Five things to read, listen to and watch for cosy autumn evenings

I get so excited for every season, but I love the cosiness of autumn as it draws in during September and October. I’m already enjoying eating pumpkin spice-flavoured everything even though Savannah hasn’t cooled down too much yet, and spending evenings curled up with cups of tea and books, as well as exploring things to…

Review & Blog Tour: “The Jane Austen Society”, by Natalie Jenner

I’m absolutely thrilled to be sharing my review of a brilliant book that has just been published (three days ago!) as part of a blog book tour – Natalie Jenner’s debut novel, The Jane Austen Society. I’d like to thank St Martin’s Press for gifting me an advance readers’ edition to be able to have…

Review & Blog Book Tour: “Rakes and Roses”, by Josi S. Kilpack

I’m so excited to be not only reviewing a new book on the blog today, but participating in the Blog Book Tour! Josi S. Kilpack’s historical romance Rakes and Roses is an uplifting tale that turns gender conventions of the romance novel on its head: in this one, it is the heroine rescuing the hero.…

Review: “Forgotten Royal Women: The King and I”, by Erin Lawless

For my last-but-one Women’s History Month post, I’m so excited to share my review of Erin Lawless’ book Forgotten Royal Women: The King and I, which Pen & Sword Books kindly sent me a copy of to review. A positive in the craziness that the world is going through right now (and I sincerely hope…

Review: “Exploring the Lives of Women, 1558-1837”, edited by Louise Duckling, Sara Reid, Felicity Roberts & Carolyn D. Williams

It seems rather fitting on World Book Day, during Women’s History Month, to post my review of Exploring the Lives of Women, 1558-1837, which was published to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Women’s Studies Group 1558-1837 (WSG). I’d like to thank Pen & Sword Books for gifting me a copy of this wonderful book…

Review: “Sanditon” by Jane Austen & Kate Riordan

This is such a treat of a review for me today – I’m so grateful to Grand Central Publishing for gifting me a copy of Sanditon to read and review to coincide with its release in the US on PBS. Did you catch the first episode on Sunday? I have a confession to make: although…

Review & Book Tour: “There’s Something About Darcy”, by Gabrielle Malcolm

I've been invited to do something a bit different today, which is incredibly exciting: I'm hosting Dr Gabrielle Malcolm's new book, There's Something About Darcy, on my blog for the day as part of her blog book tour! As soon as I heard about Malcolm's book, I knew it was for me - as someone who…