#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · historical fiction · new release · romance

New Release Book Review: The Healer by Allison Butler

Title: The Healer Author: Allison Butler Published: August 5th 2020 Publisher: Mira – AU Pages: 320 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars An Englishwoman, a Scottish laird … a love that will surpass all borders. A sumptuous romance in the spirit of Diana Gabaldon and Darry Fraser. 1402, the Anglo-Scottish border. Lynelle Fenwick has been an outcast all her life.… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Healer by Allison Butler

2020 Reviews · Australian · Better Reading Preview · crime · historical fiction · mystery · new release

Better Reading Preview: Death Leaves the Station by Alexander Thorpe

Title: Death Leaves the Station Author: Alexander Thorpe Published: September 29th 2020 Publisher: Fremantle Press Pages: 192 Genres: Fiction, Historical, Crime, Mystery RRP: $27.99 Rating: 3.5 stars A nameless friar turns up at Halfwell Station at the same time that Ana, the adopted daughter of the station owners, discovers a body in the desert during her midnight walk. But when Ana returns to… Continue reading Better Reading Preview: Death Leaves the Station by Alexander Thorpe

2020 Reviews · historical fiction · new release · romance

New Release Book Review: Royal by Danielle Steel

Title: Royal Author: Danielle Steel Published: August 25th 2020 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 288 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Romance RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3 stars In this spellbinding tale from Danielle Steel, a princess is sent away to safety during World War II, where she falls in love, and is lost forever. As the war rages on in the summer of 1943, causing massive destruction and… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Royal by Danielle Steel

2020 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge · 2020 Reviews · challenges · historical fiction

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict

Today I am marking off my thirty third #33rd checkpoint category for the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020 with: A biopic telling the incredible true story of the glamour icon and scientist whose ground-breaking invention revolutionised modern communication. The New York Times and USA Today BestsellerHedy Lamarr possessed a stunning beauty. She also possessed a stunning mind. Could the world… Continue reading POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · book bingo · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · historical fiction

#Book Bingo 2020 Round 9: ‘Themes of Culture’- The Things She Owned by Katherine Tamiko Arguile

Book Bingo 2020 is a collaboration challenge I am completing for the third year with my favourite bloggers, Theresa Smith Writes and The Book Muse. On the second Saturday of each month, beginning on Saturday 11th January 2020, Theresa, Ashleigh and I will complete a book review post, outlining our respective bingo card entries. The Book Bingo 2020 card… Continue reading #Book Bingo 2020 Round 9: ‘Themes of Culture’- The Things She Owned by Katherine Tamiko Arguile

2020 Reviews · Britain · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Sea Gate by Jane Johnson

Title: The Sea Gate Author: Jane Johnson Published: September 2nd 2020 Publisher: Head of Zeus – GB Pages: 448 Genres:  Fiction, General RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars One house, two women, a lifetime of secrets… Following the death of her mother, Becky begins the sad task of sorting through her empty flat. Starting with the letters piling up on the doormat, she finds… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Sea Gate by Jane Johnson

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · historical fiction · new release · World War II

New Release Book Review: Finding Eadie by Caroline Beecham

Title: Finding Eadie Author: Caroline Beecham Published: July 2nd 2020 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 368 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars The author of Maggie’s Kitchen and Eleanor’s Secret delivers another compelling story of love and mystery during wartime.London 1943: War and dwindling resources are taking their toll on the staff of Partridge Press. The pressure is on to create new books to distract readers… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Finding Eadie by Caroline Beecham

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Women’s Pages by Victoria Purman

Title: The Women’s Pages Author: Victoria Purman Published: September 2nd 2020 Publisher: HQ Fiction – AU Pages: 416 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars From the bestselling author of The Land Girls comes a beautifully realised novel that speaks to the true history and real experiences of post-war Australian women. Sydney 1945 The war is over, the fight begins. The war is… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Women’s Pages by Victoria Purman

2020 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · historical fiction

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Today I am marking off my thirtieth #30th checkpoint category for the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020 with: Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded… Continue reading POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

2020 Reviews · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Viennese Girl by Jenny Lecoat

Title: The Viennese Girl Author: Jenny Lecoat Published: April 28th 2020 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 368 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars Inspired by the true story of a young Jewish girl – Hedy Bercu – who fled to Jersey from Vienna only to find herself trapped on the island during the German occupation. In June 1940, the horror-struck… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Viennese Girl by Jenny Lecoat