Coffee Pot Book Club

Meet Jesamiah Acorne, pirate extraordinaire!

Those who follow my blog have encountered Jesamiah several times. Like here or here. One could almost think I have a thing for Helen Hollick’s adorable rogue Jesamiah – and yup, I do. But I also have a soft spot for all the other wonderful characters that flit through the pages of the Sea Witch […]

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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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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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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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Drumbeats – an intriguing title for an intriguing book!

Today, I am happy to give a shout-out to Julia Ibbotson and her book, Drumbeats. A bit out of my ordinary reading – albeit that anything that happened in 1965 now qualifies as Historical Fiction. (OMG! I’m an artefact!!!!!) Personally, I think Julia’s book sounds very intriguing! Blurb: It’s 1965, and 18 year old Jess

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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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Cold Blows the Wind – take a peek at historical fiction set in Australia!

Today, I am hosting Catherine Meyrick here on my blog. I was rather intrigued when I saw her latest release, seeing as it is set in the late 19th century – in Hobart! I have always wanted to visit Tasmania, and there’s that added intrige of Ms Meyrick writing a book about IRL people–in this

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Let us shine the light on Penda of Mercia – or more correctly, on author MJ Porter.

Today, I am hosting a stop on MJ Porter’s Coffee Pot Book Club tour featuring her book, Pagan King. We’re thrown back into the seventh century, a time when mighty (and Christain-ish) Northumberland is challenged by pagan Mercia and its capable ruler, Penda. Last time they clashed, Penda won. Will history repeat itself? Well, let

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