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New Release Book Review: Secrets My Father Kept by Rachel Givney

Title: Secrets My Father Kept Author: Rachel Givney Published: June 1st 2021 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 432 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars Set in Poland on the eve of the Second World War, Secrets My Father Kept is the gripping story of a young woman determined to uncover the truth behind her mother’s disappearance and the dark secret from her father’s… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Secrets My Father Kept by Rachel Givney

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New Release Book Review: Small Acts of Defiance by Michelle Wright

Title: Small Acts of Defiance Author: Michelle Wright Published: June 1st 2021 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 352 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars May, 1940: After a bitter tragedy, young Australian woman Lucie and her French mother Yvonne are forced to leave home and seek help from the only family they have left-Lucie’s uncle, Gerard. As the Second World War engulfs… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Small Acts of Defiance by Michelle Wright

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New Release Book Review: The Warsaw Orphan by Kelly Rimmer

Title: The Warsaw Orphan Author: Kelly Rimmer Published: April 31st 2021 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 416 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars Inspired by the real-life heroine who smuggled thousands of Jewish children to safety during WWII, the powerful new novel by the New York Times bestselling author In the spring of 1942, young Elzbieta Rabinek is aware of the swiftly growing discord just beyond… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Warsaw Orphan by Kelly Rimmer

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New Release Book Review: The Last Reunion by Kayte Nunn

Title: The Last Reunion Author: Kayte Nunn Published: March 31st 2021 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Five women come together at a New Year’s Eve party after decades apart, in this thrilling story of desire, revenge and courage, based on a brave group of Australian and British WWII servicewomen Burma, 1945. Bea, Plum, Bubbles, Joy and… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Last Reunion by Kayte Nunn

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New Release Book Review: The Paris Collaborator by A.W. Hammond

Title: The Paris Collaborator Author: A.W. Hammond Published: May 4th 2021 Publisher: Echo Publishing Pages: 320 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars He’ll do anything to save her … even work for the enemy. August, 1944. In German-occupied Paris, former schoolteacher Auguste Duchene has stumbled upon an unusual way to survive: he finds missing people. When he’s approached by the French Resistance… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Paris Collaborator by A.W. Hammond

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New Release Book Review: The Codebreakers by Alli Sinclair

Title: The Codebreakers Author: Alli Sinclair Published: March 3rd 2021 Publisher: Mira – AU Pages: 496 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars They will dedicate their lives to their country, but no one will ever know… A compelling story about tenacity and friendship, inspired by the real codebreaking women of Australia’s top-secret Central Bureau in WWII. For readers who love Judy… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Codebreakers by Alli Sinclair

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Book Review: Liberation by Imogen Kealey

Title: Liberation Author: Imogen Kealey Published: March 31st 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 2 stars The must-read thriller inspired by the true story of Nancy Wake, the most decorated servicewoman of the Second World War, soon to be a major blockbuster film. Inspired by the incredible true story of the most decorated servicewoman of the second… Continue reading Book Review: Liberation by Imogen Kealey

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Book Review: The Twins of Auschwitz by Eva Mozes Kor with Lisa Rojany Buccieri

Title: The Twins of Auchwitz Author: Eva Mozes Kor Published: August 11th 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 240 Genres: Non Fiction, History, War RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars The heart-breaking and inspiring memoir of a 10-year-old Auschwitz twin The Nazis spared their lives because they were twins. In the summer of 1944, Eva Mozes Kor and her family arrived at Auschwitz. Within thirty… Continue reading Book Review: The Twins of Auschwitz by Eva Mozes Kor with Lisa Rojany Buccieri

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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

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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