Weyward by Emilia Hart book review

Weyward by Emilia Hart book review

Book reviews, Historical Fiction
Weyward by Emilia Hart is a really unique read. I'm not sure I've read a book before that covers three different stories from three different timelines - therefore it piqued my interest before I picked it up. Plus I'd heard soe very positive things about it. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. Weyward tells the story of three women throughout three different times who are all struggling with oppression from one thing or another. In two instances, men ruin the lives of two women and in another, it's a story of…
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In Memoriam by Alice Winn book review

In Memoriam by Alice Winn book review

Book reviews, Historical Fiction
The fourth book of the year that I chose to read solely because all of you suggested it so much was In Memoriam by Alice Winn. And yet again followers/readers/viewers - whatever you want to call yourselves - you've chosen another brilliant book! Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. In Memoriam focuses on the stories of Ellwood and Gaunt, two young men during the early to mid-1910s. It's made apparent from very early on that Ellwood and Gaunt have feelings for one another and begin to explore the idea that they…
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A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles book review

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles book review

Book reviews, Historical Fiction
I picked up A Gentleman in Moscow from my favourite local charity shop randomly one day a few months ago, not really expecting that it would be a book that I picked up that soon. However, when a convenient gap opened up in my reading where I needed a new audiobook and couldn't be bothered to scour for a new one, A Gentleman in Moscow seemed like the perfect fit. I had absolutely no idea what I was in for. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. A Gentleman In Moscow follows…
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The List of Suspicious Things by Jennie Godfrey book review

The List of Suspicious Things by Jennie Godfrey book review

Book reviews, Historical Fiction, Mystery
The List of Suspicious Things was one of the first and most recommended books when I asked my Twitter followers which book I should read in 2024. Therefore, considering it wasn't even out yet and these were opinions just based on those who had read the proof and it wasn't even released to the majority of the public yet. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. The List of Suspicious Things tells the story of young Miv and her friend Sharon as they attempt to find out who the Yorkshire Ripper…
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River East, River West by Aube Rey Lescure book review

River East, River West by Aube Rey Lescure book review

Book reviews, Historical Fiction
River East, River West is a book that was kindly sent to me by the PR team behind the book itself. It's a fascinating book that covers tells the story of two separate people who end up being a huge part of each other's lives. Both have struggles, both have hopes and both are more like than either of them wishes to admit. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. River East, River West tells the stories of Alva and Lu Fang. Ala's story is told in Shanghai, 2007 and tells of…
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The Whalebone Theatre by Joanna Quinn book review

The Whalebone Theatre by Joanna Quinn book review

Book reviews, Historical Fiction
The Whalebone Theatre by Joanna Quinn is the first book in my list of 12 books recommended to me by my followers on social media. It's a book that manages to weave the stories of three children who grew up pre-war in a slightly mixed family and who find safety and comfort in theatre, specifically a theatre they created themselves called the Whalebone Theatre. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the products. The Whalebone Theatre is told mostly through the narrative of our main heroine Cristabel Seagrave, however, there are chapters told from…
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Battle Song by Ian Ross book review

Battle Song by Ian Ross book review

Book reviews, Historical Fiction
Battle Song was a book sent to me last year that I picked up just before Christmas in an attempt to get through more of my gifted books. I roughly knew that it was historical fiction and that it would likely feature some battles (due to the front cover). I've come away rather impressed. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. Battle Song tells the story of Adam De Norton, a young squire with the goal of being a knight one day. We follow De Norton as he joins a band…
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The Servant by Maggie Richell-Davies book review

The Servant by Maggie Richell-Davies book review

Book reviews, Historical Fiction
Quite a while ago now, I was kindly sent The Servant by Maggie herself. I had no idea what the book was about but after hearing a bit more about it "servant joins household and finds the owners have a dark secret which turns her world upside down" really had me interested. nd I'm so glad I stuck with it. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the products. The Servant tells the story of young Hannah who has come from being a maidservant in a previous home with lovely owners but after they've…
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Babel by R.F. Kaung book review

Babel by R.F. Kaung book review

Book reviews, Fantasy, Historical Fiction
I write this review of Babel through gritted teeth as I know it’s a book that is very well-loved by nearly everybody who’s read it. My social media feeds blew up with how great this book was when it first came out and so I was incredibly excited to read it. I will state that I listened to the majority of it and sometimes listening to a book like this where there isn’t a lot of dialogue and there are some very descriptive pieces of narrative can sometimes remove my immersion, but even then I knew what was going on and I’m still left with the same feeling. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links below,…
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Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin book review

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin book review

Book reviews, Historical Fiction, Romance
If you wanted to sell a book to me, telling me it was about two people who spend decades of their lives trying to create the best games, you'd have me pretty much sold. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow was sold as this to me by many people across social media. This concept sounded very enticing and so I went into it more excited than I already was by the fantastic front cover design. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the products. Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow is a story about Sam Hasur…
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