#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · historical fiction · new release · World War II

New Release Book Review: The Paris Secret by Natasha Lester

Title: The Paris Secret Author: Natasha Lester Published: March 31st 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 464 Genres: Fiction, Historical/Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars A wardrobe of Dior gowns, a secret kept for sixty-five years, and the three women bound forever by war… from the New York Times bestselling author of THE FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHER. England, 1939 Talented pilot Skye Penrose joins the British… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Paris Secret by Natasha Lester

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

New Release Book Review: The Yellow Bird Sings by Jennifer Rosner

Title: The Yellow Bird Sings Author: Jennifer Rosner Published: February 25th 2020 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 256 Genres:  Fiction, Historical Rating: 4.5 stars RRP: $29.99 Poland, 1941. After the Jews in their town are rounded up, Róza and her five-year-old daughter, Shira, spend day and night hidden in a farmer’s barn. Forbidden from making a sound, only the yellow bird from… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Yellow Bird Sings by Jennifer Rosner

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#20BACKLISTIN2020 Backlist Book Challenge: The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff

In a desperate bid to reduce the books that are collecting dust on my TBR shelves, I have decided to collaborate with another avid reader and fellow book reviewer, Nicole from Certified Book Addicts. The #20BACKLISTIN2020 challenge is a self paced challenge hosted by Jaylamm.Reads, Reading and Sunshine, and Cassidys.Bookshelf. The overall goal of this challenge is to read… Continue reading #20BACKLISTIN2020 Backlist Book Challenge: The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff

2020 Reviews · Book club · historical fiction · World War II

Book Club Book Thoughts on: Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris

Title: Cilka’s Journey Author: Heather Morris Published: October 1st 2019 Publisher: Echo Publishing Pages: 488 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Her beauty saved her life – and condemned her. In 1942 Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, notices her long beautiful hair, and forces her separation from… Continue reading Book Club Book Thoughts on: Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris

#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · Australian · historical fiction · new release · World War II

New Release Book Review: Khaki Town by Judy Nunn

Title: Khaki Town Author: Judy Nunn Published: October 1st 2019 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 400 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Judy Nunn’s new bestseller is a breathtaking historical novel set in Queensland during World War II. Khaki Town, Judy Nunn’s exciting new novel, is inspired by a true wartime story that has remained a well-kept secret for over seventy years.… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Khaki Town by Judy Nunn

#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · biography · history · true stories · World War II

New Release Book Review: The Writing on the Wall by Juliet Rieden

Title: The Writing on the Wall Author: Juliet Rieden Published: August 27th 2019 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 288 Genres:  Non Fiction, Biography, Memoir, History, World War II RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars ‘Memoirs such as this will ensure we do not lose the struggle against “forgetting” – that sly accomplice of tyranny’ Magda Szubanski In 1939, as Hitler’s troops march on Prague, a Jewish… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Writing on the Wall by Juliet Rieden

2019 Aussie male author challenge · 2019 Reviews · France · historical fiction · new release · World War II

New Release Book Review: The Heart of the Ritz by Luke Devenish

Title: The Heart of the Ritz Author: Luke Devenish Published: September 1st 2019 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia Pages: 400 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Four women join forces, with conviction, courage … and style France, April 1940. Orphan Polly Hartford has been sent  across oceans to her Aunt Marjorie, known only from letters. When Marjorie dies in suspicious circumstances, Polly is… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Heart of the Ritz by Luke Devenish