Reading Club

I assume you're here at this website because you like my books. Good. And that also means you might like the books I enjoy reading, and that all of us might enjoy the books that you read, so this is simply a place where we can exchange news of books - any books - not just historical novels. Tell us if you've read something wonderful and entertaining, and we'll post your recommendations and reviews here. And, please, let us know what you think of these recommendations!

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The Boy From the Past

Written by: Stephen Greig

Published by: Cubert Press

Submitted By: Stephen Greig

This review submitted by the book’s author The present meets the past in mystery novel that flits between Second World War era Burma and modern Dorset. But what could connect such seemingly different environments…  

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Red Horse

Written by: M.J.Logue

Published by: CreateSpace

Submitted By: Bethan Taylor

This is a novel set in a Parliamentary troop during the English Civil war.  It’s the first in a series that I’m working my way through and it’s really very good – great characters and very funny.  I recommend giving…

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Agrippa’s Wake

Written by: Ralph Jackman

Published by: Knox Robinson Publishing

Submitted By: Elise Towner

Agrippa’s Wake by Ralph Jackman is an entertaining read about prominent people and events in the history of Rome. Writing in the first person is often very tricky, yet Mr. Jackman does an amazing job of drawing his readers in…

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Turn Left for Gibraltar

Written by: David Black

Published by: Thomas and Mercer

Submitted By: David Black

This review submitted by the book’s author This is the latest “Harry Gilmour” novel, a series following the Second World War career of a young RNVR submariner. For anyone looking for a feel of these naval adventure stories Admiral of…

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Nomen Neurosis

Written by: Christopher Drake

Published by: Christopher Drake

Submitted By: Christopher Drake

(This review submitted by the book’s author) Nomen Neurosis is a book about how a man’s mental illness effects a number of people around him.  Dean Andrews believes that he is working for the government as an undercover operative.  The…

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Separated Lives

Written by: Lynn Assimacopoulos

Published by: Dorrance Publishing

Submitted By: Lynn Assimacopoulos

(This review submitted by the book’s author) Received a kind reply from Mr. Cornwell to comment on my latest book–so here it is! I am a retired nurse who has always loved to write since I was 8 years old…

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Fifty Thousand Years

Written by: Dylan Casa Lobos

Published by: CreateSpace

Submitted By: Steven Sampson

Fifty Thousand Years ago, the ice was a mile high over two thirds of North America and Europe. Russia and Northern China were entombed beneath the same ice fields. Many of the earths 10,000 people had been living in the…

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Empire of Dragons

Written by: Valerio Massimo Manfredi

Published by: Pan McMillian

Submitted By: Gabriel Garcia

Empire of Dragons blends the worlds and cultures of the west and the east. When Roman soldier Metellus, his emperor and men get captured by their enemies the Persians, they are sold into slavery. However, Metellus and ten of his…

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Eagle and Empire

Written by: Alan Smale

Published by: Del Rey Publishing

Submitted By: Gabriel Garcia

Eagle and Empire is the third and final book in the Clash of Eagles trilogy. Taking place right after the events of books 2, Roman Praetor Gaius and his Cahokian allies must prepare for war as the Mongols advance from…

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Flashman in the Peninsula

Written by: Robert Brightwell

Published by: Feedaread

Submitted By: Robert Brightwell

(This review submitted by the book’s author) Flashman is revealed as the catalyst to one of the greatest royal scandals of the nineteenth century, which disgraced a prince and ultimately produced one of our greatest novelists. In Spain and Portugal…

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