Being a royal is not always a piece of cake. Despite
the comfort of Kingsdowne Place in Kent, Lady Victoria
Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie Rannoch (or Georgie) is a
little bored. She is stuck here as it is hard to get a
real job in the depression of 1934. She doesn Read more...
As the Great War drags on with all its misery in the
autumn of 1918, Nursing Sister Bess Crawford is glad to
have made a safe passage across to Dover from France. She
is exhausted but glad they had not lost any of the
severely injured soldiers on the way Read more...
From an intro college class to a female wolf's cave near
a small stream over thirty thousand years ago,
bestselling writer W. Bruce Cameron takes us on an epic
and evocative journey back to the brutal and harsh
reality of life over 30,000 years ago in Paleolithic
times Read more...
Despite the enjoyment of his peaceful and happy
retirement and life in the small village of Three Pines,
the former Head of Homicide for the Sûreté du Québec
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache confronts the inevitable
debate of active people in early retirement. Should he
stay retired or take Read more...
Lorie is grief stricken at the unexpected passing of her
father, yet she wants to stay strong to support Maddie,
her stepmother who had been her Mamm since she was a
young child. She doesn't remember her real Mamm,
and that bothers her, so she wants to have a Read more...
Like a man in the desert, is it the real thing or a
mirage? After a real string of bad luck, including
hearing about the death of his parents and an "opportunity for change" being a
demotion, Dominic wants an out from his life as a prosecutor.
What a strange, happy and totally distressing year!
Kelley Quinn, owner of the Winter Inn on Nantucket, is
proud of all his four children yet his heart is most
heavy with worry since his son Bart's disappearance in
Afghanistan. Kelley appreciates all the emails, calls and
letters he had Read more...
Ryder Creed is used to dangerous situations. As a former
Marine and K9 handler in Afghanistan, the motto "First
in, first to die" has almost proven too close for comfort. Ryder, now the co-
owner of K9 CrimeScents, is
well aware of the dangers facing him and to his beloved Read more...
Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is totally
disgruntled about being forced away from his current
investigation concerning jewel thieves in the Bath area,
but an internal investigation turns out to be much more
interesting when he heads to Sussex and he finds he
knows the female officer under investigation.
Like Alice Read more...
Despite a lifetime of enjoying life as a Parisian,
Commissaire Georges Dupin has adapted quite well to the
slower pace of life he now experiences since being
transferred to the remote but very picturesque coastal
area of Brittany on the northwest coast of France. Life
is particularly pleasurable now that Read more...
It has been a year since Erlendur Sveinsson, a young
officer with the Reykjavik Police, had been called
to leave his normal traffic duties to pull a body out of
a flooded peat pit. It had given the rookie cop a turn
when he realized that the drowned body was Read more...
Life can be pretty hard when you are young, pregnant, and
alone. It can be difficult when you own family turns
their back on you. Hard as that is, it is an even harder
world when your family is Amish.
Faced with that situation, Nora Glick Landwehr made her
decisions Read more...
It was just a kiss. That was all it was. A moment of
frustration with Gabriel, and she shared a passionate kiss
with the Earl of Ralston. It was just a momentary lapse;
yet, an ill-fated moment seen by her beloved husband, the
handsome Earl of Averford.
Then Gabriel Read more...
Rick Torres, a young ex-Marine and ex-cop, recently returned from
Iraq. But he had made a big mistake and needed to talk to
his good friend about it -- in the middle of the night. Raymond Donne, now a
New York City school teacher, is
also an ex-cop Read more...
Caro, Anna Sloane's younger sister, is hitting a little
too close to the mark with her teasing. Double drat!
How is she going to get the thoughts of that devilish
rake out of her head and get new ideas about her next
novel written instead?
While reading novels is Read more...
Will deceit and lies help Charlotte Dolinsky find out the
truth about her brother's death? Even as she winces at
thought, that is not going to stop her now and she is
and determined to go ahead with her plan.
Charlotte was told her brother Ethan had Read more...
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...
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!