Recommended Historical Reads for wet Tuesdays #TuesdayBookBlog

The Silken Rose by Carol McGrath Married at only thirteen years old to a King she has never met, Ailenor of Provence has to learn quickly what it is to be a Queen, and how to manage her relationship with her husband Henry III during the turbulent world of the...

The appeal of the 17th Century to a novelist by Jemahl Evans

Today I’m pleased to welcome Jemahl Evans  to my blog to tell us why he’s chosen to write three novels set in the 17th Century. Over to Jemahl. I’ve always been fascinated by the Seventeenth Century; it is the great turning point in British history. The...

Love and Resistance in WW2 Germany

  I’m delighted to welcome Marion Kummerow to my blog to tell us about her series of books based on the true story of her grandparents. Deborah: I’m interested to know more about your grandparents, who belonged to the German resistance and fought...

The Betrothed Sister – 11th century epic

I have read all of Carol McGrath’s Hastings Trilogy, and have been entranced by this little-known period of English history. Her most recent features a woman about whom little is known, but McGrath’s research into the politics, events and atmosphere of the...

Powerful drama of a King’s Execution – The Crimson Ribbon

  Blurb: Based on the real figure of the fascinating Elizabeth Poole, The Crimson Ribbon is the mesmerising story of two women’s obsession, superstition and hope.  May Day 1646. The Civil War is raging and what should be a rare moment of blessing for the...