Velvet was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – eARC Book Review

Title: Velvet was the Night Author: Silvia Moreno-Garcia Genre/Category: Noir, Historical Fiction Blurb from NetGalley 1970s Mexico City: while student protests and political unrest consume the city, Maite seeks escape from her humdrum life in the stories of passion and danger filling the latest issue of Secret Romance. She is deeply envious of her neighbour, … Continue reading Velvet was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – eARC Book Review

The Muse by Jessie Burton – Book Review

Book Title: The Muse Author: Jessie Burton Genre: Historical Fiction / Adult Fiction Blurb from Goodreads A picture hides a thousand words . . . On a hot July day in 1967, Odelle Bastien climbs the stone steps of the Skelton gallery in London, knowing that her life is about to change forever. Having struggled … Continue reading The Muse by Jessie Burton – Book Review

The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje – Mini Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Haunting and harrowing, as beautiful as it is disturbing, The English Patient tells the story of the entanglement of four damaged lives in an Italian monastery as World War II ends. The exhausted nurse, Hana; the maimed thief, Caravaggio; the wary sapper, Kip: each is haunted by the riddle of the English patient, the … Continue reading The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje – Mini Book Review

The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads From the New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic comes a sweeping romance with a dash of magic. They are the Beautiful Ones, Loisail’s most notable socialites, and this spring is Nina’s chance to join their ranks, courtesy of her well-connected cousin and his calculating wife. But the Grand Season has … Continue reading The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – eARC Book Review

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Texas, 1934. Millions are out of work and a drought has broken the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods. The crops are failing, the water is drying up, and dust threatens to bury them all.In this uncertain and dangerous time, Elsa Martinelli—like so many of her … Continue reading The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah – eARC Book Review

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong – DNF eARC Mini Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads The year is 1926, and Shanghai hums to the tune of debauchery.A blood feud between two gangs runs the streets red, leaving the city helpless in the grip of chaos. At the heart of it all is eighteen-year-old Juliette Cai, a former flapper who has returned to assume her role as the … Continue reading These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong – DNF eARC Mini Book Review

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Hiram Walker is born into bondage on a Virginia plantation. But he is also born gifted with a mysterious power that he won't discover until he is almost a man, when he risks everything for a chance to escape. One fateful decision will carry him away from his makeshift plantation family - … Continue reading The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates – eARC Book Review

Magic Lessons: A Prequel to Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads From New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman comes the origin story of her beloved novel and basis for the cult classic film Practical Magic—taking us on a captivating journey to the Salem witch trials, featuring the indomitable matriarch of the Owens family, Maria. It’s no secret that love has plagued the … Continue reading Magic Lessons: A Prequel to Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman – eARC Book Review

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – eARC Book Review

Hi everyone!! Welcome to my stop on the Quercus / Jo Fletcher Books Blog Tour for Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia which is published today. As you know from reading my blog I am not someone that gets involved with blog tours; this is just my second, but when I was invited to take part … Continue reading Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – eARC Book Review

The Lost Diary of Venice by Margaux Deroux – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads A secret diary. A forbidden love. A centuries old mystery to solve. When a rare sixteenth-century manuscript lands on her desk courtesy of William, a struggling painter, shy book restorer Rose makes a startling discovery: it is a palimpsest. Beneath the text is a different document, one that's been written over. What … Continue reading The Lost Diary of Venice by Margaux Deroux – eARC Book Review

The Light at the End of the Day by Eleanor Wasserberg – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads A rich, moving, sweeping novel about a family forced to escape Krakow during the Holocaust When Alicia and her family are forced to flee Krakow to escape the Nazis, they leave behind all their possessions, including Alicia’s most prized object – the portrait her father commissioned of her. As they move from … Continue reading The Light at the End of the Day by Eleanor Wasserberg – eARC Book Review

A Single Swallow by Ling Zhang – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads The eagerly awaited English translation of award-winning author Zhang Ling’s epic and intimate novel about the devastation of war, forgiveness, redemption, and the enduring power of love. On the day of the historic 1945 Jewel Voice Broadcast—in which Emperor Hirohito announced Japan’s surrender to the Allied forces, bringing an end to World … Continue reading A Single Swallow by Ling Zhang – eARC Book Review