Breaking Lucky by Bruce Mitchell
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Synopsis

Danny ‘Lucky’ Thornton cursed his middle name. Born in 1895, asthma almost killed him when he was four, but he survived to be among the first volunteer lifeguards on Sydney’s Coogee Beach. Danny’s sister Cath dreamed of becoming a doctor at a time when they told women to ‘know their place’. She didn’t listen, and broke through the walls of prejudice to graduate from Sydney University the only woman in her class.

Danny came home from the war with a crippling wound and a shattered mind. Cath stared down a gun barrel in a night of terror and fell in love with a ‘Chinaman’ at the

The Custard Corpses by M J Porter
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Publication Date: March 25th 2021
Publisher: M J Publishing
Page Length: TBC
Genre: Historical Mystery

Synopsis

A delicious 1940s mystery.

Birmingham, England, 1943.

While the whine of the air raid sirens might no longer be rousing him from bed every night, a two-decade-old unsolved murder case will ensure that Chief Inspector Mason of Erdington Police Station is about to suffer more sleepless nights.

The Cotillion Brigade by Glen Craney
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Publication Date: March 15, 2021
Publisher: Brigid's Fire Press
Format: Paperback & eBook; 399 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction, American Civil War

Synopsis

Georgia burns.
Sherman’s Yankees are closing in.
Will the women of LaGrange run or fight?

Based on the true story of the celebrated Nancy Hart Rifles, The Cotillion Brigade is a sweeping epic of the Civil War’s ravages on family and love, the resilient bonds of sisterhood amid devastation, and the miracle of reconciliation between bitter enemies.

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Out Front the Following Sea: A Novel of King William’s War in 17th-Century New England by Leah Angstman

Publication Date: January 11, 2022
Publisher: Regal House Publishing
Format: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook; 334 pages
Genre: Historical / Literary / Epic

Synopsis

Shortlisted for the Chaucer Book Award

OUT FRONT THE FOLLOWING SEA is a historical epic of one woman’s survival in a time when the wilderness is still wild, heresy is publicly punishable, and being independent is worse than scorned—it is a death sentence.

At the onset of King William’s War between French and English settlers in 1689 New

Two Fatherlands by Chrystyna Lucyk-Berger
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Publication Date: April 13, 2021
Publisher: Inktreks/Lucyk-Berger
Series: The Reschen Valley Series (Part 4)
Page Length: 636 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction (WW2)

Synopsis

It's a dangerous time to be a dissident...

1938. Northern Italy. Since saving Angelo Grimani's life 18 years earlier, Katharina is grappling with how their lives have since been entwined. Construction on the Reschen Lake reservoir begins and the Reschen Valley community is torn apart into two fronts - those who want to stay no matter what comes, and those who hold out hope that Hitler

America's Daughter by Celeste De Blasis
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Publication Date: April 27, 2021
Publisher: Bookouture
Format: ebook
Genre: Historical Fiction

Synopsis

With Washington’s army, she joined America’s fight for independence…

1773. The night that Addie Valencourt sneaks out to witness the Boston Tea Party, she knows that her world is about to change forever. Soon, the love and security of her tight-knit family is torn apart by the fight for American independence.

When the British lay siege to Boston, Addie’s

Beyond This Broken Sky by Siobhan Curham
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Publication Date: April 20, 2021
Publisher: Bookouture
Format: ebook
Genre: Historical Fiction, World War II

Synopsis

1940, London: An unforgettable novel about the strength of the human spirit in the face of war and the remarkable women who put themselves in danger on the front lines during the Battle of Britain.

As a volunteer for the ambulance service, Ruby has the dangerous task of driving along pitch-dark roads during the blackout. With each survivor she pulls from the rubble, she is helping to fight back against the enemy

The Moonlit Murders by Fliss Chester
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Publication Date: April 21, 2021
Publisher: Bookouture
Series: Fen Churche Mysteries, Book 3
Format: ebook
Genre: Historical Fiction, Cozy Mystery

Synopsis

When a journey to New York is interrupted by missing diamonds and a body in the lifeboat, there is only one woman who can help: Fen Churche!

1945. Fen Churche follows her dreams and sails for New York. She books passage on a steam ship from France to America, excited to dance the night away in the glamorous ballroom and play games on deck. Nothing

Throwback Thursday
The Warning Bell by Tom Macaulay

Today, I’m linking up with Davida @ The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog for Throwback Thursday.

This is the opportunity for me to feature some of my old reviews and also to tweak and finally publish a number of draft reviews going back a number of years.

For today's post, I've revamped a review that I wrote in 2014 of Tom Macaulay's novel, The Warning Bell, where the main character goes off in search of his father's wartime past in an effort to salvage their relationship.

Many readers will know this author as T.D. Griggs. Sadly he passed away in 2013.

Read my review of The Warning Bell here.

State of Treason by Paul Walker
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Publication Date: February 2021
Publisher: Audible Studios
Series: Book 1, William Constable Spy Thrillers
Narrator: Edward Gist
Page Length: 317 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction

Synopsis

London, 1578

William Constable is a scholar of mathematics, astrology and practices as a physician. He receives an unexpected summons to the Queen’s spymaster, Sir Francis Walsingham in the middle of the night. He fears for his life when he spies the

Paris in Ruins by M.K. Tod
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Publication Date: March 30, 2021
Publisher: Heath Street Publishing
Genre: Historical Fiction

Synopsis

Paris 1870. Raised for a life of parties and servants, Camille and Mariele have much in common, but it takes the horrors of war to bring them together to fight for the city and people they love.

A few weeks after the abdication of Napoleon III, the Prussian army lays siege to Paris. Camille Noisette, the daughter of a wealthy family, volunteers to nurse wounded soldiers and agrees to spy on a group of radicals plotting to overthrow the French government.

Harvest Moon by Jenny Knipfer
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Publication Date: 23rd November, 2020
Publisher: Independently Published
Series: By the Light of the Moon book #4 (although it is the fourth book, it works as a prequel for the first book, Ruby Moon)
Page Length: 291 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction / Christian Historical Fiction

Synopsis

In the wilds of 19th century Ontario, Maang-ikwe, a young Ojibwe woman, falls into a forbidden love, breaks her father’s honor, and surrenders her trust to someone who betrays it. The abuse she suffers divides her from her tribe and causes her to give up what she holds most dear.