2022 Reviews · Audible · historical fiction

Audio Book Review: Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

Title: Lessons in Chemistry Author: Bonnie Garmus Published: March 29th 2022 Publisher: Doubleday Pages: 400 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars Your ability to change everything – including yourself – starts here Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing. But it’s the early… Continue reading Audio Book Review: Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

2022 Reviews · contemporary fiction

Book Review: High Stakes by Danielle Steel

Title: High Stakes Author: Danielle Steel Published: March 8th 2022 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 320 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 2.5 stars High Stakes is the new compelling and thought-provoking novel from the world’s favourite storyteller. A group of successful women discover the high price of success at a prestigious New York literary agency. Jane Addison is smart, young and ambitious delighted to have… Continue reading Book Review: High Stakes by Danielle Steel

2022 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · suspense · thriller

New Release Book Review: The Next Girl by Pip Drysdale

Title: The Next Girl Author: Pip Drysdale Published: November 30th 2022 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia Pages: 368 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Promising Young Woman meets High Fidelity in the dark and twisty new thriller from the bestselling author of The Sunday Girl, The Strangers We Know and The Paris Affair. A bad day at work. A drunken night. A rogue Instagram follow. That’s all… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Next Girl by Pip Drysdale

2022 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · romance

New Release Book Review: Dreamland by Nicholas Sparks

Title: Dreamland Author: Nicholas Sparks Published: September 27th 2022 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $34.99 Rating: 4 stars The brand new captivating love story by the internationally bestselling and beloved author of The Notebook. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Wish comes a poignant love story about risking everything for a dream-and whether it’s possible to leave the past… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Dreamland by Nicholas Sparks

2022 Reviews · Book Stack · contemporary fiction · women's fiction

Book Review: The Truth About Faking It by Cassie Hamer

Title: The Truth About Faking It Author: Cassie Hamer Published: May 4th 2022 Publisher: HQ Fiction – AU Pages: 560 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Women RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars The Trainor women have always been excellent at hiding their true feelings… until now. Ellen’s estranged husband, David, has managed to interrupt her fabulous life of bridge and zumba by getting himself killed… Continue reading Book Review: The Truth About Faking It by Cassie Hamer

2022 Reviews · Book Stack · historical fiction

Book Review: The Brightest Star by Emma Harcourt

Title: The Brightest Star Author: Emma Harcourt Published: July 6th 2022 Publisher: HQ Fiction – AU Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars A thirst for learning and a passion for astronomy draw an extraordinary young woman deep into the intellectual maelstrom, political complexities and religious extremism of Renaissance Florence. This beautifully crafted novel will appeal to readers of Karen… Continue reading Book Review: The Brightest Star by Emma Harcourt

2022 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · new release · suspense · thriller

New Release Book Review: My Darling Daughter by JP Delaney

Title: My Darling Daughter Author: JP Delaney Published: September 13th 2022 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 368 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars The child you never knewknows all your secrets . . . Out of the blue, Susie Jukes is contacted on social media by Anna, the girl she gave up for adoption fifteen years ago. But when they… Continue reading New Release Book Review: My Darling Daughter by JP Delaney

2022 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · romance · women's fiction

New Release Book Review: A Merry Little Meet Cute by Julie Murphy & Sierra Simone

Title: A Merry Little Meet Cute Author: Julie Murphy & Sierra Simone Published: October 19th 2022 Publisher: HarperCollins GB Pages: 432 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Women, Romance RRP: $22.99 Rating: 2 stars When Bee Hobbes takes the lead in a squeaky-clean romantic Christmas movie, there are only three rules: 1. Don’t get involved with anyone on set.2. Don’t tell anyone what you do… Continue reading New Release Book Review: A Merry Little Meet Cute by Julie Murphy & Sierra Simone

2022 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · romance

New Release Book Review: The Christmas Postcards by Karen Swan

Title: The Christmas Postcards Author: Karen Swan Published: October 25th 2022 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 480 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $34.99 Rating: 3 stars It had been a make-or-break holiday for their marriage, but Natasha and Rob’s rekindled romance is short-lived when their daughter’s beloved soft toy, Moola, disappears on the journey home. As Natasha comforts a distraught Mabel, she turns… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Christmas Postcards by Karen Swan

2022 Reviews · contemporary fiction · modern romance

Book Review: November 9 by Colleen Hoover

Title: November 9 Author: Colleen Hoover Published: November 10th 2015 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 320 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $22.99 Rating: 4 stars Beloved #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of It Ends with Us returns with an unforgettable love story between a writer and his unexpected muse. Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them… Continue reading Book Review: November 9 by Colleen Hoover