#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · Adventure · book bingo · France · historical fiction

#Book Bingo 2018: ‘A book set more than 100 years ago’ – Into the World by Stephanie Parkyn

#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 set more than 100 years ago’ – Into the World by Stephanie Parkyn

2018 Reviews · Britain · historical fiction · new release · World War II

New Release Book Review: Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce

Title: Dear Mrs Bird Author: AJ Pearce Published: April 10th 2018 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 320 Genres: Fiction, Historical, World War II RRP: $24.99 Rating: 3.5 stars London, 1940. Emmeline Lake and her best friend Bunty are trying to stay cheerful despite the Luftwaffe making life thoroughly annoying for everyone. Emmy dreams of becoming a Lady War Correspondent and when she spots a job advertisement… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · Australian · book bingo · dual time frame · historical fiction

#Book Bingo 2018: ‘A book written by an Australian woman’ – Stars Across the Ocean by Kimberley Freeman

#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 written by an Australian woman’ – Stars Across the Ocean by Kimberley Freeman

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · historical fiction · new adult · World War I

New Release Book Review: The Lily and the Rose by Jackie French

Title: The Lily and the Rose Author: Jackie French Published: March 19th 2018 Publisher: Harper Collins Books Australia Pages: 384 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars Australian heiress Sophie Higgs was ‘a rose of no-man’s land’, founding hospitals across war-torn Europe during the horror that was WW1. Now, in the 1920s, Sophie’s wartime work must be erased so that the men… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Lily and the Rose by Jackie French

2018 Reviews · Australian · historical fiction · new release · romance · saga

New Release Book Review: The Opal Dragonfly by Julian Leatherdale

Title: The Opal Dragonfly Author: Julian Leatherdale Published: February 21st 2018 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 592 Genres:  Fiction, Australian, Historical, Romance RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars A daughter sacrifices her reputation, two men bid for the love of a woman, freedom is found in the heart of a dust storm, a father’s legacy reveals past crimes.  Inspired by the glamour and beauty of Elizabeth… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Opal Dragonfly by Julian Leatherdale

2018 Reviews · fiction · Guest Review · historical fiction

Guest Book Review: The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor

Title: Cottingley Secret Author: Hazel Gaynor Published: October 4th 2017 Publisher: Harper Collins Books Australia Pages: 480 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars The New York Times bestselling author turns the clock back to a time when two young girls convinced the world that fairies really did exist… Cottingley, Yorkshire, 1917: When two young cousins, Frances Griffiths and Elsie Wright, announce they… Continue reading Guest Book Review: The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor

2017 Reviews · Book Broadcast · crime · historical fiction · mystery

Book Broadcast: The Mitford Murders by Jessica Fellowes

Book Broadcast is a post I have created to help ease the load of the books I have for review. It is a great way to spread the word, providing recognition to an author or publisher for sending me a book to review. As my reviewing and blogging duties have stepped up a notch in… Continue reading Book Broadcast: The Mitford Murders by Jessica Fellowes