Reviews - Historical

Mighty Mary

Meet Mighty Mary, the circus elephant who can do it all, from dancing to playing the trumpet.  She has spent most of her life under the captivity of one human or another, experiencing moments of brute force and brief glimpses of kindnesses.  However, there was once a time Mary ran free.  She spent the first part of her life with a herd of other elephants under the watchful eye of her mother.  T

Widow Katya Marlowe, Countess of Stanhope, is a political influencer at a time when women in England and around the world were not recognized as autonomous individuals in the eyes of the law.

The year is 1307 and King Philippe has expelled the Knights of the Holy Temple from France.  Ewan MacKellar and two of his fellow Knights of the Holy Temple flee to Scotland and the protection granted to Templars by Ewan’s grandfather.  Having not been home for 12 years, Ewan is uncertain what to expect when he arrives, however, it was most definitely not news that his brother Ruaidri, now Lair

The Sugar Merchant

Thomas Woodward, merchant of Al-Qahirah, is the main character in this first-person saga set during the years just prior to the Great Crusades.  Orphaned as a young boy when Flemish mercenaries sack his village, Thomas finds himself rescued from a beggar’s life by the monks of Eynsham Abbey.  In exchange for his salvation, Thomas must pledge fealty to the Abbott and his brother monks.

Isobel Campbell has a secret mission: to find a safe place to keep the holiest relic in all of Scotland. She is escorted on this mission by a mysterious crusader, Alexander MacKinnon, who has just returned home to Scotland.