THE LAST KING: Seven Questions for M.J. Porter [INTERVIEW]

Viking sword and armor
They may have been violent, but M.J. Porter shows that the Vikings weren’t what you may expect. (Photo courtesy Canva)

I love a great historical novel, particularly if it is equally immersive and winds up teaching me something new. M.J. Porter’s The Last King does just that. It transports us back to a part of early English history you may not be that familiar with, when Viking violence spread throughout the land. And while reading this story fueled my imagination, it also brought up some burning questions. We hope you enjoy this exclusive interview with the author. —J&H

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THE BRIDLED TONGUE: Five Questions for Catherine Meyrick [INTERVIEW]

Catherine Meyrick's THE BRIDLED TONGUE

Author Catherine Meyrick stops by to chat about her latest book, The Bridled Tongue. (Photo courtesy Canva/Courante Publishing/Catherine Meyrick)

Why do people get married? It’s a question many of us ask ourselves, before and after taking vows. Yet as sticky a question as that can be in modern times, back in 1586 England, the answers were even more complicated than they are now. Find out why as author Catherine Meyrick sits down to chat with us about her new historical novel, The Bridled Tongue. We hope you enjoy this exclusive interview! —J&H Read more of this post

Kayte Nunn’s ‘The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant’ is an Uplifting yet Heartbreaking American Debut [REVIEW]

Letter and pearls

Love never dies when it is expressed in a letter. (Photo courtesy Canva)

A committed woman. A young scientist. Discover the trove of letters that binds them together across the chasm of time that separates them in Kayte Nunn’s intriguing new novel, The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant. Read more of this post

Molly Green Explores Gender Equality and a Woman’s Dreams of Flight in ‘A Sister’s Courage’ [REVIEW]

Women pilots

Pilots wearing parachutes for a demonstration flight for the Air Transport Auxiliary Service in which they are to replace male pilots, freeing them for combat duty in World War II. January 10, 1940. (Photo by Telegraph)

Three sisters. A world at war. One dream worth risking everything for. Fiercely determined to live life on her own terms, one woman does whatever it takes to soar to new heights in Molly Green’s empowering novel, A Sister’s Courage. Read more of this post

Paul Walker’s ‘State of Treason’ [EXCERPT]

A Wedding Feast, c. 1569

Spy games play out in the midst of Elizabethan England in Paul Walker’s new historical thriller, State of Treason. (“A Wedding Feast, c. 1569” by Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder/Public Domain)

More than four centuries have passed since Queen Elizabeth I died, and yet we still seem as captivated as ever by the rich history of Elizabethan England during the 16th century. And why not? After all, it was a time when treachery and betrayal were rampant in both the government and the church, the bubonic plague claimed countless lives across multiple outbreaks, and both William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe competed to write the best plays London had ever seen. Now author Paul Walker uses this vibrant setting to create a new series of spy thrillers centered around a doctor who embraces both lore and science. We hope you enjoy this exclusive excerpt from State of Treason.J&H Read more of this post