#BookReview for Remembering the High Street: A Nostalgic Look at Famous Names by Gordon Thorburn @penswordbooks #RememberingtheHighStreet

A nostalgic trip down the high street, remembering once famous names such as Woolworth's, Athena and C&A and also featuring current favourites, including the ubiquitous Tesco and Marks & Spencer which started life as a penny market stall to become a retail giant but has had to adapt to survive.   MY REVIEW I really … Continue reading #BookReview for Remembering the High Street: A Nostalgic Look at Famous Names by Gordon Thorburn @penswordbooks #RememberingtheHighStreet

#BookReview for Images of the Past: Holidays in Victorian England by Gordon Thorburn @penswordbooks #Victorians #ImagesofthePast #HolidaysinVictorianEngland

In the country, holidaymakers were a rarity.  The railways could take you almost anywhere, but it was only the middle classes who went. So there were no crowds, and many of our pictures show tourist hotspots before they were hot, before there was any such thing as a car park. The text provides local knowledge and … Continue reading #BookReview for Images of the Past: Holidays in Victorian England by Gordon Thorburn @penswordbooks #Victorians #ImagesofthePast #HolidaysinVictorianEngland

#BookReview for Call to Arms – Over By Christmas: Outbreak of War by David Bilton #CalltoArmsOverByChristmas #TheGreatWarIllustrated #TheGreatWar @penswordbooks @penswordebooks

For many years the Home Front was the Cinderella of the Great War. However, in recent years it has been acknowledged for the essential part it played in the successful prosecution of the war for the Allies. The same factors were at play in each of the warring states, but each reacted in its own … Continue reading #BookReview for Call to Arms – Over By Christmas: Outbreak of War by David Bilton #CalltoArmsOverByChristmas #TheGreatWarIllustrated #TheGreatWar @penswordbooks @penswordebooks

#BlogTour #BookReview for The Awful Truth About the Shushing Prize by Marco Ocram #TheAwfulTruthSeries @damppebbles @denishaughnessy @TinyFoxPress #damppebblesblogtours

Should I tell him about Sushing or play dumb? Sticking in my comfort zone, I played dumb. Writer Marco Ocram has a secret superpower—whatever he writes actually happens, there and then. Hoping to win the million-dollar Sushing Prize, he uses his powers to write a true-crime thriller, quickly discovering a freakish murder. But Marco has … Continue reading #BlogTour #BookReview for The Awful Truth About the Shushing Prize by Marco Ocram #TheAwfulTruthSeries @damppebbles @denishaughnessy @TinyFoxPress #damppebblesblogtours

#BlogTour #BookReview for Blackwood by Michael Farris Smith @annecater #Blackwood @noexitpress @michael_f_smith

In this timeless, mythical tale of unforgiving justice and elusive grace, rural Mississippi townsfolk shoulder the pain of generations as something dangerous lurks in the enigmatic kudzu of the woods. The town of Red Bluff, Mississippi, has seen better days, though those who've held on have little memory of when that was. Myer, the county's … Continue reading #BlogTour #BookReview for Blackwood by Michael Farris Smith @annecater #Blackwood @noexitpress @michael_f_smith

#BookBlast for Her Side of History by Claudia Severin #HerSideofHistory @hfvbt #ClaudiaJSeverin #HistoricalFiction #HFVBTBlogTours

Author Claudia J. Severin took things into her own hands when her genealogy research seemed limiting. Follow her foremothers, four mothers plucked from her family tree. She reimagines the lives of ancestral families in this anthology. Ina, the tragic suffragette, traded her college degree and teaching career for a loving husband and children in the … Continue reading #BookBlast for Her Side of History by Claudia Severin #HerSideofHistory @hfvbt #ClaudiaJSeverin #HistoricalFiction #HFVBTBlogTours

#BlogTour #BookReview for A Cold Dark Heart by Stephen Puleston @books_n_all #AColdDarkHeart @stephenpuleston

Drake’s most dangerous killer and shocking case yet… Accident or murder...? When eighty-nine-year-old Emyr Isaac is found dead in his home, Drake and his team initially suspect a burglary gone wrong.  Isaac was old, and his death was a tragedy, but it’s not a murder case…is it? A grisly discovery... Drake uncovers more suspicious deaths, … Continue reading #BlogTour #BookReview for A Cold Dark Heart by Stephen Puleston @books_n_all #AColdDarkHeart @stephenpuleston