2022 Reviews · Audible · historical fiction

Audio Book Review: Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

Title: Lessons in Chemistry Author: Bonnie Garmus Published: March 29th 2022 Publisher: Doubleday Pages: 400 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars Your ability to change everything – including yourself – starts here Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing. But it’s the early… Continue reading Audio Book Review: Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

2022 Reviews · Book Stack · historical fiction

Book Review: The Brightest Star by Emma Harcourt

Title: The Brightest Star Author: Emma Harcourt Published: July 6th 2022 Publisher: HQ Fiction – AU Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars A thirst for learning and a passion for astronomy draw an extraordinary young woman deep into the intellectual maelstrom, political complexities and religious extremism of Renaissance Florence. This beautifully crafted novel will appeal to readers of Karen… Continue reading Book Review: The Brightest Star by Emma Harcourt

2022 Reviews · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: Daughter of the Home Front by Jennie Jones

Title: Daughter of the Home Front Author: Jennie Jones Published: October 5th 2022 Publisher: HQ Fiction – AU Pages: 416 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars A war. The girl she’d been. And the woman she was forced to become. A dazzling, heartbreaking story of friendship and redemption from bestselling author Jennie Jones. Townsville, 1942. Young women aged sixteen and over… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Daughter of the Home Front by Jennie Jones

2021 Reviews · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Three Lives of Alix St Pierre by Natasha Lester

Title: The Three Lives of Alix St Pierre Author: Natasha Lester Published: September 28th 2022 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 432 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars 1943. After spearheading several successful advertising campaigns in New York, PR wizard Alix St Pierre finds herself recruited into a fledgling intelligence organisation by the US government. Alix is sent to Europe where she is… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Three Lives of Alix St Pierre by Natasha Lester

2022 Reviews · historical fiction · literary · new release

New Release Book Review: Mr Carver’s Whale by Lyn Hughes

Title: Mr Carver’s Whale Author: Lyn Hughes Published: August 3rd 2022 Publisher: 4th Estate AU – HarperCollins Books Australia Pages: 336 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Literary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3 stars 1850: A sea-chest full of books arrives for Antonio Mateus Carvalho Cabral, the younger son of a family of whalers on the small volcanic island of Pico … The Carvalho brothers – handsome… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Mr Carver’s Whale by Lyn Hughes

2022 Reviews · Book Stack · dual time frame · historical fiction · new release · World War II

New Release Book Review: The Proxy Bride by Zoë Boccabella

Title: The Proxy Bride Author: Zoë Boccabella Published: September 7th 2022 Publisher: HQ Fiction – AU Pages: 432 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, World War II RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars In 1939, Giacinta sets sail from Italy to Australia. Decades later, a granddaughter discovers the true story of her family… A stunningly crafted novel of family, secrets and facing adversity, perfect for readers of… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Proxy Bride by Zoë Boccabella

2022 Reviews · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Orphans by Fiona McIntosh

Title: The Orphans Author: Fiona McIntosh Published: October 5th 2022 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 432 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars The highly anticipated new historical adventure by the bestselling author of The Spy’s Wife. Orphan Fleur Appleby is adopted by a loving undertaker and his wife and she quickly develops a special gift for helping bereaved families. Her ambition to be… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Orphans by Fiona McIntosh

2022 Reviews · historical fiction

Book Review: Gulliver’s Wife by Lauren Chater

Title: Gulliver’s Wife Author: Lauren Chater Published: April 1st 2020 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 416 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $22.99 Rating: 4 stars Birth. Death. Wonder … One woman’s journey to the edge of love and loyalty from the bestselling author of The Lace Weaver London, 1702. When her husband is lost at sea, Mary Burton Gulliver, midwife and herbalist, is forced to rebuild… Continue reading Book Review: Gulliver’s Wife by Lauren Chater

2022 Reviews · historical fiction · mystery · new release

New Release Book Review: The Paris Mystery by Kirsty Manning

Title: The Paris Mystery Author: Kirsty Manning Published: August 30th 2022 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 320 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars Paris, 1938. The last sigh of summer before the war. As Australian journalist Charlotte ‘Charlie’ James alights at the Gare du Nord, ready to start her role as correspondent for The Times, Paris is in turmoil as talk of… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Paris Mystery by Kirsty Manning

2022 Reviews · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The French Agent by Belinda Alexandra

Title: The French Agent Author: Belinda Alexandra Published: September 7th 2022 Publisher: Harper Collins – AU Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars A world in chaos. Two very different women. And the mystery of the man who may connect them. The stunning new novel from beloved Australian storyteller Belinda Alexandra. Paris 1946: Sabine Brouillette is a war crimes investigator with the… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The French Agent by Belinda Alexandra