Book review: A Day of Fire by Stephanie Dray et al.

If you like historical fiction about the Roman Empire, A Day of Fire should really be on your TBR list. From the official blurb: “Pompeii was a lively resort flourishing in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius at the height of the Roman Empire. When Vesuvius erupted in an explosion of flame and ash, the entire town would be destroyed. Some of its citizens died in the chaos, some escaped the ... VIEW THE POST >>

Book review: The Scribe of Siena, by Melodie Winawer

From the official blurb: “Accomplished neurosurgeon Beatrice Trovato knows that her deep empathy for her patients is starting to impede her work. So when her beloved brother passes away, she welcomes the unexpected trip to the Tuscan city of Siena to resolve his estate, even as she wrestles with grief. But as she delves deeper into her brother’s affairs, she discovers intrigue she never ... VIEW THE POST >>

Summer in the Alps

The weather is finally getting (marginally) warmer, so it’s now the time to think of (or, at least, daydream about) summer holidays. Weeks on the seaside are all well and good, but, for me at least, nothing beats – the title kinda gave it away – a summer in the Alps. I must confess, I have not been particularly adventurous in this regard; for years I’ve always came to stay in the exact same ... VIEW THE POST >>