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

The Quarantine Station by Michelle Montebello. (2019).

The Quarantine Station by Michelle Montebello. (2019). **5 out of 5 stars** 1918. Londoner Rose lands on the shores of Sydney and takes a job as a parlourmaid at the North Head Quarantine Station. It's a place of turmoil, segregated classes and strict rules concerning staff fraternisation. But some rules are made to be broken.… Continue reading The Quarantine Station by Michelle Montebello. (2019).

Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2021

The Berlin Girl by Mandy Robotham. (2020).

The Berlin Girl by Mandy Robotham. (2020). **4 out of 5 stars** Berlin, 1938. Germany is on the brink of war. When fledgling reporter Georgie is posted to Berlin alongside fellow Londoner Max Spender, she knows they are entering the eye of the storm. Arriving to a city covered in red flags and crawling with… Continue reading The Berlin Girl by Mandy Robotham. (2020).

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

The Bushranger’s Wife by Cheryl Adnams. (2019 as an ebook, 2021 in physical print).

The Bushranger's Wife by Cheryl Adnams. (2019 as an ebook, 2021 in physical print). **4 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to Harlequin Australia for sending me a free copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review; published 6 January 2021** Central Highlands of Victoria, 1861. Jack the Devil is a notorious bushranger… Continue reading The Bushranger’s Wife by Cheryl Adnams. (2019 as an ebook, 2021 in physical print).

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

Where Wild Black Swans are Flying by Lynne Cairns. (2019).

Where Wild Black Swans are Flying by Lynne Cairns. (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** A tale of Western Australia's Swan River Colony. In the Swan River Colony there was nothing but sand,… Continue reading Where Wild Black Swans are Flying by Lynne Cairns. (2019).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2021

The Charleston Scandal by Pamela Hart. (2020).

The Charleston Scandal by Pamela Hart. (2020). **3.5 out of 5 stars** 1920s, London. Kit, a privileged young Australian aiming to be a star, arrives in the city to be quickly cast in a West End play opposite another young hopeful, Canadian Zeke. She dances into the heady lifestyle of English high society and the… Continue reading The Charleston Scandal by Pamela Hart. (2020).

Domestic Drama · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Romance

Under the Golden Sun by Jenny Ashcroft. (2020).

Under the Golden Sun by Jenny Ashcroft. (2020). **4 out of 5 stars** Wanted: companion to escort a young, orphaned child home to Australia. All expenses as well as passage covered. Interested parties to apply without delay... Rose is in desperate need of a fresh start. There are many reasons she should ignore the advertisement… Continue reading Under the Golden Sun by Jenny Ashcroft. (2020).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2021

Lana’s War by Anita Abriel. (2020).

Lana's War by Anita Abriel. (2020). **4 out of 5 stars** Paris, 1943: Lana is rushing to tell her husband she is pregnant when she witnesses his murder by a Gestapo officer for hiding a Jewish girl in a piano. Overcome with grief, Lana suffers a miscarriage. A few months later Lana is approached to… Continue reading Lana’s War by Anita Abriel. (2020).

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

The Valley of Lost Stories by Vanessa McCausland. (2020).

The Valley of Lost Stories by Vanessa McCausland. (2020). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Four women and their children are invited to the beautiful but remote Capertree Valley, west of the Blue Mountains. Once home to a thriving town, only an enigmatic Art Deco hotel remains - and an unsolved mystery. In 1948, Cara Black… Continue reading The Valley of Lost Stories by Vanessa McCausland. (2020).

Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2021

People of Abandoned Character by Clare Whitfield. (2020).

People of Abandoned Character by Clare Whitfield. (2020). **3.5 out of 5 stars** London, 1888. Susannah rushes into marriage to a young and wealthy surgeon. After a passionate honeymoon she returns with her new husband. But then everything changes quickly. Thomas's behaviour becomes increasingly volatile and violent, he stays out all night and returns home… Continue reading People of Abandoned Character by Clare Whitfield. (2020).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2021

The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams. (2020).

The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams. (2020). **3.5 out of 5 stars** Motherless and curious, Esme spends her childhood in the Scriptorium, a garden shed in Oxford where her father and a team of lexicographers are gathering words for the very first Oxford English Dictionary. One day she sees a slip for the… Continue reading The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams. (2020).