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The Darlings of the Asylum

The Darlings of the Asylum ⭐⭐⭐.5 3.5 out of 5 stars In Brighton, at the end of the nineteenth century, Violet Pring dreams about a life for herself. While her family tries to force her into a sensible marriage with her wealthy friend, that would solve all their financial problems, she considers herself an aspiringContinue reading “The Darlings of the Asylum”


The Romantic

The Romantic ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 out of 5 stars Title:               The Romantic Author:           William Boyd Publisher:        Penguin Format:           ARC, ebook Publication:     6th of September 2022 Happy Publication Day! In his new novel, Boyd presents a detailed panorama of the nineteenth century. The Romantic is a fictional biography of Cashel Greville Ross, following his life from County Cork, throughContinue reading “The Romantic”

ARC Review: The Bookseller of Inverness

The Bookseller of Inverness ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars Iain McGillivray leads an uncomplicated life as a bookseller in Inverness. When he sees a stranger urgently searching for something amongst the shelves and refusing to leave until closing time, he gets irritated but does not think much about it. Until the opening time theContinue reading “ARC Review: The Bookseller of Inverness”

ARC review: The Daughter of Doctor Moreau

The Daughter of Doctor Moreau ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars Carlota Moreau is a young woman growing up in an exotic location of Yaxaktun property in the Yucatan peninsula. She divides her days between books, lazy walks and helping her bellowed father. Her peaceful and pleasurable life is disrupted by the unexpected arrival ofContinue reading “ARC review: The Daughter of Doctor Moreau”