historical fiction

All limelight on The Fortune Keeper and Deborah Swift!

The first book I read by Deborah Swift was The Gilded Lily, set in the 17th century. We bonded over that period, Deborah and I, when we met back in 2010, but since then, she has moved on to write books in various eras, as have I. Deborah has, among other things, penned an excellent […]

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The Lost Women of Mill Street – welcoming Kinley Bryan and her latest release!

Today, I am happy to welcome Kinley Bryan to my blog, as part of her Coffee Pot Book Club blog tour. I am also happy to have signed up for a review, as The Lost Women of Mill Street was a very enjoyable read. Find my review further down! Blurb: 1864: As Sherman’s army marches

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Riddle of the Gods – dive into the VERY exciting life of Olaf Tryggvason

Today, I am hosting Eric Schumacher and his latest release, Riddle of the Gods, as part of his Coffee Pot Book Club tour. Seeing as I am Swedish and had a mother who would happily read to me from the Edda when I was a child, I have something of a soft spot for the

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Their Castilian Orphan – my latest release is HERE!

Today, I release my  twenty-third book. Their Castilian Orphan is finally live, thereby concluding the Castilian Saga. Or not, seeing as Robert goes all grouchy when I tell him this was the last book. “You know what’s going to happen next,” he protests. “The king is sending us . . .” No, no no! I cover

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When exile looms – showcasing Alison Morton’s latest

Some weeks ago, I was more than happy to have Alison visit this blog with a guest post related to her latest release, Exsilium. Today, I am delighted to welcome her back as part of her Coffee Pot Book Club blog tour with an excerpt. Exsilium is a foundation story for Alison’s fab Roma Nova

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A Matter of Time – in which Henry VIII faces approaching death

I am no fan of the Tudors. I am deffo no fan of Henry VIII or Anne Boleyn, and have a tendency to avoid all novels set in this period. But there are exceptions: Judith Arnopp is a writer whom I greatly admire for giving us such relatable (yes, even Henry is relatable, although not

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When exile was the only option – Alison Morton paints the background to EXSILIUM

Since years back, I have been a Roma Nova fan, somewhat addicted to Alison Morton’s books set in an alternate history world, where a small remnant of “true Rome” has survived through the centuries. In the first few books, the story is set in contemporary times, a delicious mix of fast-paced action and great world-building.

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Steel Valley – coming of age in the industrial hey-day.

Today I am hosting a stop on Jerry Madden’s tour with The Coffee Pot Book Club. His book, Steel Valley, is set in the 1960s in Ohio which qualifies it as historical fiction – you know, at least fifty years in teh past. Gulp. I am apparently fast becoming a relic. . . I find

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Wandering the medieval streets of London

Here, take my hand. Come on, I won’t hurt you. Nope, just grab hold of me so that I can drag you with me, seven centuries backwards in time. What, you don’t want to? I promise I’ll bring you back. Cross my heart. (Sheesh: some people are SO unadventurous!) Now that you’ve overcome your fear,

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Beautiful Ghost – Milana Marsenich transports us back to Montana in the early 20th century

Today, I am happy to host Milana Marsenich and her book, Beautiful Ghost, as part of her Coffee Pot Book Club tour.  Milana’s novel is set in 1918, just as the dreaded Spanish Flu starts spreading – and I imagine that present-day audiences are better equipped to understand the reactions to this influenza after our

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