Book Review: The Bluebird Girls (1-3) by Rosie Archer

This is an overall book review for Rosie Archers, The Bluebird Girls series. The titles are: The Bluebird Girls We’ll meet againThe Forces Sweethearts Genre: Historical Fiction Rating: 5/5 Plot: Rainey Bird, Ivy Sparrow and Bea Herron all love to sing. For Rainey, music has been a solace during the upheaval of starting a new life … Continue reading Book Review: The Bluebird Girls (1-3) by Rosie Archer

Book Review: I was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon

Genre: Historical fiction Rating: 5/5 Plot: Russia, July 17, 1918: Under direct orders from Vladimir Lenin, Bolshevik secret police force Anastasia Romanov, along with the entire imperial family, into a damp basement in Siberia, where they face a merciless firing squad. None survive. At least that is what the executioners have always claimed.Germany, February 17, 1920: A … Continue reading Book Review: I was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon

Book Review: The Orphans Gift by Renita D Silva

Genre: Historical Fiction Rating: 5/5 Plot: She allows herself to kiss her perfect child just once. She wraps the baby in her last gift: a hand-knitted cardigan, embroidered with a water lily pattern. 'You're better off without me,' she whispers and although every step breaks her heart, she walks away. 1910, India. Young and curious Alice, … Continue reading Book Review: The Orphans Gift by Renita D Silva

Book Review: The last letter from Istanbul by Lucy Foley

Genre: Historical Fiction Rating: 3/5 Plot: ISTANBUL, 1921 Before the Occupation, Nur’s city was a tapestry of treasures: the Grand Bazaar alive with colour, trinkets and spices; saffron sunsets melting into the black waters of the Bosphorus; the sweet fragrance of the fig trees dancing on the summer breeze . . . Now the shadow … Continue reading Book Review: The last letter from Istanbul by Lucy Foley

Book Review: The Stationery shop by Marjan Kamali

Rating: 5/5 Genre: Historical Romance Plot: 1953, Tehran. In a small shop in a country on the brink of unrest, two people meet for the very first time. Roya loves nothing better than to while away the hours in the stationery shop run by Mr Fakhri. The store, stocked with fountain pens, shiny ink bottles, and … Continue reading Book Review: The Stationery shop by Marjan Kamali

Book Review: A daughters Ruin by Kitty Neale

Genre: Historical fiction Rating: 5/5 Plot: DeniedSeventeen-year-old Constance has had a privileged upbringing in Clapham, with staff to attend to her every need. But her parents have always been cold and distant, never showing her love. DisownedCraving affection, Constance falls into the arms of Albie Jones, the cook’s grandson. But one fateful encounter leaves her … Continue reading Book Review: A daughters Ruin by Kitty Neale

Book review: The things we cannot say by Kelly Rimmer

Genre: Historical fiction Rating 5/5 Plot: In 1942, Europe remains in the relentless grip of war. Just beyond the tents of the Russian refugee camp she calls home, a young woman speaks her wedding vows. It's a decision that will alter her destiny…and it's a lie that will remain buried until the next century. Since … Continue reading Book review: The things we cannot say by Kelly Rimmer

Book review: A night on the orient express by Veronica Henry

Rating: 2/5 Genre: Romance/ Historical fiction Plot: For one group of passengers settling in to their seats and taking their first sips of champagne, the journey from London to Venice is more than the trip of a lifetime. A mysterious errand; a promise made to a dying friend; an unexpected proposal; a secret reaching back … Continue reading Book review: A night on the orient express by Veronica Henry