Book Review: Tsarina by Ellen Alpsten

Tsarina… About the Book: Lover. Murderer. Mother. Meet TSARINA, the most powerful woman history ever forgot. Spring 1699: Illegitimate, destitute and strikingly beautiful, Marta has survived the brutal Russian winter in her remote Baltic village. Sold by her family into household labour at the age of fifteen, Marta survives by committing a crime that will … Continue reading Book Review: Tsarina by Ellen Alpsten

Book Review: The Diamond Hunter by Fiona McIntosh

The Diamond Hunter... About the Book: When six-year-old Clementine Knight loses her mother to malaria during the 1870s diamond rush in southern Africa, she is left to be raised by her destitute, alcoholic father, James. Much of Clementine’s care falls to their trusty Zulu companion, Joseph One-Shoe, and the unlikely pair form an unbreakable bond. … Continue reading Book Review: The Diamond Hunter by Fiona McIntosh

Book Review: City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

City of Girls... About the Book: It is the summer of 1940. Nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris arrives in New York with her suitcase and sewing machine, exiled by her despairing parents. Although her quicksilver talents with a needle and commitment to mastering the perfect hair roll have been deemed insufficient for her to pass into her … Continue reading Book Review: City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

Blog Tour: Where the Light Enters by Sara Donati

Where the Light Enters… About the Book: In this spellbinding historical epic, Sara Donati (bestselling author of the Wilderness series) combines romance and mystery to tell the story of two pioneering women in nineteenth-century Manhattan. Where the Light Enters is the sequel to The Gilded Hour. Obstetrician Dr Sophie Savard returns home to the achingly … Continue reading Blog Tour: Where the Light Enters by Sara Donati

Book Review: Jane Seymour, The Haunted Queen by Alison Weir

Six Tudor Queens: Jane Seymour, The Haunted Queen... About the Book: The third stunning novel in the Six Tudor Queens series by foremost and beloved historian Alison Weir. THE WOMAN HAUNTED BY THE FATE OF HER PREDECESSOR. Eleven days after the death of Anne Boleyn, Jane is dressing for her wedding to the King. She … Continue reading Book Review: Jane Seymour, The Haunted Queen by Alison Weir

New Release Book Review: Home Fires by Fiona Lowe

Home Fires… About the Book: When a lethal bushfire tore through Myrtle, nestled in Victoria's breathtaking Otway Ranges, the town's buildings - and the lives of its residents - were left as smouldering ash. For three women in particular, the fire fractured their lives and their relationships. Eighteen months later, with the flurry of national … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Home Fires by Fiona Lowe