2017 Reviews · blog tour · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: Beauty in Thorns by Kate Forsyth

Title: Beauty in Thorns Author:  Kate Forsyth Published: July 3rd 2017 Publisher: Vintage Australia via Penguin Random House Australia Pages: 464 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars The Pre-Raphaelites were determined to liberate art and love from the shackles of convention. Ned Burne-Jones had never had a painting lesson and his family wanted him to be a parson. Only young Georgie… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Beauty in Thorns by Kate Forsyth

2017 Reviews · Britain · historical fiction · mystery · new release

Release Day Book Review: The Woman in the Wood by Lesley Pearse

Title: The Woman in the Wood Author:  Lesley Pearse Published: July 3rd 2017 Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Mystery RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Fifteen-year-old Maisy Mitcham and her twin brother Duncan lose their mother to an asylum one night in 1960. The twins are sent to their grandmother’s country house, Nightingales. Cold and distant, she leaves them… Continue reading Release Day Book Review: The Woman in the Wood by Lesley Pearse

2017 Reviews · Australian · historical fiction · war · World War I

Book Review: Worth Fighting For by Mary-Anne O’Connor

Title: Worth Fighting For Author:  Mary-Anne O’Connor Published: September 19th 2016 Publisher: Harlequin Books Australia Pages: 427 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Australian, War RRP: $22.49 Rating: 4 stars From Darwin to Pearl Harbour, Sydney to Papua New Guinea, a compelling story of courage, honour and a great love set against the epic backdrop of the Second World War Eighteen-year-old Junie Wallace is a… Continue reading Book Review: Worth Fighting For by Mary-Anne O’Connor

2017 Reviews · historical fiction

Book Review: The French Perfumer by Amanda Hampson

Title: The French Perfumer Author:  Amanda Hampson Published: February 27th 2017 Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia Pages: 221 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3.5 stars ‘Shorthand typist required by English speaker in the South of France. Live-in, full board plus salary commensurate with experience.’ Iris Turner, an unworldly young Englishwoman, arrives in the French Riviera to take… Continue reading Book Review: The French Perfumer by Amanda Hampson

2017 Reviews · Australian · historical fiction · saga

Book Review: Jewel in the North by Tricia Stringer

Title: Jewel in the North Author:  Tricia Stringer Published: April 24th 2017 Publisher: Harlequin Books Australia Pages: 576 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Australian, Saga RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars Jewel in the North: A longstanding feud of land and love, a family torn apart and a quest for the ultimate prize… A breathtaking historical family saga of love, death and forgiveness… Continue reading Book Review: Jewel in the North by Tricia Stringer

2017 Reviews · Australian · historical fiction · mystery

Book Review: The Dragon Sleeps by Ellen Read

Title: The Dragon Sleeps Author:  Ellen Read Published: November 4th 2016 Publisher: Epic Reads Publishing Pages: 244 Genres:  Fiction, Australian, Historical, Mystery RRP: $19.79 Rating: 4 stars A Dragon statue. An ancient sword. What treasure is worth killing for? It’s 1927 in Victoria, Australia. A hedonistic time after the Great War when young people knew they could enjoy… Continue reading Book Review: The Dragon Sleeps by Ellen Read

2017 Reviews · blog tour · Britain · crime · historical fiction · mystery · war · World War II

Blog Tour: Winter Downs by Jan Edwards

Good Morning! It is my pleasure to welcome you to my stop on the Winter Downs blog tour, which kicked off Friday June 2nd and followed an exciting launch party yesterday. A little more about the book… In January of 1940 a small rural community on the Sussex Downs, already preparing for invasion from across… Continue reading Blog Tour: Winter Downs by Jan Edwards