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Review – How Much of These Hills is Gold by C Pam Zhang

Synopsis: America. In the twilight of the Gold Rush, two siblings cross a landscape with a gun in their hands and the body of their father on their backs . . .  Ba dies in the night, Ma is already gone. Lucy and Sam, twelve and eleven, are suddenly alone and on the run. With their… Continue reading Review – How Much of These Hills is Gold by C Pam Zhang

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Review – The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Synopsis: The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Ten years later, one sister lives… Continue reading Review – The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

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Review – Conjure Women by Afia Atakora

Synopsis: A stunning debut novel with echoes of Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing and Sara Collins’ The Confessions of Frannie Langton The pale-skinned, black-eyed baby is a bad omen. That’s one thing the people on the old plantation are sure of. The other is that Miss Rue – midwife, healer, crafter of curses – will know what to do. But… Continue reading Review – Conjure Women by Afia Atakora

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Review – Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

Synopsis: TWO EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE. A LOVE THAT DRAWS THEM TOGETHER. A LOSS THAT THREATENS TO TEAR THEM APART. On a summer's day in 1596, a young girl in Stratford-upon-Avon takes to her bed with a fever. Her twin brother, Hamnet, searches everywhere for help. Why is nobody at home?  Their mother, Agnes, is over a… Continue reading Review – Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

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Q&A – with Jennifer Rosner, author of The Yellow Bird Sings

Q&A with Jennifer Rosner, author of the incredibly moving historical fiction The Yellow Bird Sings, out today The Yellow Bird Sings was the first book I read in 2020 and it has touched my heart so deeply. It was a story about the love between a mother and a daughter during the darkest time in… Continue reading Q&A – with Jennifer Rosner, author of The Yellow Bird Sings

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Review – Coming Up For Air by Sarah Leipciger

Synopsis: THREE EXTRAORDINARY LIVES INTERTWINE ACROSS OCEANS AND TIME  On the banks of the River Seine in 1899, a young woman takes her final breath before plunging into the icy water. Although she does not know it, her decision will set in motion an astonishing chain of events. It will lead to 1950s Norway, where… Continue reading Review – Coming Up For Air by Sarah Leipciger

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Review – The Book of Echoes by Rosanna Amaka

Synopsis: A sweeping, uplifting story of how a boy from Brixton and a girl from Lagos escape their dark past to find themselves a bright future. 1981: England looks forward to a new decade. But on the streets of Brixton, it’s hard to hold onto your dreams, especially if you are a young black man.… Continue reading Review – The Book of Echoes by Rosanna Amaka

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Blog Tour – Inexpressible Island by Paullina Simons

Inexpressible Island, third book in the End of Forever trilogy by my favourite Paullina Simons is out now. If you have followed me for a while, you would know this trilogy is one of my favourite books of all time. You can see my full review here. I am honoured to call Paullina my friend… Continue reading Blog Tour – Inexpressible Island by Paullina Simons

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Extract – The Velvet Ribbon by Nadine Dorries

Today is my stop on the blog tour for The Velvet Ribbon by Nadine Dorries. This is such an enchanting saga that I am sure any historical fiction fan would love it! I am so exited to share an extract for you today. The Velvet Ribbon by Nadine Dorries is out now, published by Head of… Continue reading Extract – The Velvet Ribbon by Nadine Dorries

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Review – The Boy with Blue Trousers by Carol Jones

Synopsis:  1856, China.  In the mulberry groves of the Pearl River Delta, eighteen-year-old Little Cat carries a terrible secret. And so, in disguise as a boy in blue trousers, she makes the long and difficult passage to Australia, a faraway land of untold riches where it is said the rivers run with gold.  1857, Australia.  Violet Hartley has… Continue reading Review – The Boy with Blue Trousers by Carol Jones