#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · romance

New Release Book Review: The Wattle Seed Inn by Léonie Kelsall

Title: The Wattle Seed Inn Author:  Léonie Kelsall Published: July 2nd 2021 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 416 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars Three aching hearts, a ramshackle country pub and a tangled web of secrets. PR executive Gabrielle Moreau knows she has an easy life, but when her business partner claims she lacks career passion she takes ownership… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Wattle Seed Inn by Léonie Kelsall

2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: Finding Ashley by Danielle Steel

Title: Finding Ashley Author: Danielle Steel Published: April 27th 2021 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 320 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3 stars In Finding Ashley, a deeply moving novel from the number one bestseller Danielle Steel, two estranged sisters get the chance to reconnect and right the wrongs of the past. Melissa Henderson leads a quiet life. Once a bestselling author, she now pours… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Finding Ashley by Danielle Steel

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · dual time frame · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The French Gift by Kirsty Manning

Title: The French Gift Author: Kirsty Manning Published: March 30th 2021 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 328 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars A forgotten manuscript threatens to unravel the past … Fresnes Prison, 1940: Margot Bisset, a former maid from the Riviera, finds herself in a prison cell with writer and French Resistance fighter, Josephine Murant. Together, they are transferred… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The French Gift by Kirsty Manning

2021 Reviews · Book club · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Title: Malibu Rising Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid Published: June 1st 2021 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars A lifetime holding it together.One party will bring it crashing down. Malibu: August, 1983. It’s the day of Nina Riva’s annual end-of-summer party, and anticipation is at a fever pitch. Everyone wants to be around the famous Rivas:… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

A Tea break with Mrs B · Interview

A Tea Break with Mrs B: Christine Wells

It is a pleasure to welcome Christine Wells to my blog, Mrs B’s Book Reviews for A Tea Break with Mrs B, an author interview series. To help celebrate the release of Sisters of the Resistance we sat down for a chat. Thanks Christine! What is your drink of choice as we sit down for a chat about your… Continue reading A Tea Break with Mrs B: Christine Wells

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · Book Stack Insiders · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Other Side of Beautiful by Kim Lock

Title: The Other Side of Beautiful Author: Kim Lock Published: July 7th 2021 Publisher: HQ Fiction – AU Pages: 368 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars Lost & Found meets The Rosie Project in a stunning break-out novel where a vulnerable misfit is forced to re-engage with the world, despite her best efforts. Meet Mercy Blain, whose house has just burnt down. Unfortunately for… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Other Side of Beautiful by Kim Lock

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · Better Reading Preview · contemporary fiction

Better Reading Preview: When Things Are Alive They Hum by Hannah Bent

Title: When Things are Alive They Hum Author: Hannah Bent Published: July 28th 2021 Publisher: Ultimo Press Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars My hum… will be in everything, the wind, the sea, the sand, the air, in you. ​A beautiful, moving, wondrous celebration of life in the vein of The Signature of All Things and My Sister’s Keeper. ​Marlowe and Harper… Continue reading Better Reading Preview: When Things Are Alive They Hum by Hannah Bent

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · mystery · new release · thriller

#Blog Tour – Catch Us the Foxes by Nicola West

Title: Catch Us the Foxes Author: Nicola West Published: July 7th 2021 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Mystery Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Some secrets you try to hide. Others you don’t dare let out … Twin Peaks meets The Dry in a deliciously dark and twisted tale that unravels a small Australian country town Ambitious young journalist Marlowe ‘Lo’ Robertson would do… Continue reading #Blog Tour – Catch Us the Foxes by Nicola West

A Tea break with Mrs B · Interview

A Tea Break with Mrs B: Ella Carey

It is a pleasure to welcome Ella Carey back to my blog, Mrs B’s Book Reviews for A Tea Break with Mrs B, a author interview series. To help celebrate the release of The Lost Girl of Berlin we sat down for a chat. Thanks Ella! What is your drink of choice as we sit down for a chat about your… Continue reading A Tea Break with Mrs B: Ella Carey

2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · romance

New Release Book Review: The Secret Path by Karen Swan

Title: The Secret Path Author: Karen Swan Published: April 27th 2021 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3 stars * Karen Swan’s 20th novel * In Costa Rica, amid startling white beaches and hot, dense rainforests, the luxurious world of the super-rich butts up against something darker, something sinister. . . Tara Tremain has worked hard to leave… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Secret Path by Karen Swan