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).

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

Love And Other Battles by Tess Woods. (2019).

Love And Other Battles by Tess Woods. (2019). **5 out of 5 stars** Three generations of women, three heartbreaking choices, one unforgettable story. 1969: Free spirit hippie Jess had no intention of falling for a soldier but sometimes we can't stop these things. 1989: Jess's daughter Jamie just wants a simple life with marriage, children… Continue reading Love And Other Battles by Tess Woods. (2019).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Romance

In A Great Southern Land by Mary-Anne O’Connor. (2019).

In A Great Southern Land by Mary-Anne O'Connor. (2019). **3.5 out of 5 stars** 1851: after the death of her father, Eve is destitute. Unfortunate circumstances see her deported to the colony of NSW. But here fortune smiles on her in the shape of a respectable job offer. At the same time the fiery and… Continue reading In A Great Southern Land by Mary-Anne O’Connor. (2019).

Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Oceans Between Us by Gill Thompson. (2019).

The Oceans Between Us by Gill Thompson. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** A woman is found after being injured in London following an air raid. She has little memory other than that she has lost something previous. A little boy is in an orphanage, hoping his mother will return for him. Then he finds… Continue reading The Oceans Between Us by Gill Thompson. (2019).