BOOK REVIEW: Finding Eliza by Heather Whitford Roche

Synopsis

Everything Knill thought he knew was false. Now he must search for where he belongs...

1921. Central Victoria.

Knill McMillan’s life is perfectly ordinary: a country upbringing, caring parents, cousins who are his best mates. He is a young man with the world before him.

But he’s always had the sense he doesn’t quite fit in, doesn’t quite belong. And then one night he is brutally beaten. As he lies bleeding on the ground his attacker calls him something that he is unable to get out of his

READ AN EXCERPT/BLOG TOUR: Farewell My Life by Cynthia Sally Haggard

Publication Date: April 7, 2019
eBook & Paperback; 586 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction

Synopsis

Angelina led a life which required her to fib. When Angelina, the black sheep of the Pagano family, meets the mysterious Mr. Russell, she has no idea that she has seen him before…in another country. And so begins Farewell My Life, a novel in three parts, which spins an operatic tale of dangerous love and loss.

The Lost Mother, the first part of this novel, slices

CAN'T-WAIT WEDNESDAY: I Can't Wait for The Poppy Wife by Caroline Scott

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. Find out more here.

READ AN EXCERPT/BLOG TOUR: With Kisses from Cécile by Jan Agnello & Anne Armistead

Publication Date: September 12, 2019
Storyology Design and Publication
eBook and Paperback
Genre: Historical Fiction

Synopsis

A heartbroken Maggie travels to Paris to visit the grave of her great-grandmother’s French pen pal Cécile and uncovers 100-year-old secrets that give her courage to rebuild her own life.

NOW

Maggie Ruth Mitchell’s failed attempt at reconciliation with her unfaithful husband has left

SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION: From A Gentleman in Moscow to The Jacobite's Wife

It's the first Saturday of the month which means it's time to play Six Degrees of Separation. This meme is hosted by Kate of Books Are My Favourite and Best. The aim is to link six books to each other from the starting point.

Today's starting point is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. I've not read this book, although I do want to, hopefully before the TV series is released.

The plot involves an aristocrat who is arrested by the Bolsheviks and confined to a hotel. His luxury suite is exchanged for a small attic room with a tiny window. This immediately brought to mind Robyn Cadwallader's The Anchoress where the female

CAN'T-WAIT WEDNESDAY: I Can't Wait for The Long Flight Home by Alan Hlad

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. Find out more here.

COVER REVEAL: Dreamland by Nancy Bilyeau


Publication Date: January 16, 2020
Endeavor Quill
Genre: Historical Fiction

Synopsis

The year is 1911 when twenty-year-old heiress Peggy Batternberg is invited to spend the summer in

BOOK REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: The Millwood Mystery by Jeannie Lockett

This book, published by Corella Press, is part of their 19th Century Australian Crime and Mystery Collection.

Millwood, a small town in rural New South Wales, is rocked by the sudden death of one of its residents, the young, beautiful and wealthy widow, Barbara Graham. The death is suspicious, but the coroner’s jury returns an open verdict.

However, in the town’s opinion, Barbara’s relatives: Marjory, her stepdaughter; Robert Neill, her cousin and fiancé; and Grace, Robert’s widowed sister, could all be involved.

While their testimonies were credible, the town’s doctor, Dr Reade, believes they know more than what was revealed at the inquest. Determined to

COVER REVEAL: 19th Century Australian Crime and Mystery Collection

Today, I'm pleased to be participating in the blog tour promoting a new fiction collection from Corella Press. I have two posts scheduled for today: this cover reveal and, later, a book review and news of a giveaway.

A very exciting event will take place in Brisbane on August 30th 2019 at the Avid Reader Bookshop. Corella Press, an initiative of Queensland University, will launch the first two books

BOOK REVIEW/BLOG TOUR: Another You by Jane Cable

Publication Date: June 27th, 2019
Publisher: Sapere Books
Format: ebook
Genre: Romance

Synopsis

Sometimes the hardest person to save is yourself…

Marie Johnson fell in love with The Smugglers pub when she first moved to Dorset with her husband, Stephen.

But when Stephen’s wandering eye caused the

CAN'T-WAIT WEDNESDAY: I Can't Wait for The Art of Dying by Ambrose Parry

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. Find out more here.