2022 Reviews · historical fiction · new release · World War I

New Release Book Review: The Nurses’ War By Victoria Purman

Title: The Nurses’ War Author: Victoria Purman Published: March 30th 2022 Publisher: HQ Fiction – AU Pages: 608 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars There is more than one way to fight a war…An extraordinary story of grit, love and loss, based on the true history and real experiences of Australian nurses in World War 1. ‘Heart-achingly raw yet… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Nurses’ War By Victoria Purman

2022 Reviews · dual time frame · historical fiction · new release · World War I

New Release Book Review: The Secrets of Bridgwater Bay by Julie Brooks

Title: The Secrets of Bridgewater Bay Author: Julie Brooks Published: December 29th 2021 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 400 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars ………………………………………………………………………………………… England, 1919: Rose and Ivy board a ship bound for Australia. One is travelling there to marry a man she has never met. One is destined never to arrive. Australia, 2016: Amongst her late-grandmother’s possessions, Molly… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Secrets of Bridgwater Bay by Julie Brooks

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · historical fiction · new release · World War I

New Release Book Review: The Fossil Hunter by Tea Cooper

Title: The Fossil Hunter Author: Tea Cooper Published: October 27th 2021 Publisher: HQ Fiction – AU Pages: 384 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, World War I RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars A fossil discovered at London’s Natural History Museum leads one woman back in time to nineteenth century Australia and a world of scientific discovery and dark secrets in this compelling historical mystery. The… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Fossil Hunter by Tea Cooper

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

Book Review: Ice Letters by Susan Errington

Title: Ice Letters Author: Susan Errington Published: May 2nd 2016 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 320 Genres: Fiction, Historical, War RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars A First World War novel of love, peace, violence and Antarctica Adelaide, 1916, and Dora Somerville grieves for her brother, Edgar, killed in France. In the course of an oppressively hot summer, she decides to abandon her pacifist… Continue reading Book Review: Ice Letters by Susan Errington

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · book bingo · historical fiction · World War I

#Book Bingo 2020 Round 11: ‘Set in an era you’d love to travel back in time to’- The Desert Nurse by Pamela Hart

Book Bingo 2020 is a collaboration challenge I am completing for the third year with my favourite bloggers, Theresa Smith Writes and The Book Muse. On the second Saturday of each month, beginning on Saturday 11th January 2020, Theresa, Ashleigh and I will complete a book review post, outlining our respective bingo card entries. The Book Bingo 2020 card… Continue reading #Book Bingo 2020 Round 11: ‘Set in an era you’d love to travel back in time to’- The Desert Nurse by Pamela Hart

2019 Reviews · historical fiction · World War I

Book Review: The Poppy Wife by Caroline Scott

Title: The Poppy Wife Author: Caroline Scott Published: November 1st 2019 Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK Pages: 512 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars Until she knows her husband’s fate, she cannot decide her own… An epic debut novel of forbidden love, loss, and the shattered hearts left behind in the wake of World War I 1921. Families are desperately… Continue reading Book Review: The Poppy Wife by Caroline Scott

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