2017 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · mystery · rural fiction · small town

Book Review: Front Page News by Katie Rowney

  Title: Front Page News Author:  Katie Rowney Published: May 16th 2016 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 288 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Australian, Rural, Mystery RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Cadet journalist Stacey McCallaghan is struggling to find anything newsworthy to report on in the small country town of Toomey. Front-page stories consist of the price of cattle and lawn bowls results, and Stacey… Continue reading Book Review: Front Page News by Katie Rowney

Australian · historical fiction · literary

Book Review: Skylarking by Kate Mildenhall

Title: Skylarking Author:  Kate Mildenhall Published: July 31st 2016 Publisher: Black Inc Pages: 288 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Literary, Australian RRP: $24.99 Rating: 5 stars Kate and Harriet are best friends, growing up together on an isolated Australian cape in the 1880s. As daughters of the lighthouse keepers, the two girls share everything, until a fisherman, McPhail, arrives in their small community. When… Continue reading Book Review: Skylarking by Kate Mildenhall

2017 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · rural fiction

Book Review: Ridgeview Station by Michael Trant

Title: Ridgeview Station Author:  Michael Trant Published: June 28th 2017 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 336 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Rural, Australian RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars A vast outback property. An unforgettable season. A family’s fight to save their livelihood. A sweeping tale of love and loss, and the highs and lows of life on the land, from an utterly authentic new voice… Continue reading Book Review: Ridgeview Station by Michael Trant

2017 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction

New Release Book Review: The Red Coast by Di Morrissey

Title: The Red Coast Author:  Di Morrissey Published: October 31st 2017 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 384 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Australian RRP: $34.99 Rating: 4 stars A NEW STORY IN AN ANCIENT LANDSCAPE FROM AUSTRALIA’S FAVOURITE STORYTELLER. In The Red Coast , Di Morrissey returns to the red earth of the Kimberley with a passionate story of resistance and resilience under its soaring blue skies. After… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Red Coast by Di Morrissey

2017 Reviews · Australian · children

Book Review: Tales From The Gum Tree by May Gibbs and Jane Massam

Title: Tales From The Gum Tree Author: May Gibbs and Jane Massam Illustrator: May Gibbs and Caroline Keys Published: January 1st 2016 Publisher: Scholastic Australia Pages: 24 Genres:  Fiction, Children RRP: $14.99 Oh my! cried Snugglepot. I’m flying, I’m really flying! He couldn’t believe he was up in the big blue sky, and it was simply glorious. Join the delightful Snugglepot… Continue reading Book Review: Tales From The Gum Tree by May Gibbs and Jane Massam

2017 Reviews · Australian · children

Book Review: The Gumnut Babies by May Gibbs

Title: The Gumnut Babies –  Centenary Edition Author: May Gibbs Published: August 22 2016 (Originally 1916) Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers Australia Pages: 272 Genres:  Fiction, Children RRP: $39.99 Beautiful new Centenary edition to celebrate the publication of May Gibbs’s first book, GUMNUT BABIES, in 1916. May Gibbs’s marvellous creation – the Gumnut world, with its tiny heroes and heroines and deliciously… Continue reading Book Review: The Gumnut Babies by May Gibbs

2017 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · France · Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday Book Review: Rachael’s Gift by Alexandra Cameron

Welcome to a new weekly post, Throwback Thursday. This weekly book review post is a way to share some old favourites, books that were published over a year ago and most importantly those books that have been languishing on the to be read pile for far too long! It is my turn to deliver you… Continue reading Throwback Thursday Book Review: Rachael’s Gift by Alexandra Cameron