Book Review – Mrs England by Stacey Halls

Pages: 419 Published: 10th June 2021 Genre: Historical Fiction Trigger warnings: PTSD, attempted suicide This was a buddy read with Noly, and we had such a wonderful time reading this book. Thank you so much to her for numerous great discussions. West Yorkshire, 1904. When newly graduated nurse Ruby May takes a position looking after the children of Charles … Continue reading Book Review – Mrs England by Stacey Halls

Book Review – The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

Pages: 257 Published: 2nd March 2021 Genre: General Fiction (Historical/Contemporary) Trigger warnings: Drugs, suicide, sexual references A female apothecary secretly dispenses poisons to liberate women from the men who have wronged them - setting three lives across centuries on a dangerous collision course. Rule #1: The poison must never be used to harm another woman. Rule #2: The names … Continue reading Book Review – The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

Discussion – The Pros and Cons of Historical Fiction

Hello everyone, I am back with another discussion post and having written last year about the pros and cons of thrillers, I have decided to write something similar about another genre. This time it is historical fiction. Since I first decided to try out historical fiction towards the end of 2018, it has become my … Continue reading Discussion – The Pros and Cons of Historical Fiction

Book Review – The Silence Of Bones by June Hur

Pages: 323Published: 21st April 2020Genre: Historical Fiction/CrimeTrigger warnings: Animal death/cruelty, injury detail, misogyny 1800, Joseon (Korea). Homesick and orphaned sixteen-year-old Seol is living out the ancient curse: “May you live in interesting times.” Indentured to the police bureau, she’s been tasked with assisting a well-respected young inspector with the investigation into the politically charged murder … Continue reading Book Review – The Silence Of Bones by June Hur

Book Review – The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

Pages: 364 Published: 5th October 2017 Genre: Historical Fiction When Elsie married handsome young heir Rupert Bainbridge, she believed she was destined for a life of luxury. But pregnant and widowed just weeks after their wedding, with her new servants resentful and the local villagers actively hostile, Elsie has only her late husband’s awkward cousin for company - … Continue reading Book Review – The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

Book Review and Discussion – The Lost Ones by Anita Frank

Pages: 451 Published: 31st October 2019 Genre: Historical Fiction Trigger warnings: Injury detail, allusions to rape, child/baby death, grief This was my first buddy read of the year with Kriti, and this book gave us so much to talk about! After my review I shall include a few sections from our discussion (no spoilers), and in my next post … Continue reading Book Review and Discussion – The Lost Ones by Anita Frank

Book Review – These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

Pages: 437 Published: 17th November 2020 Genre: Historical Fiction/Fantasy Trigger warnings: Descriptions of gore/injury detail This was a buddy read with my friend Alexia. There was a bit of a wait before we could start, but boy was it worth it! I loved our detailed discussions and they made what was already a fabulous reading experience into an even … Continue reading Book Review – These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong