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...
If he could turn back time, Bray Drakestone, Marquis of
Lockington, heir to the Dukedom of Drakestone certainly
would chose that option. The young and handsome Bray
certainly is wealthy enough, but money cannot undo the
horrible damage from a stupid and feckless bet made after
night of heavy Read more...
The darkness of a London night in 1813 is not a safe place
to be out and about, so why were two young people going
the dark winding lane to Bloody Bridge on this ebony
moonless night? They might have been expecting a bit of
and frolic, but Read more...
There is no doubt about it. The ten year old black and
white Pulitzer prize winning photograph mounted in the
exhibit at Museum of Modern Art commands Stacey Kim's
attention and her imagination. Who is this raven-haired
woman? Why is she wearing a wedding dress? Why is Read more...
We can all identify with the troubles that can arise from
oversleeping and getting to work late. Such is the start
a very bad day, maybe even his worst ever, for aspiring
novelist and Denver taxi drive Brendan Murphy, called
by friends and foes alike. Murph is a Read more...
What a glorious summer day in Britain and Europe June 28
turned out to be. Truly, a day full of promise of romance,
dances, brilliant sunshine and a warm starry night! That
pivotal day in 1914 proves to be a turning point for many
and times will never be the Read more...
Like so many other times before, the doorbell is ringing
early in the morning or too late at night. Someone wants
see the Bishop. Linda Wallheim is used to it and to being
labelled as THE BISHOP'S WIFE, not always seen as a person
unto herself. She Read more...
Out on patrol in the small town of Hopewell Falls, New
June (Juniper) Lyons helps to take care of a local town
drunk so he doesn't freeze to death in the bitter cold.
really doesn't mind her life now, even if low key. Her
had Read more...
Dr. Astrid Bjorklund Jeffers and her sister-in-law-law,
Elizabeth Rogers Bjorklund, are proud of what they have
accomplished so far with their small hospital in the small
Red River town of Blessings in North Dakota. It is
springtime in 1905 and the sounds of construction ring
though Read more...
After being Sheriff of the small and dusty cattle town of
Hayward, Arizona for more than 12 years, Virgil Dalton is
used to, and likes his work and his ranch. His dad had
Sheriff before him, so he is familiar with the people. But
the winds are blowing more Read more...
After a few weeks of teaching, Edie Kiglatuk, a well-
respected hunter and sometimes detective, is enjoying her
new job teaching Inuit students, especially the young and
pretty Martha Salliaq. Wanting a break from the reminders
her loss Edie feels in her home in Autisaq, Edie eagerly
agreed to Read more...
It is with mixed emotions and thoughts that the hotel
made the boat crossing. Some excited and some nervous,
especially about the waves on the Mediterranean Sea off
coast of Marseille, France on their short trip to the
island of Sordou where a newly renovated luxurious hotel 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 kids’ 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!