The Orphan’s Mother: stunning wartime fiction

The Orphan’s Mother is an all consuming, powerful and deeply moving wartime narrative. This is the second novel I have had the privilege of reading and reviewing from Marion Kummerow as last year I read…

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The Tin Nose Shop; brutally beautiful

I was really attracted to read The Tin Nose Shop by American author Don J. Snyder for various reasons; first it is inspired by an extraordinary real life story from the First World War; I…

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The Bones of Barry Knight; raw and unflinching

Wow! I really believe The Bones of Barry Knight may be one of the most powerful books I have ever read. Although a fairly short novel (just over 250 pages), every word is thought-provoking and…

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The Physician’s Daughter; unforgettable historic fiction

I really loved The Physician’s Daughter, the new novel by award winning novelist Martha Conway. Yes, I love historical fiction and as this novel is set in the aftermath of the American Civil War, I…

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The City of Tears; a true epic

As you all know I am a lover of historical fiction, so why has it taken me until now to discover the captivating power of Kate Mosse? And believe me, over this past week I…

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