The Return by Anita Frank

Thank you HQ Books for the opportunity to read and review a digital review copy on NetGalley. I’m sharing a mini review today. Synopsis: From the author of The Lost Ones, shortlisted for the Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award and Historical Writers’ Association Debut Crown Award… Jack Ellison’s war is over, but the battle for his… Continue reading The Return by Anita Frank

The Memory Box by Kathryn Hughes

Thank you to Rosie Margesson at Headline Books for a proof copy of the book to read and review. This is the first book I’ve read by Kathryn Hughes. The Memory Box is published in the UK today. Synopsis: From the million-copy-bestselling author of The Letter, Kathryn Hughes, and inspired by heartbreaking true events, an unforgettable,… Continue reading The Memory Box by Kathryn Hughes

The Duchess by Wendy Holden

Thank you to Welbeck Publishing for a gifted copy of The Duchess by Wendy Holden, a prize in a recent social media competition. I’m sharing a mini review today. Synopsis: Love can change the course of history…  Arriving in 1928, Wallis was a divorced, penniless, middle-aged foreigner with average looks and no connections. Yet, just… Continue reading The Duchess by Wendy Holden

When the Music Stops by Joe Heap

I’m pleased to be sharing my review again as part of the blog tour organised by Anne at Random Things Tours to celebrate the paperback publication today of When the Music Stops. Thank you to Anne and Harper Fiction for a digital review copy, my thoughts are my own and not influenced by the gift.… Continue reading When the Music Stops by Joe Heap

The Girl on the Platform by Ellie Midwood

Thank you to Noelle Holton and Bookouture for the invitation to read and review The Girl on the Platform by Ellie Midwood, a new author to me. Synopsis: Berlin, 1939: The inspiring true story of Libby Schulze-Boysen, a German girl who refused to back down to the Nazis. In the face of evil, she vowed… Continue reading The Girl on the Platform by Ellie Midwood

The Collector’s Daughter by Gill Paul

I’m sharing two historical fiction reviews today for two excellent books on blog tours arranged by the lovely Anne Cater of Random Things Tours. This second book is The Collector’s Daughter, the second book I’ve read by Gill Paul, after enjoying reading The Second Marriage last year (see my review at https://mentoringmumof2bookreviews.home.blog/2020/09/21/the-second-marriage-by-gill-paul/). Thank you to… Continue reading The Collector’s Daughter by Gill Paul

A Woman Made of Snow by Elisabeth Gifford

I’m sharing two historical fiction reviews today on my book blog for two excellent books on blog tours arranged by the lovely Anne Cater of Random Things Tours. The first book being reviewed is A Woman Made of Snow, the second book I’ve read by Elisabeth Gifford (her book The Lost Lights of St Kilda… Continue reading A Woman Made of Snow by Elisabeth Gifford

Daughters of War by Dinah Jefferies

Thank you to Anne of Random Things Tours and Harper Collins for the invitation to join the blog tour, and for a beautiful proof copy to read and review. My thoughts are my own and not influenced by the gift. The last book I read by Dinah Jefferies was The Tuscan Contessa (see my review… Continue reading Daughters of War by Dinah Jefferies

The Hidden Child by Louise Fein

Thank you to the team at Head of Zeus for the opportunity to join the blog tour and for a proof copy of the book. Synopsis: From the outside, Eleanor and Edward Hamilton are the epitome of a perfect marriage but they’re harbouring a shameful secret that threatens to fracture their entire world. London, 1929. Eleanor… Continue reading The Hidden Child by Louise Fein

Three Words for Goodbye by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb

Thanks to Anne Cater of Random Things Tours and William Morrow (Harper Collins) for the opportunity to read and review this book for the blog tour. Synopsis: New York, 1937: When estranged sisters Clara and Madeleine Sommers learn their grandmother is dying, they agree to fulfil her last wish: to travel across Europe—together. They are… Continue reading Three Words for Goodbye by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb