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

New Release Book Review: Whitsunday Dawn by Annie Seaton

Title: Whitsunday Dawn Author: Annie Seaton Published: July 27th 2018 Publisher: Harlequin –  Mira Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary/Historical, Australian RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars When Olivia Sheridan arrives in the Whitsundays as spokesperson for big mining company Sheridan Corp, it should be a straightforward presentation to the town about their proposed project. But when a handsome local fisherman shows her what ecological impact the… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Whitsunday Dawn by Annie Seaton

2018 Reviews · historical fiction · mystery · new release

New Release Book Review: Fatal Inheritance by Rachel Rhys

Title: Fatal Inheritance Author: Rachel Rhys Published: July 30th 2018 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 400 Genres: Fiction, Historical, Mystery RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars It’s 1948, and Eve Forrester is trapped in a loveless marriage, in a gloomy house, in a grey London suburb. Then, out of the blue, she receives a solicitor’s letter. A wealthy stranger has left her a mystery inheritance.… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Fatal Inheritance by Rachel Rhys

2017 Reviews · Book Broadcast · Germany · historical fiction · war · World War II

Book Broadcast: The Women of the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

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 Women of the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · culture · dual time frame · historical fiction

Book Review: The Concubine’s Child by Carol Jones

Title: The Concubine’s Child Author: Carol Jones Published: April 23rd 2018 Publisher: Head of Zeus Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $27.99 Rating: 5 stars An evocative, multi-generational tale of a family haunted by the death of a young concubine in 1930s Malaysia. In 1930s Malaya a sixteen-year-old girl, dreaming of marriage to her sweetheart, is sold as a concubine to a rich old… Continue reading Book Review: The Concubine’s Child by Carol Jones

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · Adventure · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Honourable Thief by Meaghan Wilson Anastasios

Title: The Honourable Thief  Author: Meaghan Wilson Anastasios Published: July 31st 2018 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 448 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Adventure RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars Istanbul, Turkey 1955 Benedict Hitchens, once a world-renowned archaeologist, is now a discredited – but still rather charming – shell of his former self. Once full of optimism and adventure, his determination to prove that Achilles was… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Honourable Thief by Meaghan Wilson Anastasios

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · Australian · historical fiction · World War II

Book Review: The Woolgrower’s Companion by Joy Rhoades

Title: The Woolgrower’s Companion Author: Joy Rhoades Published: February 27th 201 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 416 Genres: Fiction, Australian,, Historical Rural RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Australia 1945. Until now Kate Dowd has led a sheltered life on Amiens, her family’s sprawling sheep station in northern New South Wales. The horrors of war have for the most part left her untouched. But with… Continue reading Book Review: The Woolgrower’s Companion by Joy Rhoades

2017 Reviews · Book Broadcast · Britain · France · historical fiction · World War I

Book Broadcast: Last Christmas In Paris by Hazel Gaynor & Heather Webb

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: Last Christmas In Paris by Hazel Gaynor & Heather Webb