Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2021

The Women’s Circle by Karyn Sepulveda. (2021).

The Women's Circle by Karyn Sepulveda. (2021). **4 out of 5 stars** Sydney, present day. Anna has just left prison after 6 years with her traumatic past a heavy burden. Feeling hopeless, isolated and lonely, she attends an alternative support group: The Women's Circle. But when she touches an ancient crystal, Anna connects to a… Continue reading The Women’s Circle by Karyn Sepulveda. (2021).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2021

The Riviera House by Natasha Lester. (2021).

The Riviera House by Natasha Lester. (2021). **5 out of 5 stars** Paris, 1939. Éliane is working at the Louvre and falling in love with talented painter Xavier. But when the Nazis arrive, Xavier leaves for England and Élaine must send her sisters away. Broken-hearted, she finds herself working with the mysterious Rose on a… Continue reading The Riviera House by Natasha Lester. (2021).

Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2021

While Paris Slept by Ruth Druart. (2021).

While Paris Slept by Ruth Druart. (2021). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Paris, 1944. A young woman's future is torn away in a heartbeat. Herded on to a train bound for Auschwitz, in an act of desperation she entrusts her most precious possession to a stranger. All she has left is hope. Santa Cruz, 1953.… Continue reading While Paris Slept by Ruth Druart. (2021).

Australian Author · Domestic Drama · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2021

Those Hamilton Sisters by Averil Kenny. (2021).

Those Hamilton Sisters by Averil Kenny. (2021). **4 out of 5 stars** The beautiful Esther Hamilton had a reputation in the small town of Noah Vale, and ended up running away twenty years ago under a cloud of shame. It's now 1955 and following their mother's death, the Hamilton sisters have returned to live near… Continue reading Those Hamilton Sisters by Averil Kenny. (2021).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2021

Secrets My Father Kept by Rachel Givney. (2021).

Secrets My Father Kept by Rachel Givney. (2021). **4.5 out of 5 stars** It's February 1939. Total war is looming but in Krakow, 17 year old Marie's primary concern is the unexplained disappearance of her mother 16 years ago, and her father Dominik's unbreakable silence on the matter. Dominik is a well-respected and innovative doctor… Continue reading Secrets My Father Kept by Rachel Givney. (2021).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2021

The Royal Correspondent by Alexandra Joel. (2021).

The Royal Correspondent by Alexandra Joel. (2021). **4 out of 5 stars** When Blaise, a feisty young journalist from Sydney's tough area, is despatched to London to report on Princess Margaret's controversial marriage, she is drawn into a realm of glamour and intrigue. As the nation faces an explosive upheaval, Blaise must grapple with a… Continue reading The Royal Correspondent by Alexandra Joel. (2021).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2021

The Warsaw Orphan by Kelly Rimmer. (2021).

The Warsaw Orphan by Kelly Rimmer. (2021). **4.5 out of 5 stars** 1942. Elzbieta is aware of the growing discord outside of her comfortable Warsaw home. But she has no idea what goes on behind the walls of the Jewish Ghetto nearby until she makes a discovery that propels her into a dangerous world of… Continue reading The Warsaw Orphan by Kelly Rimmer. (2021).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2021

The Last Reunion by Kayte Nunn. (2021).

The Last Reunion by Kayte Nunn. (2021). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Burma, 1945. Bea, Plum, Bubbles, Joy and Lucy: in search of adventure, attached to the Fourteenth Army, fighting a forgotten war in the jungle. Assigned to run a mobile canteen, they become embroiled in life-threatening battles of their own. Oxford, 1976. A woman… Continue reading The Last Reunion by Kayte Nunn. (2021).

Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2021

Half Life by Jillian Cantor. (2021).

Half Life by Jillian Cantor. (2021). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Poland, 1891. Marie Curie (then Marya Sklodowska) was engaged to a budding mathematician, Kazimierz Zorawski. But after his mother insisted Marya was not good enough, he broke off the engagement. A heartbroken Marya left Poland for Paris to study chemistry and physics at the… Continue reading Half Life by Jillian Cantor. (2021).

Advance Readers Copy · Australian Author · Crime · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Thriller

The Noriega Tapes by Lance Karlson. (2019).

The Noriega Tapes by Lance Karlson. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to the author for getting in contact and sending me a free copy of this novel, I am very appreciative** Names like Castro, Hussein and Gaddafi have all haunted the Western world, but none have invoked as much fear in the… Continue reading The Noriega Tapes by Lance Karlson. (2019).