📖 The Lost Diary of Venice by Margaux DeRoux (2020) ⭐⭐

Hello my fellow bookworms, today I am bringing you my thoughts on the historical-fiction, The Lost Diary of Venice by Margaux DeRoux, which was her debut novel published in 2020. As soon as I learnt it was a dual-narrative love story and mystery that spans late Renaissance Venice and present-day Connecticut, how could I not … Continue reading 📖 The Lost Diary of Venice by Margaux DeRoux (2020) ⭐⭐

📖 Katheryn Howard, The Tainted Queen by Alison Weir (2020) ⭐⭐

Hello my fellow bookworms, today I am bringing you my thoughts on the historical-fiction, Katheryn Howard, The Tainted Queen by bestselling author and acclaimed historian, Alison Weir. It is the fifth volume, published in 2020, of Weir’s ambitious six-book series, Six Tudor Queens, which chronicles the lives of each of Henry VIII’s wives. I have … Continue reading 📖 Katheryn Howard, The Tainted Queen by Alison Weir (2020) ⭐⭐

📚 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2021 Wrap-Up and 2022 Sign-Up 🏰

Hello fellow bookworms, after bidding so long to 2021, it is now time to wrap-up my reading for my second year taking part in the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge, hosted by Marg of The Intrepid Reader. First things first, here's what I managed to read, in the order I read them: The Mother’s Day Mystery … Continue reading 📚 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2021 Wrap-Up and 2022 Sign-Up 🏰

📖 The Tudor Crown by Joanna Hickson ⭐⭐

I absolutely loved Joanna Hickson's brilliant First of the Tudors, about the often neglected Jasper Tudor, but I was left wanting more! So I have been looking forward to this second historical fiction, The Tudor Crown by Joanna Hickson, which continues the same story from the point-of-view of Jasper's nephew, Henry Tudor. In September 1471, we … Continue reading 📖 The Tudor Crown by Joanna Hickson ⭐⭐

📖 Eleanor of Aquitaine by Christopher Nicole ⭐⭐

Back at the beginning of July, I continued my summer reading with the first in a historical saga, Eleanor of Aquitaine by new-to-me author Christopher Nicole. Originally published in 1995 under the pen name of Alan Savage - I came across this, Endeavour Press' 2016 republication, on Netgalley. This book took me back to 1135 to meet Eleanor, … Continue reading 📖 Eleanor of Aquitaine by Christopher Nicole ⭐⭐

📖 Katherine of Aragon, The True Queen by Alison Weir (2016) ⭐⭐⭐

Back in March, I finally got round to reading Six Tudor Queens: Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen, the first book in an ambitious six-book series from bestselling author and acclaimed historian Alison Weir, in which each novel will chronicle the lives of each of Henry VIII's six wives. In this captivating opening volume, Weir takes us back to 1501 … Continue reading 📖 Katherine of Aragon, The True Queen by Alison Weir (2016) ⭐⭐⭐

📖 First of the Tudors by Joanna Hickson ⭐⭐⭐

Having previously enjoyed Joanna Hickson's Red Rose, White Rose about Cecily Neville, a figure torn between both sides in the War of the Roses, I was really looking forward to trying this, her newest historical novel, First of the Tudors. In this new novel, Hickson again takes us back to the War of the Roses, however … Continue reading 📖 First of the Tudors by Joanna Hickson ⭐⭐⭐