Book Review: The Brightest Star by Emma Harcourt

About the Book: 1496 It is the height of the Renaissance and its flowering of intellectual and artistic endeavour, but the city state of Florence is in the grip of fundamentalist preacher Friar Girolamo Savonarola. Its good people believe the Lord speaks through him, just as certainly as the Sun circles the Earth. For Leonarda … Continue reading Book Review: The Brightest Star by Emma Harcourt

Book Review: Dancing with the Enemy by Diane Armstrong

About the Book: From the bestselling author of The Collaborator comes a compelling story of betrayal, collusion, revenge, and redemption set in German-occupied Jersey during World War II. June 1940. ‘It was a perfect June evening that began with hope and ended in despair.’ So begins the journal of Hugh Jackson, a Jersey doctor, whose … Continue reading Book Review: Dancing with the Enemy by Diane Armstrong

Book Review: Bloomsbury Girls by Natalie Jenner

About the Book: Natalie Jenner, the internationally bestselling author of The Jane Austen Society, returns with a compelling and heart-warming story of post-war London, a century-old bookstore, and three women determined to find their way in a fast-changing world in Bloomsbury Girls. Bloomsbury Books is an old-fashioned new and rare bookstore that has persisted and … Continue reading Book Review: Bloomsbury Girls by Natalie Jenner

Book Review: The German Wife by Kelly Rimmer

About the Book: Berlin, 1934: Sofie Rhodes is the aristocratic wife of a scientist whose post-WWI fortunes change for the better when her husband, Jurgen, is recruited for Hitler's new rocket project. But too late they realise the Nazis' plans to weaponise Jurgen's technology as they begin to wage war against the rest of Europe. … Continue reading Book Review: The German Wife by Kelly Rimmer

Book Review: The Winter Dress by Lauren Chater

About the Book: Two women separated by centuries but connected by one beautiful silk dress. A captivating novel based on a real-life shipwreck discovered off Texel Island by the bestselling author of Gulliver's Wife, Lauren Chater. Jo Baaker, a textiles historian and Dutch ex-pat is drawn back to the island where she was born to … Continue reading Book Review: The Winter Dress by Lauren Chater