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Book Review: Children of Fire by Paul CW Beatty

I read a lot of historical fiction and a lot of thrillers but never have I read a book that combined both genres - until now. Goodreads Blurb Children of Fire by Paul CW Beatty Children of Fire is set in 1841, at the height of the industrial revolution in the North West England. The … Continue reading Book Review: Children of Fire by Paul CW Beatty

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Book Review: The Rector’s Daughter by Jean Fullerton

It's been a while since I posted a historical fiction review here. How very unlike me. No worries, today's review will right the world again. Goodreads BlurbThe Rector's Daughter by Jean Fullerton Charlotte, daughter of Reverend Percival Hatton, has been content to follow the path laid out for her. Charlotte has an understanding with Captain … Continue reading Book Review: The Rector’s Daughter by Jean Fullerton

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Book Review: The Three Hares: The Jade Dragonball by Scott Lauder and David Ross

Where are all my fantasy readers at? And the ones who enjoy historical fiction? I have a great book that combines both genres for you today. Goodreads BlurbThe Three Hares: The Jade Dragonball by Scott Lauder and David Ross Sara Livingstone's school trip to the Beijing Palace Museum takes a terrifying turn when an encounter … Continue reading Book Review: The Three Hares: The Jade Dragonball by Scott Lauder and David Ross

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Book Review: Picasso’s Revenge by Caroline and Ray Foulk

Lovers of art and historical fiction, this one's for you. Blurb Picasso's Revenge by Caroline and Ray Foulk is set in Paris in¬†the early 1920's. Courtier and patron of the arts, Jacques Doucet, descends into the world of anarchist art, the occult and the dark turmoil of his past - involving the death of his … Continue reading Book Review: Picasso’s Revenge by Caroline and Ray Foulk

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Book Review: Bridge to Eternity by Romola Farr

Haunted house? Yes please! If you feel the same then this is a book for you. Blurb Bridge to Eternity* by Romola Farr introduces us to widow¬†Audrey, who has suddenly left her comfortable home in the south of England to move into an old school boarding house on the edge of a moor. Then there … Continue reading Book Review: Bridge to Eternity by Romola Farr

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Book Review: The Lives Before Us by Juliet Conlin

I've been waiting for this book review for such a long time. I had the pleasure a couple of years ago of attending the book launch of The Uncommon Life of Alfred Warner in Six Days. During that launch, Juliet Conlin mentioned her next book, which was to be set in Shanghai. I was lucky … Continue reading Book Review: The Lives Before Us by Juliet Conlin

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Book Review: The Blameless Dead by Gary Haynes

Today I have a book review (you may remember it from the cover reveal I posted last year) where half of the book is based during the end of World War II. Don't click away! I know you may have had your fill of WWII books but The Blameless Dead incorporates an interesting element of … Continue reading Book Review: The Blameless Dead by Gary Haynes

Book Review: The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

One of the best things I did last year was join a book club. It is run by the Irish Embassy in Berlin and its aim is to promote contemporary Irish books also translated into German. The last book of the year was The Wonder by Emma Donoghue. After being slightly let down by the … Continue reading Book Review: The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

Book Review: Attend by West Camel

I may not be reading many Christmas-themed books but that doesn't mean I don't like a bit of magic this time of year. If you also want to mix intensity with a little bit of light-heartedness, I have the book for you. Attend* by West Camel is centered around three main characters: Sam, Anne and … Continue reading Book Review: Attend by West Camel

Book Review: The Girl from the Sugar Plantation by Sharon Maas

Times change, of that there is no doubt, and as they change, so do various customs, morals, etc. However, some things stay consistent. For instance, the 'coming of age' ritual we all go through. Let me introduce you to a wonderful coming of age story through the form of historical fiction. The Girl from the … Continue reading Book Review: The Girl from the Sugar Plantation by Sharon Maas