#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · Australian · Beauty and Lace review · biography · memoir · non-fiction

Beauty & Lace Book Review: A Diamond in the Dust by Frauke Bolten-Boshammer with Sue Smethurst

Title: A Diamond in the Dust Author: Frauke Bolten-Boshammer Published: November 1st 2018 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 400 Genres:  Non Fiction, Biography, Memoir RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars The powerful true story of how one woman turned outback dust into a diamond empire Within minutes of landing in Kununurra, Frauke Bolten had made up her mind to get on a plane… Continue reading Beauty & Lace Book Review: A Diamond in the Dust by Frauke Bolten-Boshammer with Sue Smethurst

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · Australian · biography · history · memoir · non-fiction

Book Review: Kathleen O’Connor of Paris by Amanda Curtain

Title: Kathleen O’Connor of Paris Author: Amanda Curtain Published: 29th October 2018 Publisher: Fremantle Press Pages: 320 Genres:  Non Fiction, Biography, Memoir RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars What does it mean to live a life in pursuit of art? In 1906, Kathleen O’Connor left conservative Perth, where her famous father’s life had ended in tragedy. She had her sights set on a career… Continue reading Book Review: Kathleen O’Connor of Paris by Amanda Curtain

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · biography · memoir · non-fiction · Throwback Thursday · true crime · Uncategorized

Throwback Thursday Book Review: Behind Closed Doors by Katherine X and Sue Smethurst

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! Four children by her father. Thirty years of… Continue reading Throwback Thursday Book Review: Behind Closed Doors by Katherine X and Sue Smethurst

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · beauty · Beauty and Lace review · biography · fashion · France · memoir · non-fiction · travel · true stories

Beauty & Lace Book Club Review: Paris Dreaming by Katrina Lawrence

Title: Paris Dreaming Author:  Katrina Lawrence Published: November 20th 2017 Publisher: Harper Collins Books Australia Pages: 368 Genres:  Biography, True Stories, Memoir RRP: $35.00 Rating: 4 stars An Australian beauty journalist shares her obsession with Paris – a city which has been her guide through a lifelong journey of self-discovery. Katrina Lawrence first fell in love with Paris at the age of five, and… Continue reading Beauty & Lace Book Club Review: Paris Dreaming by Katrina Lawrence

2017 Reviews · action · Adventure · Australian · biography · non-fiction · true crime · war

Book Review: At Hell’s Gate by Mark Abernethy

Title: At Hell’s Gate Author:  Mark Abernethy Published: November 14th 2017 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia Pages: 336 Genres:  Non Fiction, Biography, True Crime, War and Combat RRP: $29.99 “I deal with heavy, dangerous people. People who can bring a society undone.” The Contractor returns. Mike is a big unit. He builds houses and drives a ute. But he isn’t your typical tradie.… Continue reading Book Review: At Hell’s Gate by Mark Abernethy

2017 Reviews · biography · memoir · non-fiction

Book Review: The House of Lies by Renee McBryde

Title: The House of Lies Author:  Renee McBryde Published: January 31st 2017 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 303 Genres:  Biography RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars This compelling memoir of family secrets, murder, sexual assault and domestic violence is also the gripping story of Renee’s constant struggle to accept the truth and her true identity, and, ultimately, to forge a life on her own terms.… Continue reading Book Review: The House of Lies by Renee McBryde

2017 Reviews · Australian · biography · memoir

Book Review: Love Your Sister: How Far Would You Go For Someone You Love? by Connie and Samuel Johnson

Title: Love Your Sister: How Far Would You Go For Someone You Love? Author:  Connie and Samuel Johnson Published: October 28th 2014 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 384 Genres:  Non–Fiction, Biography, Memoir RRP: $19.99 A searingly honest memoir of family, cancer, love … and unicycles by the founders of the LOVE YOUR SISTER charity, Connie and Samuel Johnson, that will inspire and… Continue reading Book Review: Love Your Sister: How Far Would You Go For Someone You Love? by Connie and Samuel Johnson

2017 Reviews · Australian · biography · true crime

Book Review: The Good Cop by Justine Ford

Title: The Good Cop Author: Justine Ford Published: July 26th 2016 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia Pages: 368 Genres:  Biography,  True Crime RRP: $34.99 Rating: 4 stars ‘A – Assume nothing. B – Believe nothing. C – Check everything.’ Ron Iddles In an incredible twenty-five year career as a homicide detective, Ron Iddles’ conviction rate was 99%. Yet that only partly… Continue reading Book Review: The Good Cop by Justine Ford