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Book Bingo 2019 Round Up and Intro to 2020

As 2019 comes to an end, I am starting to wrap up my reading challenges and getting my wrap-up posts done. First cab off the rank is for #BookBingo with Amanda and Theresa, wrapping up just before Christmas, with the rest to follow shortly or early in the new year. This year, I completed the… Continue reading Book Bingo 2019 Round Up and Intro to 2020

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The Orange Grove by Kate Murdoch

Title: The Orange Grove Author: Kate Murdoch Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Regal House Publishing Published: 11th October 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 250 Price: $22.90 Synopsis: Blois, 1705. The château of Duc Hugo d’Amboise simmers with rivalry and intrigue. Henriette d’Augustin, one of five mistresses of the duc, lives at the château with her daughter. When… Continue reading The Orange Grove by Kate Murdoch

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Chanel’s Riviera by Anne De Courcy

Title: Chanel's Riviera Author: Anne de Courcy Genre: History, Non-Fiction Publisher: Hachette/Weidenfeld and Nicholson Published: 11th June 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 291 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: Bestselling social historian Anne de Courcy reveals the glamour and grit of the Second World War on the French Riviera Far from worrying about the onset of war, in the… Continue reading Chanel’s Riviera by Anne De Courcy

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Strange Meeting by Susan Hill

Title: Strange Meeting Author: Susan Hill Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin/Profile Books Published: 23rd May 2018 Format: Hardcover Pages: 260 Price: $22.99 Synopsis: A story of love and loss in wartime from master storyteller Susan Hill. Returning to his battalion in France after a period of medical leave in England, John Hilliard, a… Continue reading Strange Meeting by Susan Hill

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The Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse

Title: The Burning Chambers Author: Kate Mosse Genre: Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia Published: 24th April 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 608 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Bringing sixteenth-century Languedoc vividly to life, Kate Mosse's The Burning Chambers is a gripping story of love and betrayal, mysteries and secrets; of war and adventure, conspiracies and divided loyalties...… Continue reading The Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse

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The Beast’s Heart by Liefe Shallcross

Title: The Beast's Heart Author: Leife Shallcross Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton/Hachette Australia Published:  24th April 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 342 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: A richly magical retelling of the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale, from the point of view of the Beast. A sumptuously magical, brand new take on a tale as… Continue reading The Beast’s Heart by Liefe Shallcross

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The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

Title: The Little Paris Bookshop Author: Nina George Genre: Fiction Publisher: Abacus/Hachette Published: 22nd December, 2015 Format: Paperback Pages: 360 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: On a beautifully restored barge on the Seine, Jean Perdu runs a bookshop; or rather a 'literary apothecary', for this bookseller possesses a rare gift for sensing which books will soothe the… Continue reading The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George