The Bone Flower by Charles Lambert – Book Review

Title: The Bone Flower Author: Charles Lambert Genre: Historical Fiction/Ghost Story Publisher: Gallic Books Publication Date: 22nd September 2022 Rating: 5/5 Cover: Summary: On a November evening in Victorian London, the moneyed but listless Edward Monteith stokes the fire at his local gentlemen’s club, listening to stories of supernatural experiences and theories of life after … Continue reading The Bone Flower by Charles Lambert – Book Review

The Garden of Angels by David Hewson – Book Review

Title: The Garden of Angels Author: David Hewson Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Canongate Publication Date: 18th August 2022 (Paperback) Rating: 5/5 Cover: Summary: When a Jewish classmate is attacked by bullies, fifteen-year-old Nico just watches - earning him a week's suspension and a typed, yellowing manuscript from his frail Nonno Paolo. A history lesson, his … Continue reading The Garden of Angels by David Hewson – Book Review

Sparks Like Stars by Nadia Hashimi – Blog Tour Review

Title: Sparks Like Stars Author: Nadia Hashimi Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: William Morrow Publication Date: 2nd March 2021 Rating: 5/5 Cover: Summary: Kabul, 1978: The daughter of a prominent family, Sitara Zamani lives a privileged life in Afghanistan’s thriving cosmopolitan capital. The 1970s are a time of remarkable promise under the leadership of people like Sardar Daoud, … Continue reading Sparks Like Stars by Nadia Hashimi – Blog Tour Review

Moonlight and the Pearler’s Daughter by Lizzie Pook – Blog Tour Review

Title: Moonlight and the Pearler’s Daughter Author: Lizzie Pook Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Mantle Publication Date: 3rd March 2022 Rating: 4.5/5 Cover: Summary: 1886, BANNIN BAY, AUSTRALIA. The Brightwell family has sailed from England to make their new home in Western Australia. Ten-year-old Eliza knows little of what awaits them on these shores beyond shining … Continue reading Moonlight and the Pearler’s Daughter by Lizzie Pook – Blog Tour Review

The Embroidered Book by Kate Heartfield – Blog Tour Review

Title: The Embroidered Book Author: Kate Heartfield Genre: Historical Fantasy Publisher: Harper Voyager Publication Date: 17th February 2022 Rating: 4/5 Cover: Summary: ‘Power is not something you are given. Power is something you take. When you are a woman, it is a little more difficult, that’s all’ 1768. Charlotte, daughter of the Habsburg Empress, arrives … Continue reading The Embroidered Book by Kate Heartfield – Blog Tour Review

Devotion by Hannah Kent – Book Review

Title: Devotion Author: Hannah Kent Genre: Literary/Historical Fiction Publisher: Picador Publication Date: 3rd February 2022 Rating: 5/5 Cover: Summary: 1836, Prussia. Hanne is nearly fifteen and the domestic world of womanhood is quickly closing in on her. A child of nature, she yearns instead for the rush of the river, the wind dancing around her. Hanne … Continue reading Devotion by Hannah Kent – Book Review

Land of Snow and Ashes by Petra Rautiainen – Book Review

Title: Land of Snow and Ashes Author: Petra Rautiainen Translator: David Hackston Publisher: Pushkin Press Publication Date: 3rd February 2022 Rating: 5/5 Cover: Summary: Finnish Lapland, 1944: a young soldier is called to work as an interpreter at a Nazi prison camp. Surrounded by cruelty and death, he struggles to hold on to his humanity. … Continue reading Land of Snow and Ashes by Petra Rautiainen – Book Review

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