Book reviews

Book Review: Under Italian Skies by Nicky Pellegrino

Under Italian Skies by Nicky Pellegrino Paperback Review copy provided by publisher Hachette, April 2016 Synopsis- Stella has life under control - and that's the way she likes it. For twenty-five years, she's been trusted assistant to a legendary fashion designer, but after her boss dies suddenly, she's left with nothing to do apart from… Continue reading Book Review: Under Italian Skies by Nicky Pellegrino

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Aussie Book Review: All That Is Lost Between Us by Sara Foster

All That Is Lost Between Us by Sara Foster Paperback Review copy provided by publisher Simon & Schuster, February 2016 Synopsis- Seventeen-year-old Georgia has a secret – one that is isolating her from everyone she loves. She is desperate to tell her best friend, but Sophia is ignoring her, and she doesn’t know why. And… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: All That Is Lost Between Us by Sara Foster

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Aussie Book Review: The Secret Years by Barbara Hannay

The Secret Years by Barbara Hannay Paperback Review copy provided by publisher Penguin Random House, August 2015  Synopsis- When Lucy Hunter stumbles upon her grandfather Harry's World War II memorabilia, she finds a faded photograph of a stunning young woman known simply as 'George' and a series of heartfelt letters. They are clues about the… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: The Secret Years by Barbara Hannay

Guest Posts

Guest post with Patricia Bracewell on Emma of Normandy: England’s Twice-Crowned Queen

Today, author Patricia Bracewell joins us to chat about how Emma of Normandy inspired her to write a historical trilogy based on this infamous figure's life. Emma led a fascinating life! Emma of Normandy: England’s Twice-Crowned Queen Historical novelists are story tellers, not historians; nevertheless, they can often pluck a figure from the past –… Continue reading Guest post with Patricia Bracewell on Emma of Normandy: England’s Twice-Crowned Queen

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Book Review: The Bookshop That Floated Away by Sarah Henshaw

The Bookshop That Floated Away by Sarah Henshaw Paperback Review copy provided by publisher Allen & Unwin, July 2014  Synopsis- In early 2009 a strange sort of business plan landed on the desk of a pinstriped bank manager. It had pictures of rats and moles in rowing boats and archaic quotes about Cleopatra's barge. It… Continue reading Book Review: The Bookshop That Floated Away by Sarah Henshaw

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Book Review: The Seamstress by Maria Duenas

Maria Duenas- The Seamstress (aka: The Time In Between) Format- Paperback Source- review copy by Pan Macmillan Synopsis: The Time In Between is a word-of-mouth phenomenon that catapulted María Dueñas, a debut author, to the top of Spain’s bestseller lists. This sweeping novel, which combines the storytelling power of The Shadow of the Wind with… Continue reading Book Review: The Seamstress by Maria Duenas