I love and have always loved reading. I usually read one at once but at times I will read two. I have a book end which states 'Caution! Bookworms bite when disturbed.
A debut novel, The Crimson Ribbon was the first I have read that is set during the 17th century. The story is told by Ruth a young girl who witnesses a devastating event and runs away to London in fear of her life. There she meets with Elizabeth Poole but her troubles are not over as her past follows her. It is a dangerous time. Not only is there the conflict with the Civil War but also witchcraft allegations that were common at the time. One of the more disturbing parts of the book for me was Joseph's guilt over the events after the battle of Naseby. The last quarter of the book was gripping and convincingly terrifying.