Special Feature: Murder in the East End (Kat Holloway Mysteries #4) by Jennifer Ashley

I was so fortunate to read the first Kat Holloway mystery a couple of years ago, but I just haven’t kept up on the series, though I am so glad to see that many readers have been enjoying the books!

I really enjoyed the first book but as the motto goes, so many books so little time, so I have gotten behind which is why I opted to do a special feature for this book instead of a review. I didn’t want to miss anything since I really enjoyed the first book and characters.

If you love historical mysteries reminiscent of Downton Abbey, then this is a series you do not want to miss! I can’t wait to catch up with the series and see what all the fun characters are up to and from the sound of it, lots has happened! Continue reading “Special Feature: Murder in the East End (Kat Holloway Mysteries #4) by Jennifer Ashley”

Review: Lady Rights a Wrong (Manor Cat Mystery #2) by Eliza Casey

I had the pleasure of reading the first book in the series last year and it wasn’t bad, but some of the things in the story were a little reaching.

That said the first book had a lot to recommend itself and I was open to reading the second book in the series to see how thing shaped up with a little bit of polish and experience under the author’s belt.

This series boasts likable characters with sass and sweetness and I was excited to see how Lady Cecilia Bates and her maid Jane, solve crime in this latest installment. Continue reading “Review: Lady Rights a Wrong (Manor Cat Mystery #2) by Eliza Casey”

Special Feature and Excerpt: Death of an American Beauty (Jane Prescott #3) by Mariah Fredericks

Historical mystery fans, do I have a treat for you today—an excerpt from the lovely Jane Prescott series!

I read the second book last year and thought it was grand and now I am thrilled to be able to share an excerpt from the upcoming third book, DEATH OF AN AMERICAN BEAUTY today on my blog!

This series is set in the Gilded Age New York and I was able to jump into the second book with little problem so if you are looking for a new mystery series to escape into during this strange time, I recommend giving this one a shot! Continue reading “Special Feature and Excerpt: Death of an American Beauty (Jane Prescott #3) by Mariah Fredericks”

Review: The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding by Jennifer Robson (Audible Edition)

This book has received a huge amount of praise and it’s basically been everywhere I’ve turned in the last few months. Magazines, social media, recommended reading on Goodreads, and staff picks in book stores. Everywhere.

I ordered the book when it first came out but then it got lost in all my other reading and largely I have been able to accomplish a lot more ‘reading’ by listening to audiobooks. So I decided to get this book on Audible and see if I could make some headway with it.

Obviously this book appealed to me for a number of reasons. First of all, I love all things royal and second it included a fashion element which I knew next to nothing about and honestly has never considered before. Continue reading “Review: The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding by Jennifer Robson (Audible Edition)”

Review: The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen

I stopped reading the review pitch once I saw ‘WWI’ in the description, which was basically the first line in the summary. I have read a lot of stand alone novels by Bowen and have been impressed with her writing and historical research.

Her stand alone books have mostly been set in WWII, but WWI is truly my favorite period in historical fiction, so seeing that this book was set during that time earned this book and instant and enthusiastic, ‘yes’ from me.

I have consistently enjoyed reading Bowen’s books, whether they are one of her historical mysteries or her stand alone novels. She as an incredible gift for writing vastly different content and managing to keep all of her heroines fresh and interesting. Continue reading “Review: The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen”