The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan #BookReview #PanMacmillan #NetGalley #5*

From the bestselling author of The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir comes an unforgettable novel inspired by true events of a BBC-sponsored wartime cooking competition. Some wars will be fought at home… Two years into World War II, Britain is feeling her losses: The Nazis have won battles, the Blitz has destroyed cities, and U-boats have cut off the supply of food. In an effort to help housewives with … Continue reading The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan #BookReview #PanMacmillan #NetGalley #5*

The Numbers Game by Miles Watson #BookReview #BlogTour #OneNine #BlackCoffeeBookTours #4.5*

The Battle of Britain rages. London is in flames, and civilization itself totters on the brink. Does Pilot Officer Maurice Mickelwhite care? Not one damn. He may be one of the better fighter pilots in the Royal Air Force, but it’s not by choice. Maurice is a mathematical genius, who, if not for Hitler, would be happily teaching algebra and calculus at university. To hell … Continue reading The Numbers Game by Miles Watson #BookReview #BlogTour #OneNine #BlackCoffeeBookTours #4.5*

The Secrets of Latimer House by Jules Wake #BookReview #BlogTour #OneMoreChapter #Rachel’sRandomResources #NetGalley #5*

# Used by the SOE to hold Nazi prisoners of war, this stunning historical novel is inspired by the untold story of the secret listeners of ‘M Room’ who worked day and night to help the Allies win the war. In the war against Hitler every secret counts… Society heiress Evelyn Brooke-Edwards is a skilled interrogator – her beauty making her a non-threat in the eyes of … Continue reading The Secrets of Latimer House by Jules Wake #BookReview #BlogTour #OneMoreChapter #Rachel’sRandomResources #NetGalley #5*

Love in a Time of Hate by Matthew Langdon Cost #BookReview #EncirclePublications #5*

“A Voodoo ritual?” Emmett stared dumbly at her. A young man from Maine fights for social equality in New Orleans after the Civil War while pursuing a murderer of prostitutes, becoming enmeshed in voodoo, and falling in love. “Education is the tool that makes us all equal, whether we are Black, white, Indian, woman, or man,” Manon said. Much like Louisiana’s famous gumbo, Love in … Continue reading Love in a Time of Hate by Matthew Langdon Cost #BookReview #EncirclePublications #5*

All Sorrows Can Be Borne by Loren Stephens #BookReview #BlogTour #RareBirdBooks #OvertheRiverPR #4*

Inspired by true events, All Sorrows Can Be Borne is the story of Noriko Ito, a Japanese woman faced with unimaginable circumstances that force her to give up her son to save her husband. Set in Hiroshima, Osaka, and the badlands of eastern Montana and spanning the start of World War II to 1982, this breathtaking novel is told primarily in the voice of Noriko, a feisty … Continue reading All Sorrows Can Be Borne by Loren Stephens #BookReview #BlogTour #RareBirdBooks #OvertheRiverPR #4*

Upturned Earth by Karen Jennings #BookReview #HollandParkPress #4.5*

Upturned Earth is set in Namaqualand, the copper mining district of the Cape Colony, during the winter of 1886. William Hull arrives at the town to take up the position of magistrate, a position that no one else wanted to accept because of the bleak and depressing locale. He finds that the town is run by the Cape Copper Mining Company and the despotic mine … Continue reading Upturned Earth by Karen Jennings #BookReview #HollandParkPress #4.5*

Muskat Ramble by Mim Eichmann #BookReview #LivingSpringsPublishers #4*

Seamlessly threaded into the emerging hot jazz music scene that captured the hearts of music lovers in 1913 New Orleans, are the themes of the tightening Jim Crow era, World War I and its aftermath of economic ills, political upheavals and epidemics, and the choices, heartbreaks and ultimate decisions of women of all races. At its heart, however, “Muskrat Ramble” is the saga of a … Continue reading Muskat Ramble by Mim Eichmann #BookReview #LivingSpringsPublishers #4*

The Forgotten Life of Arthur Pettinger by Suzanne Fortin #BookReview #BlogTour #Aria #NetGalley #4.5*

‘A deeply moving story of love in all its forms – I adored it’ Mandy Baggot Sometimes the past won’t stay hidden, it demands to be uncovered… Arthur Pettinger’s memory isn’t what it used to be. He can’t always remember the names of his grandchildren, where he lives or which way round his slippers go. He does remember Maryse though, a woman he hasn’t seen for decades, … Continue reading The Forgotten Life of Arthur Pettinger by Suzanne Fortin #BookReview #BlogTour #Aria #NetGalley #4.5*

A Beautiful Spy by Rachel Hore #BookReview #SimonandSchusterUK #NetGalley #5*

From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Last Letter Home, a Richard & Judy Book Club pick, comes a thrilling novel about a woman with an extraordinary life, based on a true story. ‘Fantastic… Exciting, impeccably researched and full of powerful period atmosphere’ Daily Mail Minnie Gray is an ordinary young woman.She is also a spy for the British government. It all began in the summer of 1928… Minnie is supposed … Continue reading A Beautiful Spy by Rachel Hore #BookReview #SimonandSchusterUK #NetGalley #5*

Kololo Hill by Neema Shah #BookReview #PanMacmillan #NetGalley #4*

When you’re left with nothing but your secrets, how do you start again?Uganda 1972 A devastating decree is issued: all Ugandan Asians must leave the country in ninety days. They must take only what they can carry, give up their money and never return. For Asha and Pran, married a matter of months, it means abandoning the family business that Pran has worked so hard … Continue reading Kololo Hill by Neema Shah #BookReview #PanMacmillan #NetGalley #4*