“God was in the pictures” – The Gallery of Vanished Husbands Review

Author: Natasha Solomons Genre: Historical Fiction Rating: 3.5/5 Told through a series of portraits, The Gallery of Vanished Husbands is the tale of one woman's liberation. Set in the Jewish neighbourhoods of post-war Britain, Natasha Solomon’s novel tells the story of the fatefully named Juliet Montague, a young single mother with a passion for art and a knack for spotting talent. One … Continue reading “God was in the pictures” – The Gallery of Vanished Husbands Review

“Stories and songs are the language of the heart.” – Merlin Review

Title: Merlin Author: Stephen R. Lawhead Genre: Historical fantasy Rating: 3.5/5 Last week, I wrote a rather raving review of Stephen Lawhead’sTaliesin, which was written in third person. The sequel, which follows the story of Merlin, the son of the main characters in Taliesin, was written in first and the change of voice shocked me, particularly as I picked … Continue reading “Stories and songs are the language of the heart.” – Merlin Review

“Everything is this, now.” – My Brilliant Friend Review

Title: My Brilliant Friend Author: Elena Ferrante (trans. by Ann Goldstein) Genre: Historical Fiction Rating: 4/5 "Children don’t know the meaning of yesterday, of the day before yesterday, or even of tomorrow, everything is this, now..." This book was lent to me on whim by a friend. She pressed it into my hands and insisted I read it. … Continue reading “Everything is this, now.” – My Brilliant Friend Review