March 3, 2019

The Orphan’s Tale

All the accolades I had seen for this book are so well deserved. Pam Jenoff’s smooth, compelling voice wove a glorious “spider’s web” (circus term I […]
March 3, 2019
Dear Mrs Bird

Dear Mrs. Bird

I LOVED this book. And I REALLY wish I could meet – and hug! – dear Emmeline, Bunty, both Mr Collinses, William, Roy, Kathleen … What […]
March 3, 2019

The Gown

Beautiful, compelling, and everything I love about Ms Robson’s writing, plus so much more. I read her “About the Book” at the end, and what she […]
March 10, 2019

The Lost Girls of Paris

I’ll admit, I bought this book for two reasons: 1) Historical Fiction (need I say more?) and 2) that cover. Yes, I am a sucker for […]
March 10, 2019

The Alice Network

Historical fiction told with heartbreaking clarity and impeccable accuracy. The characters were so real I ached for them. I haven’t read much about women during WW1, […]
March 10, 2019

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

I think I may be forgiven for initially assuming this book was an immensely effective, traumatizing work of historical *fiction*, because how could it possibly be […]
March 10, 2019

The Home for Unwanted Girls

Incredible story, beautifully written. The characters were so real I could touch them, and all I wanted was to embrace them, steal them away from their […]
March 10, 2019

The Lost Carousel of Provence

“Who amongst us hasn’t thought of carousels with nostalgia?” That is Juliet Blackwell’s opening remark in the Author’s Note. I am not sure a carousel has […]
March 10, 2019


As she has with every one of her exquisite time slip novels, Susanna Kearsley left me breathless with “Bellewether”. Historical fiction is all about bringing history […]


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