2022 Reviews · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The French Agent by Belinda Alexandra

Title: The French Agent Author: Belinda Alexandra Published: September 7th 2022 Publisher: Harper Collins – AU Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars A world in chaos. Two very different women. And the mystery of the man who may connect them. The stunning new novel from beloved Australian storyteller Belinda Alexandra. Paris 1946: Sabine Brouillette is a war crimes investigator with the… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The French Agent by Belinda Alexandra

2022 Reviews · contemporary fiction · modern romance · romance

Book Review: Layla by Colleen Hoover

Title: Layla Author: Colleen Hoover Published: December 8th 2020 Publisher: Amazon Publishing Pages: 303 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Modern Romance RRP: $24.99 Rating: 4.5 stars A Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller. From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover comes a novel that explores life after tragedy and the enduring spirit of love. When Leeds meets Layla, he’s convinced he’ll spend the rest of his life with… Continue reading Book Review: Layla by Colleen Hoover

2022 Reviews · contemporary fiction · modern romance

Book Review: Every Summer After by Carley Fortune

Title: Every Summer After Author: Carley Fortune Published: May 10th 2022 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 320 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $22.99 Rating: 4 stars A sweeping, unforgettably beautiful love story about one summer holiday and two people hoping for a second chance Five summers to fall in love. One moment to fall apart. A weekend to get it right. A magazine writer has… Continue reading Book Review: Every Summer After by Carley Fortune

2022 Reviews · Audible · contemporary fiction

Audio Book Review: Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley

Title: Nightcrawling Author: Leila Mottley Published: June 7th 2022 Publisher: Bloomsbury Pages: 288 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3 stars When there is no choice, all you have left to do is walk.Kiara Johnson does not know what it is to live as a normal seventeen-year-old. With her mother in a rehab facility and an older brother who devotes his time and money… Continue reading Audio Book Review: Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley

2022 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · romance · small town

New Release Book Review: Her Outback Home by Leanne Lovegrove

Title: Her Outback Home Author: Leanne Lovegrove Published: September 16th 2022 Publisher: Leanne Lovegrove Pages: 297 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Romance Rating: 4 stars How far would you go to save your family home? Hannah Wallace is totally committed to save Boondaburra Bush Resort at Carnarvon Gorge, except the resort is struggling. She’s also cared for her father and brother, since their mother left 18… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Her Outback Home by Leanne Lovegrove

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

New Release Book Review: Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney

Title: Daisy Darker Author: Alice Feeney Published: August 30th 2022 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 352 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $34.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Daisy Darker is an all-consuming tale of psychological suspense with a spectacular twist from the internationally bestselling author Alice FeeneyDaisy Darker’s family were as dark as dark can be, when one of them died all of them lied… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney

2022 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · new release

New Release Book Review: The Retreat by Sarah Pearse

Title: The Retreat Author: Sarah Pearse Published: July 19th 2022 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 368 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars DS Elin Warner returns in the addictive new thriller from the No.1 Sunday Times and Top Ten New York Times bestselling author of 2021’s biggest-selling debut, The Sanatorium. Most are here to recharge and refresh.But someone’s here for revenge . . . The… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Retreat by Sarah Pearse

2022 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · Read along · Tandem Collective Readalong

New Release Book Review: Marshmallow by Victoria Hannan

Title: Marshmallow Author: Victoria Hannan Published: August 31st 2022 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 320 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3.5 stars A year ago the house had been full of life, of noise, of love. Now there were long stretches of silence that settled between them like a fog so dense it made it hard to see a way out, made it… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Marshmallow by Victoria Hannan

2022 Reviews · contemporary fiction

Book Review: Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland

Title: Florence Adler Swims Forever Author: Rachel Beanland Published: February 3rd 2021 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 320 Genres: Fiction, Modern RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3 stars Atlantic City, 1934. Every summer, Esther and Joseph Adler rent their house out to vacationers escaping to “America’s Playground” and move into the small apartment above their bakery. Despite the cramped quarters, this is the apartment where they… Continue reading Book Review: Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland

2022 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: Five Bush Weddings by Clare Fletcher

Title: Five Bush Weddings Author: Clare Fletcher Published: August 2nd 2022 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 416 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars As a photographer, Stevie’s been to enough bush weddings to last a lifetime. When’s it going to be all about her? With her ex soon to be married, her mum back on the dating scene, and her best friend threatening… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Five Bush Weddings by Clare Fletcher