#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · romance

Book Review: Goodbye Newsroom by Michelle Prak

Title: Goodbye Newsroom Author: Michelle Prak Published: February 19th 2019 Publisher: Self Published Pages: 359 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $12.99 Rating: 3 stars When reporter Anna is sacked from the newsroom, she limps home for sympathy from her sister and housemate, Holly. But she discovers that Holly is jobless too, after resigning from the Fairweather Report, a celebrated women’s… Continue reading Book Review: Goodbye Newsroom by Michelle Prak

#20BacklistIn2020 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · mystery · suspense · thriller

#20BACKLISTIN2020 Backlist Book Challenge: The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

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 Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Beautiful Mother by Katherine Scholes

Title: The Beautiful Mother Author: Katherine Scholes Published: March 31st 2020 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 480 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars The breathtaking new novel from the internationally bestselling author of The Rain Queen and Congo Dawn. ‘You are her mother at this moment. The future is another time.’ In a remote corner of Tanzania, Essie Lawrence lives with her… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Beautiful Mother by Katherine Scholes

2020 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · historical fiction

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

Today I am marking off my twenty eighth #28th checkpoint category for the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020 with: After the death of her beloved grandmother, a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana, where she discovers the roots of her identity-and unearths a family secret hidden since the revolution . . . Havana, 1958. The daughter of… Continue reading POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

2020 Reviews · children · new release · Picture book

Children’s Book Review: The Enchanted Oak Tree by Sarah, Duchess of York

Title: The Enchanted Oak Tree Author: Sarah, Duchess of York Illustrator: Veronica Rooke Published: 31 July 2020 Publisher: Serenity Press Pages: 34 Genres:  Children (3+) RRP: $19.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Open the antique gate and enter a secret garden where a world of enchantment and wonder awaits…Children will delight in this charming tale about an old oak tree that is… Continue reading Children’s Book Review: The Enchanted Oak Tree by Sarah, Duchess of York

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · rural fiction · suspense

New Release Book Review: Croc Country by Kerry McGinnis

Title: Croc Country Author: Kerry McGinnis Published: July 2nd 2020 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 368 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars The new outback mystery from the bestselling author of The Roadhouse. Why would the police come back looking for a dead man? Young widow Tilly is making a new life for herself, keeping house for the rangers at the… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Croc Country by Kerry McGinnis

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · romance

Book Review: Kick the Dust by Rhonda Forrest

Title: Kick the Dust Author: Rhonda Forrest Published: October 15th 2019 Publisher: Valeena Press Pages: 307 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $25.00 Rating: 4 stars ‘If I close my eyes, it’s easier to hold onto a memory. When I open them, I think it might really be there in front of me.’ After three tours of duty in Afghanistan, Liam… Continue reading Book Review: Kick the Dust by Rhonda Forrest

2020 International Male Author Challenge · 2020 Reviews · memoir

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: Confessions of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell

Today I am marking off my twenty seventh #27th checkpoint category for the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020 with: More from everyone’s favourite misanthropic antiquarian bookseller. ‘Do you have a list of your books, or do I just have to stare at them?’ Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland. With more… Continue reading POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: Confessions of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell

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

New Release Book Review: The Silent Wife by Karin Slaughter

Title: The Silent Wife Author: Karin Slaughter Published: July 8th 2020 Publisher: Harper Collins Books Australia Pages: 496 Genres:  Fiction, Crime, Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars From the No.1 bestselling author comes a gripping new crime thriller featuring WILL TRENT and SARA LINTON. ‘Simply one of the best thriller writers working today’ Gillian Flynn He watches. A woman runs… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Silent Wife by Karin Slaughter

2020 Reviews · Australian · historical fiction · new release · saga

New Release Book Review: Stars Over the Southern Ocean by J.H. Fletcher

Title: Stars Over the Southern Ocean Author: J.H. Fletcher Published: June 15th 2020 Publisher: Mira – AU Pages: 416 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars A sweeping Australian saga of one woman’s impossible choice between family and freedom. With her home and freedom on the line, will her family force her to leave it all behind? 1937… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Stars Over the Southern Ocean by J.H. Fletcher