Thursday Book Review: “The Hidden Dance”

If you like historical romance, don’t miss The Hidden Dance, from Allison & Busby. In pre-World War II Europe, a woman flees a brutal marriage and boards the SS Etoile, planning to reach America and start a new life. Keep reading to see what reviewers think of this romantic, thrilling tale.  Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: “The Hidden Dance””


#FridayReads: Take Me to the Shore

Happy weekend! This week’s #FridayReads are romance, mysteries, and thrillers to pack in your beach bag as you head to the shore.  Continue reading “#FridayReads: Take Me to the Shore”

Thursday Book Review: “Birthright”

This week’s featured book is a new mystery from Allison & Busby: Birthright by David Hingley. This fascinating historical fiction tale follows Mercia Blakewood from London’s bulging metropolis to the forests of Manhattan she will contend with murder, intrigue and lust, fighting for her future and her life as the town of New York is born. Keep reading to see what reviewers think of this book!  Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: “Birthright””

#FridayReads: Historical Romance

This weekend, we’re traveling back in time with Historical Romance novels! Journey to World War II England, 1870s Wyoming, and more with these books.  Continue reading “#FridayReads: Historical Romance”

Thursday Book Review: “Brides of War”

This week’s featured book is a historical romance from Allison & Busby. Brides of War by June Tate follows two GI brides after World War II when they travel to America to begin a new life with their husbands. Keep reading to see what reviewers think of this book!  Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: “Brides of War””

Thursday Book Review: “The Silk Tree”

One of our newest releases from Allison & Busby, The Silk Tree by Julian Stockwin is the first book in his new Moments of History series. This series consists of standalone novels which focus on turning points in history – this one, on how silk came to Constantinople. Keep reading to see what reviewers have said and to learn more about this fascinating historical fiction title!  Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: “The Silk Tree””

Thursday Book Review: “The Scattering”

This week’s featured book reviews focus on a fascinating Penguin Random House South Africa fiction title. The Scattering by Lauri Kubuitsile tells the story of two seemingly unconnected women, and at the same time tells the story of early twentieth-century South Africa and the horrific wars that occurred during that time. See what readers have been saying about this moving, captivating book, then go purchase your copy! Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: “The Scattering””

#FridayReads: Action & Adventure

This weekend, we’re all about stories that take us on a journey, preferably involving crusades, fighting, knights, piracy, or something of that ilk. Go on a reading adventure with one of these action tales:  Continue reading “#FridayReads: Action & Adventure”

“Striking Murder” Shortlisted for the CWA Endeavour Historical Dagger!

Happy Monday, and Happy August! We’ve got some great news to kick off the brand new month. Striking Murder by AJ Wright, an Allison & Busby historical mystery, has been shortlisted for the Crime Writers’ Assocation’s Endeavour Historical Dagger! This award goes to the best historical crime novel published in the UK within the judging period. Striking Murder couldn’t be more deserving of the honor. The Historical Novels Review said about this book, “…the plot is fast-paced and cleverly strewn with red herrings and subtle clues. Highly recommended.”

9780749019341Striking Murder by A.J. Wright

1893. Wigan is in the grip of a devastating national miners’ strike and a harsh winter. Arthur Morris, a wealthy colliery owner whose intransigence on miners’ pay is the main cause of the strike, is found brutally murdered in Scholes, a rough working-class district where he is universally hated and blamed for the grinding hardship the strike is causing. Detective Sergeant Slevin is tasked with finding the murderer and when a mysterious stranger is found bludgeoned to death, Slevin starts to unravel a twisted thread of interwoven clues that will lead to the murderer.

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