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 Iron Marshal

Written by: J. G. Gallagher

Published by: Frontline Books

Submitted By: Geraint

This book is the long awaited reprint of John Gallaher’s 1976 classic account of one of Napoleon’s greatest Marshals, Louis Davout, ‘The Iron Marshal’. According to David Chandler, Davout was “one of the least liked as a man, the ablest…

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Empires of Bronze: Dawn of War

Written by: Gordon Doherty

Published by: Independently published

Submitted By: Gordon Doherty

(This review submitted by the book’s author) “A tale of far-flung desert adventure set in the distant Bronze Age Two great empires on the brink of war, one last hope for peace… 1294 BC: The fragile accord between the Hittite…

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The Captain from Connecticut

Written by: C S Forester

Published by: eNet Press Inc.

Submitted By: Geraint

In his only novel about the American sailing navy, C.S. Forester describes the exploits of a typical U.S. frigate cruising at sea during the War of 1812. Its captain, Josiah Peabody, demonstrates the revolutionary virtues of a new democracy fighting…

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A Devil of a Whipping

Written by: Lawrence E. Babits

Published by: University of North Carolina Press

The real-life battle and heroes that inspired The Patriot On January 17, 1781, in a pasture near present-day Spartanburg, South Carolina, Daniel Morgan’s army of Continental troops and militia routed an elite British force under the command of the notorious…

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An Independent Heart

Written by: Elizabeth Grant

Published by: Books on Demand

I started reading this novel because the Nivelle is mentioned in the blurb and the male lead is a captain in the Riflemen – I wouldn’t usually pick up a historical romance. The story does in fact open in St…

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On Harbor’s Edge

Written by: Kate Hotchkis

Published by: Maine Authors Publishing

Submitted By: Kate Hotchkis

(This review submitted by the book’s author) “Captivating! On Harbor’s Edge hooked me line and sinker with fascinating characters and dramatic plots brilliantly layered in Maine island life a hundred years ago. Can’t wait for the sequel!” – LINDA GREENLAW…

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Pagan Death

Written by: Sam Taw

Published by: Carantoc Publishing

Submitted By: Sam Taw

This review submitted by the book’s author: Review by Gordon Doherty, author of the Legionary Series, on Amazon UK Store:   5.0 out of 5 stars Unique and immersive   Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 May 2020 Verified…

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The Third Factor

Written by: S. P. Brown

Published by: Black Opal Books

Submitted By: S. P. Brown

This review submitted by the book’s author Amazon 5 Star Review: “A thrilling follow-up to Veiled Memory. The Third Factor will take readers on a journey that culminates in an exciting twist.”

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West of the Alleghenies

Written by: Craig Pennington

Published by: Self Published

(The review submitted by the book’s author) 1777 War Drums echo across the Frontier   Driven by the promise of a new frontier, Fergus Moorhead, his beautiful young wife, Jane, and a small group of intrepid pioneers challenge the treacherous…

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Legionary: Dark Eagle (Legionary #8)

Written by: Gordon Doherty

Published by: Gordon Doherty

Submitted By: Gordon Doherty

(This review submitted by the book’s author) “What hope has one forgotten soldier of bringing an emperor to justice? Winter, 382 AD. The Gothic War is over. After years of bloodshed, the Eastern Roman Empire and the Goths have struck…

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