Book Review: Matryoshka by Katherine Johnson

Matryoshka... About the Book: When Sara Rose returns to live in her recently deceased grandmother’s Tasmanian cottage, her past and that of her mother and grandmother is ever-present. Sara’s grandmother, Nina Barsova, a Russian post-war immigrant, lovingly raised Sara in the cottage at the foot of Mt Wellington but without ever explaining why Sara’s own … Continue reading Book Review: Matryoshka by Katherine Johnson

New Release Book Review: The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton by Anstey Harris

The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton... About the Book: The most memorable moments of Grace Atherton’s life have always been remembered as though set to music. The simple melody of running her violin shop, and her love affair with David, with their wonderful interludes in Paris, which feels like there is a full-blown orchestra … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton by Anstey Harris

Book Review: The Sweet Hills Of Florence by Jan Wallace Dickinson

The Sweet Hills Of Florence... About the Book: 1941. Florence, city of strife. It is Hitler’s state visit to Florence and the last of the good times for Mussolini. From now on, he and his lover Clara will cling more closely together, ever more dependent upon each other as their country spirals into civil war … Continue reading Book Review: The Sweet Hills Of Florence by Jan Wallace Dickinson

New Release Book Review: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing... About the Book: Fans of Barbara Kingsolver will love this stunning debut novel from a New York Times bestselling nature writer, about an unforgettable young woman determined to make her way in the wilds of North Carolina, and the two men that will break her isolation open. For years, rumours of … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens