The Vagabond Vicar by Charlotte Brentwood
First Novels / Historical Fiction / New to Me Author / Review Requests and ARCs

The Vagabond Vicar by Charlotte Brentwood

Author Charlotte Brentwood sent me this book to review, which is a regency romance with a Georgette Heyer/Jane Austen feel. I hesitated, because of my recently-established rule of not reading books that are “sweet” or “heartwarming.” But then I read the first chapter, and I was drawn into the story. We begin with William Brook, … Continue reading

Challenges / Children and YA / Classic Literature / Fantasy / New to Me Author

Review of Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper

Over Sea, Under Stone is the first of five books in Susan Cooper’s classic children’s series, The Dark is Rising.  She won a Newbery award for the fourth book, The Grey King.  It’s on my Classics Club list and also counts towards the Around the World in 12 Books Challenge.  March’s country is Wales, and … Continue reading

Highly Recommended / Historical Fiction / Historical Mystery / Part of a Series

Review: The Devil’s Company by David Liss

The Devil’s Company continues the story of Benjamin Weaver, a Jew in early 1700’s England who used to be a pugilist and now makes his living as a “thief-taker” – in other words, he tracks people down.  In this story, Weaver is blackmailed into taking a case that requires him to infiltrate the East India … Continue reading