#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · historical fiction · United States

New Release Book Review: The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

Title: The Four Winds Author: Kristin Hannah Published: January 27th 2021 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars The Four Winds is a deeply moving, powerful story about the strength and resilience of women and the bond between mother and daughter, by the multi-million copy number one bestselling author Kristin Hannah. She will discover the best of herself in… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · historical fiction · World War II

New Release Book Review: The Collaborator by Diane Armstrong

Title: The Collaborator Author: Diane Armstrong Published: August 19th 2020 Publisher: HQ Fiction – AU Pages: 496 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Is he a hero or a traitor? Based on astonishing true events set in the darkest days of World War II in Budapest, this is an enthralling story of heroism, vengeance, passion, and betrayal. It is also the… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Collaborator by Diane Armstrong

2020 Reviews · historical fiction · World War II

Book Review: The Secret Messenger by Mandy Robotham

Title: The Secret Messenger Author: Mandy Robotham Published: January 20th 2020 Publisher: Avon GB -HarperCollins Books Australia Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $19.99 Rating: 4 stars The highly awaited new novel from the internationally bestselling author of The German Midwife (also published as A Woman of War). Venice, 1943 The world is at war, and Stella Jilani is leading a double… Continue reading Book Review: The Secret Messenger by Mandy Robotham

2020 Reviews · dual time frame · fiction · historical fiction · mystery

Book Review: The Last Train by Sue Lawrence

Title: The Last Train Author: Sue Lawrence Published: January 24th 2018 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 352 Genres: Fiction, Historical, Mystery RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars At 7 p.m. on 28 December 1879, a violent storm batters the newly built rail bridge across the River Tay, close to the city of Dundee. Ann Craig is waiting for her husband, the owner of a large… Continue reading Book Review: The Last Train by Sue Lawrence

2021 Reviews · historical fiction · World War II

Book Review: Night Lessons in Little Jerusalem by Rick Held

Title: Night Lessons in Little Jerusalem Author: Rick Held Published: April 28th 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 352 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars A powerful debut novel based on a true story for those who loved THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ and ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE. The hero of this book was not a saint, nor even a tzadik –… Continue reading Book Review: Night Lessons in Little Jerusalem by Rick Held

2020 Reviews · historical fiction

Book Review: The Woman Before Wallis by Bryn Turnball

Title: The Woman Before Wallis Author: Bryn Turnball Published: September 9th 2020 Publisher: HQ Fiction – US Pages: 368 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars For fans of The Paris Wife and The Crown, this stunning novel tells the true story of the American divorcée who captured Prince Edward’s heart before he abdicated his throne for Wallis Simpson. In the summer of 1926,… Continue reading Book Review: The Woman Before Wallis by Bryn Turnball

2020 Reviews · historical fiction · World War II

Book Review: The German Midwife by Mandy Robotham

Title: The German Midwife Author: Mandy Robotham Published: August 5th 2020 Publisher: Avon GB -HarperCollins Books Australia Pages: 368 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars An enthralling new tale of courage, betrayal and survival in the hardest of circumstances that readers of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Secret Orphan and The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz will love. Germany, 1944.… Continue reading Book Review: The German Midwife by Mandy Robotham

2021 Reviews · Beauty and Lace review · historical fiction · new release

Beauty & Lace Book Review: Dark Tides by Philippa Gregory

Title: Dark Tides Author: Philippa Gregory Published: November 24th 2020 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia Pages: 496 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating:  3 stars #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory’s new historical novel tracks the rise of the Tidelands family in London, Venice, and New England. Midsummers Eve, 1670. A wealthy man waits outside a poor London warehouse to meet with Alinor, the… Continue reading Beauty & Lace Book Review: Dark Tides by Philippa Gregory

2020 Reviews · historical fiction · new release · World War II

New Release Book Review: The Berlin Girl by Mandy Robotham

Title: The Berlin Girl Author: Mandy Robotham Published: December 2nd 2020 Publisher: Avon GB -HarperCollins Books Australia Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars The heart-wrenching new WWII story from the bestselling author of The German Midwife. Berlin, 1938: It’s the height of summer, and Germany is on the brink of war. When fledgling reporter Georgie Young is posted to… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Berlin Girl by Mandy Robotham

2020 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge · 2020 Reviews · historical fiction

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: The Yankee Widow by Linda Lael Miller

Today I am marking off my thirty ninth #39th checkpoint category for the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020 with: A richly layered saga set against the backdrop of the Civil War, In The Yankee Widow, gifted storyteller Linda Lael Miller explores the complexities and heartbreak that families experienced as men took up arms to preserve the nation… Continue reading POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: The Yankee Widow by Linda Lael Miller