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Beauty & Lace Book Review: The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell

Title: The Peacock Summer Author: Hannah Richell Published: June 26th 2018 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars Two summers, decades apart. Two women whose lives are forever entwined. And a house that holds the secrets that could free them both. At twenty-six, Lillian feels ancient and exhausted. Her marriage to Charles Oberon has not turned out the… Continue reading Beauty & Lace Book Review: The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · Beauty and Lace review · crime · France · historical fiction · mystery

Beauty & Lace Book Review: April in Paris 1921 by Tessa Lunney

Title: April in Paris 1921 Author: Tessa Lunney Published: May 2st 2018 Publisher: Harper Collins Books Australia Pages: 320 Genres:  Fiction, Crime, Mystery, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 2.5 stars Meet the glamorous, witty and charming Kiki Button: socialite, private detective and spy. We all have secrets – it’s just that Kiki has more than most … For fans of Phryne Fisher and Julian Fellowes… Continue reading Beauty & Lace Book Review: April in Paris 1921 by Tessa Lunney

2018 Reviews · Australian · Beauty and Lace review · historical fiction

Beauty & Lace Book Review: In the Valley of Blue Gums by J.H. Fletcher

Title: In the Valley of Blue Gums Author: J.H. Fletcher Published: May 2st 2018 Publisher: Harlequin – Mira Pages: 384 Genres:  Fiction, Australian, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars Journalist Thea Anderson’s adventurous life has been one of endless danger. Even her childhood, where she and her mother were forced to flee Malaya in the fish–stinking hold of a junk in the dying… Continue reading Beauty & Lace Book Review: In the Valley of Blue Gums by J.H. Fletcher

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · Australian · Beauty and Lace review · contemporary fiction · romance · rural fiction

Beauty & Lace Book Review: A Country Mile by Mandy Magro

Title: A Country Mile Author: Mandy Magro Published: April 23rd 2018 Publisher: Harlequin – Mira Pages: 336 Genres:  Fiction, Australian, Contemporary, Romance, Rural RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars Secrets. Everyone has at least one… When Sophie Copinni’s love life turns sour, a trip to her hometown in Far North Queensland is the perfect time for her to take stock of her future. There,… Continue reading Beauty & Lace Book Review: A Country Mile by Mandy Magro

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Beauty & Lace Book Review: The Last of the Bonegilla Girls by Victoria Purman

Title: The Last of the Bonegilla Girls Author: Victoria Purman Published: April 24th 2018 Publisher: HQ Fiction Pages: 432 Genres:  Fiction, Australian, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Can the Bonegilla girls defeat their past? Or will it come to claim them? 1954: When sixteen–year–old Hungarian Elizabeta arrives in Australia with her family, she is hoping to escape the hopelessness of life as… Continue reading Beauty & Lace Book Review: The Last of the Bonegilla Girls by Victoria Purman

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Beauty & Lace Book Review: Every Note Played by Lisa Genova

Title: Every Note Played Author: Lisa Genova Published: April 1st 2018 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 320 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars From the bestselling author of STILL ALICE comes a powerful and heartbreakingly moving exploration of regret, forgiveness, freedom – and what it means to be alive. An accomplished concert pianist, Richard’s inspired performances received standing ovations from audiences… Continue reading Beauty & Lace Book Review: Every Note Played by Lisa Genova

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · Australian · Beauty and Lace review · contemporary fiction · rural fiction · saga · small town · women's fiction

Beauty & Lace Book Review: Birthright by Fiona Lowe

Title: Birthright Author: Fiona Lowe Published: February 19th 2018 Publisher: HQ Fiction Pages: 512 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Australia, Rural, Saga RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars Australian author Fiona Lowe returns with a juicy family saga, set against the backdrop of Victoria’s high country, about unforgettable characters tangled together by a wealthy inheritance, secrets and betrayal. Is an inheritance a privilege or a right?… Continue reading Beauty & Lace Book Review: Birthright by Fiona Lowe