Category: Historical Fiction

Book Review: The Walking People – Mary Beth Keane

Book Review: The Walking People – Mary Beth Keane

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. About The Book Greta Cahill never believed she would leave her village in west Ireland, until she found herself on a ship bound for New York, with her sister, Johanna, and a boy named Michael Ward, a son of itinerant tinsmiths. Despite her family's cynicism, … Continue reading Book Review: The Walking People – Mary Beth Keane

Blog Tour Review: While Paris Slept – Ruth Druart

Blog Tour Review: While Paris Slept – Ruth Druart

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. About The Book Santa Cruz 1953. Jean-Luc thought he had left it all behind. The scar on his face a small price to pay for surviving the horrors of Nazi occupation. Now, he has a new life in California, a family. He never expected the … Continue reading Blog Tour Review: While Paris Slept – Ruth Druart

Blog Tour Review: Under The Light of the Italian Moon – Jennifer Anton

Blog Tour Review: Under The Light of the Italian Moon – Jennifer Anton

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. About The Book Inspired by a true story of love and women’s resilience during the rise of fascism and WWII Set in Fonzaso, Italy between two wars, Under the Light of the Italian Moon tells the story of Nina Argenta, the daughter of the town’s … Continue reading Blog Tour Review: Under The Light of the Italian Moon – Jennifer Anton

Book Review: The Long, Long Afternoon – Inga Vesper

Book Review: The Long, Long Afternoon – Inga Vesper

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. About The Book Yesterday, I kissed my husband for the last time . . . It's the summer of 1959, and the well-trimmed lawns of Sunnylakes, California, wilt under the sun. At some point during the long, long afternoon, Joyce Haney, wife, mother, vanishes from … Continue reading Book Review: The Long, Long Afternoon – Inga Vesper

Book Review: Small Pleasures – Clare Chambers

Book Review: Small Pleasures – Clare Chambers

About The Book 1957, south-east suburbs of London. Jean Swinney is a feature writer on a local paper, disappointed in love and - on the brink of forty - living a limited existence with her truculent mother. When a young Swiss woman, Gretchen Tilbury, contacts the paper to claim that her daughter is the result … Continue reading Book Review: Small Pleasures – Clare Chambers

Blog Tour Extract: The Ancestor by Lee Matthew Goldberg

Blog Tour Extract: The Ancestor by Lee Matthew Goldberg

About The Book A man wakes up in present-day Alaskan wilderness with no idea who he is, nothing on him save an empty journal with the date 1898 and a mirror. He sees another man hunting nearby, astounded that they look exactly alike except for his own beard. After following this other man home, he … Continue reading Blog Tour Extract: The Ancestor by Lee Matthew Goldberg

Book Review: Atomic Love – Jennie Fields

Book Review: Atomic Love – Jennie Fields

I received a copy of this book from the publisher About The Book Chicago, 1950: Rosalind Porter is unfulfilled, heartbroken and angry. Five years ago her career as a scientist was sabotaged by the man who also broke her heart: former Manhattan Project colleague Thomas Weaver. Now, out of the blue, Thomas gets back in touch: … Continue reading Book Review: Atomic Love – Jennie Fields

Blog Tour Review: Island of Secrets – Rachel Rhys

Blog Tour Review: Island of Secrets – Rachel Rhys

I received a copy of the book from the publishers in return for an honest review. About The Book 1957: Iris Bailey is bored to death of working in the typing pool and livingwith her parents in Hemel Hampstead. A gifted portraitist with a talent forsketching guests at parties, she dreams of becoming an artist. … Continue reading Blog Tour Review: Island of Secrets – Rachel Rhys

Blog Tour Review: When We Fall – Carolyn Kirby

Blog Tour Review: When We Fall – Carolyn Kirby

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. About The Book England, 1943. Lost in fog, Air Transport Auxiliary pilot Vee Katchatourian is forced to make an emergency landing where she meets enigmatic RAF airman Stefan Bergel, and then can’t get him out of her mind. In occupied Poland, Ewa Hartman hosts German … Continue reading Blog Tour Review: When We Fall – Carolyn Kirby

Book Review: Finding Clara – Anika Scott

Book Review: Finding Clara – Anika Scott

I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley. About The Book 1946. Essen, Germany.Clara. Once a wartime icon and heiress to the Falkenberg iron works; now on the run from the Allied authorities, accused of complicity in her father's war crimes.Jakob. A charming black marketeer, badly wounded in the war but determined … Continue reading Book Review: Finding Clara – Anika Scott