May Wrap-Up

Hello lovely people! So we are now, incredibly, into June already. I cannot believe how fast this summer is disappearing, it's actually quite frightening. Recently the news and my thoughts are very much dominated by the events in America and whilst I will keep this post about mainly books, I do just want to say … Continue reading May Wrap-Up

Tsarina by Ellen Alpsten – Blog Tour Review

Title: Tsarina Author: Ellen Alpsten Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Bloomsbury Publication Date: 14th May 2020 Rating: 4.5/5 Cover: Summary: Lover. Murderer. Mother. Meet TSARINA, the most powerful woman history ever forgot. Spring 1699: Illegitimate, destitute and strikingly beautiful, Marta has survived the brutal Russian winter in her remote Baltic village. Sold by her family into … Continue reading Tsarina by Ellen Alpsten – Blog Tour Review

The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave – Review

Title: The Mercies Author: Kiran Millwood Hargrave Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Pan Macmillan, Picador Publication Date: 7th February 2020 Rating: 5/5 Cover: Summary: On Christmas Eve, 1617, the sea around the remote Norwegian island of Vardø is thrown into a reckless storm. As Maren Magnusdatter watches, forty fishermen, including her father and brother, are lost … Continue reading The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave – Review

The German House by Annette Hess – Review

Title: The German House Author: Annette Hess Translator: Elisabeth Lauffer Genre: Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction Publisher: 4th Estate, HarperVia Publication Date: 12th December 2019 Rating: 3.75/5 Cover: Summary: What if everything your family ever told you was a lie? Frankfurt, 1963 At the war’s end, Frankfurt was a smoldering ruin, severely damaged by the Allied … Continue reading The German House by Annette Hess – Review

Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris – Review

Title: Cilka's Journey Author: Heather Morris Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre Publication Date: 1st October 2019 Cover: Rating: 5/5 Summary: n 1942 Cilka Klein is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, notices her long beautiful hair, and forces her separation from the other … Continue reading Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris – Review

The Fountains Of Silence by Ruta Sepetys – ARC Review

Title: The Fountains of Silence Author: Ruta Sepetys Genre: Historical Fiction, YA Publisher: Penguin Random House UK Publication Date: 1st October 2019 Cover: Rating: 4/5 Summary: Madrid, 1957. Tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming guise of sunshine and wine while Spanish citizens are gripped by a dark secret. Daniel Matheson, the … Continue reading The Fountains Of Silence by Ruta Sepetys – ARC Review

The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins – Review

Title: The Confessions of Frannie Langton Author: Sara Collins Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Viking Publication Date: 4th April 2019 Cover: Summary: from Amazon 'They say I must be put to death for what happened to Madame, and they want me to confess. But how can I confess what I don't believe I've done?' 1826, and all … Continue reading The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins – Review