2019 Reviews · Australian · historical fiction · new release

Release Day Book Review: Sweet Bitter Cane by G.S. Johnston

Title: Sweet Bitter Cane Author: G.S. Johnston Published: February 20th 2019 Publisher: MiaRebaRose Press Pages: 448 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $34.40 Rating: 5 stars Sweet Bitter Cane: An Italian-Australian World War II saga One woman. Two men. A war. Twenty-year-old Amelia marries Italo, a man she’s never met. To escape an Italy reeling from the Great War, she sails to him in Far North Queensland to… Continue reading Release Day Book Review: Sweet Bitter Cane by G.S. Johnston

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New Release Book Review: How to Be Second Best by Jessica Dettman & GIVEAWAY!

Title: How to Be Second Best Author: Jessica Dettman Published: January 1st 2019 Publisher: Harper Collins Books Australia Pages: 368 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars A hilarious and heart-warming debut that captures the dramas, delights and delirium of modern parenting. This is Marian Keyes meets Allison Pearson, with a dash of Caitlin Moran. Going from one child to two is never… Continue reading New Release Book Review: How to Be Second Best by Jessica Dettman & GIVEAWAY!

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Book Review: A Life Worth Living by Louise Guy

Title: A Life Worth Living Author:  Louise Guy Published: October 16th 2018 Publisher: Go Direct Publishing Pages: 346 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Australian RRP: $19.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Leah Donaldson and Eve West may be identical twins, but their personalities and lives couldn’t be more different. A journalist, Leah is a caring, compassionate person who would do anything for those she loves, especially her… Continue reading Book Review: A Life Worth Living by Louise Guy

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New Release Book Review: The Lost Girls by Jennifer Spence

Title: The Lost Girls Author: Jennifer Spence Published: February 1st 2019 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 352 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars A haunting tale of love and loss that will make you think twice What would you do if you had the chance to change a pivotal moment from your past?   How far would you go to save someone… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Lost Girls by Jennifer Spence

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New Release Book Review: Saving You by Charlotte Nash

Title: Saving You Author: Charlotte Nash Published: January 29th 2018 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars Three escaped pensioners. One single mother. A road trip to rescue her son. The new emotionally compelling page-turner by Australia’s Charlotte Nash In their tiny pale green cottage under the trees, Mallory Cook and her five-year-old son, Harry, are a little family unit who weather the storms… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Saving You by Charlotte Nash

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#Book Bingo 2019 Round 3: ‘Book set in the Australian mountains’ – The Bus on Thursday by Shirley Barrett

Book Bingo 2019 is a collaboration challenge I am completing with my favourite bloggers, Theresa Smith Writes and The Book Muse. Each Saturday, on a fortnightly basis, beginning on Saturday 5th January 2019, Ashleigh, Theresa and I will complete a book review post, outlining our respective bingo card entries. The Book Bingo 2019 card contains a total of 30… Continue reading #Book Bingo 2019 Round 3: ‘Book set in the Australian mountains’ – The Bus on Thursday by Shirley Barrett

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Book Review: The Secrets of Palmerston House by Phillipa Nefri Clark

Title: The Secrets of Palmerston House: A Christie Ryan Mystery (River’s End Book 3) Author: Phillipa Nefri Clark Published: November 30th 2018 Publisher: Self Published Pages: 274 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Historical, Mystery, Romance RRP: $4.99 (e book) Rating: 4 stars 1853. A fateful game of poker changed the fortunes of two families forever. A home was lost. But what was left behind? 2018.… Continue reading Book Review: The Secrets of Palmerston House by Phillipa Nefri Clark