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

Book Review: Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon

Drums of Autumn... About the Book: In this breathtaking novel, rich in history and adventure, #1 New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon continues the story of Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser that started with the now-classic novel Outlander and continued in Dragonfly in Amber and Voyager. Once again spanning continents and centuries, Gabaldon has … Continue reading Book Review: Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon

New Release Book Review: A Well-Behaved Woman by Therese Anne Fowler

A Well-Behaved Woman: a novel of the Vanderbilts... About the Book: OUTSPOKEN. BRAVE. BRILLIANT. FIERCE. Alva Smith, her Southern family destitute after the Civil War, married into one of America's great Gilded Age dynasties: the newly wealthy but socially shunned Vanderbilts. Ignored by New York's old-money circles and determined to win respect, she designed and … Continue reading New Release Book Review: A Well-Behaved Woman by Therese Anne Fowler

New Release Book Review: The Lost Valley by Jennifer Scoullar

The Lost Valley... About the Book: Tasmania, 1929: Ten-year-old-twins, Tom and Harry Abbott, are orphaned by a tragedy that shocks Hobart society. They find sanctuary with their reclusive grandmother, growing up in the remote and rugged Binburra ranges – a place where kind-hearted Tom discovers a love of the wild, Harry nurses a growing resentment … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Lost Valley by Jennifer Scoullar