Book Review: Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Publisher: PhoenixFormat: ebookRelease Date: May 12th, 2022Goodreads Rating: 5/5 Stars There are some books you read and know, instantly, it’s going to stay with you for a long time to come. That is definitely true of Take My Hand, the story of Civil Townsend, a nurse in Montgomery, Alabama, and two of her patients, whoContinue reading “Book Review: Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez”

Book Review: Theatre of Marvels by Lianne Dillsworth

Publisher: Random House UK – CornerstoneFormat: ebookRelease Date: April 14th, 2022Goodreads Rating: 5/5 Stars When Zillah steps on stage at Crillick’s Variety Theatre, she steps into the persona of The Great Amazonia, an exotic wonder who certainly draws in the crowds. But Zillah must hide herself, and outside the theatre, she has to hide Amazonia,Continue reading “Book Review: Theatre of Marvels by Lianne Dillsworth”

What I’m Watching: Pose

Yep, another instance of being among the last to catch onto something. Not long ago I talked here about It’s a Sin, which reflects life for the LGBT+ community at the end of the 80s in London. When I mentioned watching it, someone suggested I check out Pose. So I did, originally on Netflix, thenContinue reading “What I’m Watching: Pose”

Book Review: Regency Buck by Georgette Heyer

Publisher: CornerstoneFormat: DigitalRelease Date: March 31st, 2011 Rating: 5/5 Stars This was, in a good way, a little different to how I expected. I haven’t read much Regency Romance, but I do want to read more, and Regency Buck sounded like a good place to start. And I am really glad I did! From thisContinue reading “Book Review: Regency Buck by Georgette Heyer”

Book Review: Rebel Rose by Emma Theriault

Publisher: AutumnFormat: PaperbackRelease Date: November 26th, 2020 Rating: 3/5 Stars I was so excited for this series, especially as I’ve pretty consistently adored the Twisted Tales series of books. The Queen’s Council is a new series of Disney books, exploring what happens to the princesses we know and love when they step up into theirContinue reading “Book Review: Rebel Rose by Emma Theriault”

Book Review: Kingscastle by Sophia Holloway

Publisher: Allison & BusbyFormat: MOBIRelease Date: November 18th, 2021 Rating: 3/5 Stars I received this book from publisher Allison & Busby via NetGalley – views remain my own. I really, really wanted to like this more than I did. I’ve been picking up more and more Romance recently, and largely really enjoying them. I justContinue reading “Book Review: Kingscastle by Sophia Holloway”

Spotlight: The Chronicles of Iona: Exile – Paula de Fougerolles

Today I’m on another blog tour with a spotlight for The Chronicles of Iona: Exile, by Paula de Fougerolles! So read on for more information about the book and the author, and to see what others are saying about this book. Blurb The Chronicles of Iona: Exile tells the story of the Irish monk and ScottishContinue reading “Spotlight: The Chronicles of Iona: Exile – Paula de Fougerolles”

Book Review: That Could Be Enough – Alyssa Cola

Publisher: Seditious SistersFormat: MOBIRelease Date: June 26th, 2018Genre: Romance – Historical – LGBT+ (WLW) Rating: 5/5 Stars The cover for this book popped up on my Twitter timeline, and as soon as I saw it and the title I had to grab it. Sapphic Romance with Hamilton references? Yes please! I freaking loved this novella,Continue reading “Book Review: That Could Be Enough – Alyssa Cola”

BBNYA Spotlight Tour: It Happened in Silence – Karla M Jay

Publisher: Book Circle PressLength: 364 PagesRelease Date: 29th October, 2020 Blurb 2021 IPA Distinguished Favorite Award2021 Winner Benjamin Franklin Award Silver2020 Book Excellence Award Finalist2020 Wishing Shelf Historical Fiction Finalist It Happened in Silence follows fifteen-year-old Willow Stewart, who has been mute since birth. She has one task to complete-to leave her Appalachian homestead andContinue reading “BBNYA Spotlight Tour: It Happened in Silence – Karla M Jay”

Book Review: Concrete Rose – Angie Thomas

Publisher: Walker BooksFormat: PaperbackRelease Date: January 12th, 2021 Rating: 5/5 Stars On the Come Up Review Is three books too early to call an author one of the greatest of their generation? Because after Concrete Rose, I really think Angie Thomas is. And she’s apparently working on a Fantasy novel, which has made me soContinue reading “Book Review: Concrete Rose – Angie Thomas”