Category: Historical Fiction

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

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Book Review: The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames

Book Review: The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames

About The Book If Stella Fortuna means 'lucky star,' then life must have a funny sense of humour. Everybody in the Fortuna family knows the story of how the beautiful, fiercely independent Stella, who refused to learn to cook and who swore she would never marry, has escaped death time and time again. From her … Continue reading Book Review: The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames

Blog Tour Review: The Forgotten Village – Lorna Cook

Blog Tour Review: The Forgotten Village – Lorna Cook

About The Book 1943: The world is at war, and the villagers of Tyneham are being asked to make one more sacrifice: to give their homes over to the British army. But on the eve of their departure, a terrible act will cause three of them to disappear forever. 2017: Melissa had hoped a break on the … Continue reading Blog Tour Review: The Forgotten Village – Lorna Cook

Book Review: We Must Be Brave – Frances Liardet

Book Review: We Must Be Brave – Frances Liardet

About The Book One woman. One little girl. The war that changed everything. December 1940. In the disorderly evacuation of Southampton, England, newly married Ellen Parr finds a small child asleep on the backseat of an empty bus. No one knows who little Pamela is. Ellen professed not to want children with her older husband, and when … Continue reading Book Review: We Must Be Brave – Frances Liardet

Book Review: The Courier – Kjell Ola Dahl

Book Review: The Courier – Kjell Ola Dahl

About The Book In 1942, Jewish courier Ester is betrayed, narrowly avoiding arrest by the Gestapo. In a great haste, she escapes to Sweden, saving herself. Her family in Oslo, however, is deported to Auschwitz. In Stockholm, Ester meets the resistance hero, Gerhard Falkum, who has left his little daughter and fled both the Germans and … Continue reading Book Review: The Courier – Kjell Ola Dahl

Blog Tour Review: Once Upon A River – Diane Setterfield

Blog Tour Review: Once Upon A River – Diane Setterfield

About The Book A dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the Thames. The regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open on an injured stranger. In his arms is the drowned corpse of a little child. Hours later the dead girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life. … Continue reading Blog Tour Review: Once Upon A River – Diane Setterfield

Book Review: The Survivors – Kate Furnivall

Book Review: The Survivors – Kate Furnivall

About The Book ‘ Directly I saw him, I knew he had to die.’    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 anything to … Continue reading Book Review: The Survivors – Kate Furnivall