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

The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer. (2019).

The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer. (2019). **5 out of 5 stars** In 2019, Alice struggles with supporting all of her family while also caring for her son Eddie who has autism spectrum disorder. Her grandmother is dying and has asked Alice to go to Poland to discover what happened to those she… Continue reading The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer. (2019).

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Historical Fiction · Horror · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Corset by Laura Purcell. (2018).

The Corset by Laura Purcell. (2018). **4 out of 5 stars** Dorothea is a young, wealthy and beautiful woman who visits prisoners as charitable work. She also practises phrenology on them (the theory that a person's skull shape can indicate their character). Ruth is a teenage seamstress accused of murder and believes she has a… Continue reading The Corset by Laura Purcell. (2018).

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

The Fragments by Toni Jordan. (2018).

The Fragments by Toni Jordan. (2018). **4 out of 5 stars** Beautiful reclusive author Inga died in a fire in New York in 1939 leaving behind the scorched fragments of a second book after her successful first novel. In the 80s Caddie is a fan of Inga and looking forward to seeing the scorched fragments… Continue reading The Fragments by Toni Jordan. (2018).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2019

Eleanor’s Secret by Caroline Beecham. (2018).

Eleanor's Secret by Caroline Beecham. (2018). **3 out of 5 stars** London, 1942. Eleanor is an art school graduate recruited by the War Artists Advisory Committee and dreams of becoming one of few female war artists. Eleanor then meets Jack, only to be quickly separated by his sudden posting overseas. Melbourne, 2010. Kathryn is leaving… Continue reading Eleanor’s Secret by Caroline Beecham. (2018).

Fantasy · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Romance

The Binding by Bridget Collins. (2019).

The Binding by Bridget Collins. (2019). **3.5 out of 5 stars** Emmett is working on his family's farm when a letter comes summoning him to be an apprentice for a bookbinder; bookbinders evoke fear, superstition and prejudice. He will learn to handcraft beautiful volumes with something unique inside - a memory extracted from people who… Continue reading The Binding by Bridget Collins. (2019).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2019

Arcadia by Di Morrissey. (2018).

Arcadia by Di Morrissey. (2018). **3.5 out of 5 stars** In the 1930s, young wife and artist Stella lives in an isolated and beautiful corner of southern Tasmania on her husband's secluded property, Arcadia. Stella loves the wild and ancient forest when one day she meets her future unusual protector... In modern times, Stella's granddaughter… Continue reading Arcadia by Di Morrissey. (2018).

Historical Fiction · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2019

Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. (2018).

Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. (2018). **5 out of 5 stars** In late 1969 in a quiet town on the North Carolina coast, local handsome man Chase is found murdered. For years there has been talk of the "Marsh Girl", Kya, and suspicion is immediately on her. But Kya is not what they… Continue reading Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. (2018).

Historical Fiction · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde by Eve Chase. (2017).

The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde by Eve Chase. (2017). **4 out of 5 stars** In the present day, Jessie and her troubled family move to Applecote Manor thinking it'll be the perfect escape. But the house has an unsettling history. In 1959, teenager Margot and her three sisters arrive at Applecote to find their aunt… Continue reading The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde by Eve Chase. (2017).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2018

The Killing of Louisa by Janet Lee. (2018).

The Killing of Louisa by Janet Lee. (2018). **3.5 out of 5 stars** New South Wales, 1888 - Louisa Collins was sentenced to death after being tried multiple times for the alleged murders of her two husbands. A deciding factor in those trials was the testimony of her young daughter. These events followed a life… Continue reading The Killing of Louisa by Janet Lee. (2018).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2018

Skylarking by Kate Mildenhall. (2016).

Skylarking by Kate Mildenhall. (2016). **4 out of 5 stars** As daughters of lighthouse keepers, Kate and Harriet are best friends growing up together on as isolated Australian cape in the 1880s. Everything changes with the arrival of the fisherman McPhail and Kate sees the attraction between Harriet and McPhail. One moment in his hut… Continue reading Skylarking by Kate Mildenhall. (2016).