And the Rest is History (The Chronicles of St Mary’s, #8) by Jodi Taylor

And the Rest is History (The Chronicles of St Mary’s, #8)

No one knows quite how, but Max and her baby are safe at last.No one knows quite how, but Peterson has persuaded Dr Foster to marry him.No one knows quite how, but Markham’s marital status remains unknown.Certainly no one knows quite how a twelve-foot-high teapot could mysteriously materialise on the South Lawn, but it does.But they do know that Clive Ronan is back.They do know that he hates them and that this time he has good cause. And they d...

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TitleAnd the Rest is History (The Chronicles of St Mary’s, #8)
Release DateJul 18th, 2017
PublisherNight Shade Books
GenreScience Fiction, Time Travel, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical, Historical Fiction

Reviews And the Rest is History (The Chronicles of St Mary’s, #8)

  • Bradley
    This is a nightmare of a book. Truly.I mean first you're already so heavily invested in these characters and then Jodi Taylor puts you through hell: the panini press, the cheese grater, and sets the oven at a temperature way too high for the meal at hand.For all the laughs the author pulled off, and they were really quite great, and the really awesome history bits (because these ARE time-travelling historians seeing the real stuff up close), Tayl...
  • Richard Derus
    ***THIS TITLE IS IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS! VOTE IT IN!***Rating: 4.5* of fiveI am knackered. While Author Taylor didn't kiss it better at the end of the book, we're getting there and now I have to wait an entire stinkin' year for the next book. I can't even push down the keys from the tired. I'll write a review one day soon.**MANY DAYS LATER**I don't see, after reading through the reviews here, what I have to add to the d...
  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    Gah….how do I rate this? On one hand this was a completely engaging story that really wrapped all of my emotions up in a tangle and at times I couldn’t put the book down desperate to get to the next part in the story. But then at other times I didn’t want to go on because it hurt so much and I didn’t know if I could take anymore.In the end I’m going to do the 4.5 Stars because while I’m not super happy about where the story went and s...
  • Choko
    *** 4 ***This was... very painful! I am sure that Ms. Jodi Taylor is a very nice, very smart, and very funny lady in Real Life, but that must be because she is saving all of her Evil Sadism for her books and her readers!!! She was able to put me through the ringer and flay my soul very successfully in this volume... She had batter treat us with expensive wine, chocolates and feather touches in the next one, or .... or ELSE!!! (I do sound very sca...
  • Steven
    Life isn't fair. Jodi Taylor knows that, and certainly makes a point of showing it in her books. But the main reason I'm saying life isn't fair? Because I have caught up to the current book and am now waiting a year for the next. I call bullshit. I need it now. NOW I SAY.*wails uncontrollably, loudly, and unhappily*
  • Kaitlin
    Absolutely loved being able to go back to this world and I am so excited for the next book again now. Honestly, this one had some seriously heartbreaking and wonderful moments. We once more follow Max and the other Historians at St Mary's as they attempt to work with the Time Police to track down a notorious enemy and retrieve someone he's stolen...The elements of history in this one were great as always, but for me the story is always made bette...
  • Emma
    Oh my! This one puts us through the wringer. Never a dull moment. Jodi Taylor gets the balance just right. This book was just as funny and yet the sad moments are so well done too. I won’t say any more for fear of spoilers. I did love Max’s eye test though. Genius!
  • Maria Dimitrova
    Buddy read with Choko and Robin. If it wasn't for you guys I don't think I would have survived this book.I'm not sure how to express my feelings regarding And the Rest is History. Maybe a gifs filled review with screaming, crying, hair pulling people? Or maybe catatonic ones? I don't think there are enough gifs in the world to properly show how much this book wrecked me. I'm a sobbing mess. So thank you Ms Taylor for destroying the little peace o...
  • Jen
    Absolute emotional roller-coaster, Jodi Taylor has outdone herselfA well deserved 5*
  • Kelly
    I was 19% of the way into the book when I hissed, "Damn you, Jodi Taylor!"At 57%, I cried and cursed her some more.I tried putting the book away, but I just HAD to know how everything would turn out. No, I'm not going to go into details of what caused the emotional trauma or how it was resolved. Get your own copy and find out for yourself. And don't forget the Kleenex.
  • Vicky Garlick
    I'll be honest, this was my least favourite book of the series and I almost didn't finish it. I had a number of issues with the audiobook itself as several character accents changed randomly and it didn't make sense why. But with regards to the story, quite frankly I'm annoyed and a bit angry. Firstly killing Helen is probably the most heartless thing that could have been done. Then, after spending 7 main books opening Max up to friendship, love,...
  • Sian Bradshaw
    I signed up for an early copy of this book and it was really worth it. These are the sort of books that I eat in a matter of hours.You never know what is coming next and after the excellent book 7, this is my favourite. Please keep writing Jodi.Gents - know your cheese and their role in croquet.Ladies - remember your sugar tongs!
  • Mike Finn
    There's a point in this book when Max says, "Remember when we used to have fun?" I do. The early books in this series were a lot of fun. Bad things happened. Horrible historical events were encountered. Yet eccentric, prank-playing, anarchic fun was at the centre of St. Mary's.This hasn't been true for a while now. I don't read a new St Mary's book with the expectation on spending most of my time grinning, (although there're always a few points a...
  • Shawn
    I really hate to do this, as I have loved this series so much, but I was not at all okay with the child kidnapping, and the implied child abuse that happens in this novel. I was not at all happy with the main character and how she responded to it or was I happy with the villain, whose muddled motivation for doing this, did not at all ring true. This one soured me so much so I don't know if I will continue the series.
  • Trelawn
    I don't know what to say after the trauma of that book except that I can't possibly be expected to wait til next April for book 9. I need answers and Clive Ronan's arse on a platter (sometimes a head won't do). Better get 8.5 off the shelf.
  • Sydney Young
    Be forewarned, this one is a bit bleaker than normal. But you can still trust Jodi Taylor and the characters (who seem So real to Me!) And the story. Just next time, hoping for a more sunny escape. Soon please.
  • Jgrace
    And the Rest is History - Taylor Audio performance by Zara Ramm 2.5 stars The series is no longer fun. There were too many tragedies in this story, not enough humor and not enough interesting interaction with the historical past. This series has been my lightweight reading, providing go-to books when I need distraction with some good laughs. I’m willing to overlook poor writing and enormous plot holes in exchange for a bit of fun. (view spoiler...
  • Jen | Jen Talks Audiobooks
    This series just gets better and better. I don't know how Jodi Taylor figure out how to make it even more interesting, but she does. This particular installment is bloody and scary, full of heartache and sadness. But there's hope at the end. The classic wit is still there amid the tragedy. I can't wait to see how she resolves this one.
  • Emma Flanagan
    Can’t believe I have to wait till April for the next instalment. Better ration out the short stories.
  • flajol
    I wish I didn't love these characters as I do. Taylor seems to take a GRRMish delight in putting her readers through the wringer. I'm glad I don't have long to wait before the next book in the series, although April feels like an awful long way away now. Big ol' baddie Ronan turns up again, and manages to become more sympathetic. For a brief time, anyway. Max gets her heart wrenched about quite a bit, and so does the reader.Thank goodness I still...
  • Linda
    Jodi Taylor again pulls off a story that is a unique blend of humor and gut-wrenching tragedy. Having read all the books in the series so far, I was able to anticipate some of the twists and turns the story took. Some were welcome and others...not so much. (view spoiler)[After the explosion and the lack of definitive evidence of Leon’s and the others’ deaths (How in the world did they not examine the tapes and the physical evidence to confirm...
  • Bram
    I think this book nearly killed me. Reading it felt like one of those massive rollercoaster rides, where you're slowly dragged to the top, enjoying the view and the butterflies in your belly, before you're plunged headlong into a freefall that leaves you empty and drained.Jodi Taylor (again) does not dissapoint. All our favorite dysfunctional characters are back in force, as batshit crazy as ever. Drinking tea, eating cookies and verbally abusing...
  • Mburrows
    This one just about killed me. I love these characters so much and the author was very mean to her readers. I can't wait for the next book.
  • Audrey
    3.5 stars.I love this series and watching the adventures of Max and the crew of St. Mary's. I usually enjoy the time traveling aspect where the historians go to a certain place in history to document and observe. They've been to some really interesting places (Troy! Joan of Arc! Time of the Dinosaurs!), but in this adventure, the history didn't grab me. But, what really propelled this one, was situation with Max and her family. It was a bit heart...
  • Alison
    Things take a very dark turn at St Mary's when Clive Ronan reappears with a strange offer of a truce, but when the Time Police are their usual inefficient, interfering selves he vows a terrible revenge on Max.The mood of this novel is very dark, even the time jumps the team undertake are to some of the bloodiest, most violent so far.Watch with Max and the team as Harold (future short-lived King of England) is tricked into taking an oath to suppor...
  • Gina Boyd
    I almost stopped reading because some of the things that happened made me so, so sad. These books are funny and lighthearted, and yes, they've made me cry more than once, but this one nearly did me in. I'm glad I kept reading, though. Of course I had to keep reading.And now I have to go clean my glasses.
  • Denise
    3.5- a cliff hanger
  • Fran Severn
    What a treat when it showed up in my Kindle. I'd forgotten that I had pre-ordered it. And, of course, that meant that all activities and useful work stopped for the next two days. It is a much darker novel than the others in the series, and Jodi really messes with the readers' emotions here. A little bit sadistically, to be honest. The cuteness of the resolution does not erase the bitterness of the set-up. Still, it is always a delight to read he...
  • Abbey
    Put through a wringer. For those of you who don't recognize that phrase, it's like this: When I was a child, we had a washtub in the yard with two rollers at the top. After scrubbing our clothes, we would put the edge of a piece of clothing between the rollers and crank the rollers until the clothes came out the other side with enough water wrung out of them to hang them on the clothesline to dry. My older sister cranked and I fed. She was always...
  • Marjolein
    Read all my reviews on It was more than a 3-star read but something I really didn't like so I'm knocking some stars off to show how I felt. Spoilers below where I explain why I had to knock stars off. -----Okay, so I'm a big fan of the series. I think I've been really clear about that, and I'm talking rather a lot about it to my friends as well so naturally I was really looking forward to And The Rest Is Histor...