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

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New Release Book Review: Heart of the Cross by Emily Madden

Title: Heart of the Cross Author: Emily Madden Published: August 19th 2019 Publisher: Mira – AU Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary/Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars From Ireland to Kings Cross, a legacy of loss and hope echoes across the generations … Tinahely, Ireland, 1959 Rosie Hart is content leaving her home behind to follow her new husband to Australia. But she soon… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Heart of the Cross by Emily Madden

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New Release Book Review: The Artist’s Portrait by Julie Keys

Title: The Artist’s Portrait Author: Julie Keys Published: March 26th 2019 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 304 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Historical, Mystery RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars A story about art, murder, and making your place in history. Whatever it was that drew me to Muriel, it wasn’t her charm. In 1992, morning sickness drives Jane to pre-dawn walks of her neighbourhood where she meets… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Artist’s Portrait by Julie Keys

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Book Review: The Quarantine Station by Michelle Montebello

Title: The Quarantine Station Author: Michelle Montebello Published: February 19th 2019 Publisher: Self Pages: 388 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Romance RRP: $36.00 Rating: 5 stars The rules were crystal clear. She broke them all… 1918 … When Rose Porter arrives on the shores of Sydney with little more than her suitcase, she must take a job as a parlourmaid at the mysterious North Head… Continue reading Book Review: The Quarantine Station by Michelle Montebello

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New Release Book Review: The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant

Title: The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant Author: Kayte Nunn Published: May 28th 2019 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary/Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars A cache of unsent love letters from the 1950s is found in a suitcase on a remote island in this mysterious love story by top ten bestselling author, Kayte Nunn 1951. Esther Durrant, a young mother, is… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant