#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · France · romance · young adult

New Release Book Review: Paris Syndrome by Lisa Walker

Title: Paris Syndrome Author: Lisa Walker Published: March 19th 2018 Publisher: Harper Collins Books Australia Pages: 320 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Young Adult RRP: $19.99 Rating: 4 stars Can romance only be found in Paris, the city of love? Happiness (Happy) Glass has been a loner since moving to Brisbane and yet still dreams about living in Paris with her best friend Rosie… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Paris Syndrome by Lisa Walker

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · beauty · Beauty and Lace review · biography · fashion · France · memoir · non-fiction · travel · true stories

Beauty & Lace Book Club Review: Paris Dreaming by Katrina Lawrence

Title: Paris Dreaming Author:  Katrina Lawrence Published: November 20th 2017 Publisher: Harper Collins Books Australia Pages: 368 Genres:  Biography, True Stories, Memoir RRP: $35.00 Rating: 4 stars An Australian beauty journalist shares her obsession with Paris – a city which has been her guide through a lifelong journey of self-discovery. Katrina Lawrence first fell in love with Paris at the age of five, and… Continue reading Beauty & Lace Book Club Review: Paris Dreaming by Katrina Lawrence

2017 Reviews · France · memoir · non-fiction

Book Review: Farewell my French Love by Nadine Williams

Title: Farewell My French Love Author:  Nadine Williams Published: April 24th 2017 Publisher: Harlequin Books Australia Pages: 288 Genres:  Non Fiction, Memoir RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3.5 stars Journalist Nadine Williams is heart-broken following the untimely death of her French-born husband, Olivier. Long-time friend Jane, alarmed at Nadine’s despair, suggests a return to Europe to restore her joie de vivre: ending in Paris where… Continue reading Book Review: Farewell my French Love by Nadine Williams

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 · France · Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday Book Review: Rachael’s Gift by Alexandra Cameron

Welcome to a new 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! It is my turn to deliver you… Continue reading Throwback Thursday Book Review: Rachael’s Gift by Alexandra Cameron

2017 Reviews · France · historical fiction · mystery · World War II

Book Review: Paris Time Capsule by Ella Carey

Title: Paris Time Capsule Author: Ella Carey Published: August 22 2016 Publisher: Harlequin Books Australia Pages: 288 Genres:  Fiction,  Historical, Cultural – France, Mystery RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars New York–based photographer Cat Jordan is ready to begin a new life with her successful, button-down boyfriend. But when she learns that she’s inherited the estate of a… Continue reading Book Review: Paris Time Capsule by Ella Carey

2017 Reviews · Beauty and Lace review · France · historical fiction · romance

Beauty & Lace Book Review: To Capture What We Cannot Keep by Beatrice Colin

Title: To Capture What We Cannot Keep Author: Beatrice Colin Published: January 3rd 2017 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 304 Genres: Fiction, Historical, Romance RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars Set against the construction of the Eiffel Tower, this novel charts the relationship between a young Scottish widow and a French engineer who, despite constraints of class and wealth, fall in love. In… Continue reading Beauty & Lace Book Review: To Capture What We Cannot Keep by Beatrice Colin

2016 Reviews · contemporary fiction · France · gothic · mystery

Book Review: Le Chateau by Sarah Ridout

  Book blurb: What really happened at the chateau? When Charlotte regains consciousness after an accident, she finds herself living a stranger’s life. The previous five years are a blank, and her husband, Henri, and daughter, Ada, are strangers. Arriving at their family chateau in southern France, she hopes to regain her memories. Instead she… Continue reading Book Review: Le Chateau by Sarah Ridout