Song of a Captive Bird By Jasmin Darznik

Title: Song of a Captive Bird Author: Jasmin Darznik Publisher: Ballantine -Random  House Publishing Publication Date: 13 February 2018 Genre: Multicultural Interest, Historical Fiction, Adult  Song of a Captive Bird carries the fictionalised life of Iranian poet Forugh Farrokhazad. Growing up, Forugh was always taught to sit still, obey and know that societal expectations for women and men would always supersede … Continue reading Song of a Captive Bird By Jasmin Darznik

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Where We Belong by Lynn Austin

Title: Where We Belong Author: Lynn Austin Pages: 480 (Paperback) Publisher: Bethany House Publishing Date: 3 October 2017 Genre: Christian, Historical Fiction Where We Belong is set in the 19th Century and focuses on the lives of two socialite sisters (not by today's definition) who are eager to live beyond social dictates. Having lost his wife … Continue reading Where We Belong by Lynn Austin

The Prague Sonata by Bradford Morrow

Title: The Prague Sonata Author: Bradford Morrow Page Numbers: 480  (Hardcover) Publisher: Grove Atlantic Publishing Date: October 3, 2017 If you have been following my blog for a while, you would know that I am slightly obsessed with WWII narratives.  More recently, I  have been in search of the stories that span outside out of Germany … Continue reading The Prague Sonata by Bradford Morrow

Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh

Leopard at the Door is a Bildungsroman about Rachel who returns to the Kenya in the early 1950s after spending six years in England. She is excited to reunite with her widowed father, her old friends on their farm and revive her childhood memories but finds that everything has changed. Title:  Leopard at the Door Author: … Continue reading Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh

My Favourite Reads of 2017, So Far…

Recently, Olive from the YouTube channel ABookOlive shared her criteria for picking her favourite books and eventually shared her favourite book of all time (for now). This got me thinking about how I rate my books Recently, Olive from the YouTube channel ABookOlive shared her criteria for picking her favourite books and eventually shared her … Continue reading My Favourite Reads of 2017, So Far…

The Gilded Years by Karin Tanabe

Every once in a while, I decide to live dangerously by picking up that I have never heard especially when they are a recent release that no one has talked about in the book blogosphere and/or booktube and getting me acquainted with topics that I had never heard about. Title: The Gilded Years Author: Karin Tanabe Publishing … Continue reading The Gilded Years by Karin Tanabe

Book Review: Salt to the Sea

Title: Salt to the Sea Author: Ruta Sepetys Publisher: Penguin Random House Date Published: February 2016 Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction I have a  confession to make. Many weeks, months after purchasing, Suite Francaise and All the Light We Cannot See are still sitting on my bookshelf, gathering dust! I know.  I know. But I have concluded … Continue reading Book Review: Salt to the Sea

Reading Wrap ups February and March 2016

The House at Tyneford by  Natasha Solomons Elise is born to an elite  Jewish family in Austrian  family  but the  impending Nazi occupation takes her  life takes from riches to rags when  she is sent to Tyneford  in Britain to work as a domestic servant . She hopes to reunite with her parents, sister, brother … Continue reading Reading Wrap ups February and March 2016

What you need to know about the cruel American Civil War

Title: When Will This Cruel War Be Over?: The Civil War Diary of Emma Simpson, Gordonsville, Virginia, 1864 (Dear America Series) Author: Barry Denenberg Publisher: Scholastic My Goodreads Rating: ♥♥♥ This has to be one of my hardest books to review since the book is less than 135 pages without the historical notes so I … Continue reading What you need to know about the cruel American Civil War

Blood, Sweat and Tears: Review of Anetka’s Diary

My birthday, a couple of days ago had me reflecting a lot about my accomplishments. Being a 21st century woman, I want to have it all: money, power, love, security (in all its forms) plus a relationship with my Heavenly Father.  That said, I know that it won’t be easy; I am talking about blood, … Continue reading Blood, Sweat and Tears: Review of Anetka’s Diary