blog tour

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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Find Me in the Stars – welcoming Ms Larimore and her Huguenots to my blog!

Today, I am hosting Jules Larimore as part of her ongoing blog tour with The Coffee Pot Book Club. Ms Larimore’s book, Find me in the Stars, is set in the late 17th/early 18th century and details the life and woes of French Huguenots in the Cévennes area . Frequent visitors to my blog know

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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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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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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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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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The Warmth of Snow – welcome to romantic Sweden!

Today, I am rather chuffed to be part of Heidi Eljarbo’s blog tour featuring her new book, The Warmth of Snow. Why? Well, the book is set in Sweden, and now and then i succumb to bouts of patriotism. Plus, Heidi lives in Norway, and I love Norway! (Well, not always: not when they beat

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Welcome to Joan Fallon and her latest release – The Winds of Change

Today’s guest and I share a common fascination with Spanish history. She, of course, lives in Spain. Me, I grew up with Spanish and Spanish history. If you  haven’t read Joan Fallon’s books about Moorish Spain yet, you are in for a treat – check them out on Amazon (links to Joan’s Amazon page further

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The King’s Champion – or how Nancy Northcott combines the black legend of Richard III with magic and brews a compelling story

Any history geek will tell you that there are some subjects that can really get the debate going, heated arguments for and against flying back and forth. One such subject is Richard III: did he or didn’t he kill his nephews? Some are utterly convinced he did. Others furiously claim he most certainly did not.

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