Black Eye – Neville Steed

ARC provided by Endeavour Press and Net Galley in exchange of an honest review  When I first came across this title at Net Galley, I wasn’t really impressed. Black eye sounded like a reference to some pugilistic physical confrontation or possibly some kind of ancient precious stone with a curse on it (after all, it was drafted in the mystery section). Well, I was wrong … Continue reading Black Eye – Neville Steed

The Summer Before the War – Helen Simonsen

The Summer before the War is a story set in a small English East Sussex village just before the first world war. A perfect romantic setting for a story that is equal parts touching and lovingly crafted. Helen Simonsen is famous for her much acclaimed earlier work called Major Pettigrew’s last stand, which I have unfortunately not read and was therefore pleasantly surprised with this … Continue reading The Summer Before the War – Helen Simonsen