Book Review

Book Review: Triumph of a Tsar

September 23, 2018 Renny Book ChatHistorical Fiction

For anyone who would like something a little bit different in the history genre, check out my review of Triumph of a Tsar by Tamar Anolic, a well-written Alternative Historical Fiction. Triumph of a Tsar is a work of alternate historical fiction in which the Russian Revolution of 1917 is averted, and the hemophiliac Alexei, […]

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Consumable History – Virgin to Victoria

August 21, 2018 Renny Book ChatHistorical Fiction

Virgin to Victoria is a powerful retelling of the history of the British monarchy, beginning with Henry VIII’s daughter, Elizabeth I, as she comes to the throne. Charting Elizabeth’s incredible journey, Virgin to Victoria travels in time through the confusion of the Stuart dynasty, the devastation of a Civil War led by Oliver Cromwell, horrific […]

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Going On Tour

September 8, 2016 Renny After ParisEventsHistorical Fiction

Follow me on my Virtual Blog Tour beginning September 19. Check out all the blogs where I’ll be interviewed, writing guest posts or will have my new novel After Paris reviewed. See the full schedule here: http://hfvirtualbooktours.com/afterparisblogtour For those who prefer the old fashioned tour – I’ll be doing that too: Guysborough town library, Nova […]

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Am I an Island?

December 8, 2014 Renny Book ChatHistorical Fiction

I consider myself a rather solitary person. I enjoy my own company, and that of my dogs. It was interesting to me to realize then, how many communities in which I am in fact a participant. I recently read Michael Crummey’s novel Sweetland – a wonderful book set in Newfoundland – and it made me think […]

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Three-Day Road

August 1, 2014 Renny Book Chat

  I have read all three of Joseph Boyden’s novels, and while his most recent (The Orenda) is receiving great attention, my favourite continues to be his first. Perhaps it’s because I’m currently writing my second novel, which opens during WW1, and Three-Day Road is a tale from that time – but it’s much more […]

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Atonement

June 26, 2014 Renny Book Chat

It’s been awhile since I’ve shared my book thoughts here, so to atone for the long absence, I’ll talk about one of my favourite authors – Ian McEwan. His books are always complex and intriguing studies of the intricacies of behaviour and motivation. Although I enjoy most of McEwan’s works, my favourite continues to be […]

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