The Godmother’s Secret

A warm welcome to Elizabeth St John with an excerpt from her latest historical novel, The Godmother’s Secret Publication Date: 4th October, 2022 / 350 pages Inspired by England’s most enduring historical mystery, Elizabeth St.John, best-selling author of The Lydiard Chronicles, blends her own family history with known facts and centuries of speculation to createContinue reading “The Godmother’s Secret”

Close Encounters of the Desperate Kind

By Len Maynard Have I ever recounted the story of my one and only meeting with Hollywood legend Stephen Spielberg? I don’t think so. As a working writer over the best part of half a century, I suppose the meeting of two giants of their respective artistic fields was almost inevitable. But I’m getting aheadContinue reading “Close Encounters of the Desperate Kind”

Island of Dreams

Welcome to Harry Duffin with an excerpt from his latest book, Island of Dreams Publication Date:  December 2022 / 420 pages @duffin26 @cathiedunn #HistoricalFiction #BlogTour #CoffeePotBookClub In May 1939, when Professor Carl Mueller, his wife, Esther, and their three children flee Nazi Germany, and find refuge on the paradise island of Cuba, they are allContinue reading “Island of Dreams”


Welcome to Alison Morton for a spotlight on her new novel, JULIA PRIMA, plus an enlightening guest post on “The Terror of Writing” JULIA PRIMA (Roma Nova series) Publication Date: August 23rd, 2022 / 335 pages “You should have trusted me. You should have given me a choice.” AD 370, Roman frontier province of Noricum.Continue reading “JULIA PRIMA”

Owerd the Briton

Spotlight today on Owerd the Briton by James Gault Publication Date: 24 July 2022 / 365 pages @ozjimg @cathiedunn #HistoricalFiction #BlogTour #TheCoffeePotBookClub In Saxon England of the 1060s, the prospects for Owerd are grim. He is a Briton; son of a miller; and looks like a Dane. The Church beckons, as does a warrior lifeContinue reading “Owerd the Briton”

The Conjuror’s Apprentice

Welcome to Gwen Williams with an excerpt from her new book, The Conjuror’s Apprentice (The Tudor Rose, Book 1) Publication Date: October 6th 2022 / 320 Pages @GJWilliams92 @maryanneyarde #tudor #crime #HistoricalFiction #CoffeePotBookClub Born with the ability to hear thoughts and feelings when there is no sound, Margaretta Morgan’s strange gift sees her apprenticed toContinue reading “The Conjuror’s Apprentice”

Fortunate Son

Welcome Thomas Tibor to today’s blog, with an excerpt from his book, Fortunate Son Publication Date: February 2022 / 338 Pages A powerful, evocative novel that transports the reader to a tense period in America, Fortunate Son is set on a southern college campus during the turbulent spring of 1970. Reed Lawson, an ROTC cadet, struggles withContinue reading “Fortunate Son”

Brushstrokes from the Past

(Soli Hansen Mysteries) – By Heidi Eljarbo Publication Date: 20 September 2022 – 260 pages Today this blog welcomes an excerpt from Heidi Eljarbo’s new book, Brushstrokes from the Past A Historical Art Mystery WWII and the mid-seventeenth century are entwined in this fourth dual timeline novel about Nazi art theft, bravery, friendship, and romance.Continue reading “Brushstrokes from the Past”