Book Review: When We Were Young and Brave by Hazel Gaynor

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ TW: confinement, mild torture, sexual assault When We Were Young and Brave by Hazel Gaynor was my favorite read in January and a major backlist read. Historical fiction is saturated with WWII stories, but this one really stands out. Set in China during the Japanese occupation, When We Were Young and Brave tellsContinue reading “Book Review: When We Were Young and Brave by Hazel Gaynor”

Book Review: Miss Graham’s Cold War Cookbook by Celia Rees

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Tuesday evening I finished one of the best historical fiction novels I have ever read.  Miss Graham’s Cold War Cookbook by Celia Rees will easily make my 2020 Top 10 and may even secure a spot as one of my all-time favorites.  Goodreads Synopsis: World War II has just ended, and Britain hasContinue reading “Book Review: Miss Graham’s Cold War Cookbook by Celia Rees”

Book Review: Tsarina by Ellen Alpsten

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 Today is my spot on the Tsarina blog tour and I’m so excited to share my thoughts! I first picked up this book thinking it was a fictional account of Catherine the Great, but after I started reading I realized Tsarina is about Catherine I, the second wife of Peter the Great. ThisContinue reading “Book Review: Tsarina by Ellen Alpsten”