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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Written by: Harry Farthing

Published by: Blackstone Publishing

Submitted By: Lauren Maturo

Two men, seventy years apart, push for the top of Mount Everest, driven by forces beyond their control and something inside that says climb. After eight successful summits, Mount Everest guide Neil Quinn is confident he can handle anything the…


Part an Irishman

Written by: T.S.Flynn

Published by: Snakecrest

Submitted By: T.S.Flynn

(This review posted by the book’s author) You think you’ve had a bad day? 4 October 1843 Van Diemen’s Land; a British Prison Colony: Irish “Javelin Man” and convicted felon, Sir John Turner Flinn used to be a navy intelligence…

winters fire

Winter’s Fire

Written by: Giles Kristian

Published by: Bantam Press

Submitted By: Robin Carter

A contender for book of the year for me for 2016.

Lost Formula

Sub Rosa – The Lost Formula

Written by: Patrick Sean Barry

Published by: Sator Rotas Press

Submitted By: Patrick Sean Barry

(This review posted by the book’s author) Paris France, 1815 A.D. The story takes place in the early days of Napoleon’s return from his exile in Elba. In the chaos, confusion and struggle between Royal and Loyalists to Napoleon, one…

Sir Banion

Sir Banion and the Quest of the Black Plague

Written by: T. H. Strickland

Published by: CreateSpace Independent Publishing

Submitted By: Hunter Strickland

This is a young adult historical fiction set in medieval Ireland after the fall of King Arthur’s court in England. The Story follows a young knight and his two brothers in arms as they face a new plague racing across…

How to Steal Mona Lisa

How to Steal the Mona Lisa

Written by: Taylor Bayouth

Published by: Perigee Books

Submitted By: Taylor Bayouth

(This review posted by the book’s author) A step-by-step guide for the craft of high stakes thievery In How to Steal the Mona Lisa, author Taylor Bayouth meticulously describes seven heists of priceless art and artifacts: the Hope Diamond, the…

American St. Nick

American St. Nick-A True Story

Written by: Peter Lion

Published by: Plain Sight

Submitted By: Peter Lion

(This review submitted by the book’s author) “One more memorable and inspiring story from the greatest generation – Soldiers who put down their weapons and brought Christmas to a beleaguered town and its kids. It will touch your heart and…

Danish Soldier


Written by: Brian Walters

Published by: Wilder Publications

Submitted By: Brian Walters

(This review posted by the book’s author) Winter of 1945. Aksel Foss, a Dane forced at gunpoint to fight in the German Army, flees Soviet tanks across the snow-bound fields of East Prussia. His goal: return to Denmark, and escape…

Jesuit Letter

The Jesuit Letter

Written by: Dean Hamilton

Published by: Tyburn Tree Publishing

Submitted By: Dean Hamilton

(This review posted by the book’s author) England 1575 Ex-soldier turned play-actor Christopher Tyburn thought he had left bloodshed and violence behind him when he abandoned the war against the Spanish in Flanders, but fate has different and far bloodier…

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