Spellbreaker by Charlie Holmberg | Book Review

【 SPELLBREAKER 】 ★★★ This was a pleasant read. Genre: Fantasy, Historical FictionAuthor: Charlie HolmbergPublished: November 2020Publisher: 47NorthPages: 300 (paperback) I feel like my opening line perfectly captures my neither-here-nor-there-ness about this book. I enjoyed it, it was good. I'm not raving about. I probably won't continue the series. The first thing that drew me … Continue reading Spellbreaker by Charlie Holmberg | Book Review

The Brightest Star | Book Review

【 THE BRIGHTEST STAR 】 ★★★ Slow and gentle, if a little unexciting. Genre: Historical FictionAuthor: Emma HarcourtPublished: July 2022Publisher: Harlequin FictionPages: 386 (paperback) Thank you to Harlequin for a review copy. I am absolutely in love with the cover for this book – isn't it just the prettiest thing you've ever seen? I'm also … Continue reading The Brightest Star | Book Review

The Wearing of the Green | Book Review

【 THE WEARING OF THE GREEN 】 ★★★★ Gentle historical fiction about the goldrush era in Australia. Genre: Historical FictionAuthor: Claire SaxbyPublished: April 2022Publisher: Walker BooksPages: 192 (paperback) Thanks to Walker Books for a copy of this for review. It's been a long time since I read middle grade historical fiction and I'd forgotten how … Continue reading The Wearing of the Green | Book Review

The Diamond Eye | Book Review

【THE DIAMOND EYE 】 ★★★★★ Kate Quinn has done it again. One of the best books I've ever read. Genre: Historical FictionAuthor: Kate QuinnPublished: March 2022Publisher: William Morrow & CompanyPages: 435 (hardback) If you haven't read Kate Quinn yet, then you are depriving yourself of some of the highest quality historical fiction out there. I … Continue reading The Diamond Eye | Book Review

Feminist Greek Myth in Wings of Fury | Book Review

【 WINGS OF FURY 】 ★★★★ A twisty-turny retelling of Greek myth with women taking the lead. Genre: Mythology (retelling)Author: Emily R. KingPublished: March 2021Publisher: 47NorthPages: 302 (paperback) I've been really excited to read this book and so glad that I finally have. Before reading this, I thought premise sounded really cool and there were … Continue reading Feminist Greek Myth in Wings of Fury | Book Review

Love and Science in Anatomy | Book Review

【 ANATOMY 】 ★★★★ An intriguing, but addictive-to-read book. Genre: Historical FictionAuthor: Dana SchwartsPublished: January 2022Publisher: PiakusPages: 335 (paperback) I find the cover of this book so strange – but having read it, it's oddly fitting. It makes me both drawn in and pushed away at the same time. To sum it up, overall I … Continue reading Love and Science in Anatomy | Book Review

Emotional Turmoil in The Nurses’ War | Book Review

【 THE NURSES' WAR 】 ★★★★★ This book has firmly lodged itself in my heart and does great justice in capturing such a traumatic time in history. Genre: Historical FictionAuthor: Victoria PurmanPublished: March 2022Publisher: HarlequinPages: 608 (paperback) Many thanks to Harlequin for a review copy of this. I am emotionally exhausted at the end of … Continue reading Emotional Turmoil in The Nurses’ War | Book Review

Ice Age Dramas in Sisters of the Wolf | Book Review

【 SISTERS OF THE WOLF 】 ★★★★ A really cool story set tens of thousands of years in the past about the first peoples of Canada. Genre: Historical FictionAuthor: Patricia Miller-SchroederPublished: August 2021Publisher: Dundurn PressPages: 336 (paperback) Thanks to NetGalley for a copy of this for review This was sooo interesting and I found the … Continue reading Ice Age Dramas in Sisters of the Wolf | Book Review

Family Strength in Dressed by Iris | Book Review

【 DRESSED BY IRIS 】 ★★★★ A beautiful love story set in the backdrop of the Great Depression in Australia. Genre: Historical Fiction, RomanceAuthor: Mary-Anne O'ConnorPublished: February 2022Publisher: HarlequinPages: 480 (paperback) Thank you to Harlequin for a copy of this for review Content warning (click to see) sexual assault – death – violence – grief … Continue reading Family Strength in Dressed by Iris | Book Review

Anxious Adventures in The Nobleman’s Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks | Review

【 THE NOBLEMAN'S GUIDE TO SCANDAL AND SHIPWRECKS 】 ★★★★★ We will never get enough of the Montague siblings. Genre: Historical Fiction, Young AdultAuthor: Mackenzi LeePublished: November 2021Publisher: Katherine Tegen BooksPages: 580 (hardback) Content warning (click to see) generalised anxiety – OCD – amputations – serious injuries This was such a bonus to have a … Continue reading Anxious Adventures in The Nobleman’s Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks | Review