Last Flight to Stalingrad by Graham Hurley #BookReview #SpoilsofWar#5 #BlogTour #HeadofZeus #NetGalley #4*

PRAISE FOR GRAHAM HURLEY ‘Liked this. Went someway to plugging the ginormous hole that Philip Kerr’s sadpassing has left in my life’ Dermot O’Leary ‘So well-written you can smell the sweat and taste the fear’ Peter May ‘A searing portrait of the Nazi elite as the war turns against them. Raw, shocking andmeticulously researched’ Tim Sebastian Berlin, 1942. For four years, the men in field … Continue reading Last Flight to Stalingrad by Graham Hurley #BookReview #SpoilsofWar#5 #BlogTour #HeadofZeus #NetGalley #4*

The Tobacco Girls by Lizzie Lane #BookReview #BlogTour #TobaccoGirls1 #BoldwoodBooks #RachelsRandomResources #NetGalley #4*

The start of a thrilling new series, from bestselling author Lizzie Lane which follows three friends through thick and thin. Bristol 1939. School leaver Maisie Miles suspects her father, a small-time crook, has an ulterior motive for insisting she gets a job at the W. D. & H. O. Wills tobacco factory but keeps it to herself. She’s befriended by effervescent Phyllis Mason and kind-hearted … Continue reading The Tobacco Girls by Lizzie Lane #BookReview #BlogTour #TobaccoGirls1 #BoldwoodBooks #RachelsRandomResources #NetGalley #4*

The Spy Who Inspired Me by Stephen Clarke #BookReview #BlogTour #pAf #HelenRichardsonPR #4.5*

For legal reasons, this novel does not mention J*mes B*nd. Which is a shame, because it is a comedy spy story based on the idea that I*n Fl*ming’s famously macho secret agent might have been inspired by a woman …  It is April 1944, and chic armchair naval officer Ian Lemming is accidentally beached in Nazi-occupied Normandy. With no access to a razor or clean … Continue reading The Spy Who Inspired Me by Stephen Clarke #BookReview #BlogTour #pAf #HelenRichardsonPR #4.5*

The German Client by Bruno Morchio #BookReview #Kazabo #4.5*

Private investigator Bacci Pagano can’t resist taking the bait when his new client dangles a check with too many zeros. He should have known that where there’s bait, there’s always a hook.  In a hospital corridor, private investigator Bacci Pagano is keeping watch over Jasmìne Kilamba. If she lives, her testimony will shatter a  notorious human trafficking ring. Seemingly out of nowhere, he is approached … Continue reading The German Client by Bruno Morchio #BookReview #Kazabo #4.5*

Christmas with the Teashop Girls by Elaine Everest #BookReview #BlogTour #PanMacmillan #edpr #5*

Christmas with the Teashop Girls is a heartwarming and moving story of wartime love, bravery and hope, by the bestselling author of the Woolworths series, Elaine Everest. It is late 1940 and the war feels closer to home than ever for Rose Neville and her staff at the Lyon’s Teashop in Margate. The worry of rationing hangs overhead as the Nippies do their best to provide … Continue reading Christmas with the Teashop Girls by Elaine Everest #BookReview #BlogTour #PanMacmillan #edpr #5*

Blitz Spirit: Voices of Britain Living Through Crises, 1939-1945 by Becky Brown #BookReview #HodderandStoughton #NetGalley #4*

Throughout the Second World War hundreds of people kept diaries of their private daily lives as part of a groundbreaking national experiment. They were warehousemen and WRENs, soldiers and farmhands, housewives and journalists, united only by a desire to record the history they were living through. For decades their words have been held in the Mass-Observation Archive, a time capsule of ordinary voices that might … Continue reading Blitz Spirit: Voices of Britain Living Through Crises, 1939-1945 by Becky Brown #BookReview #HodderandStoughton #NetGalley #4*