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)


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
Book Review

Publication Date: April 27, 2021
Publisher: Bookouture
Series: America's Daughter Trilogy #1
Format: ebook & paperback
Genre: Historical Fiction


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
Book Review

Publication Date: April 20, 2021
Publisher: Bookouture
Format: ebook
Genre: Historical Fiction, World War II


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
Book Review

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Publication Date: April 21, 2021
Publisher: Bookouture
Series: Fen Churche Mysteries, Book 3
Format: ebook
Genre: Historical Fiction, Cozy Mystery


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
An Audio Excerpt

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


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
Book Review - Blog Tour - Giveaway (US only)

Publication Date: March 30, 2021
Publisher: Heath Street Publishing
Genre: Historical Fiction


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


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. 

The Year We Lived by Virginia Crow
Book Review - Blog Tour

Publication Date: 10th April 2021
Publisher: Crowvus
Page Length: approx. 118,000 words – approx. 350 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction


It is 1074, 8 years after the fateful Battle of Hastings. Lord Henry De Bois is determined to find the secret community of Robert, an Anglo-Saxon thane. Despite his fervour, all his attempts are met with failure.

When he captures Robert’s young sister, Edith, events are set in motion, affecting everyone involved. Edith is forced into a terrible world of cruelty and deceit, but finds

Sunflower Sisters by Martha Hall Kelly
Book Review

Publication Date: 30 March, 2021
Publisher: Bantam Australia
Series: Lilac Girls, Book 3
Format: Paperback (Also available as an audiobook and ebook)
Genre: Historical Fiction


In early 1861, Georgeanna Woolsey knows she’s not cut out for the demure life, and finds her passion for nursing just as the Civil War breaks out. She turns down marriage proposals, tries to bend societal boundaries, and is unfazed by the criticism of male doctors who consider women a bother on the battlefront. While venturing from New York to

Ropewalk: Rebellion. Love. Survival by H D Coulter
Book Review

Publication Date: 23rd November 2020
Publisher: Independently Published
Series: The Ropewalk Series, Book 1
Page Length: 243 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction


The North of England, 1831.

The working class are gathering. Rebellion is stirring, and the people are divided.

Beatrice Lightfoot, a young woman fighting her own personal rebellion, is looking for an opportunity to change her luck. When she gains the attention of the enigmatic Captain Hanley, he offers her a tantalising deal to