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.

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. ...

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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. ...

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Review: The Abdication, May 2021

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

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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