The Hiding Game by Naomi Wood – 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

A Girl Made of Air by Nydia Hetherington – Book Review

Title: A Girl Made of Air Author: Nydia Hetherington Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Quercus Publication Date: 3rd September 2020 Rating: 4.5/5 Cover: Summary: This is the story of The Greatest Funambulist Who Ever Lived… Born into a post-war circus family, our nameless star was unwanted and forgotten, abandoned in the shadows of the big top. … Continue reading A Girl Made of Air by Nydia Hetherington – Book Review

A Room Made of Leaves by Kate Grenville – Book Review

Title: A Room Made of Leaves Author: Kate Grenville Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Canongate Publication Date: 6th August 2020 Rating: 4/5 Cover: Summary: It is 1788. Twenty-one-year-old Elizabeth is hungry for life but, as the ward of a Devon clergyman, knows she has few prospects. When proud, scarred soldier John Macarthur promises her the earth … Continue reading A Room Made of Leaves by Kate Grenville – Book Review

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

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