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New Release Book Review: 12 Weeks of June by Rania Battany

Title: 12 Weeks of June Author: Rania Battany Published: April 1st 2022 Publisher: Independent Pages: 310 Genres:  Fiction, Romance, Historical, Contemporary Rating: 4 stars One cafe. Two couples. Many secrets. 2018: All Chloe wanted was an eternal love – like that of her grandparents’. What she got was a broken heart and a rude reminder of single life in the digital age. After… Continue reading New Release Book Review: 12 Weeks of June by Rania Battany

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New Release Book Review: The Secrets of Bridgwater Bay by Julie Brooks

Title: The Secrets of Bridgewater Bay Author: Julie Brooks Published: December 29th 2021 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 400 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars ………………………………………………………………………………………… England, 1919: Rose and Ivy board a ship bound for Australia. One is travelling there to marry a man she has never met. One is destined never to arrive. Australia, 2016: Amongst her late-grandmother’s possessions, Molly… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Secrets of Bridgwater Bay by Julie Brooks

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New Release Book Review: The Riviera House by Natasha Lester

Title: The Riviera House Author: Natasha Lester Published: September 1st 2021 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 464 Genres: Fiction, Historical/Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars From the New York Times bestselling author comes this extraordinary masterpiece of historical fiction that will have you wiping tears from your face. Paris, 1939When Nazis occupy the city, Eliane Dufort is heartbroken – her lover flees for England and her family to… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Riviera House by Natasha Lester

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New Release Book Review: The Buchanan Girls by Emily Madden

Title: The Buchanan Girls Author: Emily Madden Published: September 1st 2021 Publisher: Mira – AU Pages: 448 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Romance RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars A sweeping family saga about betrayal, forgiveness and the cost of love. Sydney, 1941: Olive and Ivy may be identical twins, but they couldn’t be more different. While Olive is focused on marrying a man appropriate to… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Buchanan Girls by Emily Madden

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New Release Book Review: The Women’s Circle by Karyn Sepulveda

Title: The Women’s Circle Author: Karyn Sepulveda Published: July 7th 2021 Publisher: Ventura Press Pages: 304 Genres: Fiction RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Sydney, present day. Anna is released into the world after six years in prison. The entirety of her possessions stuffed into a single plastic bag. The trauma of her past, a much heavier burden to carry. Feeling hopeless, isolated and deeply… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Women’s Circle by Karyn Sepulveda

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New Release Book Review: The French Gift by Kirsty Manning

Title: The French Gift Author: Kirsty Manning Published: March 30th 2021 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 328 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars A forgotten manuscript threatens to unravel the past … Fresnes Prison, 1940: Margot Bisset, a former maid from the Riviera, finds herself in a prison cell with writer and French Resistance fighter, Josephine Murant. Together, they are transferred… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The French Gift by Kirsty Manning

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Book Review: The Piano Woman by Rozzi Bazzani

Title: The Piano Woman Author: Rozzi Bazzani Published: February 11th 2021 Publisher: Arcadia Pages: 310 Genres:  Fiction, Historical/Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars A young woman goes missing…On the threshold of World War II, a young woman from a titled family in the south of England disappears, seemingly without a trace.An unexpected inheritance…In 2016 on the outskirts of Melbourne Australia, Maddison Browne, a… Continue reading Book Review: The Piano Woman by Rozzi Bazzani

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New Release Book Review: The Missing Sister by Lucinda Riley

Title: The Missing Sister Author: Lucinda Riley Published: May 25th 2021 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 816 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary/Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars They’ll search the world to find her. From the Sunday Times number one bestselling author Lucinda Riley, The Missing Sister is the seventh instalment in the multimillion-copy epic series The Seven Sisters. The six D’Aplièse sisters have each been on their own incredible journey… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Missing Sister by Lucinda Riley

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Beauty & Lace Book Review: Eye of a Rook by Josephine Taylor

Title: Eye of a Rook Author: Josephine Taylor Published: February 2nd 2021 Publisher: Fremantle Press Pages: 216 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary/Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating:  4 stars In 1860s London, Arthur sees his wife, Emily, suddenly struck down by a pain for which she can find no words, forced to endure harmful treatments and reliant on him for guidance. Meanwhile, in contemporary Perth, Alice,… Continue reading Beauty & Lace Book Review: Eye of a Rook by Josephine Taylor

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New Release Book Review: The Valley of Lost Stories by Vanessa McCausland

Title: The Valley of Lost Stories Author: Vanessa McCausland Published: December 2nd 2020 Publisher: HarperCollins Books Australia Pages: 416 Genres:  Fiction RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Beautiful, beguiling and treacherous … Big Little Lies meets Picnic at Hanging Rock in a secluded valley over the Blue Mountains. Four women and their children are invited to the beautiful but remote Capertee Valley, west of the Blue Mountains. Once… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Valley of Lost Stories by Vanessa McCausland