The Memory Keeper of Kyiv – Erin Litteken

Published By: BoldwoodPages: 373Released On: 16/05/2022 In the 1930s, Stalin’s activists marched through the Soviet Union, espousing the greatness of collective farming. It was the first step in creating a man-made famine that, in Ukraine, stole almost 4 million lives. Inspired by the history the world forgot, and the Russian government denies, Erin Litteken reimaginesContinue reading “The Memory Keeper of Kyiv – Erin Litteken”

The Dance Tree – Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Published By: Pan MacmillanPages: 304Released On: 12/05/2022 Strasbourg, 1518. In the midst of a blisteringly hot summer, a lone woman begins to dance in the city square. She dances for days without pause or rest, and as she is joined by hundreds of others, the authorities declare an emergency. Musicians will be brought in toContinue reading “The Dance Tree – Kiran Millwood Hargrave”

The Lives of Diamond Bessie – Jody Hadlock

Published By: SparkPressPages: 328Released On: 05/04/2022 Pregnant out of wedlock, sixteen-year-old Annie Moore is sent to live at a convent for fallen women. When the nuns take her baby, Annie escapes, determined to find a way to be reunited with her daughter. But few rights or opportunities are available to a woman in the 1860s,Continue reading “The Lives of Diamond Bessie – Jody Hadlock”

Guinevere: The Dragon Ring – Fil Reid

Published By: Dragonblade PublishingPages: 306Released On: 10/01/2022 Gwen, a twenty-four-year-old librarian, lives with her boyfriend Nathan in a small house, with all the accoutrements of modern living any girl could ask for. When her father dies, and with her ne’er-do-well twin brother on the other side of the world, it’s left to Gwen to fulfillContinue reading “Guinevere: The Dragon Ring – Fil Reid”

The Language of Food – Annabel Abbs

Published By: Simon and SchusterPages: 416Released On: 02/03/2022 England 1837. Eliza Acton is a poet who dreams of seeing her words in print. But when she takes her new manuscript to a publisher, she’s told that ”poetry is not the business of a lady”. Instead, they want her to write a cookery book. England isContinue reading “The Language of Food – Annabel Abbs”

The Embroidered Book – Kate Heartfield

Published By: Harper CollinsPages: 672Released On: 17/02/2022 1768. Charlotte arrives in Naples to marry a man she has never met. Two years later, her sister Antoine is sent to France to marry another stranger. In the mirrored corridors of Versailles, they rename her Marie Antoinette. But the sisters are not powerless. When they were onlyContinue reading “The Embroidered Book – Kate Heartfield”

A Terrible Kindness – Jo Browning Wroe

Published By: Faber and FaberPages: 400Released On: 20/01/2022 It is October 1966 and William Lavery is having the night of his life at his first black-tie do. But, as the evening unfolds, news hits of a landslide at a coal mine. It has buried a school: Aberfan. William decides he must act, so he standsContinue reading “A Terrible Kindness – Jo Browning Wroe”

Violeta – Isabel Allende

Published By: BloomsburyPages: 336Released On: 25/01/2022 Violeta comes into the world on a stormy day in 1920, the first girl in a family of five boisterous sons. From the start, her life will be marked by extraordinary events, for the ripples of the Great War are still being felt, even as the Spanish Flu arrivesContinue reading “Violeta – Isabel Allende”

The Key In The Lock – Beth Underdown

Published By: PenguinPages: 304Released On: 27/01/2022 By day, Ivy Boscawen mourns the loss of her son Tim in the Great War. But by night she mourns another boy – one whose death decades ago haunts her still. For Ivy is sure that there is more to what happened all those years ago: the fire atContinue reading “The Key In The Lock – Beth Underdown”

The Clockwork Girl – Anna Mazzola

Published By: OrionPages: 400Released On: 03/03/2022 Paris, 1750. In the midst of an icy winter, as birds fall frozen from the sky, chambermaid Madeleine Chastel arrives at the home of the city’s celebrated clockmaker and his clever, unworldly daughter. Madeleine is hiding a dark past, and a dangerous purpose: to discover the truth of theContinue reading “The Clockwork Girl – Anna Mazzola”