The Tuscan Contessa by Dinah Jefferies

I’m pleased to share my review for The Tuscan Contessa by Dinah Jefferies on my book blog today – the ebook is currently 99p on the Kindle. Thank you Penguin Books for a digital review copy via NetGalley – my thoughts are my own and not influenced by the gift. Synopsis: In 1940s Tuscany, Contessa… Continue reading The Tuscan Contessa by Dinah Jefferies

The Blitz Detective by Mike Hollow

I’m pleased to share my review for The Blitz Detective by Mike Hollow, published by Allison and Busby last week. Thank you to the publisher for a digital review copy via NetGalley – my thoughts are my own and not influenced by the gift. This book was published previously as Direct Hit (The Blitz Detective).… Continue reading The Blitz Detective by Mike Hollow

A Ration Book Wedding by Jean Fullerton

I’m pleased to share my review for this historical fiction novel by Jean Fullerton published in May 2020 in the UK by Corvus Books. I enjoyed book three of the series, A Ration Book Childhood, earlier this year (see my review at https://mentoringmumof2bookreviews.home.blog/2020/02/19/a-ration-book-childhood-by-jean-fullerton/) and I was keen to continue reading about the Brogan family. Synopsis:… Continue reading A Ration Book Wedding by Jean Fullerton

The Ringmaster’s Daughter by Carly Schabowski

I’m thrilled to be sharing my review for the Ringmaster’s Daughter by Carly Schabowski on my book review blog today – this thought provoking book is now one of my favourite book of 2020. Thank you to Bookouture for a digital review copy via NetGalley and for inviting me to join the blog tour. My… Continue reading The Ringmaster’s Daughter by Carly Schabowski

The English Wife by Adrienne Chinn #blogtour

I’m thrilled to share my thoughts about this time slip historical novel on my book review blog today. Thank you to One More Chapter and Rachel’s Random Resources for a digital review copy via NetGalley – my thoughts are my own and not influenced by the gift. Synopsis: Two women, a world apart. A secret… Continue reading The English Wife by Adrienne Chinn #blogtour

A Map of the Damage Sophia Tobin

I’m thrilled to share my review for one of my favourite time slip historical fiction books. Thank you to Simon and Schuster UK for a stunning paperback copy – my thoughts are my own and are not influenced by the gift. A Map of the Damage was published in paperback in April 2020. Synopsis: London,… Continue reading A Map of the Damage Sophia Tobin

Lucia’s War by Susan Lanigan #bookreview

Synopsis: London, 1949. Soprano Lucia Percival has overcome racism and many obstacles to become a renowned opera singer. She is now due to perform her last concert. But she has no intention of going onstage. A terrible secret from her service during the First World War has finally caught up with her. London, 1917. Lucia,… Continue reading Lucia’s War by Susan Lanigan #bookreview

#BookReview The Forgotten Sister by Nicola Cornick

One woman’s secret will shape another’s destiny… 1560: Amy Robsart is trapped in a loveless marriage to Robert Dudley, a member of the court of Queen Elizabeth I. Surrounded by enemies and with nowhere left to turn, Amy hatches a desperate scheme to escape – one with devastating consequences that will echo through the centuries… Present… Continue reading #BookReview The Forgotten Sister by Nicola Cornick

#BlogTour #BookReview A Shop Girl at Sea by Rachel Brimble #HistoricalFiction

Bath, 1912. Amelia Wakefield loves working at Pennington’s, Bath’s finest department store. An escape from her traumatic past, it saved her life. So when Miss Pennington sets her a task to set sail on the Titanic and study the department stores of New York, she couldn’t be more excited – or determined! Frustrated with his life at home, Samuel… Continue reading #BlogTour #BookReview A Shop Girl at Sea by Rachel Brimble #HistoricalFiction

#BookReview The Yellow Bird Sings by Jennifer Rosner

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars Publisher comments: Poland, 1941. After the Jews in their town are rounded up, Róza and her five-year-old daughter, Shira, spend day and night hidden in a farmer’s barn. Forbidden from making a sound, only the yellow bird from her mother’s stories can sing the melodies Shira composes in her… Continue reading #BookReview The Yellow Bird Sings by Jennifer Rosner