PositiveBooklistWingate makes history come alive ... Historical fiction fans will appreciate the authentic articles and the connection between modern times and the past, while adventure lovers will enjoy a voyage reminiscent of Huckleberry Finn.
PositiveBooklistAlthough Eleanor’s naivete could frustrate some historical fiction readers, the pull of Broadway and the real-life consequences of challenging social norms—alongside a slight nod to romance—keeps the story moving.
Madeleine St John
PositiveBooklistThis quirky peek into the lives of four Australian women as they sell women’s clothing at Goode’s Department store is predictable, but sweet ... Funny and light, this story moves quickly as each character navigates the 1950s-era challenges of being a working woman in a male-dominated society with limited options for the happily ever after they all strive for. The dialogue is snappy and full of vintage Australian terms, such as the practice of sizing clothes using an alpha system. Perfect for lovers of chick lit with a dash of romance and historical fiction for good measure.
PositiveBooklistThe lives of several strong women intervene in a complicated historical tale of love and war ... This WW2 novel takes a unique approach with details of the winemaking process highlighting the author’s research into the Champagne region.
PositiveBooklistPart mystery and part exotic escapism, the story takes a few interesting turns and offers a glimpse into life abroad, though the fascinating characters are not fully developed.
PositiveBooklistQuickly paced chapters are interspersed with intriguing interludes from a stranger who is watching it all unfold. The story has enough twists to satisfy mystery readers, and Dickson’s exploration of the truth behind the facade will draw in those who appreciate women’s fiction with a dash of suspense.
PositiveBooklistPurcell alternates character narratives to question motives, reality, and truth on a \'bumpy\' ride full of violence and death. Both girls hang by a thread but neither can control the outcome.