Reviewers

The individuals noted below have previously reviewed books on this website but are no longer active. Reviews at this time are closed but may resume in 2018.  If you are interested in being a reviewer, please contact me.

Victoria – Avid blogger, author, and paralegal. I write historical fiction, historical romance, and contemporary.  My favorite era is Victorian, but I love Austen’s Regency romances.

I live a simple life with my cat and love to review old television shows and movies as well.  You can find me at Popcorn Entertainment for my viewing preferences.  I love British television and period dramas.

I’ve been to London twice, and have visited Dover, Canterbury, Windsor Castle, Hampton Court, The Tower of London, Leeds Castle, and Manchester.  I kiss the English ground each time I visit.  Well, maybe not literally, but my love of England is passionate.  It’s filled with history and awe.  My heritage is English on my mother’s side and Russian on my father’s, which makes for a lethal combination when I pen my own stories.

When I review books I look for heartfelt themes that move my emotions. I firmly believe as authors we need to touch the hearts of women and not merely entertain.

 

SarahCountess Sarah is simply herself. She is an avid lover of history, literature, travel, the herb garden, tea, Science Fiction, and a devilish rogue.

Equally happy curled up with the cat, or a cup of tea, watching hours of escapism TV, or wrapped within a book, she is always looking for an opportunity to venture beyond her own world.

Not always bold, but certainly determined Countess Sarah was born in NSW Australia and has lived in rural Western Australia, remote Northern Territory (both Australia) and stunning North Wales. She has fallen in love with Paris, London, Carlisle and Edinburgh. She has visited most continents and hopes to spend each Christmas from now until eternity in a new country.

Countess Sarah has a Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies (specialising in Journalism and English Literature) from the University of Wollongong. Unofficially specialising in 19th and 20th Century literature for, and about, women. She also has a Graduate Diploma in Education (secondary English and Society and Culture) also from Wollongong. She is currently funding her Fishpond.com account as a high school English teacher.

 

Barbara – Countess Barbara is a life-long Bostonian, with a love of Victorian literature. While I do find it difficult at times to read anything written in the 21st century, when I do, I enjoy the novels of Kate Morton, Maeve Binchy, and the Call the Midwife Trilogy by Jennifer Worth.

I do not watch too much TV, but when I do it’s generally on PBS (Downtown Abbey and Call the Midwife are my current favorites).

I live with my husband of 28 years, our 12-year-old son, six-year-old Black Lab, and our newest family member, a 3 month old crested dalmatian gecko!

I am also a huge fan of Les Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera, which I will be seeing for the fourth time but for the first time next month on Broadway.

Sometimes I do think that I was born in the wrong century, and find a man wearing a cravat, top hat and frock coat, sitting upon a gallant stead, quite irresistible. Sadly, I don’t see that often, if at all!!

 

Samantha – Countess Samantha is a History, European Studies and Art Teacher in an Independent school. Hailing from the small island of Malta, I’ve always had a passion for history, stories and a good ending.

My favourite historical period would be the high Middle Ages as well as the 1750-1900. When I’m not reading or working, I love to watch various TV series of which British Period Dramas or Fantasy. I also enjoy going out with friends for a pizza or sushi night.

My travelling experiences are still limited by I’ve been to Exeter (UK), Milan (Italy) and Sicily. I also harbour an interest in Oriental cultures, love anime and recently learnt some basic Japanese.

 

Julie –  My name is Julie. I am a full-time book reviewer. I read all types of books, but my favorites are historical romance and historical fiction. I also love mysteries of all kinds.

I don’t watch much television, but I do like crime shows like Criminal Minds and 48 Hours Mystery.

I read on average a book a day. I am very active on my blog, Goodreads, and LibraryThing.  I love social media and puzzle games.

I am happily married with two grown children and five pets.

 

Robin – As much as I love Jane Austen, my feet are firmly planted in the Victorian era. I find it a fascinating time in England because it spans the long reign of Queen Victoria. The fashions changed through the decades and industrialization changed the country.

Even though I’m into bustles and gaudy hats, it doesn’t mean I do not enjoy other historical periods such as Regency and Edwardian. If the time machine goes back any farther, I prefer to watch in movies and television, rather than trying to understand the prose of earlier centuries on printed paper. All those Scottish accents twirl my brain, too, so I keep with the proper English.

I look for books with believable stories, a tad of conflict, spicy romance, and HEA.  If the book takes me back to a place where I feel that I’m living with the characters and in the scene and setting, then I’m hooked.

On the personal side, I wish I had more time to read but life has me busy with grandchildren and work.  Nonetheless, curling up with a good book takes the stress away.

Want to be a reviewer? Contact me at: RomanceBlog@Outlook.com