The Book of Longings; an evocative modern classic

I am not a religious person (and doubt I ever will be) but The Book of Longings is such an evocative recreation of many of the biblical stories that this novel completely captured my imagination.…

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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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Eliza Starts a Rumor; an enjoyable, endearing read

Today Eliza Starts a Rumor, the new novel from Jane L. Rosen is published. When I was offered to review this book I thought ‘Ooh I like the sound of that‘ but when I started…

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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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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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