Category: Historical Fiction

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

Blog Tour: Conjure Women – Afia Atakora

Blog Tour: Conjure Women – Afia Atakora

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for an honest review. About The Book The pale-skinned, black-eyed baby is a bad omen. That’s one thing the people on the old plantation are sure of. The other is that Miss Rue – midwife, healer, crafter of curses – will know what … Continue reading Blog Tour: Conjure Women – Afia Atakora

Blog Tour Review: Hamnet by Maggie O’ Farrell

Blog Tour Review: Hamnet by Maggie O’ Farrell

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for an honest review. About The Book On a summer's day in 1596, a young girl in Stratford-upon-Avon takes to her bed with a fever. Her twin brother, Hamnet, searches everywhere for help. Why is nobody at home? Their mother, Agnes, is over … Continue reading Blog Tour Review: Hamnet by Maggie O’ Farrell

Blog Tour Review: The Photographer of the Lost – Caroline Scott

Blog Tour Review: The Photographer of the Lost – Caroline Scott

About The Book Until she knows her husband’s fate, she cannot decide her own...An epic debut novel of forbidden love, loss, and the shattered hearts left behind in the wake of World War I. 1921. Families are desperately trying to piece together the fragments of their broken lives. While many survivors of the Great War … Continue reading Blog Tour Review: The Photographer of the Lost – Caroline Scott

Blog Tour Review: The Secrets We Kept – Lara Prescott

Blog Tour Review: The Secrets We Kept – Lara Prescott

About The Book TWO FEMALE SPIES. A BANNED MASTERPIECE. A BOOK THAT CHANGED HISTORY. 1956. A celebrated Russian author is writing a book, Doctor Zhivago, which could spark dissent in the Soviet Union. The Soviets, afraid of its subversive power, ban it. But in the rest of the world it’s fast becoming a sensation. In … Continue reading Blog Tour Review: The Secrets We Kept – Lara Prescott

Book Review: The Hiding Game by Naomi Wood

Book Review: The Hiding Game by Naomi Wood

About The Book In 1922, Paul Beckermann arrives at the Bauhaus art school and is immediately seduced by both the charismatic teaching and his fellow students. Eccentric and alluring, the more time Paul spends with his new friends the closer they become, and the deeper he falls in love with the mesmerising Charlotte. But Paul … Continue reading Book Review: The Hiding Game by Naomi Wood

Blog Tour Review: Lady In The Lake – Laura Lippman

Blog Tour Review: Lady In The Lake – Laura Lippman

About The Book In 1966, Baltimore is a city of secrets that everyone seems to know--everyone, that is, except Madeline "Maddie" Schwartz. Last year, she was a happy, even pampered housewife. This year, she's bolted from her marriage of almost twenty years, determined to make good on her youthful ambitions to live a passionate, meaningful … Continue reading Blog Tour Review: Lady In The Lake – Laura Lippman

Blog Tour Review: Those Who Are Loved – Victoria Hislop

Blog Tour Review: Those Who Are Loved – Victoria Hislop

About The Book Those Who Are Loved is set against the backdrop of the German occupation of Greece in World War II, the subsequent civil war and a military dictatorship, all of which left deep scars. Athens 1941. After decades of political uncertainty, Greece is polarised between Right- and Left-wing views when the Germans invade. … Continue reading Blog Tour Review: Those Who Are Loved – Victoria Hislop