1950s fashion: How Julia and Catherine might have dressed

  I wanted to share this little bit of Friday frivolity – these images are from this website selling custom-made frocks – and I thought just how much this range was inspired by the 1950s. I can certainly see my character Catherine Cavendish in the little black number – and Julia in the two full skirted cocktail dresses. (Referencing my Belleville family series.) That’s the … Continue reading 1950s fashion: How Julia and Catherine might have dressed

ElizaBeth Adams: her take on Julia’s Story

When I read the first few words of this review back at the end of May, I must admit I was a bit taken aback …. “All I have to say is, “Nooooooo!” Not, “No, don’t read this book,” or, “No, it isn’t any good.” “Nooooooo,” …… AND THEN I COULD BREATHE A SIGH OF RELIEF BECAUSE SHE SAID “……because the book ended.” You can … Continue reading ElizaBeth Adams: her take on Julia’s Story

In my fiction, some bits are real

As I begin to write my 4th Belleville novel, I was reflecting on my pleasure in having my fictional characters inhabit a world that is not entirely fictional. I enjoy grounding my characters in real environments, (where practical, I hasten to add). I originally set out to write a trilogy. With that completed, I still felt there was more to write about the Belleville family … Continue reading In my fiction, some bits are real

Book Review 4**** stars: Return to Prior Park by J Mary Masters

Originally posted on Mrs B's Book Reviews:
Title: Return to Prior ParkAuthor: J Mary Masters Published: February 28th 2019 Publisher: PMA Books Pages: 400 Genres: Fiction, Historical Rating: 4 stars A final act of vengeance. An illicit liaison. A passionate affair. In this third instalment of the Belleville family story, loyalties will be tested and new secrets concealed as the family begin to rebuild their shattered lives. But in the end, it is… Continue reading Book Review 4**** stars: Return to Prior Park by J Mary Masters

Book Review 4**** stars: To Love, Honour and Betray

Originally posted on Mrs B's Book Reviews:
Title: To Love, Honour and BetrayAuthor: J Mary Masters Published: July 7th 2017 Publisher: PMA Books Pages: 284 Genres: Fiction, Historical Rating: 4 stars It’s 10 years since the end of book 1, Julia’s Story and the stresses are beginning to show in two marriages. Julia Belleville, now Fitzroy, continues to mourn the daughter she was forced to give up, while her husband James begins to look elsewhere. And Catherine, Richard… Continue reading Book Review 4**** stars: To Love, Honour and Betray

Book Review 4*** Stars: Julia’s Story

Originally posted on Mrs B's Book Reviews:
Title: Julia’s StoryAuthor: J Mary Masters Published: March 29th 2015 Publisher: PMA Books Pages: 334 Genres: Fiction, Historical Rating: 4 stars It’s 1942. The world is at war. Julia Belleville, the headstrong only daughter of the wealthy Belleville family, falls hopelessly in love with American Army surgeon Dr Philippe Duval. When he is suddenly posted away, Julia is devastated, fearing she will never see him… Continue reading Book Review 4*** Stars: Julia’s Story