Historical fiction – WWI

Letters from Skye centres around Elspeth Dunn, a Scottish Poet who lives on the magical Isle of Skye with her family. After an unexpected fan letter and years of correspondence with Davey, an American ambulance driver on the western front. She must decide whether to follow her heart and leave the Inner Hebrides or continue waiting for her silent and distant husband, Iain to return … Continue reading Historical fiction – WWI

Kate Furnivall – Author Overview

The Liberation follows 21 year old, Caterina Lombardi’s struggle to prove her deceased father’s innocence when he is accused of treason by the Allied Army, at the end of the Second World War. Caterina’s pursuit of the truth will bring new friends into her life, the chaos of Cavaleri family and more danger than ever, especially when she ends up involved with the Italian Camorra. … Continue reading Kate Furnivall – Author Overview

Pam Jenoff – Kommandant’s Girl Series

Kommandant’s Girl follows Emma Bau who is a young Jewish woman living in Poland when Nazi Germany invade in September 1939, forcing her family into Krakow ghetto while her husband Jacob a member of the resistance has to go on the run. ‘This awful beast of a man, who has killed so many innocents, is offering me absolute, unconditional love. No, not unconditional.’ In order … Continue reading Pam Jenoff – Kommandant’s Girl Series

Elizabeth Wein – Code Name Verity

Code Name Verity is one of my favourite historical novels (btw historical fiction is my favourite genre) as it keeps you guessing and questioning right till the very end. The two different narratives with Maddie and Queenie/Scottie/Eva/Julia mean you are never quite sure if the narrator is telling to truth or lying during an interrogation. Far too many World War II novels have women in … Continue reading Elizabeth Wein – Code Name Verity