2020 Reviews · Britain · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Sea Gate by Jane Johnson

Title: The Sea Gate Author: Jane Johnson Published: September 2nd 2020 Publisher: Head of Zeus – GB Pages: 448 Genres:  Fiction, General RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars One house, two women, a lifetime of secrets… Following the death of her mother, Becky begins the sad task of sorting through her empty flat. Starting with the letters piling up on the doormat, she finds… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Sea Gate by Jane Johnson

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

New Release Book Review: The Stockman’s Daughter by Jacquie Underdown

Title: The Stockman’s Daughter Author: Jacquie Underdown Published: July 24th 2020 Publisher: Self Pages: 268 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance, Rural Rating: 4 stars Some rules are meant to be broken… Maddy Carmichael was born and raised on the land, destined to one day take over the fourth-generation cattle farm from her father. She’s worked hard all her life to learn the ropes and… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Stockman’s Daughter by Jacquie Underdown

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · historical fiction · new release · World War II

New Release Book Review: Finding Eadie by Caroline Beecham

Title: Finding Eadie Author: Caroline Beecham Published: July 2nd 2020 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 368 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars The author of Maggie’s Kitchen and Eleanor’s Secret delivers another compelling story of love and mystery during wartime.London 1943: War and dwindling resources are taking their toll on the staff of Partridge Press. The pressure is on to create new books to distract readers… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Finding Eadie by Caroline Beecham

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason

Title: Sorrow and Bliss Author: Meg Mason Published: September 2nd 2020 Publisher: 4th Estate – AU Pages: 352 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Spiky, sharp, intriguingly dark and tender, full of pathos, fury and wit, Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason is a dazzling, distinctive novel from a boldly talented writer. For fans of Sally Rooney, Taffy Brodesser-Akner and Fleabag. ‘A triumph. A… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · blog tour · contemporary fiction · new release · romance · rural fiction

#Blog Tour – The Bush Telegraph by Fiona McArthur

Title: The Bush Telegraph Author: Fiona McArthur Published: September 1st 2020 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars The heartwarming new medical rural romance from the bestselling author of The Desert Midwife. ‘Small towns and gossip go together like trees and birds.’ It’s been more than ten years since Maddy Locke left Spinifex, the small outback… Continue reading #Blog Tour – The Bush Telegraph by Fiona McArthur

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Women’s Pages by Victoria Purman

Title: The Women’s Pages Author: Victoria Purman Published: September 2nd 2020 Publisher: HQ Fiction – AU Pages: 416 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars From the bestselling author of The Land Girls comes a beautifully realised novel that speaks to the true history and real experiences of post-war Australian women. Sydney 1945 The war is over, the fight begins. The war is… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Women’s Pages by Victoria Purman

2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: Tiny Pieces of Us by Nicky Pellegrino

Title: Tiny Pieces of Us Author: Nicky Pellegrino Published: June 30th 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 320 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars My heart is less than one per cent of my body, it weighs hardly anything; it’s only a tiny piece of me, yet it’s the part everyone finds most interesting. . . Vivi Palmer knows… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Tiny Pieces of Us by Nicky Pellegrino

2020 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge · 2020 Reviews · crime · non-fiction · true crime · Uncategorized

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

Today I am marking off my thirty first #31st checkpoint category for the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020 with: Updated edition: With introduction by Gillian Flynn, a compelling true crime account of the Golden State Killer – the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorised California for over a decade – from Michelle McNamara, the gifted… Continue reading POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

2020 Reviews · children · Picture book

Children’s Book Review: Lola Dutch: When I Grow Up by Kenneth and Sarah Jane Wright

Title: Lola Dutch: When I Grow Up Author:  Kenneth and Sarah Jane Wright Published: July 2nd 2020 Publisher: Bloomsbury Australia Pages: 40 Genres:  Children RRP: $14.99 Rating: 4 stars Lola Dutch is always bursting with creative ideas – and she has so many exciting plans about what she’ll be when she grows up! She could be a magnificent performer, or a daring… Continue reading Children’s Book Review: Lola Dutch: When I Grow Up by Kenneth and Sarah Jane Wright

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

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Today I am marking off my thirtieth #30th checkpoint category for the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020 with: Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded… Continue reading POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid