#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · Australian · dual time frame · Giveaway · historical fiction · mystery · new release · World War II

New Release Book Review & Giveaway: Eleanor’s Secret by Caroline Beecham

Title: Eleanor’s Secret Author: Caroline Beecham Published: April 24th 2018 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 432 Genres: Fiction, Historical/Contemporary, Mystery RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars An engrossing wartime mystery of past deceptions, family secrets and long-lasting love… London, 1942 When art school graduate, Eleanor Roy, is recruited by the War Artists Advisory Committee, she comes one step closer to realising her dream of… Continue reading New Release Book Review & Giveaway: Eleanor’s Secret by Caroline Beecham

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · Australian · historical fiction · new release · romance

New Release Book Review: Burning Fields by Alli Sinclair

Title: Burning Fields Author: Alli Sinclair Published: May 21st 2018 Publisher: Harlequin Mira Pages: 320 Genres:  Fiction, Australian, Historical, Romance RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars Romeo and Juliet set in Queensland’s sugar cane fields in 1948, as the daughter of an Anglo-Australian family falls for an Italian immigrant against the wishes of her family. 1948. The world is struggling to regain a sense… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Burning Fields by Alli Sinclair

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · historical fiction · new release · World War II

New Release Book Review: The Juliet Code by Christine Wells

Title: The Juliet Code Author: Christine Wells Published: April 30th 2018 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars It’s 1947 and the war is over, but Juliet Barnard is still tormented by secrets. She was a British agent and wireless operator in occupied Paris until her mission went critically wrong. Juliet was caught by the Germans, imprisoned… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Juliet Code by Christine Wells

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · Australian · Beauty and Lace review · historical fiction

Beauty & Lace Book Review: The Last of the Bonegilla Girls by Victoria Purman

Title: The Last of the Bonegilla Girls Author: Victoria Purman Published: April 24th 2018 Publisher: HQ Fiction Pages: 432 Genres:  Fiction, Australian, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Can the Bonegilla girls defeat their past? Or will it come to claim them? 1954: When sixteen–year–old Hungarian Elizabeta arrives in Australia with her family, she is hoping to escape the hopelessness of life as… Continue reading Beauty & Lace Book Review: The Last of the Bonegilla Girls by Victoria Purman

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · book bingo · historical fiction · World War II

#Book Bingo 2018: ‘A book everyone is talking about’ – The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

#Book Bingo 2018 is a collaboration challenge I am completing with my favourite blogger, Theresa Smith Writes. How does it work?  We have devised our own personalised book bingo card game. Twice a month, on the first and third Saturday of the month, Theresa and I will complete a book review post, outlining our respective bingo card entries.… Continue reading #Book Bingo 2018: ‘A book everyone is talking about’ – The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Jade Lily by Kirsty Manning

Title: The Jade Lily Author: Kirsty Manning Published: April 24th 2018 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 456 Genres: Fiction, Historical/Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars In 2016, fleeing London with a broken heart, Alexandra returns to Australia to be with her grandparents, Romy and Wilhelm, when her grandfather is dying. With only weeks left together, her grandparents begin to reveal the family mysteries they… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Jade Lily by Kirsty Manning

2018 Reviews · Australian · Guest Review · historical fiction · Mrs R Review · Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday Book Review: Colours of Gold by Kaye Dobbie

Welcome to a weekly post, Throwback Thursday. This weekly book review post is a way to share some old favourites, books that were published over a year ago and most importantly those books that have been languishing on the to be read pile for far too long! Synopsis: The child has no name, she’s a… Continue reading Throwback Thursday Book Review: Colours of Gold by Kaye Dobbie