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

New Release Book Review: Enemies within these Shores by Debbie Terranova

Title: Enemies within these Shores Author: Debbie Terranova Published: November 13th 2017 Publisher: Terranova Publications Pages: 264 Genres:  Fiction, Australian, Historical RRP: $29.80 Rating: 4 stars Spring 1939. To appease his electorate, Delahunty orders a police roundup of Italian sugarcane workers. With his marriage failing, he initiates a volatile affair with Amy. What will be her revenge? Summer 1941. Canefarmer Luigi is a naturalized British… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Enemies within these Shores by Debbie Terranova

2017 Reviews · Adventure · fiction · historical fiction · Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday Book Review: The Far Side of the Sun by Kate Furnivall

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! It is my turn to deliver this week’s… Continue reading Throwback Thursday Book Review: The Far Side of the Sun by Kate Furnivall

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

New Release Book Review: The Naturalist’s Daughter by Tea Cooper

Title: The Naturalist’s Daughter Author:  Tea Cooper Published: December 18th 2017 Publisher: Harlequin Books Australia Pages: 368 Genres:  Fiction, Australian, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars 1808 Agnes Banks, NSW Rose Winton wants nothing more than to work with her father, eminent naturalist Charles Winton, on his groundbreaking study of the platypus. Not only does she love him with all her heart,… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Naturalist’s Daughter by Tea Cooper

2017 Reviews · Australian · fiction · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Sisters’ Song by Louise Allan

Title: The Sisters’ Song Author: Louise Allan Published: January 2nd 2018 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 368 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars As children, Ida loves looking after her younger sister, Nora, but when their beloved father dies in 1927, everything changes. The two girls move in with their grandmother who is particularly encouraging of Nora’s musical talent. In Nora, she sees… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Sisters’ Song by Louise Allan

2017 Reviews · dual time frame · fiction · historical fiction · new release · United States

New Release Book Review: The Book of Summer by Michelle Gable

Title: The Book of Summer Author: Michelle Gable Published: December 27th 2017 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 416 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Physician Bess Codman has returned to her family’s Nantucket compound, Cliff House, for the first time in four years. Her great-grandparents built Cliff House almost a century before, but due to erosion, the once-grand home will soon fall into the… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Book of Summer by Michelle Gable

2017 Reviews · fiction · historical fiction · World War II

Book Review: The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff

Title: The Orphan’s Tale Author:  Pam Jenoff Published: February 20th 2017 Publisher: Harlequin Books Australia Pages: 336 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars A powerful novel of friendship set in a traveling circus during World War II, The Orphan’s Tale introduces two extraordinary women and their harrowing stories of sacrifice and survival. Sixteen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace after… Continue reading Book Review: The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff

2017 Reviews · fiction · Guest Review · historical fiction · Mrs R Review · romance

Guest Book Review: The Tea Gardens by Fiona McIntosh

Title: The Tea Gardens Author:  Fiona McIntosh Published: October 30th 2017 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 448 Genres: Fiction, Historical, Romance RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 Spirited Doctor Isla Fenwick is determined to work at the coalface of medicine in India before committing to life as a dutiful wife. With hopes of making a difference in the world, she sails to Calcutta to… Continue reading Guest Book Review: The Tea Gardens by Fiona McIntosh