Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (Thomas Cromwell #1)

Last month, I finished making my slow way through the beastie, award-winning, historical-fiction, Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. First published eleven years ago, in 2009, this has sadly sat on my to-be-read shelf, gathering dust, for almost as long, so it was amazing to finally get to it! Since then Mantel has released Bring Up … Continue reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (Thomas Cromwell #1)

Sunday Reflection | 23rd August 2020

Hello everyone and a blessed Sunday to you all. I hope this post finds you all well. A warm and wet week has passed, which has set off my sinus problems 🤒, and now it is time to reflect on what we’ve been reading, watching and doing over that time: This week, I finished reading … Continue reading Sunday Reflection | 23rd August 2020

The Favourite: Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough by Ophelia Field

At the end of June, I finished my long-term, back-burner read of The Favourite: Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough by Ophelia Field, which I started reading back in February. This political-history tome was first published in 2002 and re-published in 2018, with a tweak to the title: I presume to tie-in more obviously with the critically-acclaimed … Continue reading The Favourite: Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough by Ophelia Field

Calysta and the Beast by Joanna Alonzo (The Sacred Scarred #1)

Back in May, in the gloriously warm and sunny weather we were blessed with, I read the young-adult fantasy, Calysta and the Beast by new-to-me author, Joanna Alonzo, which is a modern-day, Christian retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Since this was first published back in 2016, when a copy was sent to me, this … Continue reading Calysta and the Beast by Joanna Alonzo (The Sacred Scarred #1)