#aww2020 · wrap up

Australian Women Writers Challenge 2020 Complete Post

Welcome to my official wrap up post of the 2020 Australian Women Writers Challenge. I joined #aww2020 with a personal goal of 150 books to read and review for the challenge. I logged in my last official review for the challenge on the 30th December 2020. According to my records, my final stats reveal that I… Continue reading Australian Women Writers Challenge 2020 Complete Post

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · new release · romance · short stories

New Release Book Review: Christmas Among the Gum Trees by Susanne Bellamy, Nicole Flockton, Jennie Jones, Lauren K. McKellar, Ainslie Paton

Title: Christmas Among the Gum Trees Author: Susanne Bellamy, Nicole Flockton, Jennie Jones, Lauren K. McKellar, Ainslie Paton Published: October 7th 2020 Publisher: Mira – AU Pages: 672 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars A collection of sparkling holiday romance stories from five bestselling Australian authors. 12 Days at Silver Bells House by Jennie Jones Escaping to the country, Kate has… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Christmas Among the Gum Trees by Susanne Bellamy, Nicole Flockton, Jennie Jones, Lauren K. McKellar, Ainslie Paton

#aww2020 · 2020 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge · 2020 Reviews · anthology

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: Writing the Dream by Serenity Press

Today I am marking off my final and fortieth #40th checkpoint category for the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020 with: A collection of 24 stories written by talented authors. No two writers are the same, but they have one thing in common: they are storytellers at heart and their deepest desire is to be heard. Writing… Continue reading POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: Writing the Dream by Serenity Press

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · biography · history · memoir · new release · World War II

New Release Book Review: The Other Side of Absence by Betty O’Neill

Title: The Other Side of Absence Author: Betty O’Neill Published: August 5th 2020 Publisher: Ventura Press Pages: 352 Genres:  Non-Fiction, Historical, Memoir RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Betty O’Neill grew up knowing very little about her father, Antoni. She knew that he had fled Poland after World War Two, that he had disappeared overnight when she was just an infant, and that his… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Other Side of Absence by Betty O’Neill

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: Vanishing Falls by Poppy Gee

Title: Vanishing Falls Author: Poppy Gee Published: November 17th 2020 Publisher: Booktopia Editions Pages: 432 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Celia Lily is rich, beautiful, and admired. She’s also missing. And the search for the glamorous socialite is about to expose all the dark, dirty secrets of Vanishing Falls… Deep within the lush Tasmanian rainforest is the remote town of Vanishing… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Vanishing Falls by Poppy Gee

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · new release · suspense · thriller

New Release Book Review: The Survivors by Jane Harper

Title: The Survivors Author: Jane Harper Published: September 22nd 2020 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 384 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars The compelling new novel from Jane Harper, the New York Times bestselling author of The Dry.Kieran Elliott’s life changed forever on the day a reckless mistake led to devastating consequences. The guilt that still haunts him resurfaces during a visit… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Survivors by Jane Harper

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · women's fiction

New Release Book Review: The Narrows by Nene Davies

Title: The Narrows Author: Nene Davies Published: September 1st 2020 Publisher: Hammer and Tongs Publishing Pages: 262 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Women Rating: 3.5 stars It’s the Swinging Sixties and in colourful London, everything’s changing.Traditional boundaries between men and women, love and marriage, work and home, are in flux – and when a love triangle involves four people, the distance between all of them… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Narrows by Nene Davies

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · children

New Release Book Review: The History of Mischief by Rebecca Higgie

Title: The History of Mischief Author: Rebecca Higgie Published: September 1st 2020 Publisher: Fremantle Press Pages: 376 Genres:  Fiction, Children – Middle Grade RRP: $19.99 Rating: 4.5 stars ‘There is madness in it.’ ‘Yes. But magic too.’ Following the death of their parents, Jessie and her older sister Kay move to their grandmother’s abandoned house. One night they discover The History of Mischief hidden beneath… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The History of Mischief by Rebecca Higgie

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery

Book Review: The New Girl by Ingrid Alexandra

Title: The New Girl Author: Ingrid Alexandra Published: October 3rd 2018 Publisher: Avon GB -HarperCollins Books Australia Pages: 352 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery RRP: $24.99 Rating: 4 stars You’ve only just met.But she already knows you so well.When Rachel moves into the spare room in Mary’s flat in Sydney, everyone is quick to jump to the conclusion that there’s something strange about… Continue reading Book Review: The New Girl by Ingrid Alexandra

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · romance

New Release Book Review: Lonely in Longreach by Eva Scott

Title: Lonely in Longreach Author: Eva Scott Published: September 2nd 2020 Publisher: Mira – AU Pages: 384 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars In the red heart of Queensland, two teenagers playing matchmaker are about to turn more than one life upside-down. Widower Sam Costello has no time for love. When he’s not working on his farm, he’s trying to… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Lonely in Longreach by Eva Scott