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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Leap of Faith

Written by: Richard Hardie

Published by: Authors Reach

Submitted By: Richard Hardie

(This review posted by the book’s author) Merlin is a good looking woman and madly in love with Arthur, but that’s only the start of the story. Tertia, Unita and Marlene know what they want to be… detectives with a…



Written by: Robert Harris

Published by: Knopf

Submitted By: Peter Marsh

The eagerly awaited third of Harris’ Cicero trilogy was published 2015, & as I had read the first two soon after their publication, I decided to restart the series to refresh my memory. I would thoroughly recommend doing this, as…


The Paladin

Written by: George Shipway

Published by: CNPosner Books

Submitted By: Pedro Pereira

This is the first part of a two-part series about William Tirel, the supposed killer of William Rufus (the second part is “The Wolf Time”). It is mostly set in Normandy, during the final years of the reign of William…

Free Country

Free Country

Written by: George Mahood

Published by: CreateSpace

Submitted By: Peter Brown

This is a true and funny story about two friends who decide to walk or cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats, the catch is that they start the journey wearing just boxer shorts and have to complete the journey…



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…

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