2017 Reviews · Australian · children

Children’s Book Review: Friends by Teena Raffa-Mulligan and illustrated by Veronica Rooke

Title: Friends Author:  Teena Raffa-Mulligan Illustrator:  Veronica Rooke Published: March 3rd 2017 Publisher: Serenity Press Pages: 32 Genres:  Children RRP: $12.99 A delightful picture book written by Teena Raffa-Mulligan and illustrated by Veronica Rooke. What makes a friend special? Join Koala and an endearing menagerie of Australian creatures to celebrate the many ways in which friends brighten our days. Playing the… Continue reading Children’s Book Review: Friends by Teena Raffa-Mulligan and illustrated by Veronica Rooke

2017 Reviews · contemporary fiction · literary

Beauty & Lace Book Review: Watch Over Me by Claire Corbett

Title: Watch Over Me Author:  Claire Corbett Published: May 1st 2017 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 480 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Literary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3 stars It is the present day. The foggy northern city of Port Angelsund, gateway to the last great fossil fuel reserves beneath the Arctic Ocean, is under occupation by the soldiers of Garrison. Sylvie is a… Continue reading Beauty & Lace Book Review: Watch Over Me by Claire Corbett

2017 Reviews · anthology · Australian · contemporary fiction · romance

Book Review: A Bouquet of Love by Serenity Press

Title: A Bouquet of Love Author:  Monique Mulligan , Teena Raffa-Mulligan, Glennys Marsdon, Bree Verity , P.L. Harris, Louisa West, Barbara Gurney, Ilona Krueger , Claire Boston & Carolyn Wren . Published: April 28th 2017 Publisher: Serenity Press Pages: 296 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Short Stories, Australian, Romance RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Ten couples not looking for love find something unexpected when… Continue reading Book Review: A Bouquet of Love by Serenity Press

2017 Reviews · Adventure · contemporary fiction

Book Review: Silkworm Secrets by Lea Davey

Title: Silkworm Secrets Author: Lea Davey Published: March 4th 2017 Publisher: Valeena Press Pages: 418 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Australian RRP:  Rating: 5 stars A treehouse perched high in a giant mulberry tree provides a safe place for Bobby, and gives him solace from a disintegrating home life. His best friend Ruby considers it only as a place to play, to… Continue reading Book Review: Silkworm Secrets by Lea Davey

2017 Reviews · Australian · romance

Book Review: The Shack by the Bay by Lea Davey

Title: The Shack by the Bay Author: Lea Davey Published: July 30th 2016 Publisher: Valeena Press Pages: 418 Genres:  Fiction, Romance, Australian RRP:  Rating: 4 stars An isolated fishing shack on a beautiful bay in the Whitsundays provides Luke with a retreat where he can find peace and solitude. However, the discovery of family war relics, and a developing relationship with… Continue reading Book Review: The Shack by the Bay by Lea Davey

2017 Reviews · Australian · historical fiction · romance

Book Review: Daughter of the Murray by Darry Fraser

Title: Daughter of the Murray Author: Darry Fraser Published: December 12th 2016 Publisher: Harlequin Books Australia Pages: 368 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Romance, Australian RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3.5 stars 1890s, River Murray, Northern Victoria Georgina Calthorpe is unhappy living with her indifferent foster family the MacHenry’s in their crumbling house on the banks of the River Murray. Unlike the rest of the… Continue reading Book Review: Daughter of the Murray by Darry Fraser

2017 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · supernatural

Book Review: Where She Went by B.E. Jones

Title: Where She Went Author: B.E. Jones Published: February 28th 2017 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 304 Genres:  Fiction, Crime, Mystery RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars TV journalist Melanie Black wakes up one morning next to a man she doesn’t recognise. It’s not the first time – but he ignores her even though she’s in his bed. Yet when his wife… Continue reading Book Review: Where She Went by B.E. Jones