Book Review: Sisters of the Resistance by Christine Wells

About the Book: Paris, 1944: The war is nearly over, but for members of the Resistance in occupied France, it is more dangerous than ever before. Twenty-five-year-old Gabby Foucher loathes the Nazis, though as the concierge of 10 rue Royale, she does her best to avoid conflict—unlike her bolder sister Yvette, who finds trouble at … Continue reading Book Review: Sisters of the Resistance by Christine Wells

Behind the Pen with Michelle Wright

Today I warmly welcome Michelle Wright to Behind the Pen, chatting about her debut novel, Small Acts of Defiance. Michelle Wright is an award-winning writer who brings to life a remarkable range of characters, winning many awards, including The Age short story competition. Her collection of short stories, Fine, was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's … Continue reading Behind the Pen with Michelle Wright

Book Review: Secrets My Father Kept by Rachel Givney

About the Book: Secrets My Father Kept is a captivating novel about love, sacrifice, secrets and resilience, as the clock inexorably ticks down to a devastating world war. It’s February 1939. As the Führer edges towards an invasion of Poland, total war looms in Europe. However, in Krakow, seventeen-year-old Marie Karska’s primary concern is the … Continue reading Book Review: Secrets My Father Kept by Rachel Givney

Book Review: The Warsaw Orphan by Kelly Rimmer

The Warsaw Orphan… About the Book: Inspired by the real-life heroine who smuggled thousands of Jewish children to safety during WWII, the powerful new novel by the New York Times bestselling author. In the spring of 1942, young Elzbieta Rabinek is aware of the swiftly growing discord just beyond the courtyard of her comfortable Warsaw … Continue reading Book Review: The Warsaw Orphan by Kelly Rimmer

Book Review: The French Gift by Kirsty Manning

The French Gift… About the Book: A forgotten manuscript threatens to unravel the past … Fresnes Prison, 1940: Margot Bisset, a former maid from the Riviera, finds herself in a prison cell with writer and French Resistance fighter, Josephine Murant. Together, they are transferred to a work camp in Germany, where the secrets they share … Continue reading Book Review: The French Gift by Kirsty Manning

Book Review: The Last Reunion by Kayte Nunn

The Last Reunion… About the Book: Five women come together at a New Year's Eve party after decades apart, in this thrilling story of desire, revenge and courage, based on a brave group of Australian and British WWII servicewomen. Burma, 1945. Bea, Plum, Bubbles, Joy and Lucy: in search of adventure, attached to the Fourteenth … Continue reading Book Review: The Last Reunion by Kayte Nunn

Book Review: The Codebreakers by Alli Sinclair

The Codebreakers… About the Book: A compelling story about tenacity and friendship, inspired by the real codebreaking women of Australia's top-secret Central Bureau in WWII. 1943, Brisbane: The war continues to devastate and the battle for the Pacific threatens Australian shores. For Ellie O'Sullivan, helping the war effort means utilising her engineering skills for Qantas … Continue reading Book Review: The Codebreakers by Alli Sinclair

#BlogTour #BookReview: Letters from Berlin by Tania Blanchard

Letters from Berlin... About the Book: Berlin, 1943 As the Allied forces edge closer, the Third Reich tightens its grip on its people. For eighteen-year-old Susanna Göttmann, this means her adopted family including the man she loves, Leo, are at risk. Desperate to protect her loved ones any way she can, Susie accepts the help … Continue reading #BlogTour #BookReview: Letters from Berlin by Tania Blanchard

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