If you are looking for some great reads for the weekend, then look no further than these two fabulous books.
I've just finished Heartstone by C J Sansom - the fifth book in the Shardlake series - and it was brilliant! Set in Tudor England of 1545 it follows the adventure of lawyer Matthew Shardlake and his assistant Jack Barak as they try to solve several cases. Henry VIII's warship the Mary Rose is fabulously described as Shardlake's enquiries lead him to Portsmouth. In my opinion Heartstone is the best of the series, so far.
Another great book is The Haunting of Thores-Cross by Karen Perkins. Described as a Yorkshire ghost story it it set in modern times but also takes us back to a small village in North Yorkshire in the 1770s. I could not put this book down! I won't tell you anything about the story and spoil it, but I loved it. (If you like Barbara Erskine books then I think you'll enjoy this.)
I'm sure I wrote down this author's name after reading a recommendation on someone's blog. I'm sorry that I can't remember whose, but thank you for recommending this wonderful book.
I've already got the next Shardlake book - Lamentation - ready to start this weekend. I'm really trying to pace myself and not read too quickly as there's only one more after this one! I'm also going to get another of Karen Perkins books. So please - keep blogging book recommendations. I'm sure we all have a wee bit more time to read at the moment and it's great to have a few book in reserve.