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New Release Book Review: The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

Title: The Clockmaker’s Daughter Author: Kate Morton Published: September 12th 2018 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 592 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary/Historical, Mystery RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor on the banks of the Upper Thames. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

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New Release Book Review: Dressing the Dearloves by Kelly Doust

Title: Dressing the Dearloves Author: Kelly Doust Published: August 20th 2018 Publisher: Harper Collins Books Australia Pages: 416 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars One crumbling grand manor house, a family in decline, five generations of women, and an attic full of beautiful clothes with secrets and lies hidden in their folds. Kelly Doust, author of Precious Things, spins another warm, glamorous… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Dressing the Dearloves by Kelly Doust

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New Release Book Review: The Right Place by Carla Caruso

Title: The Right Place Author: Carla Caruso Published: August 20th 2018 Publisher: Harlequin –  Mira Pages: 400 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary/Historical, Australian, Romance RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Can the past show you the way home? Charming and memorable, The Right Place is an Australian novel, combining warm romance with family drama and the longing to fit in. Perfect for readers who love The Missing Pieces of Us by… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Right Place by Carla Caruso

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New Release Book Review: The Lost Pearl by Emily Madden

Title: The Lost Pearl Author: Emily Madden Published: August 20th 2018 Publisher: Harlequin –  Mira Pages: 480 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary/Historical, Australian RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars Honolulu, Hawaii 1941 On the evening of her sixteenth birthday party, Catherine McGarrie wants nothing more than for the night to be over, even though the opulence of the ballroom befits the daughter of a US Navy Rear Admiral.… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Lost Pearl by Emily Madden

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#Book Bingo 2018: ‘A book more than 500 pages’ – Southern Ruby by Belinda Alexandra

#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 more than 500 pages’ – Southern Ruby by Belinda Alexandra

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New Release Book Review: Whitsunday Dawn by Annie Seaton

Title: Whitsunday Dawn Author: Annie Seaton Published: July 27th 2018 Publisher: Harlequin –  Mira Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary/Historical, Australian RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars When Olivia Sheridan arrives in the Whitsundays as spokesperson for big mining company Sheridan Corp, it should be a straightforward presentation to the town about their proposed project. But when a handsome local fisherman shows her what ecological impact the… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Whitsunday Dawn by Annie Seaton

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Book Review: The Concubine’s Child by Carol Jones

Title: The Concubine’s Child Author: Carol Jones Published: April 23rd 2018 Publisher: Head of Zeus Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $27.99 Rating: 5 stars An evocative, multi-generational tale of a family haunted by the death of a young concubine in 1930s Malaysia. In 1930s Malaya a sixteen-year-old girl, dreaming of marriage to her sweetheart, is sold as a concubine to a rich old… Continue reading Book Review: The Concubine’s Child by Carol Jones