book review · historical fiction · history

Book Review: Property by Valerie Martin

Property delivers incredible insight into barbarity of slavery in America. “Property” describes not only situation of the slaves but also of the wife of sugar plantation owner. Manon is unhappy in her marriage, she misses her family and longs for the vibrant lifestyle of her native New Orleans. She saffocates because of her domestic situation.… Continue reading Book Review: Property by Valerie Martin

book review · historical fiction

Book Review: Conventions: The Garden at Paris by R. J. Nello

After U.S independence, twenty- one year old Robert travels to Europe to expand family business. The warm reception from pre- war associates of his father in France and England, draws Robert into life in France and in England. The unexpected onset of revolution in France challenges young American and brings experience that he had never… Continue reading Book Review: Conventions: The Garden at Paris by R. J. Nello

Africa · fiction · historical fiction · war

Women and War: The Orchard of Lost Souls by Nadifa Mohamed

Nadifa Mohamed inspired by the experiences of her own family, offers outstanding and ambitious book about war and its effects on people. 1988 Somalia faces the civil war that dehumanizes the whole nation. Through the eyes of three women, we come to know what violence and cruelty do to the people. Three women meet at… Continue reading Women and War: The Orchard of Lost Souls by Nadifa Mohamed

Guest post · historical fiction · immigration · romance

Guest Post: Small Island by Andrea Levy

Today I have a pleasure to host Patrick, the founder of gamobo.wordpress.com, who reviewed book that I recommended to him. Enjoy reading! Small Island is a novel written by Andrea Levy, first published in 2004. The story follows multiple characters as Britain enters and exits World War II, detailing each individual journey with deeply personal… Continue reading Guest Post: Small Island by Andrea Levy

historical fiction · political thriller · thriller

The Helsinki Pact by Alex Cugia

Berlin 1989. The Soviet Union economy is bankrupt and the only hope is financial aid from the West German Bank. The Stasi corrupted members still try to benefit from their positions. One of the high rank party’s members does the right thing though, and sends two young spies to Stasi Headquarters to reveal financial fraud.… Continue reading The Helsinki Pact by Alex Cugia

historical fiction · political thriller · war history

Revenants: The Odyssey Home by Scott Kauffman

Revenants: The Odyssey Home is set in 1970s in USA. Betsy goes through tough time after her elder brother, Nathan, dies in Vietnam War. She becomes volunteer at hospital where war survivors get their treatment. At the upper floor she discovers mysterious patient. His face is deformed, and he cannot walk and speak.  However, he… Continue reading Revenants: The Odyssey Home by Scott Kauffman

historical fiction

Far to go by Alison Pick. It is all about survival

Discrimination and attacks reach Jews in Czechoslovakia. Bauers, an affluent Jewish family, realize that the only way to survive is to flee the country. Unfortunately, it is too late for Pavel and Anneliese to escape. Still, their six year-old son Pepik has a chance to get on Kindertransport to go to the United Kingdom, where… Continue reading Far to go by Alison Pick. It is all about survival