Sunday, November 19, 2023

Stacking the Shelves #20

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 :)

I am really enjoying this author's book, The Conscience of a King, about Simon de Montfort and Henry III. I have three of his books set during and just after the Norman Conquest. This is his first book in his Tudor series and it centers around Henry VII. The series finishes with Elizabeth I and includes a book on Cardinal Wolsey and another on Thomas Cromwell. These are subjects that rarely get their own book. I bought this first one in the series and hope to read it soon. He has a simple style but he combines solid historical fact with a great narrative that really teaches history in an interesting way. Simple, but effective. It was on sale on Kindle for $1.00 this week too so that was a great find.

I hope to read and review this one in time for New Year's Eve. I've been reading a lot of history and heavy historical fiction so it's fun to get back to my Verity Bright series and see what is happening with Eleanor, Clifford, and Gladstone the bulldog. There are so many cozy mystery series out there but this one is my favorite! The only one I've really stuck with in order from the beginning. I got it for only $2.00 with my Amazon Kindle credits this week.

This author is kind of hard to find unless you want to pay full price. Libby and Hoopla don't carry many of her books and my local library here in Texas has none.  I didn't mind buying this one because for some inexplicable reason I am fascinated by the events in the country of Burgundy during the 1400's and I know Margaret of York marries into the royal family eventually. This book centers around her life and so it seems like a unique one. If you've read it let me know what you think. Also, if you've read anything by this author as she's a new one for me. I own her book, Queen By Right, about Cecily Neville but still haven't read it yet.


  1. I've been meaning to try the Verity Bright series! I was just thinking about it; funny to see it out in the wild all of a sudden, hehe. I hope you enjoy it!

    Here's my STS!

    1. They are a lot of fun! I will check out your list, thanks for sharing :)