Book Review: The Tolstoy Estate by Steven Conte

The Tolstoy Estate... About the Book: Epic in scope, ambitious and astonishingly good, The Tolstoy Estate proclaims Steven Conte as one of Australia's finest writers. In the first year of the doomed German invasion of Russia in WWII, a German military doctor, Paul Bauer, is assigned to establish a field hospital at Yasnaya Polyana - … Continue reading Book Review: The Tolstoy Estate by Steven Conte

Book Review: The Paris Secret by Natasha Lester

The Paris Secret... About the Book: A wardrobe of Dior gowns, a secret kept for sixty-five years, and the three women bound forever by war... from the New York Times bestselling author of THE FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHER. England, 1939: Talented pilot Skye Penrose joins the British war effort where she encounters her estranged sister, Liberty, and … Continue reading Book Review: The Paris Secret by Natasha Lester

Book Review: The Yellow Bird Sings by Jennifer Rosner

The Yellow Bird Sings... About the Book: Poland, 1941. After the Jews in their town are rounded up, Róza and her five-year-old daughter, Shira, spend day and night hidden in a farmer's barn. Forbidden from making a sound, only the yellow bird from her mother's stories can sing the melodies Shira composes in her head. … Continue reading Book Review: The Yellow Bird Sings by Jennifer Rosner

#BlogTour #BookReview: The Deceptions by Suzanne Leal

The Deceptions... About the Book: Long-buried family secrets surface in a compelling new novel from the author of The Teacher's Secret. Moving from wartime Europe to modern day Australia, The Deceptions is a powerful story of old transgressions, unexpected revelations and the legacy of lives built on lies and deceit. Prague, 1943. Taken from her … Continue reading #BlogTour #BookReview: The Deceptions by Suzanne Leal

Author Talks: Natasha Lester on The Amazing Women Who Ruled the Skies in The Paris Secret

I’ve talked a lot on social media about the Dior gowns that form a big part of the story in The Paris Secret. But there’s another really important side of the book: a group of female pilots who were some of the bravest women working for the war effort in England during the 1940s. Imagine … Continue reading Author Talks: Natasha Lester on The Amazing Women Who Ruled the Skies in The Paris Secret