The Last Correspondent by Soraya M Lane

When journalist Ella Franks is unmasked as a woman writing under a male pseudonym, she loses her job. But having risked everything to write, she refuses to be silenced and leaps at the chance to become a correspondent in war-torn France. Already entrenched in the thoroughly male arena of war reporting is feisty American photojournalistContinue reading “The Last Correspondent by Soraya M Lane”

The Other Mrs Samson by Ralph Webster #NewRelease #RBRT

Surviving two wars, sharing one husband, searching for answers. A secret compartment in a black lacquer cabinet left in an attic reveals the secrets of two incredible women: Hilda, born and raised in one of the wealthiest Jewish families in turn-of-the-century San Francisco, and Katie, whose early life in Germany is marked by tragedy andContinue reading “The Other Mrs Samson by Ralph Webster #NewRelease #RBRT”

The Lifeline by Deborah Swift #NewRelease #TuesdayBookBlog

1942, Nazi-occupied Norway Schoolteacher Astrid Dahl has always kept out of trouble. But when she is told to teach the fascist Nazi curriculum, she refuses and starts a teacher’s rebellion, persuading eight thousand teachers to go on strike.  The Germans arrest her, and terrified of what punishment her trial might bring, she is forced toContinue reading “The Lifeline by Deborah Swift #NewRelease #TuesdayBookBlog”

Beneath a Starless Sky by Tessa Harris #BookReview

Munich 1930: Smoke filled the air. Lilli Sternberg’s quickening heart sounded an alarm as she rounded the street corner. Lifting her gaze to the rooftops, a roaring blaze of thick flames engulfed the side of the building and joined the stars to fill the black sky. Her father’s shop was no more. Lilli Sternberg longsContinue reading “Beneath a Starless Sky by Tessa Harris #BookReview”

Miss Graham’s Cold War Cookbook by Celia Rees #BookReview

Celia Rees is familiar as an author to me from the days when I shared some of her YA books with my Year 6 book club. Books like Truth or Dare and Witch Child addressed prejudice and tragedy but also friendship and frankness so I had great expectations of this her first adult book. EnidContinue reading “Miss Graham’s Cold War Cookbook by Celia Rees #BookReview”

The Amulet by Ann Bennett #NewRelease

I was thrilled to hear that one of my favourite authors has written another novel set in the East. A heart-breaking novel of love and loss set in WW2 Singapore My Review This time-slip novel, set in Singapore, moves between the experiences of Lara in 2000 and those of her Malay grandmother, Suria, during theContinue reading “The Amulet by Ann Bennett #NewRelease”