2018 Reviews · Britain · historical fiction · new release · World War II

New Release Book Review: Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce

Title: Dear Mrs Bird Author: AJ Pearce Published: April 10th 2018 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 320 Genres: Fiction, Historical, World War II RRP: $24.99 Rating: 3.5 stars London, 1940. Emmeline Lake and her best friend Bunty are trying to stay cheerful despite the Luftwaffe making life thoroughly annoying for everyone. Emmy dreams of becoming a Lady War Correspondent and when she spots a job advertisement… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce

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Release Day Book Review: The Passengers by Eleanor Limprecht

Title: The Passengers Author: Eleanor Limprecht Published: February 21st 2018 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 344 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Sarah and Hannah are on a cruise from San Diego, California to Sydney, Australia. Sarah, Hannah’s grandmother, is returning to the country of her birth, a place she hasn’t seen since boarding the USS Mariposa in 1945. Then she, along with countless… Continue reading Release Day Book Review: The Passengers by Eleanor Limprecht

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Book Review: We That Are Left by Lisa Bigelow

Title: We That Are Left Author: Lisa Bigelow Published: August 23rd 2017 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars A moving debut novel about love and war, and the terrifyingly thin line between happiness and tragedy, hope and despair. Melbourne, 1941. Headstrong young Mae meets and falls head over heels in love with Harry Parker, a dashing… Continue reading Book Review: We That Are Left by Lisa Bigelow

2017 Reviews · fiction · historical fiction · World War II

Book Review: The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff

Title: The Orphan’s Tale Author:  Pam Jenoff Published: February 20th 2017 Publisher: Harlequin Books Australia Pages: 336 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars A powerful novel of friendship set in a traveling circus during World War II, The Orphan’s Tale introduces two extraordinary women and their harrowing stories of sacrifice and survival. Sixteen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace after… Continue reading Book Review: The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff

2017 Reviews · historical fiction · United States · World War II

New Release Book Review: The Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain

Title: The Stolen Marriage Author: Diane Chamberlain Published: November 28th 2017 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Genres:  Fiction, Historical, World War II RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars The Stolen Marriage is a compelling novel from Diane Chamberlain, the bestselling author of The Silent Sister, Pretending to Dance and The Midwife’s Confession. In 1944, twenty-three-year-old Tess DeMello abruptly ends her engagement to the love of her life when she marries… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain

2017 Reviews · dual time frame · historical fiction · Scotland · World War II

Release Day Book Review: The Good Sister by Maggie Christensen

Title: The Good Sister Author:  Maggie Christensen Published: November 23rd 2017 Publisher: Cala Publishing Pages: 264 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP:  Rating: 4.5 stars Two Isobels. A lifetime of regret. A love that spans the years In 1938, as the world hurtled towards war, twenty-year-old Isobel MacDonald fell madly in love. But fate and her own actions conspired to deny her the… Continue reading Release Day Book Review: The Good Sister by Maggie Christensen

2017 Reviews · blog tour · Britain · crime · historical fiction · mystery · war · World War II

Blog Tour: Winter Downs by Jan Edwards

Good Morning! It is my pleasure to welcome you to my stop on the Winter Downs blog tour, which kicked off Friday June 2nd and followed an exciting launch party yesterday. A little more about the book… In January of 1940 a small rural community on the Sussex Downs, already preparing for invasion from across… Continue reading Blog Tour: Winter Downs by Jan Edwards