the Right by Mary Stewart β­β­β­

Towards the end of the school's long summer break, I sped through the thrilling mystery Thunder on the Right by one of my favourite authors Mary Stewart, which was published in 1958. It was only back in January that I read her debut novel Madam, Will You Talk? and I was already primed for another … Continue reading πŸ“š Thunder on the Right by Mary Stewart β­β­β­

πŸ“– A Tapestry of Treason by Anne O’Brien β­β­

Over the last couple of years, Anne O’Brien has become one of my go-to-authors when I want my historical fix, with her wonderfully researched novels told from the perspective of the powerful, often overlooked, women of history. This summer just passed, I threw myself into O'Brien's 2019 release A Tapestry of Treason, the fifth novel … Continue reading πŸ“– A Tapestry of Treason by Anne O’Brien β­β­

πŸ“– The Case For Christ by Lee Strobel β­β­

Back on my holiday in the rolling Kent countryside, I took my time over the Christian non-fiction The Case For Christ by the bestselling author and former legal editor of The Chicago Tribune, Lee Strobel. This is the second book by Strobel I have now read, with the first being The Case For Grace, which … Continue reading πŸ“– The Case For Christ by Lee Strobel β­β­

πŸ“š So Long, Farewell… to 10 Books of Summer 2021 β˜€

Hello my fellow bookworms, on Tuesday (31st August), the southern hemisphere's meteorological summer and my 10 Books of Summer 2021 reading came to a bittersweet end; although I think summer physically left the UK a couple of weeks before that! β›… It has been a fun summer of increasing freedom, many lovely trips and holidays, … Continue reading πŸ“š So Long, Farewell… to 10 Books of Summer 2021 β˜€

πŸ“– The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley β­β­β­

I rounded off my July reading with a re-read of the romantic time-slip novel, The Rose Garden by one of my favourite authors, Susanna Kearsley. I believe I have now read eight of Kearsley's splendid novels, but this, published in 2011, was my first and still one of my best-loved of her works. It felt … Continue reading πŸ“– The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley β­β­β­

πŸ“– A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs (Barsoom #1) β­β­

Back in July I took part in The Classics Club’s 27th Spin event, for which my result was to read A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs; an unexpected but good result for me. If I am honest I didn't think I would manage to read this, let alone review it, before the deadline … Continue reading πŸ“– A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs (Barsoom #1) β­β­

πŸ“– The Comedy Club Mystery by Peter Bartram (Deadline Murder #3) β­β­

Seeking comfort at the end of June, I picked up The Comedy Club Mystery by, one of my current go-to-authors, Peter Bartram. This is the third book in the Deadline Murder series: a newer mystery series that continues the misadventures of our much-loved Colin Crampton - ace crime reporter for the Brighton Evening Chronicle - … Continue reading πŸ“– The Comedy Club Mystery by Peter Bartram (Deadline Murder #3) β­β­

πŸ“– The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis β­β­β­

Back at the end of June, I finished reading the Christian non-fiction The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis: the celebrated scholar, theologian and author of The Chronicles of Narnia, Mere Christianity and The Screwtape Letters. However this is my second read, after The Problem of Pain, of Lewis' slightly lesser known works from my very … Continue reading πŸ“– The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis β­β­β­