Hallo, Hallo dear hearts!
I am sure it will not come as a surprise to my readers & visitors alike to realise a *new!* work of Historical Fiction caught my eye! As a book blogger, I’ve happily been sharing my readerly inclinations throughout Historical narratives for the past six years – it is hard to believe I am entering my sixth year at the end of *March!* – however, my blogoversary is on the 31st! Quite fittingly, I’ve already been spending the month happily consumed with new voices in Historical Fiction and have a ready eye on new stories I want to be reading as soon as I can get my hands on the books themselves!
I truly love everything about being a time traveller through History – to be able to hug close to a narrative which speaks authentically to its timescape and of finding authors who can take me into the historic past with convicting story-lines featuring characters you want to champion because you’ve made an emotional connection to their journeys is what keeps me anchoured into the genre overall. I love finding new segues of interest, different timescapes to enter and of course, I simply love how alive the characters feel as I am reading their stories.
By re-visiting the past – however which way we enter it, we have a chance to better understand our present and in effect, gather a glimpse of the future which is still being written into view. One of the benefits I have found of reading the historical past is having this beautiful understanding of where we’ve been and where we could go next – it is a slice of the ordinary and the extraordinary through the backdrop of our known historical timeline which makes I think the wicked sweet part of reading Historical Fiction!
This is why when Sapere Books mentioned this particular author was going on a blog tour, I couldn’t wait to spotlight her new Thriller of a series & ask her curiously pertinent questions regarding how she took about to craft the series overall! Historical Thrillers are typically the kind I read the most – there are a few Contemporaries which sneak into my reading life and charm the socks off me – but let’s be truthful, it’s the Historical Mysteries & Thrillers which really drive a heart of joy into my readerly wanderings the most often! Sapere Books is a new UK publisher I have discovered who is publishing quite a large collection of Historical Fiction – most of which I am actively seeking through my local library and am hopeful I can start reading some of their titles this Spring.
I am also quite aware of the fact they are also publishing stories within my particular genres of interest – from Women’s Fiction to CrimeFiction – I previously highlighted another #newtomeauthor of theirs, Clare Gray who recently celebrated her debut novel “Running in Circles”!
Ahead of reading these stories – today I am celebrating a new series by M.J. Rogue!
An Abiding Fire
Subtitle: Murder and Mystery in Restoration London
by M.J. Logue
How do you solve a murder when you are one of the suspects?
Life should be good for Major Thankful Russell and his new bride, Thomazine. Russell, middle-aged and battle-scarred, isn’t everyone’s idea of the perfect husband for an eligible young woman but the moment Thomazine set eyes on her childhood hero, she knew they were destined for one another.
But Russell, a former Roundhead, now working for the King’s intelligence service, was never going to have a simple life in Restoration London.
Unable to shake suspicions of his Parliamentarian past, someone seems hell-bent on ruining his reputation — and his life.
Whispers about his sister’s violent murder follow him and accusations of treason abound.
When more deaths occur Russell finds himself under suspicion.
He is ready to escape from the capital, but Thomazine is determined to find the truth and clear the name of the man she loves.
But who is the real killer and why are they so keen to frame Russell?
More importantly, will they succeed?
And has Thomazine’s quest put them all in mortal danger?
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Published by Sapere Books
on 2nd January, 2019
Formats available: Trade Paperback and Ebook
This kicks off the Thomazine and Major Russell Thrillers series!
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