Review: The Metal Heart by Caroline Lea

Orkney, 1940. Five hundred Italian prisoners-of-war arrive to fortify these remote and windswept islands. Resentful islanders are fearful of the enemy in their midst, but not orphaned twin sisters Dorothy and Constance. Already outcasts, they volunteer to nurse all prisoners who are injured or fall sick. Soon Dorothy befriends Cesare, an artist swept up by … More Review: The Metal Heart by Caroline Lea

Review: Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

”Our family histories are simply stories. They are myths we create about the people who came before us, in order to make sense of ourselves.” Through alternating timelines between the 1950s to the 1980s, Malibu Rising tells the story of the Riva family – husband and wife Mick and June, and their children; Nina, Jay, … More Review: Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Review: The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Antonina ‘Nina’ Beaulieu is a young lady staying with her cousin and his wife, Gaétan and Valérie, for the grand season of society where ladies seek to find a suitable match and marry. Enter Hector Auvray. Hector and Nina meet at a ball and whilst Nina is smitten, Hector has other ideas. He learns Nina … More Review: The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia