2017 Reviews · Australian · children

Children’s Book Review: Friends by Teena Raffa-Mulligan and illustrated by Veronica Rooke

Title: Friends Author:  Teena Raffa-Mulligan Illustrator:  Veronica Rooke Published: March 3rd 2017 Publisher: Serenity Press Pages: 32 Genres:  Children RRP: $12.99 A delightful picture book written by Teena Raffa-Mulligan and illustrated by Veronica Rooke. What makes a friend special? Join Koala and an endearing menagerie of Australian creatures to celebrate the many ways in which friends brighten our days. Playing the… Continue reading Children’s Book Review: Friends by Teena Raffa-Mulligan and illustrated by Veronica Rooke

2017 Reviews · anthology · Australian · contemporary fiction · romance

Book Review: A Bouquet of Love by Serenity Press

Title: A Bouquet of Love Author:  Monique Mulligan , Teena Raffa-Mulligan, Glennys Marsdon, Bree Verity , P.L. Harris, Louisa West, Barbara Gurney, Ilona Krueger , Claire Boston & Carolyn Wren . Published: April 28th 2017 Publisher: Serenity Press Pages: 296 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Short Stories, Australian, Romance RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Ten couples not looking for love find something unexpected when… Continue reading Book Review: A Bouquet of Love by Serenity Press

2017 Reviews · Australian · romance

Book Review: The Shack by the Bay by Lea Davey

Title: The Shack by the Bay Author: Lea Davey Published: July 30th 2016 Publisher: Valeena Press Pages: 418 Genres:  Fiction, Romance, Australian RRP:  Rating: 4 stars An isolated fishing shack on a beautiful bay in the Whitsundays provides Luke with a retreat where he can find peace and solitude. However, the discovery of family war relics, and a developing relationship with… Continue reading Book Review: The Shack by the Bay by Lea Davey

2017 Reviews · Australian · historical fiction · romance

Book Review: Daughter of the Murray by Darry Fraser

Title: Daughter of the Murray Author: Darry Fraser Published: December 12th 2016 Publisher: Harlequin Books Australia Pages: 368 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Romance, Australian RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3.5 stars 1890s, River Murray, Northern Victoria Georgina Calthorpe is unhappy living with her indifferent foster family the MacHenry’s in their crumbling house on the banks of the River Murray. Unlike the rest of the… Continue reading Book Review: Daughter of the Murray by Darry Fraser

2017 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · romance · rural ficition · small town

Book Review: The Drifter by Anthea Hodgson

Title: The Drifter Author: Anthea Hodgson Published: September 19th 2016 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 368 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Australian, Rural, Romance RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars Cate Christie is a party girl, unable to commit to anything, until she is involved in a tragic accident that changes everything. To escape her guilt and her parents’ bitter disapproval, Cate leaves Perth for… Continue reading Book Review: The Drifter by Anthea Hodgson

2017 Reviews · Australian · historical fiction · romance

Book Review: The Cedar Cutter by Tea Cooper

Title: The Cedar Cutter Author: Tea Cooper Published: August 1st 2016 Publisher: Harlequin Books (MIRA) Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Australian, Romance RRP: $22.49 Rating: 4 stars From the bestselling author of The Horse Thief comes a historical story of love, intrigue and danger in the majestic cedar forests of the Hunter Valley.   Even if time heals all wounds, you still… Continue reading Book Review: The Cedar Cutter by Tea Cooper

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

Book Review: Champagne for Breakfast by Maggie Christensen

Title: Champagne for Breakfast Author: Maggie Christensen Published: April 28th 2017 Publisher: Cala Publishing Pages: 256 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Australian RRP: $12.99 Rating: 4 stars Rosa Taylor is celebrating her fiftieth birthday with champagne. By the river. On her own. After finishing her six-year long affair with her boss, Rosa is desperate to avoid him in the workplace and determined… Continue reading Book Review: Champagne for Breakfast by Maggie Christensen