Moon Hunt: A People of Cahokia Novel

The third book in The Morning Star Series had me reading well past bedtime. Books one and two were gripping, but the events in this book are even more intense. From the Prologue when Morning Star admonishes Five Fists to not “execute her” after his death, my interest was piqued. I wondered who the “she” was who would achieve the Morning Star’s death.   Book … Continue reading Moon Hunt: A People of Cahokia Novel

“The Vanished Child: A Jayne Sinclair Genealogical Mystery” by M J Lee

  I stumbled on this book by accident and I am so glad I did. The fact that M J Lee created this tragic mystery based on real events is overwhelming. The Vanished Child deals with the unjust treatment of children from the British Isles who were taken to foreign countries. Harry, the primary character in this book, is so well described he practically leaps … Continue reading “The Vanished Child: A Jayne Sinclair Genealogical Mystery” by M J Lee

“Liberty: An Electric Eclectic Book” by Markie Madden

    “The reign of Hatshepsut, the first female Pharaoh in Egyptian history, is threatened by the actions of her stepson, Prince Thutmosis. But Hatshepsut’s daughter, Neferure, takes matters into her own hands to ensure the path of destiny her mother began.” I’ve been fascinated with early Egyptian history since I was a child, so I was immediately attracted to Markie Madden’s novelette, Liberty: An … Continue reading “Liberty: An Electric Eclectic Book” by Markie Madden

Naming characters in medieval historical novels: The Troubadours Quartet: Jean Gill

I recently reviewed the fourth and final book in The Troubadours Quartet, a historical romantic adventure series by award-winning author Jean Gill. “Song Hereafter” is a beautiful conclusion to a remarkable tale set in the twelfth century. I was fascinated by the names of many of her characters who come from different countries and cultures. She has graciously agreed to be my guest today, satisfying … Continue reading Naming characters in medieval historical novels: The Troubadours Quartet: Jean Gill

“Song Hereafter” (The Troubadours Quartet, #4) By Jean Gill (ARC)

I’ve eagerly awaited the fourth book in the Troubadours series, and it was well worth waiting for. Song Hereafter by award-winning author Jean Gill continues the story of Dragonetz los Pros and Estela de Matin. Capturing the flavor of the twelfth century, politically and culturally, Gill leads the reader along the path of history.   Gill’s ability to breathe life into her characters is stunning. … Continue reading “Song Hereafter” (The Troubadours Quartet, #4) By Jean Gill (ARC)

“Geoff What-if Nelder” In His Own Words

Before reading award winning author Geoff Nelder’s new book, Xaghra’s Revenge, I contacted him about the possibility of interviewing him. Having finished this historical fiction with romance, fantasy, action, and the paranormal, I wondered what would motivate a well-known writer of science fiction to make such a dramatic change in genre. I invited Geoff to guest on my blog and share his inspiration, how he … Continue reading “Geoff What-if Nelder” In His Own Words

“Xaghra’s Revenge” by Geoff Nelder

It takes a high degree of skill to write a book that takes an event in history and blends it with a compelling fiction. Geoff Nelder accomplishes this in his historical fiction, Xaghra’s Revenge. To add to the captivating plot, Nelder has injected an unlikely romance between two delightful characters and a tragic love from the past; a love that might dramatically change the face … Continue reading “Xaghra’s Revenge” by Geoff Nelder