Author Interviews

Author interview with Faye Hall: On historical Aussie fiction, juggling parenting and writing, and what to expect next.

Author interview with Faye Hall: On historical Aussie fiction, juggling parenting and writing, and what to expect next.

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AWW2017, Book reviews

Book Review: A Letter From Italy by Pamela Hart

"The challenges faced by forward-thinking women in backward times is explored by Hart in a realistic, thought-provoking way."

Book reviews

Book Review: Call to Juno by Elisabeth Storrs

Call to Juno by Elisabeth Storrs Paperback Review copy provided by publisher Lake Union Publishing, April 2016 Synopsis- Four unforgettable characters are tested during a war between Rome and Etruscan Veii. Caecilia has long been torn between her birthplace of Rome and her adopted city of Veii. Yet faced with mounting danger to her husband,… Continue reading Book Review: Call to Juno by Elisabeth Storrs

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

Book reviews

Aussie Book Review: Savannah Winds by Tamara McKinley

 Savannah Winds by Tamara McKinley Paperback Review copy provided by publisher Hachette, September 2014 Synopsis- When Fleur receives word of a surprise inheritance from an aunt she never knew, it couldn't come at a more opportune moment. Her relationship is crumbling, and she's caught in the middle of a serious family rift. Consulting her aunt's… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: Savannah Winds by Tamara McKinley

AWW2013, Guest Posts

Aussie Guest Post: Banafsheh Serov on The Russian Tapestry

Yesterday I posted my review for the historical novel, The Russian Tapestry by Australian author Banafsheh Serov. She lives in Sydney, with her husband and sons, and owns and manages a small chain of bookshops. Banafsheh is also the author of Under a Starless Sky, the true story of her family's escape from Iran. Today,… Continue reading Aussie Guest Post: Banafsheh Serov on The Russian Tapestry

Book reviews

Book Review: The Convict’s Bounty Bride by Lena Dowling

 The Convict's Bounty Bride by Lena Dowling ebook Review copy provided by publisher/ netgalley Escape Publishing (Harlequin), March 2013  Synopsis- Life as a convict in an Australian penal colony was brutal, but James Hunter had the advantages of raw physical strength and courage on his side. He survived, and now he is back; a self‐made man… Continue reading Book Review: The Convict’s Bounty Bride by Lena Dowling

Author Interviews, Guest Posts

Aussie Book Excerpt: The Day Embroidered by Anne Brear

Today, Australian author Anne Brear has stopped by to share an excerpt of her latest historical fiction novel with Knox Publishing, The Day Embroidered.  The Scottish Highlands, 1899. A life-altering event led Catrina Davies to hide from her family and society. Alone in the Highlands, she exists in a lonely world cared for only by her savior,… Continue reading Aussie Book Excerpt: The Day Embroidered by Anne Brear

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Book Review: The Forbidden Queen by Anne O’Brien

 The Forbidden Queen by Anne O'Brien Paperback Review copy provided by publisher Harlequin Mira, March 2013  Synopsis- 1415. The Battle of Agincourt is over, and the young princess Katherine de Valois is the prize to be offered to Henry V of England. The innocent Katherine is smitten with Henry, but soon understands that her sole purpose… Continue reading Book Review: The Forbidden Queen by Anne O’Brien

AU Book Reviews, AWW2013, Book reviews

Aussie Book Review: Mistress to the Crown by Isolde Martyn

 Mistress to the Crown by Isolde Martyn Paperback (uncorrected proof copy) Review copy provided by publisher Harlequin Mira, February 2013  Synopsis- The day Lord Hastings came into her husband’s store, Elizabeth saw the opportunity she had waited twelve years for — a way to separate herself once and for all from her dull, impotent husband,… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: Mistress to the Crown by Isolde Martyn