Imogen Varney

Children of the Siege

By Diney Costeloe - Published 2019


In 1870 the wealthy St Clair family had left their comfortable Parisian home to spend the summer in the country. However, they did not ...Read Review

The Girl in the Pink Raincoat

By Alrene Hughes - Published 2018


As with many romantic novels set in wartime, the special circumstances of England in 1939 are not only a background but central to the ...Read Review

The Good Doctor of Warsaw

By Elisabeth Gifford - Published 2017


This gripping true love story about a young Polish Jewish couple is set in Nazi-occupied Warsaw. Misha and Sophia meet at a lecture ...Read Review

Codename Suzette: An Extraordinary Story of Resistance and Rescue in Nazi Paris

By Anne Nelson - Published 2018



This book is both uplifting and horrifying. It charts the occupation of Paris by the Nazis in WW2 and their persecution of the ...Read Review

Lizzie’s War

By Rosie Clarke - Published 2017


The setting of this novel is WW2, but the chief character also has her own personal struggles. The action centres on Lizzie, the ...Read Review

Christmas Angels

By Nadine Dorries - Published 2017


This is a story of a 1950s hospital and the poor community in Liverpool it serves. The theme throughout, inside or outside the ...Read Review

The Workhouse Children

By Lindsey Hutchinson - Published 2017


The arrestingly beautiful heroine of this story is 18-year-old Cara Flowers, raised in comfort by her wealthy grandmother. The whereabouts of any other ...Read Review

The Year of the Gun

By Chris Nickson - Published 2017



It is 1944, and at Leeds City Police, DCS McMillan has a murder to solve. He has the assistance of his dependable driver WAPC ...Read Review

The Married Girls

By Diney Costeloe - Published 2017


The 2nd World War has ended with great celebrations and a yearning for a new, predictable world. This is the England in which ...Read Review