#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · Australian · book bingo · contemporary fiction · historical fiction

#Book Bingo 2020 Round 7: ‘Prize Winning Book’- The Yield by Tara June Winch

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 7: ‘Prize Winning Book’- The Yield by Tara June Winch

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · Australian · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Goldminer’s Sister by Alison Stuart

Title: The Goldminer’s Sister Author: Alison Stuart Published: July 8th 2020 Publisher: Mira – AU Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Romance RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars Gold is a fever. Will it lead her to love … or death? A suspenseful romance set on the turbulent goldfields of 1870s Australia, for readers of The Postmistress and The Woman in the Green Dress.… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Goldminer’s Sister by Alison Stuart

2020 Reviews · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner

Title: The Jane Austen Society Author: Natalie Jenner Published: May 26th 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 320 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB meets THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY ‘Hope can sometimes be just enough.’ It’s only a few months since the war ended but the little village of Chawton is about… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · historical fiction · literary · new release

New Release Book Review: A Treacherous Country by K.M. Kruimink

Title: A Treacherous Country Author: K.M. Kruimink Published: April 21st 2020 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 256 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars WINNER OF THE AUSTRALIAN/VOGEL’S LITERARY AWARD There is a woman, somewhere, here, in Van Diemen’s Land, unless she had died or otherwise departed, called Maryanne Maginn. Gabriel Fox, the young son of an old English house, arrives… Continue reading New Release Book Review: A Treacherous Country by K.M. Kruimink

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Darkest Shore by Karen Brooks

Title: The Darkest Shore Author: Karen Brooks Published: February 24th 2020 Publisher: HQ Fiction – AU Pages: 528 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars The independent women of Scotland stand up to a witch hunt, male fury and the power of the Church in a battle for survival in this compelling historical novel based on true events… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Darkest Shore by Karen Brooks

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · historical fiction · new release · romance · Speculative fiction

New Release Book Review: Jane in Love by Rachel Givney

Title: Jane in Love Author: Rachel Givney Published: February 4th 2020 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 416 Genres: Fiction, Historical, Romance RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Jane Austen time-travels to the future and falls in love. But will she choose happiness in the present, or her career as a writer in the past? At age twenty-eight, Jane Austen should be seeking… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Jane in Love by Rachel Givney

#20BacklistIn2020 · 2020 Reviews · dual time frame · historical fiction · young adult

#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

2020 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge · 2020 Reviews · historical fiction

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Today I am marking off my twentieth #20 checkpoint category for the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020 with: Everybody knows Daisy Jones and the Six. From the moment Daisy walked barefoot on to the stage at the Whisky, she and the band were a sensation. Their sound defined an era. Their albums were on every turntable.… Continue reading POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

2020 Reviews · historical fiction

Book Review: The Spy by Paulo Coelho

Title: The Spy Author: Paulo Coelho Published: November 22nd 2016 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 208 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $19.99 Rating: 3 stars The Spy tells the unforgettable story of a woman who dared to break the conventions of her time, and paid the price. When Mata Hari arrived in Paris she was penniless. Soon she was feted as the most… Continue reading Book Review: The Spy by Paulo Coelho

#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