Book Review: The Electric Hotel by Dominic Smith

The Electric Hotel... About the Book: From the award-winning author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller The Last Painting of Sara de Vos comes a luminous novel tracing the intertwined fates of a silent-film director and his muse. Dominic Smith's The Electric Hotel winds through the nascent days of cinema in Paris and Fort … Continue reading Book Review: The Electric Hotel by Dominic Smith

Book Review: You’ll Never See Me Again by Lesley Pearse

You’ll Never See Me Again... About the Book: You have to keep running if you want to survive. When her husband returns shell-shocked and broken from the Great War and his mother makes her life a misery, Betty Wellow discovers how bitter and hard life can truly be. But it is not until a devastating … Continue reading Book Review: You’ll Never See Me Again by Lesley Pearse

New Release Book Review: The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen

The Victory Garden… About the Book: From the bestselling author of The Tuscan Child comes a beautiful and heart-rending novel of a woman’s love and sacrifice during the First World War. As the Great War continues to take its toll, headstrong twenty-one-year-old Emily Bryce is determined to contribute to the war effort. She is convinced … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen

New Release Book Review: The Last Days Of The Romanov Dancers by Kerri Turner

The Last Days of the Romanov Dancers... About the Book: Petrograd, 1914. A country on a knife edge. The story of two people caught in the middle – with everything to lose… A stunning debut from a talented new Australian voice in historical fiction. Valentina Yershova's position in the Romanovs' Imperial Russian Ballet is the … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Last Days Of The Romanov Dancers by Kerri Turner

New Release Book Review: The Desert Nurse by Pamela Hart

The Desert Nurse... About the Book: Amid the Australian Army hospitals of World War I Egypt, two deeply determined individuals find the resilience of their love tested to its limits. It's 1911, and 21-year-old Evelyn Northey desperately wants to become a doctor. Her father forbids it, withholding the inheritance that would allow her to attend … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Desert Nurse by Pamela Hart

New Release Book Review: The Jade Lily by Kirsty Manning

The Jade Lily… About the Book: In 2016, fleeing London with a broken heart, Alexandra returns to Australia to be with her grandparents, Romy and Wilhelm, when her grandfather is dying. With only weeks left together, her grandparents begin to reveal the family mysteries they have kept secret for more than half a century. In … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Jade Lily by Kirsty Manning

New Release Book Review: Four Respectable Ladies Seek Part-time Husband by Barbara Toner

Four Respectable Ladies Seek Part-time Husband... About the Book: A charming and witty novel, set in a small country town in 1919. ‘When Adelaide Nightingale, Louisa Worthington, Maggie O’Connell and Pearl McCleary threw caution to the winds in the most brazen way imaginable, disgrace was bound to follow.’ It’s September 1919. The war is over, … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Four Respectable Ladies Seek Part-time Husband by Barbara Toner