Eye of the Raven. . .a mystery of colonial America

Not my usual choice of library book but I certainly enjoyed this tale of American history and I can use the title as another book in my Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2014. From the cover: With the aid of the Native American Shaman Conawago, Duncan McCallum has begun to heal from the massacre of his Highland…

A Decline in Prophets, no it is not a misspelling.

I just love the artwork on the cover of this book.  You may remember a post I did previously on A Few Right Thinking Men, well this is the second book from the same author and featuring Rowland Sinclair. I think the quote at the bottom of the cover sums up why I like the…

What does the sky look like at your place?

The novel I have just finished is called Not the Same Sky which is an apt title for the book  as the sky in Australia was not the same as the one the female orphans had left in Ireland when they were shipped to Australia in1849. This is another of my books for the Historical…

Love and the American Revolution

Brave Enemies by Robert Morgan. I have to admit up front that my knowledge of American history is scant so you need to keep that in mind when reading my review of this book. I thoroughly enjoyed the novel although there were parts that were rather gruesome in the detail provided of the killing taking…

You don’t send a gentleman to catch vermin

You send Hawkwood. Ratcatcher by James McGee is one for my Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2014. From the cover: Hunting down highwaymen was not the usual preserve of a Bow Street Runner.  As the most resourceful of this elite band of investigators, Matthew Hawkwood was surprised to be assigned the case – even if it…

A “new” book from the library

The lives of Stella Bain by Anita Shreve for my Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2014 This is the first book I have read by this author and although I have seen copies of her books in the library and in bookshops I have neither borrowed nor bought one until now. I chose this book at…