#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · rural fiction

New Release Book Review: The Shearer’s Wife by Fleur McDonald

Title: The Shearer’s Wife Author: Fleur McDonald Published: November 3rd 2020 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars A riveting new novel of rural suspense from the bestselling Voice of the Outback.1980: Rose and Ian Kelly arrive in the small South Australian town of Barker for supplies, before driving a further couple of hundred kilometres to begin… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Shearer’s Wife by Fleur McDonald

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · historical fiction

Book Review: The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams

Title: The Dictionary of Lost Words Author: Pip Williams Published: March 31st 2020 Publisher: Affirm Press Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3 stars In 1901, the word bondmaid was discovered missing from the Oxford English Dictionary. This is the story of the girl who stole it. Motherless and irrepressibly curious, Esme spends her childhood in the Scriptorium, a garden shed in Oxford… Continue reading Book Review: The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · suspense · thriller

New Release Book Review: Across the Water by Ingrid Alexandra

Title: Across the Water Author: Ingrid Alexandra Published: August 5th 2020 Publisher: One More Chapter GB -HarperCollins Books Australia Pages: 384 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $24.99 Rating: 4 stars In a remote, boat-access only house, Liz Dawson’s lifeline to the real world is her window, where she watches the people who live in the three identical houses that sit side by… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Across the Water by Ingrid Alexandra

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · romance · small town

New Release Book Review: Second Chance Lane by Nicola Marsh

Title: Second Chance Lane Author: Nicola Marsh Published: October 7th 2020 Publisher: Mira – AU Pages: 384 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars From USA Today bestselling Australian author Nicola Marsh comes a compelling story of love, redemption and community. When the past crashes into the future, there’s more than hearts on the line. Natasha Trigg leads a simple life… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Second Chance Lane by Nicola Marsh

2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: Honeybee by Craig Silvey

Title: Honeybee Author: Craig Silvey Published: September 29th 2020 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 432 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars The highly anticipated new novel by the bestselling author of Jasper Jones. ‘Find out who you are, and live that life.’ Late in the night, fourteen-year-old Sam Watson steps onto a quiet overpass, climbs over the rail and looks down at the… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Honeybee by Craig Silvey

#20BacklistIn2020 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · historical fiction

#20BACKLISTIN2020 Backlist Book Challenge: The Imperial Wife by Irina Reyn

In a desperate bid to reduce the books that are collecting dust on my TBR shelves, I have decided to collaborate with another avid reader and fellow book reviewer, Nicole from Certified Book Addicts. The #20BACKLISTIN2020 challenge is a self paced challenge hosted by Jaylamm.Reads, Reading and Sunshine, and Cassidys.Bookshelf. The overall goal of this challenge is to read… Continue reading #20BACKLISTIN2020 Backlist Book Challenge: The Imperial Wife by Irina Reyn

2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · romance

New Release Book Review: The Return by Nicholas Sparks

Title: The Return Author: Nicholas Sparks Published: September 29th 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 368 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars The New York Times and international number one bestselling author Nicholas Sparks returns with a powerful new love story. #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks returns with a moving new novel about an injured army doctor and the two women whose… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Return by Nicholas Sparks

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · book bingo · historical fiction · World War I

#Book Bingo 2020 Round 11: ‘Set in an era you’d love to travel back in time to’- The Desert Nurse by Pamela Hart

Book Bingo 2020 is a collaboration challenge I am completing for the third year with my favourite bloggers, Theresa Smith Writes and The Book Muse. On the second Saturday of each month, beginning on Saturday 11th January 2020, Theresa, Ashleigh and I will complete a book review post, outlining our respective bingo card entries. The Book Bingo 2020 card… Continue reading #Book Bingo 2020 Round 11: ‘Set in an era you’d love to travel back in time to’- The Desert Nurse by Pamela Hart

2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · new release · suspense · thriller

New Release Book Review: The Suicide House by Charlie Donlea

Title: The Suicide House Author: Charlie Donlea Published: August 4th 2020 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 368 Genres: Fiction, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars From the bestselling author of The Girl Who Was Taken and Don’t Believe It comes a riveting twister of a thriller featuring enigmatic cold case expert Rory Moore and famed profiler Lane Phillips. ‘On the other side of that wall are… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Suicide House by Charlie Donlea

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New Release Book Review: The Song of the Crocodile by Nardi Simpson

Title: Song of the Crocodile Author: Nardi Simpson Published: September 29th 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 416 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars Darnmoor, The Gateway to Happiness. The sign taunts a fool into feeling some sense of achievement, some kind of end- that you have reached a destination in the very least. Yet as the sign states, Darnmoor is merely… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Song of the Crocodile by Nardi Simpson