“The sky is falling in!”

Not really, the book is called “Fallen Skies” I have just finished another book for my Historical Fiction Reading Challenge.  It will probably be my last as I am now reading another Lee Child. Fallen Skies by Philippa Gregory was a book I picked up for $2 at a charity shop.   The book was…

Another book with a sewing related title

The Tailor’s Girl by Fiona McIntosh is a historical fiction novel but also a romance. I have read Fiona McIntosh previously, The French Promise and The Lavender Keeper. The Tailor’s Girl is another book for my Historical Fiction Reading Challenge as the story is set in the few years following World War I. From the…

Seamstress, dressmaker, sewer or needlewoman

I have read the Seamstress now I have read Posie Graeme Evans‘ book The Dressmaker. It is the first historical fiction I have read in the last couple of months.  I have been caught up reading Lee Child’s series on Jack Reacher. As the quote on the front says: “all the delicious elements required for true escapism”  which…

Miles off course, this is Rowland Sinclair again

This is the book I missed in the Rowland Sinclair series.  It doesn’t seem to matter that I have read it out of order as the books work well as stand alone novels. From the cover: In early 1933, Rowland Sinclair and his companion are ensconced in the superlative luxury of The Hydro Majestic –…

Australian history with a bit of crime and romance

I am really enjoying the Sulari Gentill books of the Rowland Sinclair series. I have just finished Gentlemen Formerly Dressed and enjoyed it just as much as the previous book I reviewed.  The story moves along at a rollicking pace and I stop now and again to check on some particular aspect of Australian history…

Mudbound was such an appropriate title for this novel

I have managed to complete another book for my Historical Fiction Reading Challenge.  This novel was Mudbound by Hillary Jordan which won the 2006 Bellwether Prize for Fiction. The novel is set on a cotton farm in the 1940s and the story is told by six people, three of those voices being white the other…