Not Without My Sister; a poignant story of courage, love and resilience

Concise and beautifully written in a simple manner, Not Without My Sister is a powerful character driven novel focusing on an aspect of World War II that is not often explored – very young children…

View Post

The Girl from Berlin; a powerful war-time thriller

Set in Germany during the 1930s and 40s, The Girl from Berlin is distinctly historical fiction. It is a wartime drama yet I would also class this gripping story as a thriller – and its…

View Post

An American in Paris; a poignant wartime story

It’s no secret that I am a big fan of wartime historic fiction. I am a bit of a history buff and every time I read great book in this genre I learn something new…

View Post

Green Hands: a true classic

Shock, horror! My reading mojo had vanished, gone! I was struggling to concentrate reading a book – but thankfully Green Hands, the warm and humorous wartime classic has really saved the day for me. I…

View Post

The Bird in the Bamboo Cage; evocative and emotionally charged

The history of World War II in the Far East is not nearly as well known as what happened in Europe but the stunning new novel from award winning author Hazel Gaynor delivers an authentic,…

View Post