The Silk Merchant’s Daughter by Dinah Jefferies

Nicole is half Vietnamese and half French, but she has been bought up by her French father since her mother died. It is at her 18th birthday party in Hanoi in 1952 that she meets Mark, an intriguing and handsome American friend of the family who works with her father. He is much older than... Continue Reading →


A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale

Harry Cane marries Winnie after his brother Jack introduces them. It seems more of a convenience relationship than romance but they soon have a daughter together and settle down. Harry would not have been Winnie's first choice of husband, but they are good friends and it seems to work. It isn't too surprising when Harry... Continue Reading →

If I knew you were going to be this beautiful, I never would have let you go by Judy Chicurel

If I knew you were going to be this beautiful I never would have let you go is set in a "fictionalised Long Island" in 1972. It follow the lives of working class teenagers dealing with the pressures of growing up and the consequences of the Vietnam war. The title sounds so romantic, but this... Continue Reading →

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