Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Supernatural

The Lost Ones by Anita Frank. (2019).

The Lost Ones by Anita Frank. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** It's 1917 in England. Stella is struggling after the death of her fiancé and welcomes the opportunity to stay with her pregnant sister Madeleine at her country mansion, Greyswick. However Stella arrives to a house of unease and Madeleine gripped by fear. Quickly,… Continue reading The Lost Ones by Anita Frank. (2019).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2020

Heart of the Cross by Emily Madden. (2019).

Heart of the Cross by Emily Madden. (2019). **4.5 out of 5 stars** It's 1959 and Rosie is leaving her home in Ireland for Australia to be with her husband. She soon discovers their is no room for her or their young son in her husband's life in Kings Cross. As their marriage crumbles, Rosie… Continue reading Heart of the Cross by Emily Madden. (2019).

Advance Readers Copy · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2020

The Girls with No Names by Serena Burdick. (2020).

The Girls with No Names by Serena Burdick. (2020). **3.5 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to Harlequin Australia for sending me a free advance readers copy of this novel; published 20 January 2020** Luella and Effie live in a large family mansion near the House of Mercy, a workhouse for wayward girls. The sisters… Continue reading The Girls with No Names by Serena Burdick. (2020).

Advance Readers Copy · Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Orange Grove by Kate Murdoch. (2019).

The Orange Grove by Kate Murdoch. (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** It's 1705 in Blois, and the château of Duc Hugo simmers with rivalry and intrigue. Henriette is one of five mistresses… Continue reading The Orange Grove by Kate Murdoch. (2019).

Advance Readers Copy · Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Daughter of Victory Lights by Kerri Turner. (2020).

The Daughter of Victory Lights by Kerri Turner. (2020). **4.5 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to Harlequin Australia for sending me a free advance reading copy of this novel; due to be published 20 January 2020** It's 1945 and Evelyn Bell is secretly dismayed to return to her rigid domestic life after the thrill… Continue reading The Daughter of Victory Lights by Kerri Turner. (2020).

Contemporary/Literary · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Confession by Jessie Burton. (2019).

The Confession by Jessie Burton. (2019). **3.5 out of 5 stars** In 1980 Elise meets the alluring Constance, quickly falls under her spell and they head to L.A. where Constance's book is being turned into a movie. Connie thrives on the heat and electricity but Elise finds herself floundering. When she overhears a conversation at… Continue reading The Confession by Jessie Burton. (2019).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Postmistress by Alison Stuart. (2019).

The Postmistress by Alison Stuart. (2019). **4.5 out of 5 stars** It's 1871. Adelaide and her young son live in Maiden's Creek where she works as a postmistress. The rough Victorian goldmining settlement is a hard place for a woman but through force of will and sheer necessity, Adelaide carves out a role. But her… Continue reading The Postmistress by Alison Stuart. (2019).

Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes. (2019).

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** It's the 1930s and English Alice has just made an impulsive decision to marry American Bennett. But when she gets to Baileyville, Kentucky where her husband doesn't pay her much attention and is dominated by his father, it isn't the adventure and… Continue reading The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes. (2019).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Artist’s Portrait by Julie Keys. (2019).

The Artist's Portrait by Julie Keys. (2019). **2.5 out of 5 stars** In 1992, morning sickness means Jane takes pre-dawn walks which leads her to meet an unfriendly woman who sprays her with a hose. That woman claims to be Muriel, an infamous artist from Sydney's bohemian 1920s. Critics argue that legend rather than ability… Continue reading The Artist’s Portrait by Julie Keys. (2019).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Invitation by Belinda Alexandra. (2018).

The Invitation by Belinda Alexandra. (2018). **5 out of 5 stars** Paris, 1899. Emma has been estranged from her older sister for almost 20 years, ever since Caroline married a wealthy American and left France. So it is a shock when Caroline invites Emma to visit with the condition of tutoring her shy niece Isadora… Continue reading The Invitation by Belinda Alexandra. (2018).