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Small Acts of Defiance by Michelle Wright

Title: Small Acts of Defiance Small Acts of Defiance Author: Michelle Wright Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 1st June 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: The remarkable debut novel from acclaimed prize-winning short fiction writer Michelle Wright, author of Fine. 'A beautifully intimate portrait that celebrates the courage and resilience of… Continue reading Small Acts of Defiance by Michelle Wright

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Paris Takes Over the World by Kyla May

Title: Paris Takes Over the World Paris Takes Over the World by Kyla May Author: Kyla May Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st June 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 130 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Hi! I'm Paris. I write in my travel journal as I explore the world! Paris is 10 years old and is off… Continue reading Paris Takes Over the World by Kyla May

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The Champagne War by Fiona McIntosh

Title: The Champagne War Author: Fiona McIntosh Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Penguin Published: 3rd November Format: Paperback Pages: 368 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: From the killing fields of Ypres to the sun-kissed vineyards of southern France, The Champagne War is a heart-stopping adventure about the true power of love and hope to light the way during war. The… Continue reading The Champagne War by Fiona McIntosh

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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