The Pharmacist’s Wife Review

Title // The Pharmacist’s WifeAuthor // Vanessa TaitPublication Date // May 2018Publisher //Atlantic (Corvus)Readership // AdultGenre // Historical FictionAustralian RRP // $29.99Rating // ✭✭✭☆Trigger warnings // Abuse, sexual assault, drug use/addictionI received a copy ofThe Pharmacist’s Wife from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.SynopsisA dark and thrilling tale of Victorian addiction, vengeance and self-discovery.Love. Desire. Vengeance. A …

Hexenhaus review

Title // HexenhausAuthor // Nikki McWattersPublication Date // 2016Publisher // University of Queensland PressReadership // #LoveOzYAGenre // Historical FictionRating // ✭✭✭SynopsisIn 1628, Veronica and her brother flee for their lives into the German woods after their father is burned at the stake. At the dawn of the eighteenth century, Scottish maid Katherine is lured into political dissent …

The Last Hours Book Review

Title // The Last HoursAuthor // Minette WaltersPublication Date // October 2017Publisher // Allen & UnwinReadership //AdultGenre // Historical FictionAustralian RRP // $32.99Rating // ✭✭✭✭☆synopsis.For most, the Black Death is the end. For a brave few, it heralds a new beginning. When the Black Death enters England through the port of Melcombe in Dorseteshire in June 1348, …

We That Are Left (Blog Tour)

Title // We That Are LeftAuthor // Lisa BigelowPublication Date // August 2017Publisher // Allen & UnwinReadership //AdultGenre // Historical FictionAustralian RRP // $29.99Rating // ✭✭✭✭A moving debut novel about love and war, and the terrifyingly thin line between happiness and tragedy, hope and despair. Melbourne, 1941. Headstrong young Mae meets and falls head over heels in …

Book Review | To Capture What We Cannot Keep

Title // To Capture What We Cannot Keep Author // Beatrice ColinPublication Month // January 2017Publisher // Allen & UnwinAustralian RRP // $29.99 AUDGenre // Historical Fictionsynopsis.Set against the construction of the Eiffel Tower, this novel charts the relationship between a young Scottish widow and a French engineer who, despite constraints of class and wealth, fall …