Reviews Reviews are like gold dust for authors. They mean that not only has someone acquired one of my books, but taken the trouble to read it, think about it, and write down their considered opinion about it. I am grateful to the good reviews, for they give satisfaction and pleasure. I don't mind critical reviews either, especially when I can learn from them, and improve the craft of my writing and the art of authorship. Keep the reviews coming, thank you.
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Book REview

Here's a short video review of my historical adventure, The Old Dragon's Head. ... MORE

The Coronation Blog Tour 2023

Here's a great review of my secret history thriller, The Coronation. Set against the backdrop of the Seven Years' War and that seething cauldron of intellectual discovery - The Great Enlightenment - the novel speculates about the beginnings of the most important event of modern times... The Industrial Revolution. ... MORE

The Coronation - Review - March 2023

Here's a thoughtful review of my historical fiction novel, The Coronation. ... MORE

Book Review

Here's an article about yours truly and my latest novel, The Abdication. ... MORE

Book Review

Here's an interesting review of my recent novel, The Abdication, that appeared in a local newspaper. ... MORE

Review: The Abdication - August 2021

This review by MyBookishBliss is from The Abdication Book Launch Blog Tour, which was organised by Zooloo's Book Diary. I enjoyed reading the review because it was thoughtful, and the novel had clearly had a profound affect on the reviewer. ... MORE

Review: The Abdication - August 2021

This is another review from The Abdication Blog Tour, organised by Zooloo's Book Diary. This one is courtesy of Chicks, Rogues and Scandals. I like it because it comes across as honest, fair and thoughtful. ... MORE

Review: The Abdication, July 2021

This is an Amazon review of The Abdication. ... MORE

Review: The Abdication, May 2021

This is review of The Abdication is by Vincent Triola. ... MORE

Review of The Abdication: August 2021

This is a review of the Abdication and is part of a Blog Tour organised by Zooloo's Book Diary. My thanks to M Reads Books N Fics for this review. ... MORE

Review: The Genes of Isis, August 2018

I have a huge interest in Egyptology so I was intrigued by this book! Many of the Egyptological stories I have read in the past, (e.g, Bram Stoker's, The Jewel of Seven Stars) have been 'okay', but never really gripped me from the first page and took ages to get into. Newland's novel, however, immediately grabbed my attention, s ... MORE

Review: The Coronation, Medium.com, April 2021

While not an avid reader of historical fiction, The Coronation by Justin Newland surprised me with a diverse blend of history, myth, and spirituality. Beginning 1761, during Russian occupation of East Prussia, a foreign Lieutenant of the Russian army intervenes in a dispute between his superior and Countess Marion von Adler and ... MORE

Review: The Old Dragon's Head, May 2019

I found this book very difficult to review. First, I was muddled by the many names of Chinese and Mongol at the very beginning, having to restart several times. Then I discovered that the names of most individual characters were a single syllable and was able to get used to these and recognise them. Then, secondly, I became so i ... MORE