Book Review: The Paris Seamstress

The Paris Seamstress Author: Natasha Lester Published: April 2018 Publisher: Hachette My Rating: 5* / 5*   1940: A young Parisian seamstress escapes to New York from the war with only a sewing machine and a dream. 2015: A young Australian woman is summoned to attend her dying grandmother’s pret-a-porter retrospective at the annual Met … Read more

Book Review: The Tea Gardens

    . The Tea Gardens Author: Fiona McIntosh Published: 2017 Publisher: Penguin My Rating: 4.5/5 A lively dash of adventure. A sweet pinch of spice. A dangerous twist of passion. Spirited Doctor Isla Fenwick is determined to work at the coalface of medicine in India before committing to life as a dutiful wife. With … Read more

Author Interview: Natasha Lester

This week I have something very special for you. An interview with the amazing Australian author Natasha Lester. Natasha is fast becoming one of Australia’s favourite historical fiction novelists, a fact that will be all but cemented with the upcoming release of her latest book “Her Mother’s Secret”, due out next Tuesday, March 28th, 2017. … Read more

Book Review: The Chocolate Tin

The Chocolate Tin Author: Fiona McIntosh Published: 2016 Publisher:¬†Penguin Random House My Rating: 4.5/5 “From the battlefields of northern France to the medieval city of York, this is a heartbreaking tale about a triangle of love in all its forms and a story about the bittersweet taste of life… and of chocolate.” Until a couple … Read more