Sunday, September 17, 2023

Stacking the Shelves #15


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Reading Reality. It's a place to showcase any books I have purchased, borrowed, or been lucky enough to have been given an advance copy of. Hope you find something that looks interesting to you or that makes you remember a favorite book you need to finish. Enjoy your reading this week :) 

Plaidy usually focuses on women's stories and so this is a departure for her to make Phillip the main tie between the three featured queens. Yes, the queens are major players but they are seen through the eyes of Philip of Spain and his story is told with detail and insight. I have read the first three chapters and am learning a lot I didn't know about him and about Spain at that time. With her simplistic style she packs in so much research and history. I just love her books.

I have wanted to start this series many times. There are 32 Miss Silver Mysteries and Wentworth is called "another Agatha Christie queen of mystery" and, "a great addition to the cozy genre of the 1920's." If you've read any of her books from this series, did you enjoy them? 

This is one of those books that intrigues me based on the cover and the subject but I probably won't be able to sit down and read every single word of. I am fascinated with the time period and the life of Edward of Woodstock, son of Edward III, but the details of all the battles and wars get dry quickly. Still, his story is interesting in that he never got a chance to rule England, dying early, and I always wonder had he lived would things have gone very differently. The Wars of the Roses might never have taken place at all, probably not. So much promise cut down too soon. So I'll skim through it and if it's really good I might enjoy it more than I think!


  1. The Black Prince intrigues me, mainly because of a recent discovery that I am a descendant of Edward III.

    1. That's so neat that you know that Laura! That would definitely make me want to read about him too :) have a great week!