30 September 2018

Cover and Book of the Month - September


designer Cathy Helms of www.avalongraphics.org
with fellow designer Tamian Wood of www.beyonddesigninternational.com
will select the Cover of the Month
with all winners going forward for Cover of the Year in December 2018
(and honourable mentions going forward for Honourable Mention Runner-up)
Note: where UK and US covers differ only one version will be selected

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Novels Reviewed During SEPTEMBER
(selected at the end of the month)
WINNER

Read our review HERE 
Publisher: Quercus (designer unknown)
HONOURABLE MENTION RUNNERS UP

Read our review HERE
read our review HERE
Read our review HERE
Read our review HERE
The Pawns of Sion cover design had to be disqualified from the award due to it being designed by Tamian Wood of Beyond Design International (one of our cover design of the month judges)


                 From our SEPTEMBER  REVIEWS


Two runners-up because I couldn't decide which one to choose: who could not like an Elizabeth Chadwick, especially when the narrative is about one of the heroes of the past - William Marshal? 

Runner up: Read our review HERE
And despite it being a well-known fact among my readers and friends that I loathe Duke William of Normandy (I refuse to give him his other well-known title) and have reservations about reading novels about him The Harrowing was an engrossing read. I cried through several scenes, probably because this particular period of history really hits home to me, and James Aitcheson has a very skilful talent for turning fiction into vivid reality.

Runner Up:  Read our review HERE 
but my selected Book of the Month is...
Winner: read our review HERE
I wouldn't advise reading this one if you are planning to attend any social dinner parties - and you'll be taking extra care with what you eat and drink (especially mushrooms!) after reading this novel, for it is about a professional poisoner. It is one of those novels where you know you should utterly despise the lead character - but you find yourself rooting for her, even applauding her (deadly) skill!  The novel is about ghastly methods of murder - but it is delicious fun!

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For last month's selections see main menu bar

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