2019 Reviews · Australian · historical fiction · new release

Release Day Book Review: Sweet Bitter Cane by G.S. Johnston

Title: Sweet Bitter Cane Author: G.S. Johnston Published: February 20th 2019 Publisher: MiaRebaRose Press Pages: 448 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $34.40 Rating: 5 stars Sweet Bitter Cane: An Italian-Australian World War II saga One woman. Two men. A war. Twenty-year-old Amelia marries Italo, a man she’s never met. To escape an Italy reeling from the Great War, she sails to him in Far North Queensland to… Continue reading Release Day Book Review: Sweet Bitter Cane by G.S. Johnston

#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · historical fiction · mystery · romance

Book Review: The Secrets of Palmerston House by Phillipa Nefri Clark

Title: The Secrets of Palmerston House: A Christie Ryan Mystery (River’s End Book 3) Author: Phillipa Nefri Clark Published: November 30th 2018 Publisher: Self Published Pages: 274 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Historical, Mystery, Romance RRP: $4.99 (e book) Rating: 4 stars 1853. A fateful game of poker changed the fortunes of two families forever. A home was lost. But what was left behind? 2018.… Continue reading Book Review: The Secrets of Palmerston House by Phillipa Nefri Clark

2018 Reviews · Australian · crime · historical fiction · mystery

Book Broadcast: Man at the Window by Robert Jeffreys

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: Man at the Window by Robert Jeffreys

#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · historical fiction · mystery · new release · United States

New Release Book Review: Half Moon Lake by Kirsten Alexander

Title: Half Moon Lake Author: Kirsten Alexander Published: January 2nd 2019 Publisher: Bantam – Penguin Books Australia Pages: 336 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars ‘They said he was their boy. And so he was . . .’ In 1913, on a summer’s day at Half Moon Lake, Louisiana, four-year-old Sonny Davenport walks into the woods and never returns. The… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Half Moon Lake by Kirsten Alexander

2019 Reviews · Britain · Guest Review · historical fiction · Mrs R Review · Throwback Thursday

Guest Throwback Thursday Book Review: Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory

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! “There is only one bond that I trust:… Continue reading Guest Throwback Thursday Book Review: Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Pearl Thief by Fiona McIntosh

Title: The Pearl Thief Author: Fiona McIntosh Published: October 29th 2018 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 512 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Severine Kassel is asked by the Louvre in 1963 to aid the British Museum with curating its antique jewellery, her specialty. Her London colleagues find her distant and mysterious, her cool beauty the topic of conversations around its quiet… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Pearl Thief by Fiona McIntosh

2018 Reviews · Australian · Guest Review · historical fiction · Mrs R Review · new release

Guest Book Review: Suitcase of Dreams by Tania Blanchard

Title: Suitcase of Dreams Author: Tania Blanchard Published: November 1st 2018 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia Pages: 448 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars From the bestselling author of The Girl from Munich, a sweeping, dramatic tale of love and identity, inspired by a true story After enduring the horror of Nazi Germany and the chaos of postwar occupation, Lotte Drescher and her family… Continue reading Guest Book Review: Suitcase of Dreams by Tania Blanchard