#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · Australian · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: Enemies within these Shores by Debbie Terranova

Title: Enemies within these Shores Author: Debbie Terranova Published: November 13th 2017 Publisher: Terranova Publications Pages: 264 Genres:  Fiction, Australian, Historical RRP: $29.80 Rating: 4 stars Spring 1939. To appease his electorate, Delahunty orders a police roundup of Italian sugarcane workers. With his marriage failing, he initiates a volatile affair with Amy. What will be her revenge? Summer 1941. Canefarmer Luigi is a naturalized British… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Enemies within these Shores by Debbie Terranova

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · Australian · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Naturalist’s Daughter by Tea Cooper

Title: The Naturalist’s Daughter Author:  Tea Cooper Published: December 18th 2017 Publisher: Harlequin Books Australia Pages: 368 Genres:  Fiction, Australian, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars 1808 Agnes Banks, NSW Rose Winton wants nothing more than to work with her father, eminent naturalist Charles Winton, on his groundbreaking study of the platypus. Not only does she love him with all her heart,… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Naturalist’s Daughter by Tea Cooper

2017 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · Greece · Guest Review · Ireland · life lit · Mrs R Review · romance · women's fiction

Double Feature Book Review: Leaving Ocean Road by Esther Campion

Title: Leaving Ocean Road Author:  Esther Campion Published: July 25th 2017 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 368 Genres:  Fiction, Australian, Romance, Women’s Fiction RRP: $29.99 Twenty years ago, Ellen left her beloved Ireland to make a new life in Australia. Now struggling to cope with the death of her much loved husband, Nick, Ellen finds her world turned upside down when an… Continue reading Double Feature Book Review: Leaving Ocean Road by Esther Campion

2017 Reviews · Australian · fiction · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Sisters’ Song by Louise Allan

Title: The Sisters’ Song Author: Louise Allan Published: January 2nd 2018 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 368 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars As children, Ida loves looking after her younger sister, Nora, but when their beloved father dies in 1927, everything changes. The two girls move in with their grandmother who is particularly encouraging of Nora’s musical talent. In Nora, she sees… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Sisters’ Song by Louise Allan

2017 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: Stella and Margie by Glenna Thomson

Title: Stella and Margie Author: Glenna Thomson Published: January 2nd 2018 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 352 Genres:  Contemporary Fiction RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars A beautiful novel about two women – a generation apart – thrown together by circumstance, who slowly come to love and understand one another. Stella and her mother-in-law Margie are two very different women. Stella is kind, compassionate… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Stella and Margie by Glenna Thomson

2017 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · life lit · women's fiction

Book Review: Secrets Between Friends by Fiona Palmer

Title: Secrets Between Friends Author:  Fiona Palmer Published: September 12th 2017 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 368 Genres:  Fiction, Australian, Women’s Fiction/Life Lit RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars Friendship is a million little moments, but can it survive this one? Three friends embark on a luxury cruise to celebrate their ten-year reunion in this heartfelt story of how long-held secrets can catch up with even… Continue reading Book Review: Secrets Between Friends by Fiona Palmer

2017 Reviews · action · Australian · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday Book Review: Rough Diamond by Kathryn Ledson

Welcome to a 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! Today’s Throwback Thursday book review is my own… Continue reading Throwback Thursday Book Review: Rough Diamond by Kathryn Ledson