#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

#20BacklistIn2020 · 2020 Reviews · buddy read · fantasy · historical fiction

#20BACKLISTIN2020 Backlist Book Challenge: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · historical fiction · new release · World War II

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

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

#Book Bingo 2020 Round 5: ‘About the environment’- Maralinga by Judy Nunn

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 5: ‘About the environment’- Maralinga by Judy Nunn

2020 Reviews · historical fiction · new release · romance

New Release Book Review: The Wedding Dress by Danielle Steel

Title: The Wedding Dress Author: Danielle Steel Published: April 28th 2020 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 320 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Romance RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3 stars The Deveraux family were among the most important members of 1920s San Francisco society, and the wedding of their daughter, Eleanor, to wealthy banker Alexander Allen would be the highlight of the 1929 social calendar. The wedding, held… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Wedding Dress by Danielle Steel

2020 Reviews · historical fiction · new release · war

New Release Book Review: The Lost Lights of St Kilda by Elisabeth Gifford

Title: The Lost Lights of St Kilda Author: Elisabeth Gifford Published: March 31st 2020 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 288 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3.5 stars 1927: When Fred Lawson takes a summer job on St Kilda, little does he realise that he has joined the last community to ever live on that beautiful, isolated island. Only three years… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Lost Lights of St Kilda by Elisabeth Gifford