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: 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

Blog Tour: The French Photographer by Natasha Lester

Behind the Pen and New Release Book Review It gives me great pleasure to highlight the latest historical fiction release by Natasha Lester, The French Photographer, with a Behind the Pen interview and review as part of the Hachette Australia blog tour. The French Photographer: Inspired by the incredible true story of Lee Miller, Vogue … Continue reading Blog Tour: The French Photographer by Natasha Lester

New Release Book Review: The Yellow Villa by Amanda Hampson

The Yellow Villa... About the Book: 'People come to France to reinvent themselves...' Mia and Ben, an Australian couple in their early thirties, have relinquished one dream and embraced another, selling their Sydney flat and purchasing an old yellow house in the picturesque village of Cordes-sur-Ciel in South-West France. They soon meet sophisticated neighbours Dominic … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Yellow Villa by Amanda Hampson

Quick Shots Book Review: Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth

Bitter Greens… About: The amazing power and truth of the Rapunzel fairy tale comes alive for the first time in this breathtaking tale of desire, black magic and the redemptive power of love… French novelist Charlotte-Rose de la Force has been banished from the court of Versailles by the Sun King, Louis XIV, after a … Continue reading Quick Shots Book Review: Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth

New Release Book Review: Codename Suzette by Anne Nelson

Codename Suzette: An Extraordinary Story of Resistance and Rescue in Nazi Paris About: Codename Suzette is one of the untold stories of the Holocaust, an account of extraordinary courage in the face of evil. 'During the German occupation of France, Suzanne Spaak displayed almost super-human courage... Anne Nelson has written an extraordinary book that finally … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Codename Suzette by Anne Nelson