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New Release Book Review & Giveaway: Eleanor’s Secret by Caroline Beecham

Title: Eleanor’s Secret Author: Caroline Beecham Published: April 24th 2018 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 432 Genres: Fiction, Historical/Contemporary, Mystery RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars An engrossing wartime mystery of past deceptions, family secrets and long-lasting love… London, 1942 When art school graduate, Eleanor Roy, is recruited by the War Artists Advisory Committee, she comes one step closer to realising her dream of… Continue reading New Release Book Review & Giveaway: Eleanor’s Secret by Caroline Beecham

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New Release Book Review: The Jade Lily by Kirsty Manning

Title: The Jade Lily Author: Kirsty Manning Published: April 24th 2018 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 456 Genres: Fiction, Historical/Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars In 2016, fleeing London with a broken heart, Alexandra returns to Australia to be with her grandparents, Romy and Wilhelm, when her grandfather is dying. With only weeks left together, her grandparents begin to reveal the family mysteries they… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Jade Lily by Kirsty Manning

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#Book Bingo 2018: ‘A book written by an Australian woman’ – Stars Across the Ocean by Kimberley Freeman

#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 written by an Australian woman’ – Stars Across the Ocean by Kimberley Freeman

2018 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · Guest Review · historical fiction · Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday Book Review: Mackenzie Crossing by Kaye Dobbie

Welcome to a weekly post, Throwback Thursday. This weekly book review post is a way to share some old favourites, books that were published over a year ago and most importantly those books that have been languishing on the to be read pile for far too long! Guest reviewer Mrs R brings us this week’s… Continue reading Throwback Thursday Book Review: Mackenzie Crossing by Kaye Dobbie

2018 Reviews · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · historical fiction · new release · romance

New Release Book Review: The Pearl Sister by Lucinda Riley

Title: The Pearl Sister Author: Lucinda Riley Published: February 27th 2018 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 704 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Historical, Romance RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars CeCe D’Aplièse has never felt she fitted in anywhere. Following the death of her father, the elusive billionaire Pa Salt – so-called by the six daughters he adopted from around the globe and named after the Seven Sisters star… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Pearl Sister by Lucinda Riley

2018 Reviews · Australian · dual time frame · Guest Review · historical fiction · Mrs R Review · rural fiction

Guest Book Review: Willow Tree Bend by Kaye Dobbie

Title: Willow Tree Bend Author: Kaye Dobbie Published: September 18th 2017 Publisher: Harlequin Books Australia Pages: 368 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Romance RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars An interrupted phone call and a mysterious disappearance brings a family’s secret past crashing into the present… It’s 1969 and small-town girl Faith Taylor longs for the excitement of the city. Leaving her family home… Continue reading Guest Book Review: Willow Tree Bend by Kaye Dobbie

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#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