2021 Reviews · crime · mystery · new release

Book Review: Just Murdered by Katherine Kovacic

Title: Just Murdered Author: Katherine Kovacic Published: August 3rd 2021 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 288 Genres: Fiction, Crime, Mystery RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars Introducing the fabulous Ms Peregrine Fisher, niece of the famous Phryne Fisher, as seen on 7plus and Acorn tv’A splendid read, with an authentic 60s flavour. I recommend it unreservedly.’ – Kerry Greenwood Peregrine Fisher is unexpectedly summoned to… Continue reading Book Review: Just Murdered by Katherine Kovacic

2021 Reviews · Germany · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Girl Behind the Wall by Mandy Robotham

Title: The Berlin Girl Author: Mandy Robotham Published: July 28th 2021 Publisher: Avon GB -HarperCollins Books Australia Pages: 416 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars A city divided.When the Berlin Wall goes up, Karin is on the wrong side of the city. Overnight, she’s trapped under Soviet rule in unforgiving East Berlin and separated from her twin sister, Jutta.Two sisters torn… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Girl Behind the Wall by Mandy Robotham

2021 Reviews · Audible · contemporary fiction

Audio Book Review: Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney

Title: Beautiful World Where Are You Author: Sally Rooney Published: 7th September 2021 Publisher: Faber  – Allen & Unwin Pages: 352 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 2 stars The new novel from the author of Normal People. Alice, a novelist, meets Felix, who works in a distribution warehouse, and asks him if he’d like to travel to Rome with her. In Dublin, her best… Continue reading Audio Book Review: Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney

2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · suspense · thriller

Book Review: The Last Guests by J.P. Pomare

Title: The Last Guests Author: J.P. Pomare Published: July 28th 2021 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 336 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Ever have the feeling you’re being watched? A smart, unsettling, unputdownable literary thriller from the award-winning, critically acclaimed writerLina and Cain are doing their best to stay afloat. Money has been tight since Cain returned from active duty, and… Continue reading Book Review: The Last Guests by J.P. Pomare

2021 Reviews · historical fiction · New Zealand · romance · Vietnam War

New Release Book Review: Loving Summer by Carole Brungar

Title: Loving Summer (Return to Nam #4) Author: Carole Brungar Published: September 2nd 2021 Publisher: Leanne Lovegrove Pages: 388 Genres:  Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance Rating: 4.5 stars Scott and Summer’s unforgettable love story will bring joy to your heart and tears to your eyes. It’s Christmas in the killing fields of Vietnam, and when Corporal Scott Taylor calls his men together… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Loving Summer by Carole Brungar

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · France · historical fiction · new release · World War II

New Release Book Review: The Riviera House by Natasha Lester

Title: The Riviera House Author: Natasha Lester Published: September 1st 2021 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 464 Genres: Fiction, Historical/Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars From the New York Times bestselling author comes this extraordinary masterpiece of historical fiction that will have you wiping tears from your face. Paris, 1939When Nazis occupy the city, Eliane Dufort is heartbroken – her lover flees for England and her family to… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Riviera House by Natasha Lester

2021 Reviews · Beauty and Lace review · contemporary fiction

Beauty & Lace Book Review: We Are the Brennans by Tracey Lange

Title: We Are the Brennans Author: Tracey Lange Published: December 7th 2021 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 288 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating:  3.5 stars Some secrets you keep from your family. Some secrets you keep for your family. When 29-year-old Sunday Brennan wakes up in a Los Angeles hospital, bruised and battered after a drunk driving accident she caused, she swallows her pride and… Continue reading Beauty & Lace Book Review: We Are the Brennans by Tracey Lange

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: Happy Hour by Jacquie Byron

Title: Happy Hour Author: Jacquie Byron Published: August 31st 2021 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 352 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Gin in one hand, paintbrush in the other, Franny Calderwood has turned her back on the world. Having lost her husband, Frank, she lives a life of decadent seclusion with her two dogs, Whisky and Soda and a stuffed cat. Then the Salernos move… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Happy Hour by Jacquie Byron

2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · Holiday · Ireland · new release · romance

New Release Book Review: Baby It’s Cold Outside by Emily Bell

Title: Baby It’s Cold Outside Author: Emily Bell Published: November 25th 2021 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 352 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $19.99 Rating: 3 stars Ten years ago Norah and Andrew promised to meet on Christmas Eve if they’re still single. Now the time has come, but will Andrew be waiting there for her? Norah Jones is known for two things, sharing… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Baby It’s Cold Outside by Emily Bell

2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · Holiday · romance

New Release Book Review: Flora’s Travelling Christmas Shop by Rebecca Raisin

Title: Flora’s Travelling Christmas Shop Author: Rebecca Raisin Published: December 1st 2021 Publisher: HQ Fiction – GB Pages: 304 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Romance, Holiday RRP: $19.99 Rating: 4 stars ’Tis the season for mulled wine, mince pies, and magic under the mistletoe…Flora loves Christmas more than anything else in the world, so she’s gutted when her Scrooge-alike boss fires her from… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Flora’s Travelling Christmas Shop by Rebecca Raisin