The Godmother’s Secret | HFC 2022 BOOK OF THE YEAR

So, yesterday I woke up to two gold medals and a shortlist. Today, I woke up to winner, HFC 2022 Book of the Year. It’s been a very sloppy morning of joyful tears and disbelief. Thank you, HFC, for the amazing honour; Dee Marley and the HFC gang who do so much for authors year round. Thank you Jenny Toney Quinlan for editing and cover design, Amy Wilson Maroney and Cryssa Bazos for being my writing buddies; and thank you to the amazing community of authors, bloggers, readers, friends, family and historical fiction fans around the world who’ve cheered me on. Thank you Friends of Lydiard Park for supporting me and providing me unlimited time to spend at Lydiard and in the archives, discovering my ancestress’s stories. I could go on and on, but the band’s started playing, so time to move on, with so much love and gratitude!

The Godmother’s Secret receives a prestigious Chill Award

Well, look what just happened! I AM THRILLED to share The Godmother’s Secret has received a Chill with a Book Readers Award. This is a fabulous honour, and one I am really proud to share. This reviewer’s comment in particular made me do the happy dance!
“Ms St John has very skilfully taken a controversial and speculative subject and given it plausibility. A very worthy addition to the debate about what happened to the Princes in the Tower. One of the best I’ve read, definitely an equal to Sharon K. Penman’s Sunne In Splendour.” 💃

Anna Belfrage shares an excerpt from her fabulous novel, Her Castilian Heart

Today, a special treat – an excerpt from Anna Belfrage’s fabulous historical fiction novel Her Castilian Heart. I read and reviewed this excellent book a few weeks ago, and I’m thrilled to welcome Anna back to share her wonderful writing as part of the Coffee Pot Book Club Blog Tour. Enjoy, and load up your kindle for some immersive holiday reading as Anna takes us back to medieval Europe and the magical world of Noor and Robert.

Enjoy an Excerpt from Her Castilian Heart | Brilliant Historical Fiction by Anna Belfrage

Ahoy! The Sea Witch sets sail again with a fabulous new voyage through the Golden Age of Piracy!

I‘m thrilled to welcome Helen Hollick to my blog today. I’m a huge fan of both her historical fiction and her cosy mystery novels, and I’m delighted to be a port of call for her latest phenomenal release, Gallows Wake. Join Helen as she picks an excerpt and whisks us away with the irresistible Jesamiah Acorne on the Sea Witch!
Read my Five Star Review “Sheer Magic” 
Read the Gallows Wake Spotlight and Excerpt