#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · Australian · book bingo · dual time frame · romance · rural ficition

#Book Bingo 2018: ‘A book with a yellow cover’ – The Country Wedding by Barbara Hannay

#Book Bingo 2018 is a collaboration challenge I am completing with my favourite blogger, Theresa Smith Writes. How does it work?  We have devised our own personalised book bingo card game. Twice a month, on the first and third Saturday of the month, Theresa and I will complete a book review post, outlining our respective bingo card entries.… Continue reading #Book Bingo 2018: ‘A book with a yellow cover’ – The Country Wedding by Barbara Hannay

2017 Reviews · dual time frame · fiction · historical fiction · new release · United States

New Release Book Review: The Book of Summer by Michelle Gable

Title: The Book of Summer Author: Michelle Gable Published: December 27th 2017 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 416 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Physician Bess Codman has returned to her family’s Nantucket compound, Cliff House, for the first time in four years. Her great-grandparents built Cliff House almost a century before, but due to erosion, the once-grand home will soon fall into the… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Book of Summer by Michelle Gable

2017 Reviews · Australian · dual time frame · fiction · historical fiction · romance

Book Review: The Three Miss Allens by Victoria Purman

Title: The Three Miss Allens Author:  Victoria Purman Published: October 24th 2016 Publisher: Harlequin Books Australia Pages: 416 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Romance RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars In 1934, the three Miss Allens – Ruby, Adeline and Clara – arrive in the seaside town of Remarkable Bay for their annual summer holiday. It’s the last time they’ll spend summers as a family. Adeline is… Continue reading Book Review: The Three Miss Allens by Victoria Purman

2017 Reviews · dual time frame · historical fiction · Scotland · World War II

Release Day Book Review: The Good Sister by Maggie Christensen

Title: The Good Sister Author:  Maggie Christensen Published: November 23rd 2017 Publisher: Cala Publishing Pages: 264 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP:  Rating: 4.5 stars Two Isobels. A lifetime of regret. A love that spans the years In 1938, as the world hurtled towards war, twenty-year-old Isobel MacDonald fell madly in love. But fate and her own actions conspired to deny her the… Continue reading Release Day Book Review: The Good Sister by Maggie Christensen

2017 Reviews · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · France · historical fiction · romance

Book Review: Beneath the Parisian Skies by Alli Sinclair

Title: Beneath the Parisian Skies Author: Alli Sinclair Published: June 19th 2017 Publisher: Harlequin Books Australia Pages: 336 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Lily Johansson returns to Paris, the city that broke her heart and destroyed her ballet career, hoping to ease the guilt over her fiance’s death and to make amends with her estranged sister Natalie, a ballerina… Continue reading Book Review: Beneath the Parisian Skies by Alli Sinclair

2017 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · historical fiction · romance · rural ficition

Book Review: If Wishes Were Horses by Karly Lane

Title: If Wishes Were Horses Author:  Karly Lane Published: May 1st 2017 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 348 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Romance, Rural RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars This captivating story of two people recovering from terrible tragedy and loss, and the importance of community, friendship and the power of love. Already struggling to come to terms with the tragic death of… Continue reading Book Review: If Wishes Were Horses by Karly Lane

2017 Reviews · chick lit · dual time frame · Guest Review · romance · women's fiction

Guest Book Review: The Hourglass by Tracy Rees

Title: The Hourglass Author:  Tracy Rees Published: May 4th 2017 Publisher: Hachette Australia for Quercus Pages: 544 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Romance, Chick Lit, Women’s Fiction RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3 stars 2014. Sensible Nora has always taken success for granted, until suddenly her life begins to fall apart. Troubled by anxiety and nightmares, she finds herself drawn to the sweeping beaches of Tenby,… Continue reading Guest Book Review: The Hourglass by Tracy Rees