Sassy Mythology in Troy | Book Review

Troyby Stephen Fry ★★★★★ third book in Stephen Fry's Mythology series Genre: MythologyAuthor: Stephen FryPublished: October 2020Publisher: Michael JosephPages: 496 [hardback] First thoughts Bedazzling, exciting and fizzing with energy, this final book in Fry's mythology series is just as good as expected. His knack for storytelling and painting the most delightful personalities on these mythological … Continue reading Sassy Mythology in Troy | Book Review

The Reality of History in Homegoing | Book Review

Homegoingby Yaa Gyasi ★★★★★ Genre: Historical FictionAuthor: Yaa GyasiPublished: June 2016Publisher: VikingPages: 305 [paperback] Review on Goodreads Initial Thoughts upon Finishing This was simply amazing. I can't get over how incredible the storytelling was! I was captivated by all the voices within this book and found it delivered its message so well. It was so … Continue reading The Reality of History in Homegoing | Book Review

Great Struggle in The Four Winds | Book Review

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah ★★★★ Genre: Historical FictionAuthor: Kristin HannahPublished: February 2021Publisher: St Martin's PressPages: 464 [hardback] Review on Goodreads Thank you to Pan Macmillan for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review! Initial Thoughts Upon Finishing Ooooph. This book is hard-hitting and glorious. As with anything that Hannah writes, … Continue reading Great Struggle in The Four Winds | Book Review

Battles of the Heart in the Champagne War | Spoiler-Free Review

The Champagne War by Fiona McIntosh Genre: Historical Fiction Author: Fiona McIntosh Published: November 2020 Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia Pages: 413 [paperback] Review on Goodreads Big thank to Penguin Random House for sending me a copy in exchange for review! Initial Thoughts upon Finishing I am now convinced there is nothing McIntosh can write … Continue reading Battles of the Heart in the Champagne War | Spoiler-Free Review

10 Historical Fictions You Haven’t Read | Top Ten Tuesday

Hello, everyone! Can you believe how close to the end of the year we're getting?! The second half of the year has gone by so quickly, I'm sure of it. Truth be told I'm impressed I actually got a post up today - I've got that big exam I've mentioned a couple of times in … Continue reading 10 Historical Fictions You Haven’t Read | Top Ten Tuesday

Hope in The Happiest Man on Earth | Spoiler-Free Review

The Happiest Man on Earth by Eddie Jaku Genre: Non-Fiction, History, Memoirs Author: Eddie Jaku Published: July 2020 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 208 {hardback} Review on Goodreads Thank you so much to Pan Macmillan for sending me a copy of this in exchange for an honest review Initial Thoughts Upon Finishing This was a completely … Continue reading Hope in The Happiest Man on Earth | Spoiler-Free Review

Pandemic Midwifery in The Pull of the Stars | Spoiler-Free Review

The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue Genre: Historical Fiction Author: Emma Donoghue Published: July 2020 Publisher: Picador Pages: 304 {ebook} Review on Goodreads Thank you Picador (Pan Macmillan) for providing me a copy of this in exchange for an honest review! Initial Thoughts upon Finishing UM WOW. This blew me away?!? I can't … Continue reading Pandemic Midwifery in The Pull of the Stars | Spoiler-Free Review

Pearls and Nazis in The Pear Thief | Spoiler-Free Review

The Pearl Thief by Fiona McIntosh Genre: Historical Fiction Author: Fiona McIntosh Published: October 2018 Publisher: Penguin Random House Pages: 500 {paperback} Review on Goodreads Initial Thoughts Upon Finishing Absolutely incredible!! Holy wow, this is my first Fiona McIntosh book I've read and I see what I've been missing out on. I loved this! The … Continue reading Pearls and Nazis in The Pear Thief | Spoiler-Free Review

Pluck and Bombs in Dear Mrs Bird | Spoiler-Free Review

Dear Mrs. Bird by A.J. Pearce Genre: Historical Fiction Author: A. J. Pearce Published: April 2018 Publisher: Picador Pages: 288 {paperback} Review on Goodreads Initial Thoughts Upon Finishing This was absolutely brilliant! What a plucky and inspiring wartime novel. I'm thoroughly annoyed with myself that I didn't simply read this sooner. The characters are wonderful … Continue reading Pluck and Bombs in Dear Mrs Bird | Spoiler-Free Review

War in Inside Out and Back Again | Spoiler-Free Review

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai Genre: Historical Fiction Author: Thanhha Lai Published: February 2011 Publisher: HaperCollins Pages: 228 {paperback} Review on Goodreads Initial Thoughts Upon Finishing This was really good! The book is entirely written in prose which makes it an incredibly fast read. This was an amazingly well-done look into the … Continue reading War in Inside Out and Back Again | Spoiler-Free Review