Title: The Metal Heart Author: Caroline Lea Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Michael Joseph Publication Date: 29th April 2021 Rating: 5/5 Cover: Summary: Orkney, 1940. Five hundred Italian prisoners-of-war arrive to fortify these remote and windswept islands. Resentful islanders are fearful of the enemy in their midst, but not orphaned twin sisters Dorothy and Constance. Already … Continue reading The Metal Heart by Caroline Lea – Blog Tour Review
Title: People Like Us Author: Louise Fein Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Head of Zeus Publication Date: 7th May 2020 Rating: 5/5 Cover: Summary: Leipzig, 1930s Germany Hetty Heinrich is a perfect German child. Her father is an SS officer, her brother in the Luftwaffe, herself a member of the BDM. She believes resolutely in her … Continue reading People Like Us by Louise Fein – Book Review
Title: The Hiding Game Author: Naomi Wood Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Picador Publication Date: 11th July 2019 Rating: 4/5 Cover: Summary: 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 … Continue reading The Hiding Game by Naomi Wood – Book Review
Title: The Shape of Darkness Author: Laura Purcell Genre: Historical Fiction / Mystery Publisher: Raven Books, Bloomsbury Publication Date: 21st January 2021 Rating: 5/5 Cover: Summary: Wicked deeds require the cover of darkness… A struggling silhouette artist in Victorian Bath seeks out a renowned child spirit medium in order to speak to the dead - … Continue reading The Shape of Darkness by Laura Purcell – Book Review
Hello! So, today I was originally going to review The Art of Dying by Ambrose Parry which looks and sounds just brilliant - however my copy is currently somewhere in the postal system, which is coping with unavoidable delays at the moment due to the pandemic. However, the lovely publishers have agreed to let me … Continue reading The Art of Dying by Ambrose Parry – Blog Tour – Giveaway!
This year has been, as I'm sure you are well aware, pretty horrendous. I can't believe how much life has changed from normal and it has been extremely difficult for everyone. I suffer from chronic pelvic pain and several other chronic illnesses and unfortunately stress and anxiety (which is something of a second nature to … Continue reading My Favourite Books of 2020!
Title: The Prophets Author: Robert Jones Jr. Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Riverrun, Quercus Publication Date: 5th January 2021 Rating: 5/5 Cover: Summary: The Halifax plantation is known as Empty by the slaves who work it under the pitiless gaze of its overseers and its owner, Massa Paul. Two young enslaved men, Samuel and Isaiah dwell … Continue reading The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr. – Book Review
Title: The Smallest Man Author: Frances Quinn Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK Publication Date: 7th January 2021 Rating: 5/5 Cover: Summary: My name is Nat Davy. Perhaps you’ve heard of me? There was a time when people up and down the land knew my name, though they only ever knew half the … Continue reading The Smallest Man by Frances Quinn – Blog Tour Review
Title: Play The Red Queen Author: Juris Jurjevics (published posthumously) Genre: Suspense/Crime/Historical Fiction Publisher: No Exit Press Publication Date: 12th November 2020 (paperback) Rating: 4/5 Cover: Summary: Vietnam, 1963. A female Viet Cong assassin is trawling the boulevards of Saigon, catching US Army officers off-guard with a single pistol shot, then riding off on the … Continue reading Play The Red Queen by Juris Jurjevics – Blog Tour Review
Title: The Exiles Author: Christina Baker Kline Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allison & Busby Publication Date: 22nd October 2020 Rating: 5/5 Cover: Summary: London, 1840. Evangeline, pregnant and falsely accused of stealing, has languished in Newgate prison for months. Ahead now lies the journey to Australia on a prison ship. On board, Evangeline befriends Hazel, … Continue reading The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline – Blog Tour Review