#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Diamond Hunter by Fiona McIntosh

Title: The Diamond Hunter Author: Fiona McIntosh Published: November 1st 2019 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 432 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars The new historical blockbuster by the bestselling author of The Pearl Thief. ‘It won’t matter how many diamonds you find if you lose the love of your child.’ When six-year-old Clementine Knight loses her mother to malaria during the 1870s… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Diamond Hunter by Fiona McIntosh

#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · new release · romance

New Release Book Review: The Life She Deserves by Maggie Christensen

Title: The Life She Deserves (Granite Springs #1) Author:  Maggie Christensen Published: October 9th 2019 Publisher: Cala Publishing Pages: 278 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance Two old friends. A new relationship. What could possibly go wrong? Growing up in the small Australian country town of Granite Springs, Jo and Col have been lifelong friends. Following Jo’s divorce and the death of… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Life She Deserves by Maggie Christensen

#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · suspense · thriller

New Release Book Review: The Strangers We Know by Pip Drysdale

Title: The Strangers We Know Author: Pip Drysdale Published: December 1st 2019 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia Pages: 336 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars Imagine seeing your loving husband on a dating app. Now imagine that’s the best thing that happens to you all week … When Charlie sees a man who is the spitting image… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Strangers We Know by Pip Drysdale

#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · biography · book bingo · memoir

#Book Bingo 2019 Round 25: ‘Prize Winning Book’- Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales

Book Bingo 2019 is a collaboration challenge I am completing with my favourite bloggers, Theresa Smith Writes and The Book Muse. Each Saturday, on a fortnightly basis, beginning on Saturday 5th January 2019, Ashleigh, Theresa and I will complete a book review post, outlining our respective bingo card entries. The Book Bingo 2019 card contains a total of 30… Continue reading #Book Bingo 2019 Round 25: ‘Prize Winning Book’- Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales

#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Last Voyage of Mrs Henry Parker by Joanna Nell

Title: The Last Voyage of Mrs Henry Parker Author: Joanna Nell Published: September 24th 2019 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 336 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Joanna Nell’s follow-up to the bestselling THE SINGLE LADIES OF JACARANDA RETIREMENT VILLAGE is a poignant ode to love and the memories that make a well-lived life As the wife of retired ship’s… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Last Voyage of Mrs Henry Parker by Joanna Nell

2019 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Family Gift by Cathy Kelly

Title: The Family Gift Author: Cathy Kelly Published: October 15th 2019 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 320 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3 stars Treat yourself to the heartwarming, hilarious new novel from Sunday Times bestseller Cathy Kelly! Freya Abalone has a big, messy, wonderful family, a fantastic career, and a new house. But that’s on the outside. On the inside, she’s got… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Family Gift by Cathy Kelly

2019 Reviews · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · historical fiction · new release · romance

New Release Book Review: The Sun Sister by Lucinda Riley

Title: The Sun Sister Author: Lucinda Riley Published: November 12th 2019 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 848 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary/Historical, Romance RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars To the outside world, Electra D’Aplièse seems to be the woman with everything: as one of the world’s top models, she is beautiful, rich and famous. Yet beneath the veneer, and fuelled by the pressure… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Sun Sister by Lucinda Riley

2019 Reviews · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · historical fiction

Book Review: The Moon Sister by Lucinda Riley

Title: The Moon Sister Author: Lucinda Riley Published: October 30th 2018 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary/Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3.5 stars Tiggy Aplièse is doing the job she loves; working at a deer sanctuary up in the raw beauty of the highlands of Scotland. When the sanctuary has to close, she is offered a job on the… Continue reading Book Review: The Moon Sister by Lucinda Riley

2019 Reviews · contemporary fiction · Ireland · new release · romance

New Release Book Review: The Christmas Party by Karen Swan

Title: The Christmas Party Author: Karen Swan Published: October 29th 2019 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3 stars When Declan Lorne, the last remaining knight in Ireland, dies suddenly, an ancient title passes with him. But his estate on Ireland’s rugged south-west coast is left to his three daughters. The two eldest,… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Christmas Party by Karen Swan

#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · chick lit · contemporary fiction · romance

Book Review: A Plan Unravelled by Lia Spencer

Title: A Plan Unravelled Author: Lia Spencer Published: July 1st 2019 Publisher: Elephant House Press Pages: 312 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $24.99 Rating:  3.5 stars Ruby was only a child when she wrote out an ambitious plan: Move to New York Get an Acting Gig Make money She achieved it all by the age of 18. Fast forward fifteen years… Continue reading Book Review: A Plan Unravelled by Lia Spencer