Secrets of the Manor series by Adele Whitby

Hello everyone, this week I’ve chosen a selection of titles that feature a family through a few generations. We start from the mid-1800’s and end up somewhere not far from the Second World War. The most fascinating feature about this is… awaiting for you at the end of my review!

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My own family history

Hi everyone, seeing as I’m celebrating family history stories, I thought I should share a wee bit about my own family history. Although I live and work in New Zealand now, my story begins in a small rural town in Sri Lanka back in the 1970’s where my parents began their married lives. 

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A faraway island series by Annika Thor

Hello all, this week my review is about a group of stories featuring a pair of sisters from Austria who find safety in the wild coast of Sweden during the Second World War. I hadn’t realised that the child evacuation program they had in those years had extended to different countries until I read this book. Stories of siblings along based on historical events always tug at my heartstrings so I hope you enjoy my review below!

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The War that Saved my Life by Kimberly B. Bradley

Hi everyone, this first week’s post is about two stories that focus on children who were evacuated into the countryside during those first few years of World War Two in England. The small family unit they create and the story that followed was very poignant and heartfelt. If you like me have an affinity towards these type of stories then these stories are meant for you!

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Family History for this November

Hi everyone, welcome to the month of November!! This month I plan on featuring historical stories about families. I know, I’ve already done historical stories last November, but this selection of stories have an extra element to it. They all feature a group of young girls and the legacies they create for the generations to come. 

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Tuckernuck Books by Emily Fairlie

Hello all, here is October’s last post. This week we meet up with a pair of friends who have to explore their school in search of a fabled treasure by following a set of cryptic clues. If you enjoy treasure-hunting books like these, well, you are in for a treat with the two books reviewed in this post!!

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Best Night Ever by Seven Different Authors

Hi everyone, this week’s review is a unique story about what happens to a group of kids over the span of one night. And here’s the interesting part: each voice is written by a different author!! If this snippet is enough for you, then read on…

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