Thursday Book Review: “Softness of the Lime”

We found the perfect book to curl up with this weekend. Softness of the Lime by Maxine Case, a new release from Penguin Random House South Africa, tells the story of Dutch slave owner, Geert, and his slave, Lena, set in the 1700s in the Cape Colony. This poignant, moving, important tale is perfect for readers who want to understand more about South Africa’s fraught history. Keep reading to see what reviewers think of this book.  Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: “Softness of the Lime””


#FridayReads: Recent Releases from Pen & Sword

Pen and Sword Books is one of the leading publishers of historical titles and non-fiction in the UK, with over 6000 titles currently in print and available in ebook format and an additional 500 new titles published per year across a range of subject areas. This week’s #FridayReads features just a small selection of some of their most recent new books! From a Great War spy story, to a scandalous account of life in Georgian Britain, there’s something for every history buff in the Pen & Sword list.  Continue reading “#FridayReads: Recent Releases from Pen & Sword”

Thursday Book Review: “Falling Creatures”

This week’s featured book is a fantastic new release from Allison & Busby – Falling Creatures by Katherine Stansfield! This title has received rave reviews, and I’m excited to share a few with you. Keep reading to see what reviewers think of this supernatural mystery.  Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: “Falling Creatures””

#FridayReads: New Year, New You

Happy first Friday in January! This list of #FridayReads may help you keep your New Year’s Resolutions a bit longer. Whether you’ve committed to going vegan, going gluten free, or just eating healthier, these cookbooks have tons of recipes to help you achieve your goals.  Continue reading “#FridayReads: New Year, New You”

Thursday Book Review: “Daughters of India”

Daughters of India by Jill McGivering is a wonderful new historical fiction title from Allison & Busby Books. This poignant tale looks at colonialism in India before and during World War II from the perspective of two women from very different backgrounds. Keep reading to see what reviewers think about this book!  Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: “Daughters of India””

#FridayReads: Holiday Spirit

These #FridayReads selections are all about Christmas. From classic tales, to winter romance, to Christmas history, the books in this list are sure to put you in the holiday spirit!  Continue reading “#FridayReads: Holiday Spirit”

Thursday Book Review: “Frost Fair”

This week’s featured book is a mystery set during Christmastime in 1669 London. In Frost Fair, the fourth title in Edward Marston’s Christopher Redmayne series from Allison & Busby, Redmayne’s brother is accused of murder when a corpse is found in the ice at the Frost Fair on the Thames. Find out what readers think of this gripping winter mystery!  Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: “Frost Fair””

#FridayReads: African Culture

Africa is a continent rich in beautiful architecture, stunning wildlife, delicious cuisine, and poignant literature. Let these #FridayReads take you on a journey through these four facets of African culture. While these books offer just a glimpse of Africa’s many wonders, they are a great start for the armchair explorer.  Continue reading “#FridayReads: African Culture”

Thursday Book Review: “A Cotswold Killing”

There’s nothing like curling up with a mystery book on a chilly winter night! A Cotswold Killing, from Allison & Busby Books, is the first title in Rebecca Tope’s Cotswold Mysteries series.  Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: “A Cotswold Killing””

#FridayReads: Time Travel

These #FridayReads picks will take you on a journey through time. From a classic tale in two new formats, to a romantic series with a time-traveling twist, these books are perfect reads for a cozy winter evening.  Continue reading “#FridayReads: Time Travel”