With the unexpected introduction to George Villiers,
Duke of Buckingham, Frances Theresa Stuart, the lovely,
penniless young Royalist in King Louis XIV's court took
chance to ask him. Frances is not only beautiful, but
intelligent and could pull together from little whispers
what her fate could Read more...
He did the best he could. Logan's focus is on saving
the man's life. How could it all go so very, very wrong?
Best laid plans and good intention were not garnering
Acting Detective Logan MacRae the attention he wanted or
expected. Now Acting Detective Logan McRae is Read more...
Surprised that his brother Simon, a Roman Catholic priest
still hadn't arrived for dinner, Alex Andreou, a married
(but separated from his wife) Greek Catholic priest, gets
a desperate call for help from his brother. Dashing off
to Castel Gandolfo, Alex is shocked by what he sees.
After calling Read more...
As Detective Constable Kevin Walker's feet crunch across
the icy crust of the snowbound farmer's field, he easily
sees even from a distance that the back of the victim's
neck has been seared by a close contact gunshot wound and
that blood had stained the snow beside Read more...
It is early spring in 1267 and the young nineteen year old
friar is being sent on journey of repentance. His
Master, the famous and infamous Roger Bacon, is well
pleased. Now, Bacon has a wonderful means of
accomplishing his goal while still being almost
imprisoned in his Franciscan Friary Read more...
As a professor and brilliant genetics researcher with lots
to do, Professor Don Tillman loves the time saving
efficiency and logic of his scheduled life. Now newly
married to his much more spontaneous Rosie, he knows
about her to add in some random variances, so she does not
suspect Read more...
Georgie Nikolopatos' husband, Spiro, has gone missing
again. Busy with the restaurant work, Georgie is only
mildly concerned. Their marriage is now more one of
convenience. Especially since their 19 year old daughter,
Callista, has grown up and is off visiting family in
Greece, Spiro is now more openly gay Read more...
At first, Camryn (Cami to her friends) Brooks thought she
had done the right thing but then, she realized she
should not have touched the knife... especially as it was
sticking out of the man's back.
After a bit of a disaster in Washington, Cami had
returned to her Read more...
The maid is in tears, the hotel staff are not disclosing
the truth and a wealthy banker lies dead in a bedroom of
the well-known Metropole Hotel in Leeds. Scotland Yard
is investigating, but how can they get any information
from the distraught and crying young woman?
With her Read more...
It was a simple enough death. An older man, Christopher
Drayton, falls off a cliff on the Scarborough Bluffs near
his home. Sergeant Rachel Getty wonders why they are
called to investigate it. Is it an accident or not? She
has a solid working relationship with her boss, Esa
Khartak Read more...
How does a man go back? How can a man go back and face
sick mother after leaving her so many years ago? How can
man go back and see old friends in his community,
an Amish man? How can a man go back after the evil Read more...
As the Queen's procession crest over the last hill on
way to Lord Arundel's Nonsuch, Kate Haywood and other
of Queen Elizabeth's court are absolutely overwhelmed by
beauty. Designed to be the most lavish palace in
Christendom, King Henry, Queen Elizabeth's own father Read more...
Chief Inspector Dal Damek of the Czech Republic Police is
intrigued. Two strangers, both supposedly on vacation,
to Czechoslovakia and arrive in his office within a
time of each other to ask about the death of an old nun
died of natural consequences. What is going on Read more...
Most people love of the idea of a clean, uncluttered home
environment, but at the end of the day when we are wrung
out from work, tuckered out from playing with the kids or
organizing them for all their outings, our good desires
get tossed in the bin and what Read more...
If not for the noisy crows, Hugh de Singleton would be
well on his way and back as planned to his home in
Brampton where he serves Lord Gilbert Talbot as surgeon
and bailiff. His beloved wife Kate is expecting their
second child after the season of celebrating Christ's Read more...
It is early dawn on the morning of April 9th, 1365 and
Hugh wakes to what proves to be a long and very
eventful day. Alan, the beadle for the manor in
Brampton, has been missing for two days and his wife is
frantic with worry. There is a hard Read more...
For most people getting kicked by a spooked horse would be
very bad news; especially in England in 1363 where a
might never be able to ride again or potentially die from
the injuries. Yet, when the event happened in Oxford in
that selfsame year, it is a Godsend Read more...
Joe picks up the frying pan, sends it flying across the
and it smashes into the kitchen wall as Joe's grown
over for their usual family Sunday dinner stare on in
shocked silence. What is happening to their normally
In his Irish Catholic Charlestown Read more...
It is 1768 after all and why does she need a man's name to
be on a lease anyway? The lovely and very determined
Mayhew is fuming. All she wants to do is get her coffee
bakery shop going and she has the funds to pay the Read more...
The First World War - the War to end all wars is over.
war Englishmen had eagerly signed up to fight in thinking
would be over by 1914 summer's end is finally over. It is
now 1919 and the party is definitely over. Four long
of hardship Read more...
Ever since I taught myself to read at
age two, I have been an avid reader and
collector of books. I am seldom
without a book in my hand, stacks by my
bedside and more waiting on my Kindle,
so I am very happy to be a book
reviewer for FreshFiction and have been
so since the last century. How can you
tell I love historical fiction? Other
book genres I love are regency
romances, suspense thrillers,
contemporary fiction, more romance
books and anything I can get my hands
on! Having a background in education
and organizational development, I also
love to read kidsí books and YA and
books on business.
I currently live in the National
Capital Region of Canada (aka Ottawa)
where Tinkerbelle, my beautiful Siamese
cat, rules the roost and reminds us
every day of her regal heritage,
especially when she wants treats! As
the saying goes: dogs may have owners,
but cats have staff!