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Book: Daughters of Spain by Joan Fallon
Daughters of Spain gives a gripping account of the hard won changes within society for the women of Spain, through the eyes and experiences of the women themselves. I first began to think about writing this book in the late 1980s, when I lived in Spain for a brief period. I was impressed by the way the Spanish women I met had embraced the freedom of modern life in the short period since the death [...]
 
Book: The Shining City by Joan Fallon
'Exotic, romantic and rich with historical detail' Karen McCann 5.0 out of 5 stars - 'Took me to another place / another time.' Darius Stransky This is the story of a city, a city that is now in ruins: Madinat al Zahra. The year is 947 AD, a time when southern Spain is under the rule of the Moors. The ruler, Caliph al Rahman III is rich, powerful and cultured. His lands are, at long last, at [...]
 
Book: THE EYE OF THE FALCON - Book 2 in the al-Andalus series by Joan Fallon
When the caliph of al-Andalus, al-Hakim II, dies leaving an eleven-year-old boy as his heir, Queen Subh knows that her son is in danger other members of the Omayyad court have their eyes on the throne. Captured by slavers and brought to Cordoba as a child, Subh has risen to become the most powerful woman in the realm. A woman of great intelligence, beauty and ambition, she does not intend to let [...]
 
Book: The House on the Beach by Joan Fallon
Rocio and Inma meet as children and promise to be life-long friends. Set in Spain, in the years after the Civil War, their unlikely friendship faces many challenges. It is a time when women have few rights and are controlled not only by a dictatorial State but also by an ever-watchful Church. The girls come from different strata of society, one is poor and the other rich. But they each have their [...]
 
Book: Lucena by Mois Benarroch
In one of his major works, Lucena, Benarroch goes from time travel to social comment, which brings to mind the hilarious novels of Kurt Vonnegut Jr. An old odd ancient man is reaching the age of 1,000 years and has to pass his legacy to his great great great grandson, and prepares him for a journey that will last a thousand years. His first days begin in the Jewish city of Lucena at the beginning [...]
 
Book: The Expelled by Mois Benarroch
An unexpected encounter at the central bus station with a woman identical to the Expelled's wife but thirty years younger, who happens to be the same person. An adulterous relationship that is not quite what it seems. A bus hijacked by terrorists, where two castes are formed, one superior, the front people, and another inferior and oppressed, the back people that support and justify the [...]
 
Book: Only Fools And Losers by Chris Raman
The revolutionary, Karl Marx described religion as the 'the opium of the masses.' In the United Kingdom, at least, it is football not religion that opiates the working classes and to a certain extent helps them remain working class. As the clubs and of course the players, their agents and managers have got richer, the main losers of every football match are not the beaten side but the paying [...]
 
Book: Finding Penelope by James Lawless
33 year old romance novelist Penelope Eames moves to Spain to avoid her oppressive father and drug-addicted brother, Dermot. When she meets Ramon, a young Spanish school teacher, she is immediately attracted to him and feels the happiness that eluded her all her life may at last be hers. However, she receives a distress call from Dermot saying he is at the mercy of Charlie Eliot, a pimp and drug [...]
 
Book: Peeling Oranges by James Lawless
Peeling Oranges tells the story of how Derek Foley, while sifting through his late father's diaries and his mother's correspondence with an IRA man, discovers that Patrick Foley, a diplomat in Franco's Spain, was not really his father. Derek's mother, who is ailing, is unwilling to discuss the past, forcing her son on a quest that will plunge him into the early history of Irish diplomacy, taking [...]
 
Book: Dangerous Associations by Rita Lee Chapman
My latest book, Dangerous Associations, is a crime mystery based in Australia and Spain. When Cathy Thompson's marriage to Geoffrey fails she assumes their divorce is the end of the relationship. Little does she know that her link to him and the associations he will form are set to fill her life with danger and intimidation. Geoffrey has vanished and she is being stalked and threatened. How can [...]
 
Book: More Ketchup than Salsa by Joe Cawley
A laugh-out-loud, heartwarming memoir. **Winner of 'Best Travel Narrative' by the British Guild of Travel Writers.** "If you only buy one book this year... get this." "Probably the best book I have read this millenium." "Fantastic, hilarious, painful. Completely un-put-downable!" Childhood sweethearts, Joe and Joy are broke and bored. They're also tired of smelling of fish. When offered the [...]
 
Book: Dusk Before Dawn - Poems by Jessica Knauss
From back cover: These poems represent the most formative years in the creative life of the author. Moving ever closer to a different reality, Knauss presents the reader with a world in which anything is possible. Experience the horror, the laughter, the sorrow and the joy as she takes us on a physical, psychological, and spiritual journey through words.
 
Book: The Abencerraje - A New Translation by Jessica Knauss
A Top 20 Amazon Bestseller in Literary Fiction! This edition includes: A never-before-published translation of El Abencerraje - Useful explanatory notes - A short, original introductory essay - A heartwarming tale of love and friendship in a time when no one could imagine anything but war. This is a classic story of the exotic landscape of medieval Spain, written about 1551, in a new, easy to [...]
 
Book: Domingo's Angel by Jenny Twist
When Angela turns up in a remote Spanish mountain village, she is so tall and so thin and so pale that everyone thinks she is a ghost or a fairy or the dreadful mantequero that comes in the night and sucks the fat from your bones. But Domingo knows better. "Soy Angela," she said to him when they met - "I am an angel." Only later did he realise that she was telling him her name and by then it was [...]
 
Book: I STAND CORRECTED (ROSARIO AND BALOU SERIES Book 1) by Patricia Asedegbega
ROSARIO - I am Rosario Dominguez Gonzalez, heiress to one of the largest and oldest fortunes in Spain. My family is considered in both the most elite economic and social circles as one of the richest and most influential in Europe... BALOU - That was until the day when I sensed that someone was watching me; I opened one of my eyes and was just about to close it again when something caught my [...]
 
Book: A Search for Donald Cottee by Philip Spires
A Search for Donald Cottee is a comic tragedy about individualism. Donald, nicknamed Donkey, is an internet Quixote, bent on doing good works. Donkey Cottee and his wife, Poncho Suzie, have retired to Benidorm on Spain's Costa Blanca from their Yorkshire mining village. Don has left behind his incessant self-education and Suzie has turned the corner of her illness. Their new life is parked on the [...]
 
Book: SANTIAGO TALES by Joan Fallon
'A really heart warming book.' 'Beautifully written, with believable interesting characters.' 'I found Santiago Tales a most compelling read.' Beth is a woman whose life is falling apart; there are problems with her marriage, her career is in the doldrums and her health is not good. When she discovers her husband has been leading a double life she realises she has to get away from the cosy [...]
 
Book: The Ring of Flames - The al-Andalus series Book Three by Joan Fallon
It is the year 1008 AD and al-Mansur, the despotic ruler of al-Andalus is dead. Without his iron grip the country is heading for civil war as the pretenders to the throne engage in battle after battle in an attempt to gain supremacy of the Omayyad dynasty. Amidst all the turmoil, Ahmad continues to look after the falcons, but he is torn between his concern for his family's safety and his loyalty [...]
 
Book: Loving Harry by Joan Fallon
Fashion designer Carla has been too busy climbing the career ladder to sustain a long-term relationship - until she meets the charming, charismatic Harry Wilkinson, and falls deeply in love for the first time. There's only one problem: Harry is already married to Barbara, a stay-at-home wife who's been content until now to devote all her energies to looking after her husband and children. The [...]
 
Book: Burnt Offerings (A Paul Chaise Adventure Book 1) by Stuart G Yates
This book grew out of my living in Spain. I'd had an idea for a thriller, and really wanted it to be local. The more I thought about the setting, the more excited I became. Knowing the area so intimately, this proved an easy thing to do. The characters I drew from a wide range of people, some known to me, others complete, original creations. But the one thing I wanted to convey was a sense of [...]
 
Book: The Guardian of Secrets by Jana Petken
The Multi Award Winning Bestseller, The Guardian of Secrets. Winner of 2016, Outstanding Historical Book of The Year, IAN Awards. Silver Medalist, Readers' Favorite Awards 2015 - "This is a must-read for historical fiction fans" BlueInk Reviews. "A suspenseful, Compelling Historical Fiction" Kirkus Reviews ___ After fleeing from an abusive husband accused of murder, Celia Merrill becomes [...]
 
Book: Paint it Blue by George Thomas Clark
We wonder what they're thinking, so we ask Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. And you, Picasso, what are you really like? Vincent van Gogh, please tell us more about your agony and inspiration. We must also learn about distinguished women - Paula Modersohn-Becker, Seraphine Louis, Lee Krasner, Diane Arbus, and others. I know they'll tell us. So will expressionists like Ernst Ludwig Kirschner and Otto [...]
 
Book: Women of the Way - Embracing the Camino by Jane V. Blanchard
What do you like most when reading about adventures: descriptions about the terrain, the culture, the challenges, the personal growth, the interactions between other adventurers? Women of the Way: Embracing the Camino successfully combines all these elements in a heartfelt and personal recounting of Jane V. Blanchard's 2011 five-hundred mile pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago hiking from [...]
 
Book: Spanish Lavender
Elizabeth is visiting her parents in Malaga when the Spanish Civil War breaks out. All foreigners are told they must evacuate - the Nationalist soldiers are coming and no-one is safe. But Elizabeth's ambition is to be a photo-journalist and she decides she will stay, despite her parents' objections. Alone in the devastated city of Malaga, she begins to regret her hasty decision until she meets [...]
 
Book: The Camino Ingles - 6 days (or less) to Santiago by Susan Jagannath
Read this book to plan, walk and enjoy the Ingles, a shorter camino in Spain. You can do this - because you are never too old, too young, or too unfit for the Camino Ingles! Praise for The Camino Ingles: 6 days to Santiago El Superlativo! - "The most authoritative, short book on the Camino Ingles I've ever come across! Laid out the journey in easy-to-understand steps. Took what could be an [...]
 
Book: Beyond Ultra by Robert Wright
Novelist Robert A. Wright gives readers a bold espionage thriller in his debut historical fiction novel, Beyond Ultra, a book that examines the complex relationship between fathers and sons, and what happens to nationalists and hardliners during times of war. World War I gives Karl Hoffman an opportunity to escape his rigid Prussian heritage and create a new life with childhood sweetheart Pilar [...]
 
Book: Flamenco Baby by Cherry Radford
Musician and dance enthusiast Yolande has just finished with yet another faithless boyfriend, even though her body clock is ticking wildly and she longs for a child. However much gay best friend and ideal man Jeremy adores her, he refuses to be the father. Should she relent and take back her repentant ex? Conceive with a sperm donor? She has become entranced by flamenco, music of the outcasts - [...]
 
Book: The Barcelona Journal Murders - The Trials and Tribulations of a Photographer in 1906 by Jonathan Coan Daifuku
The Reviews... -"Mr Daifuku is a competent and engaging writer, building a complex story round a well-developed protagonist." (*) --- Helen Hollick & Nicky Galliers of HistoricalNovelSociety.org - - "It is evident the author is comfortably familiar with not only the setting, but the history of photography. A lot of historical details are interwoven into the story. I especially enjoyed the toilet [...]
 
Book: Camino 4-Book Box Set - See, Feel, Prep, and Enjoy the Camino (Woman On Her Way 6) by Jane V. Blanchard
THE ULTIMATE CAMINO COLLECTION Get all four "Woman on Her Way" Camino books for one great price! This four-book box set is sure to please the curious armchair traveler, someone preparing for the first Camino de Santiago, and the seasoned pilgrim. See what the Camino de Santiago is like, understand the meaning of the Camino, learn how to prep for the journey, and read about the modern-day pilgrims [...]
 
Book: Diamonds For The Wolf (Jack Renouf Book 3) by John F. Hanley
It's October 1940 - You're 20 and still in love - Your island home is now occupied by the Germans - Caroline is in their hands and Rachel is trapped in France - Your best friend, Saul, works for Naval Intelligence - His boss is Lieutenant Commander Ian Fleming - His job is to set Europe ablaze - You've been training as a commando - You know how to start fires - You're Jack Renouf and - You're [...]
 
Book: Adventures in Movies - A Chronicle of 25 Years in Movies from Roger Rabbit to Harry Potter by Paul Bernard
A chronicle through the last 25 years of my career in the film industry from Who Framed Roger Rabbit to Harry Potter. Working on behind the scenes documentaries I have collated this recollection of what really goes on during the production of some major Hollywood movies, and it's not all autographs and sunglasses. The prolific Hollywood Producer Robert Evans who headed up Paramount Studios in a [...]
 
Book: Jesuit Time by John Robert McCauley
A spark flamed in Brad's mind after a Jesuit was named Pope to find information on an ancestor, Jesuit missionary Adamo Gilg. Take a trip back in time watching Brad and Brian resurrect forgotten information on his long deceased ancestor, while they embark on a heart pounding and riveting ride through mission history finding a Golden Age when missions formed Christian Society. Follow them on this [...]
 
Book: Undisclosed Desire by M. Peters
In Seville, Spain, during the beginning of Spain's Golden Years, a visitor by the name of Keith D'Ameron arrives at the city. His midnight eyes are filled with secrets he has shared with almost no one - over the long course of his vampire's existence, he has never found anyone with whom he wishes to share them. Until, that is, swords clash in a tree-lined square and he meets one Javier Estas, a [...]
 
Book: Treasure Hunt, Finding Solomon's Temple Treasure by Walter Parks
Solomon's Temple Treasure is currently hidden in a secret cave in a place where you could never have guessed. The Treasure was originally taken from the Second Temple in 69 AD, just before the Romans sacked Jerusalem and the Temple. The Treasure was split up and hidden in 64 different places in and around Jerusalem. Those locations were documented on the Copper Scroll found with the Dead Sea [...]
 
Book: A Peek at the Remarkable Camino de Santiago - A Photo Journey (Woman On Her Way Book 4) by Jane V. Blanchard
See how remarkable the Camino de Santiago is with this FREE Amazon #1 best seller photo journey. This 130+ photo journey illustrates the phenomenal appeal of the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile pilgrimage across northern Spain. By mixing pictures of the majestic Pyrenees, the high plains of Spain, and the Galician hills with those of architecture, people, and the Spanish culture you get a peek at [...]
 


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