#20BacklistIn2020 · 2020 Reviews · dual time frame · historical fiction · young adult

#20BACKLISTIN2020 Backlist Book Challenge: Follow After Me by Allison Marlow Paterson

In a desperate bid to reduce the books that are collecting dust on my TBR shelves, I have decided to collaborate with another avid reader and fellow book reviewer, Nicole from Certified Book Addicts. The #20BACKLISTIN2020 challenge is a self paced challenge hosted by Jaylamm.Reads, Reading and Sunshine, and Cassidys.Bookshelf. The overall goal of this challenge is to read… Continue reading #20BACKLISTIN2020 Backlist Book Challenge: Follow After Me by Allison Marlow Paterson

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · historical fiction

New Release Book Review: The Secret Life of Shirley Sullivan by Lisa Ireland

Title: The Secret Life of Shirley Sullivan Author: Lisa Ireland Published: April 28th 2020 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 352 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars ‘Elderly. Is that how the world sees me? A helpless little old lady? If only they knew. I allow myself a small smirk.’ When Shirley Sullivan signs her 83-year-old husband, Frank, out of the… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Secret Life of Shirley Sullivan by Lisa Ireland

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · historical fiction · new release · World War II

New Release Book Review: The Paris Secret by Natasha Lester

Title: The Paris Secret Author: Natasha Lester Published: March 31st 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 464 Genres: Fiction, Historical/Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars A wardrobe of Dior gowns, a secret kept for sixty-five years, and the three women bound forever by war… from the New York Times bestselling author of THE FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHER. England, 1939 Talented pilot Skye Penrose joins the British… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Paris Secret by Natasha Lester

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New Release Book Review: Inheritance of Secrets by Sonya Bates & GIVEAWAY!

Title: Inheritance of Secrets Author: Sonya Bates Published: April 20th 2020 Publisher: Harper Collins Books Australia Pages: 432 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary/Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars A brutal murder. A wartime promise. A quest for the truth. Kate Furnivall meets Caroline Overington in a gripping, page-turning mystery. No matter how far you run, the past will always find you. Juliet’s… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Inheritance of Secrets by Sonya Bates & GIVEAWAY!

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#Online Tour Book Review: The Deceptions by Suzanne Leal

Title: The Deceptions Author: Suzanne Leal Published: March 31st 2020 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 288 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary/Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Long-buried family secrets surface in a compelling new novel from the author of The Teacher’s Secret. Moving from wartime Europe to modern day Australia, The Deceptions is a powerful story of old transgressions, unexpected revelations and the legacy of lives… Continue reading #Online Tour Book Review: The Deceptions by Suzanne Leal

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Banksia Bay Beach Shack by Sandie Docker

Title: The Banksia Bay Beach Shack Author: Sandie Docker Published: March 17th 2020 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars The heartwarming new family saga from the bestselling author of The Kookaburra Creek Café. A year is a long time in the memory of a small town. Stories get twisted, truths become warped, history is… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Banksia Bay Beach Shack by Sandie Docker

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New Release Book Review: Truths I Never Told You by Kelly Rimmer

Title: Truths I Never Told You Author: Kelly Rimmer Published: February 25th 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 352 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars It begins with the discovery of a tattered letter in the attic … A heart-tugging story of family secrets by the Top 10 bestselling Australian author 1959: Grace is a young mother with four children… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Truths I Never Told You by Kelly Rimmer

2020 Reviews · dual time frame · historical fiction · new release · United States

New Release Book Review: Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain

Title: Big Lies in a Small Town Author: Diane Chamberlain Published: January 14th 2020 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars North Carolina, 2018: Morgan Christopher’s life has been derailed. Taking the fall for a crime she did not commit, she finds herself serving a three-year stint in the North Carolina Women’s Correctional Center. Her… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain

2019 Reviews · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · historical fiction · new release · romance

New Release Book Review: The Sun Sister by Lucinda Riley

Title: The Sun Sister Author: Lucinda Riley Published: November 12th 2019 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 848 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary/Historical, Romance RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars To the outside world, Electra D’Aplièse seems to be the woman with everything: as one of the world’s top models, she is beautiful, rich and famous. Yet beneath the veneer, and fuelled by the pressure… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Sun Sister by Lucinda Riley

2019 Reviews · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · historical fiction

Book Review: The Moon Sister by Lucinda Riley

Title: The Moon Sister Author: Lucinda Riley Published: October 30th 2018 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary/Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3.5 stars Tiggy Aplièse is doing the job she loves; working at a deer sanctuary up in the raw beauty of the highlands of Scotland. When the sanctuary has to close, she is offered a job on the… Continue reading Book Review: The Moon Sister by Lucinda Riley