The Paper Bracelet; a compelling must read

Heartrending, moving and important, The Paper Bracelet is a must read. It explores with subtle power the horrific atrocities unwed pregnant girls and women experienced when they were sent to specialised mother and baby homes…

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The Strange Adventures of H; evocative historic fiction

In addition to being attracted to its unique, quirky title, as soon as I started reading The Strange Adventures of H I was gripped. This is so the type of book I really like –…

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The Last Train To Key West; a powerful portrayal of a weekend in history

I love historic fiction. I’ve said it before and I’m sure I’ll say it again – one of the main reasons why I love good historic fiction is because it educates me as well as…

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Island of Secrets; a seductive, historical thriller

After reading Chanel Cleeton’s Next Year In Havana a couple of years ago I developed a fascination of Cuba and its volatile history. So when I received an email inviting me to read and review…

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Tsarina; a sweeping, sensual historic portrayal

There is nothing better than good historic fiction to sweep you away from everything that’s happening in the current world and immerse you. Tsarina, the debut novel from Ellen Alpsten did just that for me;…

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