2021 Reviews · historical fiction · World War II

Book Review: Night Lessons in Little Jerusalem by Rick Held

Title: Night Lessons in Little Jerusalem Author: Rick Held Published: April 28th 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 352 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars A powerful debut novel based on a true story for those who loved THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ and ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE. The hero of this book was not a saint, nor even a tzadik –… Continue reading Book Review: Night Lessons in Little Jerusalem by Rick Held

2020 Reviews · historical fiction · World War II

Book Review: The German Midwife by Mandy Robotham

Title: The German Midwife Author: Mandy Robotham Published: August 5th 2020 Publisher: Avon GB -HarperCollins Books Australia Pages: 368 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars An enthralling new tale of courage, betrayal and survival in the hardest of circumstances that readers of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Secret Orphan and The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz will love. Germany, 1944.… Continue reading Book Review: The German Midwife by Mandy Robotham

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

New Release Book Review: The Berlin Girl by Mandy Robotham

Title: The Berlin Girl Author: Mandy Robotham Published: December 2nd 2020 Publisher: Avon GB -HarperCollins Books Australia Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars The heart-wrenching new WWII story from the bestselling author of The German Midwife. Berlin, 1938: It’s the height of summer, and Germany is on the brink of war. When fledgling reporter Georgie Young is posted to… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Berlin Girl by Mandy Robotham

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New Release Book Review: The Other Side of Absence by Betty O’Neill

Title: The Other Side of Absence Author: Betty O’Neill Published: August 5th 2020 Publisher: Ventura Press Pages: 352 Genres:  Non-Fiction, Historical, Memoir RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Betty O’Neill grew up knowing very little about her father, Antoni. She knew that he had fled Poland after World War Two, that he had disappeared overnight when she was just an infant, and that his… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Other Side of Absence by Betty O’Neill

2020 Reviews · historical fiction · World War II

New Release Book Review: The Bird in the Bamboo Cage by Hazel Gaynor

Title: The Bird in the Bamboo Cage Author: Hazel Gaynor Published: September 2nd 2020 Publisher: Harper Collins – GB Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars China, 1941. With Japan’s declaration of war on the Allies, Elspeth Kent’s future changes forever. When soldiers take control of the missionary school where she teaches, comfortable security is replaced by rationing, uncertainty and… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Bird in the Bamboo Cage by Hazel Gaynor

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New Release Book Review: Finding Eadie by Caroline Beecham

Title: Finding Eadie Author: Caroline Beecham Published: July 2nd 2020 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 368 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars The author of Maggie’s Kitchen and Eleanor’s Secret delivers another compelling story of love and mystery during wartime.London 1943: War and dwindling resources are taking their toll on the staff of Partridge Press. The pressure is on to create new books to distract readers… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Finding Eadie by Caroline Beecham

2020 Reviews · biography · history · military · new release · non-fiction · Political · World War II

New Release Book Review: The Happiest Man on Earth by Eddie Jaku

Title: The Happiest Man on Earth Author: Eddie Jaku Published: July 27th 2020 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 208 Genres:  Biography & True Stories, Autobiography, Second World War, Holocaust, Historical, Political & Military RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Life can be beautiful if you make it beautiful. It is up to you. Eddie Jaku always considered himself a German first,… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Happiest Man on Earth by Eddie Jaku

2020 Reviews · history · new release · non-fiction · World War II

New Release Book Review: The Nine Hundred by Heather Dune Macadam

Title: The Nine Hundred Author: Heather Dune Macadam Published: January 28th 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: Genres: Non Fiction, Historical, World War II RRP: $34.99 Rating: 4 stars The untold story of the 999 young, unmarried Jewish women who were tricked into boarding a train in Poprad, Slovakia on March 25, 1942 that became the first official transport to… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Nine Hundred by Heather Dune Macadam

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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