#amreading – What, Why, While : Shadows over the Spanish Sun by Caroline Montague @CMontagueAuthor @orionbooks

What (am I currently reading)?

I am currently reading the historical fiction Shadows over the Spanish Sun by Caroline Montague

This is being published by Orion Books and will be out in paperback and audiobook formats on Thursday 27th May 2021. 

Book Blurb (taken from orionbooks.co.uk )

Escape to the Spanish hills with this spellbinding story of passionate love, family secrets and betrayal

‘SHADOWS OVER THE SPANISH SUN is scorching. It was a joy to ride across the Andalusian hills and to be transported by parallel, truly heart wrenching love stories, past and present’ Carl Hester, Olympic Gold Medalist in Dressage

‘Enthralling and wonderfully romantic, with gorgeous characters, this is perfect to curl up with and get lost in’ Katie Fforde on A Paris Secret

‘A moving, sweeping saga of love and loss’ Dinah Jefferies on A Paris Secret


A country in the shadow of war. A love that burns through the decades…

Mia Ferris’s heart has always belonged in Spain. Every childhood summer was spent at her grandfather’s hacienda, riding together amongst the olive trees or listening to his stories of the past. So when she learns that he has fallen from his horse, she knows that she belongs by his bedside – even if it means leaving behind her life in London, and her new fiancé.

But as Leonardo fights for his life, and Mia to save the family home from financial ruin, secrets begin to emerge that tell a different story of the past – a terrible history that begins with a boy running for his life over the Andalusian hills, and ends with a forbidden love that only war can destroy…

As Mia untangles the passions and betrayals of the past, everything she thought she knew is turned upside down. Can she heal the wounds of the past, and face the truth of her own heart?

A sweeping novel of passionate love, betrayal and redemption, set against the turmoil and tragedy of the Spanish Civil War.
Praise for Caroline Montague

Enthralling… snared us in an ever-tightening circle of love and despair, secrets and forgiveness’ Joanna Lumley

‘Thoroughly engrossing’ Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey

Why (have I chosen to read it)?

This is Caroline Montague’s third historical fiction.  Having read her first book An Italian Affair, which was set in WWII Italy and England,  I jumped at the opportunity to read Shadows over the Spanish Sun – set in Andalucia and about the Spanish Civil War.  

Find more about Caroline Montague, and her books, at https://www.carolinemontague.co.uk/

While (I  am reading it) 

This week I’ve been out on my scooter.  When my knees said “no” to any more running I purchased this scooter and I love it.  It gets my heart rate up, works the legs but avoids any jolting on the knees.  I went for the larger wheel version, to lessen chances of it tipping up at  ruts, and the front hand break (as well as rear wheel brake) gives me an added feeling of safety.   

If you would like to tell me What you are reading, Why you are reading that book, and what you’re doing While you’re reading it, then let me know via   the Guest Blog Page on EmmabBooks.com   and maybe I’ll blog about it. 

If you’re a fan of historical fiction, check out all my historical fiction reviews at https://emmabbooks.com/history/

All the best, Emma

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