#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · historical fiction

Book Review: The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams

Title: The Dictionary of Lost Words Author: Pip Williams Published: March 31st 2020 Publisher: Affirm Press Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3 stars In 1901, the word bondmaid was discovered missing from the Oxford English Dictionary. This is the story of the girl who stole it. Motherless and irrepressibly curious, Esme spends her childhood in the Scriptorium, a garden shed in Oxford… Continue reading Book Review: The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams

#20BacklistIn2020 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · historical fiction

#20BACKLISTIN2020 Backlist Book Challenge: The Imperial Wife by Irina Reyn

In a desperate bid to reduce the books that are collecting dust on my TBR shelves, I have decided to collaborate with another avid reader and fellow book reviewer, Nicole from Certified Book Addicts. The #20BACKLISTIN2020 challenge is a self paced challenge hosted by Jaylamm.Reads, Reading and Sunshine, and Cassidys.Bookshelf. The overall goal of this challenge is to read… Continue reading #20BACKLISTIN2020 Backlist Book Challenge: The Imperial Wife by Irina Reyn

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · book bingo · historical fiction · World War I

#Book Bingo 2020 Round 11: ‘Set in an era you’d love to travel back in time to’- The Desert Nurse by Pamela Hart

Book Bingo 2020 is a collaboration challenge I am completing for the third year with my favourite bloggers, Theresa Smith Writes and The Book Muse. On the second Saturday of each month, beginning on Saturday 11th January 2020, Theresa, Ashleigh and I will complete a book review post, outlining our respective bingo card entries. The Book Bingo 2020 card… Continue reading #Book Bingo 2020 Round 11: ‘Set in an era you’d love to travel back in time to’- The Desert Nurse by Pamela Hart

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · historical fiction · new release · romance

New Release Book Review: The Champagne War by Fiona McIntosh

Title: The Champagne War Author: Fiona McIntosh Published: November 3rd 2020 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 432 Genres: Fiction, Historical, Romance RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars From the killing fields of Ypres to the sun-kissed vineyards of rural France, The Champagne War is a heart-stopping adventure about the true power of love and hope to light the way during war. The heart-stopping new blockbuster by… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Champagne War by Fiona McIntosh

2020 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge · 2020 Reviews · historical fiction

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict

Today I am marking off my thirty fourth #35th checkpoint category for the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020 with: From Marie Benedict, the New York Times bestselling author of The Only Woman in the Room, comes an incredible novel that focuses on one of the people who had the most influence during World War I and World War II:… Continue reading POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · Beauty and Lace review · historical fiction · new release

Beauty & Lace Book Review: The Wreck by Meg Keneally

Title: The Wreck Author: Meg Keneally Published: September 1st 2020 Publisher: Echo Publishing Pages: 384 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating:  4 stars In 1820 Sarah McCaffrey, fleeing arrest for her part in a failed rebellion, thinks she has escaped when she finds herself aboard the Serpent, bound from London to the colony of New South Wales. But when the mercurial captain’s… Continue reading Beauty & Lace Book Review: The Wreck by Meg Keneally

2020 Reviews · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Pull of Stars by Emma Donoghue

Title: The Pull of Stars Author: Emma Donoghue Published: July 28th 2020 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 256 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars From the international bestselling author of Room. In an Ireland doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at an understaffed hospital in the city centre, where expectant mothers who have come down with an unfamiliar Flu are… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Pull of Stars by Emma Donoghue

2020 Reviews · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: All Our Shimmering Skies by Trent Dalton

Title: All Our Shimmering Skies Author: Trent Dalton Published: September 28th 2020 Publisher: 4th Estate AU -HarperCollins Books Australia Pages: 448 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Darwin, 1942, and as Japanese bombs rain down, motherless Molly Hook, the gravedigger’s daughter, is looking to the skies and running for her life. Inside a duffel bag she carries a stone heart, alongside… Continue reading New Release Book Review: All Our Shimmering Skies by Trent Dalton

2020 Reviews · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Orphan of Good Hope by Roxane Dhand

Title: The Orphan of Good Hope Author: Roxane Dhand Published: September 1st 2020 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 432 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars Transport yourself from the canals of Amsterdam, across the waves, to the rough-and-tumble frontier town at the Cape of Good Hope. From the author of the bestselling The Pearler’s Wife, a riveting novel of seventeenth-century romance and… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Orphan of Good Hope by Roxane Dhand

2020 Reviews · historical fiction

Book Review: The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Title: The Mercies Author: Kiran Millwood Hargrave Published: January 28th 2020 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 256 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars On Christmas Eve, 1617, the sea around the remote Norwegian island of Vardø is thrown into a reckless storm. As Maren Magnusdatter watches, forty fishermen, including her father and brother, are lost to the waves, the menfolk of Vardø wiped… Continue reading Book Review: The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave