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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

2022 Reviews · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · historical fiction · mystery · new release · suspense · thriller

New Release Book Review: The Only Child by Kayte Nunn

Title: The Only Child Author: Kayte Nunn Published: August 31st 2022 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 368 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Historical, Mystery, Suspense RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars Almost every graduating class had a girl who disappeared. A decades-old crime threatens to tear apart three generations of women in this unputdownable mystery that will keep you gripped until its last heart-wrenching page. 1949 It is the… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Only Child by Kayte Nunn

2022 Reviews · historical fiction · new release · war

New Release Book Review: The Secret World of Connie Starr By Robbi Neal

Title: The Secret World of Connie Starr Author: Robbi Neal Published: June 1st 2022 Publisher: HQ Fiction – AU Pages: 464 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars A stunning evocation of Australian life through the war to the 1950s, this novel is intimate and sweeping, immediate and dreamlike – a magical rendering of darkness and joy, and the beauty inherent… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Secret World of Connie Starr By Robbi Neal

2022 Reviews · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · historical fiction · new release · romance

New Release Book Review: 12 Weeks of June by Rania Battany

Title: 12 Weeks of June Author: Rania Battany Published: April 1st 2022 Publisher: Independent Pages: 310 Genres:  Fiction, Romance, Historical, Contemporary Rating: 4 stars One cafe. Two couples. Many secrets. 2018: All Chloe wanted was an eternal love – like that of her grandparents’. What she got was a broken heart and a rude reminder of single life in the digital age. After… Continue reading New Release Book Review: 12 Weeks of June by Rania Battany

2022 Reviews · historical fiction · new release · World War II

New Release Book Review: The German Wife by Kelly Rimmer

Title: The German Wife Author: Kelly Rimmer Published: April 27th 2022 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 464 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Inspired by real events, the New York Times bestselling author of The Warsaw Orphan returns with an unputdownable novel of a community torn apart when a former Nazi family moves into town to work on NASA’s space program Berlin, 1934. Sofie Rhodes is the… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The German Wife by Kelly Rimmer

2022 Reviews · historical fiction · new release · World War I

New Release Book Review: The Nurses’ War By Victoria Purman

Title: The Nurses’ War Author: Victoria Purman Published: March 30th 2022 Publisher: HQ Fiction – AU Pages: 608 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars There is more than one way to fight a war…An extraordinary story of grit, love and loss, based on the true history and real experiences of Australian nurses in World War 1. ‘Heart-achingly raw yet… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Nurses’ War By Victoria Purman

2022 Reviews · Audible · historical fiction

Audio Book Review: Violeta by Isabel Allende

Title: Violeta Author: Isabel Allende Published: January 25th 2022 Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Pages: 336 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $34.99 Rating: 5 stars One extraordinary woman.One hundred years of history.One unforgettable story. Violeta comes into the world on a stormy day in 1920, the first daughter in a family of five boisterous sons. From the start, her life is marked by extraordinary events. The ripples… Continue reading Audio Book Review: Violeta by Isabel Allende

2022 Reviews · historical fiction · new release · World War II

New Release Book Review: The Little Wartime Library by Kate Thompson

Title: The Little Wartime Library Author: Kate Thompson Published: February 22nd 2022 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 496 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars A gripping and heart-wrenching novel set in London in World War Two, following the two women who run a secret underground library London, 1944. Clara Button is no ordinary librarian. While the world remains at war, in East… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Little Wartime Library by Kate Thompson

2022 Reviews · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: Dressed by Iris by Mary-Anne O’Connor

Title: Dressed by Iris Author: Mary-Anne O’Connor Published: February 2nd 2022 Publisher: HQ Fiction – AU Pages: 528 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars A vivid, romantic story of Sydney in the 1930s Depression – the heartbreak, the glamour, the dark underbelly, the struggle towards a better day – and one young woman’s dream of designing her way from rags… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Dressed by Iris by Mary-Anne O’Connor

2022 Reviews · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan

Title: The Kitchen Front Author: Jennifer Ryan Published: December 29th 2021 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 416 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Some wars will be fought at home . . . Two years into the Second World War, and German U-boats are frequently disrupting the United Kingdom’s supply of food. In an effort to help housewives with food rationing, a… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan