Friday 16 August 2019

Weekend Blog Hops - 16 August 2019

Hi all! It's time for those weekend blog hops once again! 
Do you read historical fiction?
The short answer is yes. I read a wide range of books, but historical fiction is one of the genres I enjoy. I'll read books set in any era if the story appeals to me, but I am particularly partial to the 18th century and the Regency.

Opening sentence:
Emlyn tried to look out over the bright-white sand to the water, but her head was aching, and her eyelids were too heavy to open.


From page 56:
What was that old maxim that the doctor had told her? Time heals all wounds. But Emlyn rejected that; her heart had been irrevocably broken and grief had settled into her soul.
My Current Read 
Annie Seaton

Within the treacherous caves of Undara, a betrayal will test the bonds of friendship and family. A page-turning new eco-adventure for readers who love Di Morrissey.

When entomologist Emlyn Rees arrives at Hidden Valley she wants nothing more than to escape her marriage breakdown by burying herself in the research team's hunt for new species of insects in the depths of the dramatic Undara lava tubes. However, little does she suspect she will be the key to solving a mystery that's more than one hundred years old.

Travis Carlyle is initially resistant to letting some city folks tramp over his cattle station, but soon the researchers' findings and a growing friendship with Emlyn bring opportunities to turn around his struggling farm. With a broken marriage behind him and children to care for, Travis needs to plan for the future and this could be his family's best chance.

But when things start going wrong for the farm and around the dig site, Emlyn and Travis are at a loss as to understand why. Are they cursed with bad luck, or is there a more sinister force at play? Are the tall tales of enigmatic stockman Bluey turning true? As the unseen saboteur grows bolder, Emlyn and Travis are caught in a race against time to save the station ... and their lives.


  1. That 56 is tortuously beautiful. Happy weekend!

  2. I enjoy historical fiction too. Especially mysteries. And novels set in and around the World Wars. Or any time period with a story that captures my interest. 😊

    After reading your excerpt and the synopsis, I want to read Undara. It sounds like an intriguing novel. I can't resist age old mysteries.

    Have a great weekend, Nicki.

  3. Sounds like a good story. This week I am spotlighting Stolen Things by R. H. Herron from my review stack. Happy reading!

  4. This book seems interesting. Enjoy your current read.

  5. This sounds like a story I'd enjoy. I like the unusual setting, and the characters sound interesting, too.
    My post features a mystery: Bless Me Father For I Have Sinned.

  6. Great I am curious about this one.

  7. Those snippets have me interested for more. Happy reading! :)

  8. Ooh, the opening line you picked is intriguing me for one reason or another.

    Also, I love historical fiction as well. I need to dive into the different layers of it though--I find that I've so rarely read anything set in the Regency Era.

    1. Hi Jessica. Thanks for the visit. Hope you can find some good Regency reads!