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

New Release Book Review: The Survivors by Kate Furnivall

Title: The Survivors Author: Kate Furnivall Published: October 1st 2018 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia Pages: 448 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars Germany, 1945. Klara Janowska and her daughter Alicja have walked for weeks to get to Graufeld Displaced Persons camp. In the cramped, dirty, dangerous conditions they, along with 3,200 others, are the lucky ones. They have survived and will do… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Survivors by Kate Furnivall

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · historical fiction · new release · World War II

New Release Book Review: Whitsunday Dawn by Annie Seaton

Title: Whitsunday Dawn Author: Annie Seaton Published: July 27th 2018 Publisher: Harlequin –  Mira Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary/Historical, Australian RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars When Olivia Sheridan arrives in the Whitsundays as spokesperson for big mining company Sheridan Corp, it should be a straightforward presentation to the town about their proposed project. But when a handsome local fisherman shows her what ecological impact the… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Whitsunday Dawn by Annie Seaton

2017 Reviews · Book Broadcast · Germany · historical fiction · war · World War II

Book Broadcast: The Women of the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

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: The Women of the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · Australian · historical fiction · World War II

Book Review: The Woolgrower’s Companion by Joy Rhoades

Title: The Woolgrower’s Companion Author: Joy Rhoades Published: February 27th 201 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 416 Genres: Fiction, Australian,, Historical Rural RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Australia 1945. Until now Kate Dowd has led a sheltered life on Amiens, her family’s sprawling sheep station in northern New South Wales. The horrors of war have for the most part left her untouched. But with… Continue reading Book Review: The Woolgrower’s Companion by Joy Rhoades

2017 Reviews · Britain · historical fiction · saga · Throwback Thursday · Uncategorized · World War II

Throwback Thursday Book Review: Ambulance Girls by Deborah Burrows

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! Synopsis: On duty during London’s Blitz… As death… Continue reading Throwback Thursday Book Review: Ambulance Girls by Deborah Burrows

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · historical fiction · Italy · World War II

Book Review: The Sweet Hills of Florence by Jan Wallace Dickinson

Title: The Sweet Hills of Florence Author: Jan Wallace Dickinson Published: February 2018 Publisher: Hybrid Publishers Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.95 Pages: 400 Rating: 4 stars 1941. Florence, city of strife. It is Hitler’s state visit to Florence and the last of the good times for Mussolini. From now on, he and his lover Clara will cling more closely together, ever more dependent… Continue reading Book Review: The Sweet Hills of Florence by Jan Wallace Dickinson

2018 Reviews · book bingo · historical fiction · World War II

#Book Bingo 2018: ‘A book written by an Australian man’ – The Love That I Have by James Moloney

#Book Bingo 2018 is a collaboration challenge I am completing with my favourite blogger, Theresa Smith Writes. How does it work?  We have devised our own personalised book bingo card game. Twice a month, on the first and third Saturday of the month, Theresa and I will complete a book review post, outlining our respective bingo card entries.… Continue reading #Book Bingo 2018: ‘A book written by an Australian man’ – The Love That I Have by James Moloney