DNF @ 70%: The Zookeeper of Belfast | Book Review

【 THE ZOOKEEPER OF BELFAST 】 DNF @ 70% Genre: Historical Fiction (WWII)Author: S. Kirk WalshPublished: April 2021Publisher: HachettePages: 336 (paperback) Ach, I'm really sad that I didn't finish this one. I keep plugging away at it for about 5 months before making the decision that I just wasn't enjoying this. I spent so much … Continue reading DNF @ 70%: The Zookeeper of Belfast | Book Review

The Last Bookshop in London by Madeline Martin | Book Review

Maedline Martin's historical fiction novel about a surviving bookshop in London during the Blitz and the love of reading.

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

Fighting and Independence in Echoes of War | Book Review

【 ECHOES OF WAR 】 ★★★★ Beautifully Italian and fiercely passionate. Genre: Historical FictionAuthor: Tania BlanchardPublished: September 2021Publisher: Simon & SchusterPages: 448 (paperback) Content warning (click to see) war — grief — death — pregnancy — natural disaster Thank you to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster for a review copy of this Quick thoughtsThis was … Continue reading Fighting and Independence in Echoes of War | Book Review

Wartime Codebreaking in The Rose Code | Book Review

【 THE ROSE CODE 】 ★★★★★ Genre: Historical FictionAuthor: Kate QuinnPublished: March 2021Publisher: William Morrow PaperbacksPages: 624 (paperback) Quick thoughts Brilliantly British characters will sweep you away into a world of fraught friendships and code breaking. MMM! SO much love for this book, I can't even. I loved every second of it and the audio … Continue reading Wartime Codebreaking in The Rose Code | Book Review

WWII Secrets in The Codebreakers | Book Review

【 THE CODEBREAKERS 】 ★★★ Genre: Historical FictionAuthor: Alli SinclairPublished: March 2021Publisher: HarlequinPages: 496 (paperback) Big thanks to HarperCollins for a copy of this in exchange for an honest review First thoughts This was a sweet tale of Codebreakers during WWII in Australia with just the right amount of romance! I found the pacing a … Continue reading WWII Secrets in The Codebreakers | 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

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

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