2019 Reviews · historical fiction · World War I

New Release Book Review: Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly

Title: Lost Roses Author: Martha Hall Kelly Published: April 2nd 2019 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 448 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars The runaway international bestseller Lilac Girls introduced the real-life heroine Caroline Ferriday. Now Lost Roses, set a generation earlier and also inspired by true events, features Caroline’s mother, Eliza, and follows three equally indomitable women from St Petersburg to Paris under the… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly

#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · Australian · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: Four Respectable Ladies Seek the Meaning of Wife by Barbara Toner

Title: Four Respectable Ladies Seek the Meaning of Wife Author: Barbara Toner Published: April 2nd 2019 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 352 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars A hilarious and heart-warming novel about the true meaning of ‘for better or worse’ – both in marriage and in friendship. ‘Marriage isn’t always a bed of roses. And there are many ways to… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Four Respectable Ladies Seek the Meaning of Wife by Barbara Toner

2019 Reviews · Book club · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

Title: City of Girls Author: Elizabeth Gilbert Published: June 4th 2019 Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Pages: 480 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars It is the summer of 1940. Nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris arrives in New York with her suitcase and sewing machine, exiled by her despairing parents. Although her quicksilver talents with a needle and commitment to mastering the perfect hair roll… Continue reading New Release Book Review: City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

2019 Reviews · book bingo · Britain · historical fiction

#Book Bingo 2019 Round 16: ‘Written by an author over age of 65’- The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen

Book Bingo 2019 is a collaboration challenge I am completing with my favourite bloggers, Theresa Smith Writes and The Book Muse. Each Saturday, on a fortnightly basis, beginning on Saturday 5th January 2019, Ashleigh, Theresa and I will complete a book review post, outlining our respective bingo card entries. The Book Bingo 2019 card contains a total of 30… Continue reading #Book Bingo 2019 Round 16: ‘Written by an author over age of 65’- The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen

2019 Reviews · historical fiction

Book Review: At the Wolf’s Table by Rosella Postorino

Title: At the Wolf’s Table Author: Rosella Postorino Published: February 1st 2019 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia Pages: 320 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3.5 stars They called it the Wolfsschanze, the Wolf’s Lair. ‘Wolf’ was his nickname. As hapless as Little Red Riding Hood, I had ended up in his belly . . .  Germany, 1943: Twenty-six-year-old Rosa Sauer’s parents are gone and… Continue reading Book Review: At the Wolf’s Table by Rosella Postorino

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

Book Review: The Quarantine Station by Michelle Montebello

Title: The Quarantine Station Author: Michelle Montebello Published: February 19th 2019 Publisher: Self Pages: 388 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Romance RRP: $36.00 Rating: 5 stars The rules were crystal clear. She broke them all… 1918 … When Rose Porter arrives on the shores of Sydney with little more than her suitcase, she must take a job as a parlourmaid at the mysterious North Head… Continue reading Book Review: The Quarantine Station by Michelle Montebello

2019 Reviews · Australian · historical fiction · new release · saga

New Release Book Review: White Sands of Summer by J.H. Fletcher

Title: White Sands of Summer Author: J.H. Fletcher Published: May 20th 2019 Publisher: Mira –  AU Pages: 416 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3.5 stars Will wealth and love be theirs for the taking or will they run like sand through their fingers? No-one thought barmaid Shannon Harcourt stood a chance with Hal Maitland, heir to the vast Maitland fortune.… Continue reading New Release Book Review: White Sands of Summer by J.H. Fletcher