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

2019 Reviews · Britain · historical fiction · new release · World War I

New Release Book Review: You’ll Never See Me Again by Lesley Pearse

Title: You’ll Never See Me Again Author: Lesley Pearse Published: July 2nd 2019 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 400 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars You have to keep running if you want to survive . . .  When her husband returns shell-shocked and broken from the Great War and his mother makes her life a misery, Betty Wellow discovers how bitter… Continue reading New Release Book Review: You’ll Never See Me Again by Lesley Pearse

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · Australian · historical fiction · Throwback Thursday · World War I

Throwback Thursday Book Review: A Letter from Italy by Pamela Hart

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! Inspired by the life of the world’s first… Continue reading Throwback Thursday Book Review: A Letter from Italy by Pamela Hart

2017 Reviews · Book Broadcast · Britain · France · historical fiction · World War I

Book Broadcast: Last Christmas In Paris by Hazel Gaynor & Heather Webb

Book Broadcast is a post I have created to help ease the load of the books I have for review. It is a great way to spread the word, providing recognition to an author or publisher for sending me a book to review. As my reviewing and blogging duties have stepped up a notch in… Continue reading Book Broadcast: Last Christmas In Paris by Hazel Gaynor & Heather Webb

2018 Reviews · Australian · history · military · new release · World War I

New Release Book Review: Missing in Action by Marianne Van Velzen

Title: Missing in Action Author: Marianne van Velzen Published: June 1st 2018 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 288 Genres: Non Fiction, History, War RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Poor leadership, mismanagement, quarrels, distrust and accusations of hoaxing … this is the story of what happened after the guns were laid down and Australians tried to find their war dead. By the end of World… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Missing in Action by Marianne Van Velzen

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · historical fiction · new adult · World War I

New Release Book Review: The Lily and the Rose by Jackie French

Title: The Lily and the Rose Author: Jackie French Published: March 19th 2018 Publisher: Harper Collins Books Australia Pages: 384 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars Australian heiress Sophie Higgs was ‘a rose of no-man’s land’, founding hospitals across war-torn Europe during the horror that was WW1. Now, in the 1920s, Sophie’s wartime work must be erased so that the men… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Lily and the Rose by Jackie French

2017 Reviews · Australian · historical fiction · war · World War I

Book Review: Worth Fighting For by Mary-Anne O’Connor

Title: Worth Fighting For Author:  Mary-Anne O’Connor Published: September 19th 2016 Publisher: Harlequin Books Australia Pages: 427 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Australian, War RRP: $22.49 Rating: 4 stars From Darwin to Pearl Harbour, Sydney to Papua New Guinea, a compelling story of courage, honour and a great love set against the epic backdrop of the Second World War Eighteen-year-old Junie Wallace is a… Continue reading Book Review: Worth Fighting For by Mary-Anne O’Connor