Tag: historical

A Holiday by Gaslight

A Holiday by Gaslight

I saw this book and wanted it. Instantly. THAT COVER. Who doesn’t want to dress up in a sweeping, rich red gown with Christmas green trim? Clearly I was born in the wrong century. I had never heard of Mimi Matthews and while I am typically suspicious of historical romance books, my lovely experience with […]

Posted December 14, 2018 by Lizzy in Book Reviews / 0 Comments
Review of Someone to Trust

Review of Someone to Trust

I picked this up because of the glowing review from Reading Reality. Many thanks for putting this series and author on my radar! I will definitely be coming back when I get the itch for a historical romance again, especially since this was the 5th in the Westcott series. All the previous relationships and people […]

Posted December 13, 2018 by Lizzy in Book Reviews / 1 Comment
Looking Forwards and Back #1 – July/August

Looking Forwards and Back #1 – July/August

Everyone seems to be doing a monthly recap and projection type deal, so here is mine! I keep my lists in my traveler’s notebook bullet journal. It goes with me everywhere. I love using stamps for it as I think my print handwriting looks horrible. Here is what July looked like at month’s end! Now […]

Posted August 4, 2016 by Lizzy in Books/Writing, Reviews / 7 Comments

Book Review: The Blind Astronomer’s Daughter

Reading this was a bit of a departure from the books that have been drawing my interest lately. However, it was set in Ireland and sounded like an intriguing sort of historical novel. The Blind Astronomer’s Daughter (due to publish October 11, 2016) is a meticulously detailed story of men’s search of the heavens and […]

Posted July 30, 2016 by Lizzy in Books/Writing, Reviews / 1 Comment

Book Review: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

Publisher’s Blurb: It is the summer of 1950–and at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, young Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is intrigued by a series of inexplicable events: A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Then, hours later, Flavia finds a […]

Posted July 25, 2016 by Lizzy in Books/Writing, Reviews / 1 Comment