Lyla by Fleur Beale

Hello all, this week’s post features a book about more recent events that had a significant impact on New Zealand’s landscape, both physical and social, specifically the Christchurch earthquake of 2011. Reading it was like going back in time eight years ago to that evening when I saw the devastation on my TV screen but from a personal perspective. Have a read of this title if this description has intrigued you. Continue reading “Lyla by Fleur Beale”

Trouble in Time by Adele Broadbent

Hi everyone, this week’s post is quite an intriguing one of family, history, and most importantly; it’s one of the first time-slip stories I’d read by a New Zealand children’s author! If this short snippet of a description has raised interest, see if you enjoy this one and let me know!! Continue reading “Trouble in Time by Adele Broadbent”

Speed of light by Joy Cowley

Hi and welcome to this first post for May!! I thought I’d start with one of New Zealand’s famous children’s authors, Joy Cowley. This book that I have reviewed here is one she had published a few years ago about a Kiwi family. I won’t be giving you too much detail about this book as I would like you to read it for yourself first. Hope this appeals to you!! Continue reading “Speed of light by Joy Cowley”

A collection of war stories

Hi and welcome to the last week of April!! On the 25th of April, New Zealand and Australia celebrated ANZAC day. Although ANZAC day marks the landing at Gallipoli during the Great War, this last post I will be featuring stories from the Second World War. The selection of titles in this post will take you to countries around the world and show you the lives of young people from both sides of the battle. Continue reading “A collection of war stories”

Shadows on the sea by Joan Hiatt Harlow

Hello there, this second week of April I will be featuring a story of courage during the Second World War years. This story unfolds across the Atlantic from where the main battles were fought, in a small coastal town in Maine. Read on to learn of an American historical mystery… Continue reading “Shadows on the sea by Joan Hiatt Harlow”

Murder most unladylike series by Robin Stevens

Hi everyone, this month of April I will be showcasing a group of historical mystery stories that I came across my many reads that struck a chord with me. The series of books this post features took me not just to those years just before World War II, but also to a delightful girls boarding school! So if either of these have conjured up something for you, then read on!! Continue reading “Murder most unladylike series by Robin Stevens”