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Book Review: Rachel to the Rescue by Elinor Lipman

November 24th, 2020 by Jane Turner

Lightning Books sent me a free copy of Rachel to the Rescue by Elinor Lipman to review (thanks Scott!). Rachel to the Rescue was published on 16 October 2020. Blurb Rachel Klein is sacked from her job at the White House after she sends an email criticising Donald Trump. As she is escorted off the […]

How should I format my manuscript for an editor?

November 19th, 2020 by Jane Turner

I get asked this A LOT – “How should I format my manuscript for an editor?” I touched on this in my What happens during an edit post, but I thought I’d go into more detail.   First though – Word, not Google Docs. Word is the standard. If you send me your manuscript in […]

Book Review: Second Chances by P.D. Cacek

November 14th, 2020 by Jane Turner

This review of Second Chances by P.D. Cacek is part of a Blog Tour organised by Random Things. I received a free copy of the paperback. Second Chances is published by Flame Tree Press in November 2020.   Blurb: The sequel to Second Lives, praised by Publishers Weekly as “a rewarding exploration of the emotions […]

Resource for historical writers: The Historical Thesaurus of English

November 5th, 2020 by Jane Turner

How did I come across this resource for historical writers? This week I’ve been attending the annual conference for the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (of which I’m a member). It was an amazing online event, with people from all over the world participating, and my brain is buzzing from all the ideas I’ve […]

Book Review: Coyote Fork by James Wilson

November 4th, 2020 by Jane Turner

This review of Coyote Fork by James Wilson comes as part of a Blog Tour by Random Things. I received a free copy of the paperback. Coyote Fork was published on 1 September 2020 by Slant Books.   Blurb: British journalist Robert Lovelace travels to California to report on the social media giant Global Village. […]

Book Review: The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline

October 29th, 2020 by Jane Turner

This review of The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline was done as part of a Random Things Blog Tour. I received a hardcopy of the book. The Exiles was published by Allison & Busby on 22 October 2020.   Blurb: London, 1840. Evangeline, pregnant and falsely accused of stealing, has languished in Newgate prison for […]

Book Review: The Nesting by C.J. Cooke

October 20th, 2020 by Jane Turner

This review of The Nesting by C.J. Cooke comes as part of a Blog Tour by Random Things. I received a free copy of the hardback. The Nesting was published in hardback, audio and eBook on 15 October 2020 by HarperCollins.   Blurb: The grieving widower. The motherless daughters. A beautiful house in the woods. […]

Book Review: Midnight Falcon by David Gemmell

September 28th, 2020 by Jane Turner

I received an electronic copy of Midnight Falcon by David Gemmell as part of a Random Things Blog Tour. Midnight Falcon is reissued by Transworld Publishers.   Blurb: They called him Bane the Bastard – though none said it to his face. Born of treachery, his name a curse, he grew up among the warriors […]

Book Review: Sword in the Storm by David Gemmell

September 22nd, 2020 by Jane Turner

This review of Sword in the Storm by David Gemmell appears as part of a Random Things Blog Tour to celebrate this reissue of Gemmell’s work. Originally published by Bantam Press in 1998, Sword in the Storm is the first in the Rigante Series.   Blurb: Born in the storm that kills his father, Connavar grows up […]

Book Review: Fearless by Allen Stroud

September 15th, 2020 by Jane Turner

I am reviewing Fearless by Alan Stroud as part of a Blog Tour, organised by Random Things Tours. I received a free print copy of the paperback. Fearless is published by Flame Tree Press.   Blurb: AD 2118. Humanity has colonised the Moon, Mars, Ceres and Europa. Captain Ellisa Shann commands the Khidr, a small […]

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