“Bladesong: 1151 in the Holy Land” (The Troubadours Quartet Book 2) by Jean Gill

In Book 2 of Jean Gill’s brilliantly written Troubadours Quartet Series, “Bladesong: 1151 in the Holy Land”, the author once again takes the reader into a long ago world of intrigue and romance. Gill’s ability to capture the essence of the time period borders on magic. With much of the story taking place in Damascus and Jerusalem, Gill creates the flavor of the Middle East … Continue reading “Bladesong: 1151 in the Holy Land” (The Troubadours Quartet Book 2) by Jean Gill

“Song at Dawn: 1150 in Provence” by Jean Gill

Song at Dawn by Jean Gill My rating: 5 of 5 stars Writing about the 12th century and doing it with authenticity is a daunting task. Jean Gill has stepped up to the challenge and achieved success in “Song at Dawn: 1150 in Provence”, Book One in the Troubadour Series. Blending true events with the imagined experiences of both real and fictional historical characters, Gill … Continue reading “Song at Dawn: 1150 in Provence” by Jean Gill

Jean Gill – Renaissance Woman in a Modern Age

When I think of Jean Gill the word “renaissance” immediately comes to mind. I don’t mean the renaissance of the 12th century (the time period in her latest series) which was more social, political, and economic. Jean is like the renaissance of the 14th through the 17th centuries. Often considered the link between the Middle Ages and Modern History, the renaissance saw the “rebirth” of … Continue reading Jean Gill – Renaissance Woman in a Modern Age

Kristin Gleeson – Author and So Much More

When I read Kristin Gleeson’s novella,“A Trick of Fate”, I knew I had to interview her. Since the book was a prequel to what was to become a series I thought it might be fun to get a little insight into where the characters were going. Upon reading her Bio on Amazon I became even more intrigued. Here was a woman with a wide scope … Continue reading Kristin Gleeson – Author and So Much More

“A Trick of Fate (The Renaissance Sojourner Series Book 0”) by Kristin Gleeson

A Trick of Fate by Kristin Gleeson My rating: 5 of 5 stars With a combination of language and settings Kristin Gleeson transports the reader back to the 15th century in her beautifully written “A Trick of Fate.” Alys is a young girl left alone when her brother Hal goes to sea and her mother dies. Through an accidental run-in with a noblewoman, her life … Continue reading “A Trick of Fate (The Renaissance Sojourner Series Book 0”) by Kristin Gleeson

“The Zebra Affaire” by Mark Fine: An Interview

It is rare to meet an independent author whose writing is as extraordinary as Mark Fine’s. I don’t say that lightly. Over the past several months I have almost exclusively read books by indie authors. Many were very good, some were good, but Mark Fine is in a category of his own. “The Zebra Affaire” is much more than the romantic tale of interracial lovers … Continue reading “The Zebra Affaire” by Mark Fine: An Interview