2017 Reviews · dual time frame · historical fiction · Scotland · World War II

Release Day Book Review: The Good Sister by Maggie Christensen

Title: The Good Sister Author:  Maggie Christensen Published: November 23rd 2017 Publisher: Cala Publishing Pages: 264 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP:  Rating: 4.5 stars Two Isobels. A lifetime of regret. A love that spans the years In 1938, as the world hurtled towards war, twenty-year-old Isobel MacDonald fell madly in love. But fate and her own actions conspired to deny her the… Continue reading Release Day Book Review: The Good Sister by Maggie Christensen

2017 Reviews · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · France · historical fiction · romance

Book Review: Beneath the Parisian Skies by Alli Sinclair

Title: Beneath the Parisian Skies Author: Alli Sinclair Published: June 19th 2017 Publisher: Harlequin Books Australia Pages: 336 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Lily Johansson returns to Paris, the city that broke her heart and destroyed her ballet career, hoping to ease the guilt over her fiance’s death and to make amends with her estranged sister Natalie, a ballerina… Continue reading Book Review: Beneath the Parisian Skies by Alli Sinclair

2017 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · historical fiction · romance · rural ficition

Book Review: If Wishes Were Horses by Karly Lane

Title: If Wishes Were Horses Author:  Karly Lane Published: May 1st 2017 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 348 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Romance, Rural RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars This captivating story of two people recovering from terrible tragedy and loss, and the importance of community, friendship and the power of love. Already struggling to come to terms with the tragic death of… Continue reading Book Review: If Wishes Were Horses by Karly Lane

2017 Reviews · chick lit · dual time frame · Guest Review · romance · women's fiction

Guest Book Review: The Hourglass by Tracy Rees

Title: The Hourglass Author:  Tracy Rees Published: May 4th 2017 Publisher: Hachette Australia for Quercus Pages: 544 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Romance, Chick Lit, Women’s Fiction RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3 stars 2014. Sensible Nora has always taken success for granted, until suddenly her life begins to fall apart. Troubled by anxiety and nightmares, she finds herself drawn to the sweeping beaches of Tenby,… Continue reading Guest Book Review: The Hourglass by Tracy Rees

2017 Reviews · dual time frame · historical fiction

Book Review: The Midsummer Garden by Kirsty Manning

Title: The Midsummer Garden Author:  Kirsty Manning Published: March 29th 2017 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars Travelling between lush gardens in France, windswept coastlines of Tasmania, to Tuscan hillsides and beyond, The Midsummer Garden lures the reader on an unforgettable culinary and botanical journey. 1487 Artemisia is young to be in charge of the… Continue reading Book Review: The Midsummer Garden by Kirsty Manning

2017 Reviews · dual time frame · historical fiction

Book Review: The House of Secrets by Sarra Manning

Title: The House of Secrets Author: Sarra Manning Published: January 10th 2017 Publisher: Hachette Australia for Little Brown Group Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Every home has a story to tell . . . An ordinary house on an ordinary street, built in 1936 and never lived in. Its rooms might be empty, but this house… Continue reading Book Review: The House of Secrets by Sarra Manning

2017 Reviews · Australian · dual time frame · romance

Book Review: The Stationmaster’s Cottage by Phillipa Nefri Clark

Title: The Stationmaster’s Cottage Author: Phillipa Nefri Clark Published: February 14 2017 Publisher: Self published Pages: 338 Genres:  Fiction, Dual Time Frame, Romance RRP: Rating: 4 stars A place where love is eternal and time is no barrier — The Stationmaster’s Cottage Christie Ryan believes her extraordinary life has everything she could ever hope for. She travels the globe as a… Continue reading Book Review: The Stationmaster’s Cottage by Phillipa Nefri Clark