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No Angel (The Spoils of Time, #1)
The first book in a trilogy, No Angel, opens in 1904 London and follows the lives of the, upper middle class, Lytton family. Largely set around their ...more
Oct 05, 2011
Oct 04, 2011
The English Girl
Set in 1937-38, The English Girl is the story of Stella Whittaker, who travels to Vienna to further her music studies at the Academy of Vienna. 17 yea ...more
not set
Jan 12, 2014
The Captain's Daughter
This is a big story. By that I mean it starts in 1912 with the sinking of the Titanic and finishes in 1959. Spanning three generations, the reader is ...more
May 23, 2012
Apr 16, 2012
The Darkest Hour
Set in both the present day and the summer of 1940, The Darkest Hour takes the reader on two journeys. One tells the story of Evelyn Lucas, a young wa ...more
Dec 11, 2014
Nov 01, 2014
The Gilboa Iris
Spanning the years 1982 to 2002, the settings in The Gilboa Iris are many including Israel’s Gilboa Mountains, New York City and Germany’s Zehlendorf ...more
not set
Jun 19, 2012
One Man's Empire
One Man’s Empire is a delightful read with a swift pace and surprises around each corner. Set in the late 18th century at the height of the British Em ...more
not set
Feb 18, 2012
The Postcard
Leah Flemming has written several novels among them The Captain’s Daughter and TheGirl Under the Olive Tree. The Postcard is her latest work.

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Aug 03, 2014
Aug 03, 2014
I'll Bring You Buttercups (Suttons, #1)
If you like sagas, you will enjoy reading this book. Beginning in 1913 it takes the reader through the tumultuous years of the First World War and the ...more
May 06, 2011
May 06, 2011
Envious Casca (Inspector Hemingway Mystery #2)
Georgette Heyer wrote British historical romance but she also wrote detective fiction in the golden era of whodunnits. Envious Casca is one of them. F ...more
not set
Jul 17, 2014
Fat Chance
Fat Chance by Malla Duncan, is a comedy murder mystery that tells the story of two, middle-aged, English women, Marsha and Milly, as they set out to v ...more
Jun 09, 2013
May 31, 2013
River of Destiny
Set on the banks of the river Deben in Suffolk, River of Destiny will take you to three different eras. You'll be plunged into the Ango-Saxon/Viking w ...more
Mar 28, 2013
Mar 03, 2013
Come, Tell Me How You Live
This book is a gem if you are interested in reading memoirs, history and/or reading about Agatha Christie’s life in general. Set in Syria during the e ...more
Apr 04, 2013
Mar 04, 2013
The Passing Bells (Passing Bells, #1)
On this 100th anniversary of the Great War (1914-1918), I found myself reading the first book in a trilogy called The Passing Bells by Phillip Rock. ( ...more
Sep 18, 2014
Aug 12, 2014
The Island House
This is the third Posie Graeme-Evans book I have read. The previous two, The Innocent and The Exiled were both set in the 15th century. The Island Hou ...more
Aug 15, 2012
Jul 16, 2012
The Girl You Left Behind
The Girl You Left Behind is set in two eras. 1917 during WWI and the present day. It tells the story of Sophie Lefevre, the wife of Edouard, a French ...more
Dec 21, 2012
Nov 03, 2012
The Lady of the Rivers (The Cousins' War, #3)
The Lady of the Rivers is part of Phillipa Gregory’s, The Cousins’ War, series. Set in France and England during the reign of King Henry VI, it follow ...more
Oct 21, 2013
Oct 01, 2011
Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy, #1)
Fall of Giants is the first Kenneth Follett book I have read. It’s a big book, 850 pages, but surprisingly easy to read. It is set in the early part o ...more
Jun 21, 2011
Jan 03, 2011
Life After Life
I’ve just finished reading Kate Atkinson’s new book, Life After Life. It’s an unconventional story about a girl who lives different parts of her life ...more
May 25, 2013
Mar 28, 2013
The Winter Sea
I became totally absorbed reading The Winter Sea. Set in north-east Scotland, it tells the story of Carrie McClelland, an author who starts writing a ...more
Feb 23, 2012
Oct 05, 2011
The Red Queen (The Cousins' War, #2)
If you enjoy historical novels about English history, then I would recommend The Red Queen. Set in the 15th century, it tells the story of the War of ...more
Sep 02, 2013
Dec 22, 2010
A Fine Woman
David George Richards has created a wonderful character in Helga Burbeck, a German countess who risks her life by smuggling Jews out of Germany during ...more
May 2012
Apr 16, 2012
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Well, what can I say other than I loved this book. Set in Guernsey in the aftermath of World War II the inhabitants tell, in a series of letters, abou ...more
Jan 06, 2011
Dec 26, 2010
The Moment
It took me quite some time to get into this book, but when I did, I couldn’t put it down. Set largely in West Berlin during the early 1980s, it is ess ...more
not set
Aug 03, 2011
The Collaborator
Set in Guernsey, during Germany’s occupation of the Channel Islands in WWII, this story has many facets. Not only is it a story of romance, but one of ...more
Aug 14, 2011
Jul 16, 2011
Murder On The Ballarat Train (Phryne Fisher, #3)
I enjoyed reading this book because it took me to Melbourne, Australia, in the 1920s and introduced me to, Phryne Fisher, an elegant, classy woman who ...more
Mar 2011
Feb 10, 2011
The Pursuit of Happiness
Never having read a Douglas Kennedy book before I didn’t know what to expect, but I wasn’t disappointed. With its many twists and turns, The Pursuit o ...more
Feb 03, 2011
Jan 07, 2011
A Special Relationship
I enjoyed this book immensely even though it dealt with some of the more confronting issues in life. After worrying through the first half, I loved th ...more
Feb 28, 2011
Feb 15, 2011
The Bronze Horseman (The Bronze Horseman, #1)
Nov 16, 2011
Oct 08, 2011
A Step in the Dark
not set
Dec 22, 2010
Debs At War
Aug 17, 2013
Jun 20, 2013
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