Category: Historical Fiction

Review: The Cure For Dreaming

Review: The Cure For Dreaming

  The year is 1900. Olivia Mead is a teenager living in Portland, Oregon with her father the notorious dentist Dr. Mead. Olivia’s mother left when she was just four years old, leaving to pursue her theatric dreams. Oregon at this time was a state divided on Women’s Rights. There was a strong Suffragette movement, […]

Posted May 30, 2016


Review: Salt To The Sea

Review: Salt To The Sea

The wartime sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff is the worst disaster in maritime history, and yet its story is largely overlooked. It was a German ship packed with refugees which was torpedoed by a Russian submarine during World War 2, resulting in the loss of over 9000 lives, of which an estimated 5000 were children. […]

Posted April 28, 2016


Review: Girl at War

Review: Girl at War

  I was lucky enough to win a limited edition, numbered hardback proof of Girl at War from @LittleBrownUK on Twitter. To win you had to tell them why you wanted to read this book. For me, the answer was quite straight forward. Girl at War is the story of a ten year old girl, […]

Posted May 23, 2015


Review: Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke

Review: Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke

HATE, NAZIS, SURVIVAL, LOVE, FEAR   * the pace of the story * the expansion of the story from book 1 * the education – I learned a lot * psychoanalysis felt rather forced in places   * fans of Prisoner of Night and Fog * everyone else!   If you haven’t read the first […]

Posted May 21, 2015


Review: Prisoner Of Night And Fog by Anne Blankman

Review: Prisoner Of Night And Fog by Anne Blankman

The blurb on the back of the book instantly had me intrigued, and I have to tell you once I started reading I found it hard to stop! ┬áSo what’s it all about? Well Gretchen lives with her mother and her brother in a boarding house in Munich. Her mother runs the boarding house, their […]

Posted November 20, 2014


Review: The Crimson Ribbon by Katherine Clements

Review: The Crimson Ribbon by Katherine Clements

  I hope you’re all having fantastic bank holiday weekend, whatever you are up to. I’ve been doing some reading this weekend. I finished re-reading the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R R Martin┬áthe other day. I think I possibly loved it even more on the second read through! If you […]

Posted May 26, 2014


Review: The Invention of Wings

Review: The Invention of Wings

Sometimes I read a novel and struggle to find the words to do the book justice. This is one of those times. Set in the 1800s in the American Deep South, The Invention of Wings is inspired by the true story of the Grimke sisters, Sarah and Angelina. They were the first female abolition agents […]

Posted October 4, 2013