Blackout by Simon Scarrow – Blog Tour – Book Review

Title: Blackout Author: Simon Scarrow Genre: Historical Thriller / Crime Publisher: Headline Publication Date: 16th September 2021 Rating: 5/5 Cover: Summary: Berlin, December 1939 As Germany goes to war, the Nazis tighten their terrifying grip. Paranoia in the capital is intensified by a rigidly enforced blackout that plunges the city into oppressive darkness every night, … Continue reading Blackout by Simon Scarrow – Blog Tour – Book Review

The Master of Measham Hall by Anna Abney – Blog Tour Review

Title: The Master of Measham Hall Author: Anna Abney Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Duckworth Publication Date: 15th July 2021 Rating: 4/5 Cover: Summary: 1665. It is five years since King Charles II returned from exile, the scars of the English Civil Wars are yet to heal and now the Great Plague engulfs the land. Alethea … Continue reading The Master of Measham Hall by Anna Abney – Blog Tour Review

The Metal Heart by Caroline Lea – Blog Tour Review

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

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