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

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

‘The Nightingale’ by Kristin Hannah – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Despite their differences, sisters Vianne and Isabelle have always been close. Younger, bolder Isabelle lives in Paris while Vianne is content with life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. But when the Second World War strikes, Antoine is sent off to fight and Vianne finds herself isolated … Continue reading ‘The Nightingale’ by Kristin Hannah – Book Review