Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2020

The Paris Model by Alexandra Joel. (2020).

The Paris Model by Alexandra Joel. (2020). **4 out of 5 stars** After a shocking discovery, Grace leaves her vast Australian sheep station and travels to tumultuous post-war Paris in order to find her true identity. While working as a mannequin for Christian Dior, Grace mixes with counts and princesses, authors and artists, diplomats and… Continue reading The Paris Model by Alexandra Joel. (2020).

Historical Fiction · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2020

Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain. (2020).

Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain. (2020). **4.5 out of 5 stars** North Carolina, 2018: Morgan is in prison for a crime she didn't commit. Her dream of a career in the arts is on hold until a mysterious visitor makes her an offer that will get her out of prison. She… Continue reading Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain. (2020).

Domestic Drama · Historical Fiction · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2020

The Lost Child by Emily Gunnis. (2020).

The Lost Child by Emily Gunnis. (2020). **3 out of 5 stars** 1960. 13-year-old Rebecca lives in fear of her father’s temper. As a storm batters Seaview Cottage one night, she hears a visitor at the door and a violent argument ensues. By the time the police arrive, Rebecca’s parents are dead and the visitor… Continue reading The Lost Child by Emily Gunnis. (2020).

Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2020

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. (2019).

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. (2019). **5 out of 5 stars** For a while, Daisy Jones & The Six were everywhere. Their albums were on every turntable, they sold out arenas from coast to coast, their sound defined an era. And then, on 12 July 1979, they split. Nobody ever knew… Continue reading Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. (2019).

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).