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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Three Hills

Written by: Mark Montgomery

Published by: CreateSpace

Submitted By: Rachel Bell

An exquisitely written tale, penned in three parts, and positioned amongst the Sixteenth Century Borders; historical fiction but based in archaeological fact. Recounting the tale of John Brownfield, a fictitious character within a very real setting; Whilst Brownfield is at…

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Devotion and the Devil

Written by: Mark Montgomery

Published by: CreateSpace

Submitted By: Rachel Bell

The second chronicle of three to date … and as with Three Hills, the reader is taken on an adventurous journey through the adult life of John Brownfield, a Sixteenth Century Borderer. Beautifully written, Mark Montgomery pens action, tragedy and…

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On Solway Sand

Written by: Mark Montgomery

Published by: CreateSpace

Submitted By: Rachel Bell

The third instalment of the Borderer Chronicles and, as with the two forerunners, expertly written, full of archaeological and geographical authenticity and thoroughly compelling from beginning to end. Having read the previous two tales ~ Three Hills and Devotion and…

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Unreconstructed – A Story of the Old West

Written by: C.G. Faulkner

Published by: Falcons' Rest Farm Publishing

Submitted By: C.G. Faulkner

(This review posted by the book’s author) ‘Unreconstructed’ is the story of an unapologetic former Confederate Cavalry Officer, Captain Thomas Jefferson Fortner. Tom comes home to Georgia after the surrender at Appomattox to a land of devastation. His family had…

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Do Lilies Still Grow

Written by: Joshua Dale Gillespie

Published by: CreateSpace

Submitted By: Joshua Dale Gillespie

(This review submitted by the author) From the tumult of the Russian Revolution, to the streets of modern-day Moscow, Agent Philip Barker is seeking the truth…the truth behind the mysterious final days of the Imperial Family of Russia, and his…

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Clash of Eagles

Written by: Alan Smale

Published by: Titan

Submitted By: Gabriel Garcia

The first book in The Clash of Eagles Trilogy by Alan Smale.  It is a work of great creativity, dealing with an alternate history where Rome never fell. It finds the empire in the 1200’s in a world where all…

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True Soldier Gentlemen

Written by: Adrian Goldsworthy

Published by: W & N

Submitted By: Colin Bright

Set in the Peninsula War, it charts the progress and lives  of three officers and a “Gentleman Soldier” in the 106th Glamorganshire Regiment, which is fictitious. This is the first in a series of books spanning the period. The characters…

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Band of Brothers: Agincourt

Written by: Richard Foreman

Published by: CreateSpace

Submitted By: Victoria Carruthers

Excellent climax to one of the author’s best series of books. Foreman rightly credits Bernard Cornwell at end for being an influence and fans of Azincourt should also enjoy the whole Band of Brothers trilogy. Characters such as Edward Fordham…

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Star Readers From Out of the East

Written by: D.A. Nygaard

Published by: Lulu Publishing

Submitted By: D.A. Nygaard

(This review submitted by the author) The BookLife Prize in Fiction In Nygaard’s novel—which is a retelling of the three wise men’s journey to Bethlehem—star readers journey to solve a mystery related to an ancient prophesy and the position of…

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The Great War Won

Written by: James Emerson Loyd

Published by: James Emerson Loyd

Submitted By: James Emerson Loyd

(This review submitted by the book’s author) (A Historical Novel Society Editor’s Choice) The final years of the First World War form the backdrop for James Emerson Loyd’s epic trilogy The Great War Won.  The trilogy ranges from the corridors…

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