Book Reviews

This is a list of the Book Reviews I have written, designed to make it easier for you to find those titles you are interested in reading about.

The Queen’s Rival, Anne O’Brian

Historical Fiction set in England during the War of the Roses, this book follow’s Cecily Neville.

Book Review: The Queen’s Rival by Anne O’Brian

The Pull Of The Stars, Emma Donoghue

Historical Fiction, set in 1918 Dublin during the flu pandemic on a maternity ward.

Book Review: The Pull Of The Stars by Emma Donoghue

The Couple Next Door, Shari Lapena

A thriller, about a couple whose daughter is stolen from her bed.

Book Review: The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

All Creatures Great And Small, James Herriott

A heart-warming account of being a vet on the Yorkshire Dales in the 1940’s

Book Review: All Creatures Great And Small by James Herriott

The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee

Historical fiction from the perspective of a chinese domestic in late 1890’s Atlanta who begins to speak her mind as an annonymous agony aunt.

Book Review: The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee

When Breath Becomes Air, Paul Kalanithi

The memoir of a neurosurgeon who discovers that he has terminal lung cancer, discussing his career and feelings on life. A very touching read.

The End Of Men, Christina Sweeney-Baird

2025 Glasgow, a new virus which only effects men is sweeping through the poopulation.

Book Review: The End Of Men, by Christina Sweeney-Baird

The Ladykiller, Martina Cole

A crime thriller following ‘The Grantly Ripper’ and those who are trying to bring him to justice.

Book Review: The Ladykiller by Martina Cole

Katherine, Tudor Duchess, Tony Riches

Historical Fiction, following the life of the Katherine Willoughby through the reign of Henry VIII, all six of his queens and all three of his children.

Book Review: Katherine, Tudor Duchess by Tony Riches

The Christmas Invitation, Trisha Ashley

A feel good festive read about an artist invited to spend christmas deep in the country with her eccentric patron.

Book Review: The Christmas Invitation by Trisha Ashley

The Boleyn Inheritance, Philippa Gregory

Historical Fiction following two of Henry VIII’s queens and the infamous lady-in-waiting Jane Boleyn.

Book Review: The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory

Worst Idea Ever, Jane Fallon

Fiction, about a woman who learns a secret about herself she was never meant to hear.

Book Review: Worst Idea Ever by Jane Fallon

Bridgerton: The Duke and I, Julia Quinn

Set in London 1813, following a scheme between a society lady seeking a husband and a duke seeking no wife.

Bridgerton: The Duke and I, by Julia Quinn

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