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#Book Bingo 2020 Round 9: ‘Themes of Culture’- The Things She Owned by Katherine Tamiko Arguile

Book Bingo 2020 is a collaboration challenge I am completing for the third year with my favourite bloggers, Theresa Smith Writes and The Book Muse. On the second Saturday of each month, beginning on Saturday 11th January 2020, Theresa, Ashleigh and I will complete a book review post, outlining our respective bingo card entries. The Book Bingo 2020 card… Continue reading #Book Bingo 2020 Round 9: ‘Themes of Culture’- The Things She Owned by Katherine Tamiko Arguile

2020 Reviews · Britain · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Sea Gate by Jane Johnson

Title: The Sea Gate Author: Jane Johnson Published: September 2nd 2020 Publisher: Head of Zeus – GB Pages: 448 Genres:  Fiction, General RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars One house, two women, a lifetime of secrets… Following the death of her mother, Becky begins the sad task of sorting through her empty flat. Starting with the letters piling up on the doormat, she finds… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Sea Gate by Jane Johnson

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POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Today I am marking off my thirtieth #30th checkpoint category for the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020 with: Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded… Continue reading POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

Today I am marking off my twenty eighth #28th checkpoint category for the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020 with: After the death of her beloved grandmother, a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana, where she discovers the roots of her identity-and unearths a family secret hidden since the revolution . . . Havana, 1958. The daughter of… Continue reading POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

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New Release Book Review: The Lost Jewels by Kirsty Manning

Title: The Lost Jewels Author: Kirsty Manning Published: March 31st 2020 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 336 Genres: Fiction, Historical/Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars From the bestselling author of The Jade Lily comes a thrilling modern-day treasure hunt brimming with family secrets. ‘…seamlessly blending fact with fiction to create a truly stunning story, it’s a heartwarming tale by one of Australia’s best… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Lost Jewels by Kirsty Manning

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#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

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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