Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Monday 3rd December 2019 #Review by D.G. Kaye, #Review by Olga Nunez Miret, #Interview Jane Risdon with Jennifer Ash

The first post is from D.G. Kaye (Debby Gies) and is her Sunday Book Review… judging by her comments, Debby rates this as one of her favourite reads of the year.

Book reviews by D.G. Kaye

Sunday Book Review – The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman

My Sunday Book Review is for Alice Hoffman’s soul-grabbing book – The World That We Knew. I was drawn to this book while surfing on my Canadian bookstore site- Chapters-Indigo. While searching for another book, I couldn’t overlook the ‘recommended by Heather’ books, who is the CEO of the book chain and has yet to steer me wrong with one of her picks. This is a book I struggled to put down every time I had to, and it played on my mind until I could get back to reading. A haunting yet beautiful page-turning story of magical/realism, and of love and death, power and evil, persecution and freedom, and all the heart-tugging components in between. I can safely say that it’s my most favorite book of the year!

Head over to read Debby’s lovely review for the book: D.G. Kaye’s Review The World That We Knew

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Catch up with Debby’s Travel Column here every month: The Travel Column with D.G. Kaye

And another book review for you, this time by Olga Nunez Miret by renowned author Isabel Allende

Cover of A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende

I bring you a book by a favourite author of mine that I had not read for a very long time. It’s a fabulous book, although the English version won’t be available until January. It has been out in Spanish for several months, but my review is of the English version, and it’s available for preorder. Pete, I think you’d enjoy this one.

About the book

From the New York Times bestselling author of The House of the Spirits, this epic novel spanning decades and crossing continents follows two young people as they flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in search of a place to call home.

In the late 1930s, civil war grips Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of thousands are forced to flee in a treacherous journey over the mountains to the French border. Among them is Roser, a pregnant young widow, who finds her life intertwined with that of Victor Dalmau, an army doctor and the brother of her deceased love. In order to survive, the two must unite in a marriage neither of them desires.

 Discover more about the book and read Olga’s review: A Long Petal of the Sea Isabel Allende review by Olga Nunez Miret

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Please visit Amazon or Olga’s blog to view all her books.


And the next post is from Jane Risdon who interviewed author Jennifer Ash about her books and obsession with a certain forest dwelling folk hero who dressed in green…..(no spoilers there!)

I’m excited to welcome Jennifer Ash (Kane) back to my blog again.

Many thanks for inviting me over Jane. Today I’m wearing my Jennifer Ash hat- and I’m about to deliver a history lesson- ish…

If you have encountered any of my work before, then you can’t have failed to notice I have something of a passion for the outlaw Robin Hood. This obsession, which struck at the age of 14, came from a deep and all consuming love for the television series, Robin of Sherwood. Thirty three years later, and my fascination with this legendary hero remains, as does my interest in the real fourteenth century family that guided my historical research when I was a PhD student back in the 1990’s. The Folvilles of Ashby Folville in Leicestershire – who have since gone on to provide the focus for my medieval crime series, The Folville Chronicles.

Head over to read this interesting and entertaining interview… and I am sure you have your own favourite version of Robin Hood… and I am sure Jane and Jennifer would love to hear about them: Jane Risdon wih Jennifer Ash and Robin Hood

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Thank you for dropping in today and I hope that you will head over to read the posts in full. thanks Sally.

50 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Monday 3rd December 2019 #Review by D.G. Kaye, #Review by Olga Nunez Miret, #Interview Jane Risdon with Jennifer Ash

  1. Some great picks. That quote about Alice’s book being Debby’s “favorite book of the year” jumped out at me. Congratulations to all these fine authors.

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  2. Reblogged this on Jane Risdon and commented:
    Thanks so much for this, Jenny will be over the moon I am sure, as am I. You really rock. I am so touched you have included this wonderful post. Much appreciated. I hope when people pop over to your blog they have a good nose around and get to know so many fab authors, poets and others here. So well worth a visit. Blowing kisses through the ether. xx

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  3. Sally, you are a star, thanks so much for including Jennifer Ash (Jenny Kane) and her interview on my blog. You are such a great support for authors and for me. I am really grateful. I do hope that there isn’t too much of a rush on green tights over Christmas – getting in touch with nature and oneself in the woods might catch on! Poor Robin, what will he do then. 🙂 xx Reblogged, tweeted and sharing. xx

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