Australian · historical fiction · literary

Book Review: Skylarking by Kate Mildenhall

Title: Skylarking Author:  Kate Mildenhall Published: July 31st 2016 Publisher: Black Inc Pages: 288 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Literary, Australian RRP: $24.99 Rating: 5 stars Kate and Harriet are best friends, growing up together on an isolated Australian cape in the 1880s. As daughters of the lighthouse keepers, the two girls share everything, until a fisherman, McPhail, arrives in their small community. When… Continue reading Book Review: Skylarking by Kate Mildenhall

2017 Reviews · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · France · historical fiction · romance

Book Review: Beneath the Parisian Skies by Alli Sinclair

Title: Beneath the Parisian Skies Author: Alli Sinclair Published: June 19th 2017 Publisher: Harlequin Books Australia Pages: 336 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Lily Johansson returns to Paris, the city that broke her heart and destroyed her ballet career, hoping to ease the guilt over her fiance’s death and to make amends with her estranged sister Natalie, a ballerina… Continue reading Book Review: Beneath the Parisian Skies by Alli Sinclair

2017 Reviews · Australian · historical fiction

Book Review: Hello, Goodbye by Emily Brewin

Title: Hello, Goodbye Author:  Emily Brewin Published: June 28th 2017 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 344 Genres:  Fiction, Australian, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars It’s 1968 and free-thinking country girl May Callaghan’s world is turned upside down when she finds out she’s pregnant to her boyfriend Sam, who is awaiting draft orders. A profoundly moving story of love during a time of… Continue reading Book Review: Hello, Goodbye by Emily Brewin

2017 Reviews · fiction · historical fiction · suspense · thriller

Book Review: The Saboteur by Andrew Gross

Title: The Saboteur Author:  Andrew Gross Published: August 29th 2017 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 352 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Thriller RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars Kurt Nordstrum, an engineer in Oslo, puts his life aside to take up arms against the Germans as part of the Norwegian resistance. After the loss of his fiancée, his outfit whittled to shreds, he commandeers a coastal steamer… Continue reading Book Review: The Saboteur by Andrew Gross

2017 Reviews · Australian · fiction · historical fiction

Book Review: The Currency Lass by Tea Cooper

Title: The Currency Lass Author:  Tea Cooper Published: February 20th 2017 Publisher: Harlequin Books Australia Pages: 336 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Australian RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars She can run but she can’t hide… As her father’s only heir, Catherine Cottingham expects to inherit their sprawling property in the Hunter Valley. What she doesn’t understand is why her father is trying to push her… Continue reading Book Review: The Currency Lass by Tea Cooper

2017 Reviews · Australian · historical fiction

Book Review: Salt Creek by Lucy Treloar

Title: Salt Creek Author:  Lucy Treloar   Published: August 1st 2015 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 416 Genres:  Fiction, Australian, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars Some things collapse slow, and cannot always be rebuilt, and even if a thing can be remade it will never be as it was. Salt Creek, 1855, lies at the far reaches of the remote, beautiful and inhospitable… Continue reading Book Review: Salt Creek by Lucy Treloar

2017 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · historical fiction · romance · rural ficition

Book Review: If Wishes Were Horses by Karly Lane

Title: If Wishes Were Horses Author:  Karly Lane Published: May 1st 2017 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 348 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Romance, Rural RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars This captivating story of two people recovering from terrible tragedy and loss, and the importance of community, friendship and the power of love. Already struggling to come to terms with the tragic death of… Continue reading Book Review: If Wishes Were Horses by Karly Lane