Archive of ‘historical fiction’ category

The Tree of Paradise

Today’s cookies are inspired by a book I read recently which I was very glad to finish. Why was I glad to finish it? Well, let me tell you it wasn’t because it was bad. In fact, it was brilliant. Utterly evocative and compelling. But it gave me nightmares. It was disturbing and strange and […] Read more…

A Quick Cookie Update

Hello cookie lovers! It’s been awhile since I posted – apologies but as some of you who follow me on social media might know, I signed a three book deal last year with esteemed publisher Simon & Schuster! My first book, a historical fiction novel set in Estonia, is due out in March next year […] Read more…

Dreams, Memory & Romance in Fiona McIntosh’s The Tailor’s Girl

The Book When I was young, it was one of my (many, varied) dreams to be a fashion designer. I think many girls have this dream! It never occurred to me, though, that there was a time when women were not encouraged to follow their dreams, or rather, dreams were allowed but were limited to […] Read more…

Secrets and Second Chances: Kimberley Freeman’s Evergreen Falls

The Book My cookie inspiration for this week is Kimberley Freeman’s fabulous novel, Evergreen Falls. I read this book recently as I was recovering from surgery. It was the perfect hospital read, because once you pick up a Kimberley Freeman book you will NOT want to put it down until you are finished! Trust me. […] Read more…