2017 Reviews · Adventure · children

Book Review and Giveaway: The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie by May Gibbs

Title: The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie Author: May Gibbs Published: October 1st 2007 Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers Australia Pages: 272 Genres:  Fiction, Children RRP: $39.99 The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie combines in one edition May Gibbs’ much loved classics, the Tales of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie (first published in 1918) and its two sequels, Little Ragged Blossom (1920) and Little Obelia (1921). Quintessentially Australian, these delightful… Continue reading Book Review and Giveaway: The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie by May Gibbs

2017 Reviews · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · France · historical fiction · romance

Book Review: Beneath the Parisian Skies by Alli Sinclair

Title: Beneath the Parisian Skies Author: Alli Sinclair Published: June 19th 2017 Publisher: Harlequin Books Australia Pages: 336 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Lily Johansson returns to Paris, the city that broke her heart and destroyed her ballet career, hoping to ease the guilt over her fiance’s death and to make amends with her estranged sister Natalie, a ballerina… Continue reading Book Review: Beneath the Parisian Skies by Alli Sinclair

2017 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · France · Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday Book Review: Rachael’s Gift by Alexandra Cameron

Welcome to a new weekly post, Throwback Thursday. This weekly book review post is a way to share some old favourites, books that were published over a year ago and most importantly those books that have been languishing on the to be read pile for far too long! It is my turn to deliver you… Continue reading Throwback Thursday Book Review: Rachael’s Gift by Alexandra Cameron

2017 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · psychological · suspense · thriller

Book Review: The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham

Title: The Secrets She Keeps Author:  Michael Robotham Published: July 11th 2017 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 352 Genres:  Fiction, Crime, Mystery, Psychological, Suspense, Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars In the bestselling tradition of The Girl on the Train and In a Dark, Dark Wood, from the internationally bestselling author whom Stephen King called “an absolute master” of the psychological thriller, comes a riveting suspense novel… Continue reading Book Review: The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham

2017 Reviews · Book club · women's fiction

Double Feature Book Club Review: The Duchess and The Apartment by Danielle Steel

For our book club this month both we were tasked with the opportunity to select our own Danielle Steel novel to report back to the group. Mrs B chose a very new Danielle Steel release, The Duchess, attracted to the stunning cover and historical based storyline.  Mrs R also selected a recent release, published last… Continue reading Double Feature Book Club Review: The Duchess and The Apartment by Danielle Steel

2017 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · romance · rural fiction

Book Review: The House on Jindalee Lane by Jennie Jones

Title: The House on Jindalee Lane Author:  Jennie Jones Published: July 24th 2017 Publisher: Harlequin Books Australia Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Australian, Rural, Romance RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars The launch of the warm and witty new Daughters of Swallow’s Fall series, from the author of the internationally bestselling The House on Burra Burra Lane. Actress Edie Granger is in a spot of trouble. When… Continue reading Book Review: The House on Jindalee Lane by Jennie Jones

2017 Reviews · Australian · historical fiction

Book Review: Hello, Goodbye by Emily Brewin

Title: Hello, Goodbye Author:  Emily Brewin Published: June 28th 2017 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 344 Genres:  Fiction, Australian, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars It’s 1968 and free-thinking country girl May Callaghan’s world is turned upside down when she finds out she’s pregnant to her boyfriend Sam, who is awaiting draft orders. A profoundly moving story of love during a time of… Continue reading Book Review: Hello, Goodbye by Emily Brewin