#20BacklistIn2020 · 2020 Reviews · historical fiction

#20BACKLISTIN2020 Backlist Book Challenge: The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor

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 Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Godmothers by Monica McInerney

Title: The Godmothers Author: Monica McInerney Published: September 29th 2020 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 448 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars The heartwarming new novel by Australia’s #1 bestselling author. The highly anticipated new family drama from one of Australia’s most beloved authors. Eliza Miller grew up in Australia as the only daughter of a troubled young mother, but with… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Godmothers by Monica McInerney

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · non-fiction · true crime

Book Review: The Lost Girls by Ava Benny-Morrison

Title: The Lost Girls Author: Ava Benny-Morrison Published: May 2nd 2019 Publisher: ABC Books – AU Pages: 304 Genres:  Non Fiction, True Crime RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars The chilling true story of the heinous murder of Karlie Pearce-Stevenson and daughter Khandalyce and how the case was cracked. A YOUNG WOMAN KEEN TO SEE THE WORLD. A LOVING FAMILY DESPERATE FOR ANSWERS. A… Continue reading Book Review: The Lost Girls by Ava Benny-Morrison

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · dual time frame · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Silk House by Kayte Nunn

Title: The Silk House Author: Kayte Nunn Published: June 30th 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars Weaving. Healing. Haunting. The Top-Ten bestselling story of a mysterious boarding school sheltering a centuries-old secret… Australian history teacher Thea Rust arrives at an exclusive boarding school in the British countryside only to find that she is to look after the first… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Silk House by Kayte Nunn

2020 Reviews · historical fiction · World War II

New Release Book Review: The Bird in the Bamboo Cage by Hazel Gaynor

Title: The Bird in the Bamboo Cage Author: Hazel Gaynor Published: September 2nd 2020 Publisher: Harper Collins – GB Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars China, 1941. With Japan’s declaration of war on the Allies, Elspeth Kent’s future changes forever. When soldiers take control of the missionary school where she teaches, comfortable security is replaced by rationing, uncertainty and… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Bird in the Bamboo Cage by Hazel Gaynor

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Cake Maker’s Wish by Josephine Moon

Title: The Cake Maker’s Wish Author: Josephine Moon Published: June 2nd 2020 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars When single mum Olivia uproots her young son Darcy from their life in Tasmania for a new start in the English Cotswolds, she isn’t exactly expecting a bed of roses – but nor is she prepared for… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Cake Maker’s Wish by Josephine Moon

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · women's fiction

#Book Bingo 2020 Round 10: ‘Set in a place you dream of visiting’- Lovestruck by Bronwyn Sell

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 10: ‘Set in a place you dream of visiting’- Lovestruck by Bronwyn Sell

2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Museum of Forgotten Memories by Anstey Harris

Title: The Museum of Forgotten Memories Author: Anstey Harris Published: June 1st 2020 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars From the bestselling author of The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton Hatters Museum of the Wide Wide World, a dilapidated, once-whimsical museum, offers unexpected solace to a grieving widow, and exposes secrets that will alter the… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Museum of Forgotten Memories by Anstey Harris

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

New Release Book Review: Stranger in the Lake by Kimberly Belle

Title: Stranger in the Lake Author: Kimberly Belle Published: September 2nd 2020 Publisher: HQ Fiction – US Pages: 304 Genres:  Fiction, Thriller, Psychological RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars When Charlotte married the wealthy widower Paul, it caused a ripple of gossip in their small lakeside town. They have a charmed life together, despite the cruel whispers about her humble past and his first… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Stranger in the Lake by Kimberly Belle

#20BacklistIn2020 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction

#20BACKLISTIN2020 Backlist Book Challenge: Between Sisters by Kristin Hannah

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: Between Sisters by Kristin Hannah