TV Series in Review: The Collection – Historical Drama

  Earlier this year, I read The Paris Seamstress by Natasha Lester, an absolutely gorgeous novel that I loved to bits. I went into a fair bit of detail in that review about my love for fashion, specifically: I will happily admit up front that I love fashion. My grandmother was a dressmaker, professionally in … Continue reading TV Series in Review: The Collection – Historical Drama

Behind the Pen with P.J. Roscoe

Today I warmly welcome UK multi-genre author, P.J. Roscoe, to Behind the Pen. Over to you Paula...     How many novels have you written and published? I have written five novels. ‘Echoes’, ‘Freya’s Child’, ‘Between Worlds’, ‘Diary of Margery Blake’ are all available now. ‘Where Rivers Meet’ is in the queue at the publishers … Continue reading Behind the Pen with P.J. Roscoe

Book Review: The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence by Alyssa Palombo

The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence... About the Book: In 15th Century Italy, a girl as beautiful as Simonetta Cattaneo never wants for marriage proposals. When Marco Vespucci - a handsome young man, highly favoured by the Medici in Florence - asks for her hand, she eagerly accepts. Even before her wedding is set, Simonetta … Continue reading Book Review: The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence by Alyssa Palombo

New Release Book Review: LADY BIRD & THE FOX by Kim Kelly

Lady Bird & The Fox... About the Book: It’s 1868 and the gold rush sprawls across the wild west of New South Wales, bringing with it a new breed of colonial rogue – bushrangers. A world far removed from hardworking farm girl, Annie Bird, and her sleepy village on the outskirts of Sydney. But when … Continue reading New Release Book Review: LADY BIRD & THE FOX by Kim Kelly

Book Review: The Afghan Wife by Cindy Davies

The Afghan Wife... About the Book: During the volatile times that followed the Iranian revolution in 1979, Zahra, her husband and son are forced to leave their homeland of Afghanistan with her revolutionary activist cousin, Firzun. Zahra’s life becomes embroiled with Firzun’s, as her cousin joins the violent opposition to the new regime in Iran. … Continue reading Book Review: The Afghan Wife by Cindy Davies

New Release Book Review: The Illumination of Ursula Flight by Anna-Marie Crowhurst

The Illumination of Ursula Flight... About the Book: A charming, whip-smart and funny tale, full of heart and spirit, of one young woman's coming of age both on and off the stage in seventeenth-century England. On the 15th day of December in the year of our Lord 1664, a great light bloomed in the dark … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Illumination of Ursula Flight by Anna-Marie Crowhurst

New Release Book Review: The Pearler’s Wife by Roxane Dhand

The Pearler's Wife… About the Book: From the high seas to the deep seabed, from the latticed verandahs of Buccaneer Bay to the gambling dens in Asia Place, The Pearler’s Wife is a stunning debut, inspired by a small yet pivotal moment in Australian history. A distant land. A dangerous husband. A forbidden love. It … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Pearler’s Wife by Roxane Dhand