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”

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”

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”

Theatre of Marvels – Lianne Dillsworth

Published By: Random HousePages: 400Released On: 14/04/2022 Unruly crowds descend on Crillick’s Variety Theatre. Young actress, Zillah, is headlining tonight. An orphan from the slums of St Giles, her rise to stardom is her ticket out – to be gawped and gazed at is a price she is willing to pay. Rising up the echelonsContinue reading “Theatre of Marvels – Lianne Dillsworth”

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”

The Storyteller of Casablanca – Fiona Valpy

Published By: Amazon PublishingPages: 315Released On: 21/09/2021 Morocco, 1941. With France having fallen to Nazi occupation, twelve year old Josie has fled with her family to Casablanca, where they await safe passage to America. Life here is as intense as the sun, every sight, smell and sound overwhelming to the senses in a city filledContinue reading “The Storyteller of Casablanca – Fiona Valpy”

The Spirit Engineer – A.J West

Published by: DuckworthPages: 304Date published: 07/10/2021Date read: 16/08/2021 Belfast, 1914. Two years after the sinking of the Titanic, high society has become obsessed with spiritualism in the form of seances that attempt to contact the spirits of loved ones lost at sea. William is a man of science and a sceptic, but one night withContinue reading “The Spirit Engineer – A.J West”