2017 Reviews · Australian · fiction · historical fiction

Book Review: The Currency Lass by Tea Cooper

Title: The Currency Lass Author:  Tea Cooper Published: February 20th 2017 Publisher: Harlequin Books Australia Pages: 336 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Australian RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars She can run but she can’t hide… As her father’s only heir, Catherine Cottingham expects to inherit their sprawling property in the Hunter Valley. What she doesn’t understand is why her father is trying to push her… Continue reading Book Review: The Currency Lass by Tea Cooper

2017 Reviews · Australian · historical fiction

Book Review: Salt Creek by Lucy Treloar

Title: Salt Creek Author:  Lucy Treloar   Published: August 1st 2015 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 416 Genres:  Fiction, Australian, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars Some things collapse slow, and cannot always be rebuilt, and even if a thing can be remade it will never be as it was. Salt Creek, 1855, lies at the far reaches of the remote, beautiful and inhospitable… Continue reading Book Review: Salt Creek by Lucy Treloar

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 · Australian · historical fiction · literary

New Release Book Review: Bridget Crack by Rachel Leary

Title: Bridget Crack Author:  Rachel Leary Published: August 1st 2017 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 320 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Literary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Van Diemen’s Land, 1826. When Bridget Crack arrives in the colony, she is just grateful to be on dry land. But finding the life of an indentured domestic servant intolerable, she pushes back and is punished for her… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Bridget Crack by Rachel Leary

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 · blog tour · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: Beauty in Thorns by Kate Forsyth

Title: Beauty in Thorns Author:  Kate Forsyth Published: July 3rd 2017 Publisher: Vintage Australia via Penguin Random House Australia Pages: 464 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars The Pre-Raphaelites were determined to liberate art and love from the shackles of convention. Ned Burne-Jones had never had a painting lesson and his family wanted him to be a parson. Only young Georgie… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Beauty in Thorns by Kate Forsyth

2017 Reviews · Britain · historical fiction · mystery · new release

Release Day Book Review: The Woman in the Wood by Lesley Pearse

Title: The Woman in the Wood Author:  Lesley Pearse Published: July 3rd 2017 Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Mystery RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Fifteen-year-old Maisy Mitcham and her twin brother Duncan lose their mother to an asylum one night in 1960. The twins are sent to their grandmother’s country house, Nightingales. Cold and distant, she leaves them… Continue reading Release Day Book Review: The Woman in the Wood by Lesley Pearse