#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · Ireland · mystery

Book Review: The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan

Title: The Ruin Author: Dervla McTiernan Published: February 19th 2018 Publisher: Harper Collins Books Australia Pages: 400 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars Galway 1993: Young Garda Cormac Reilly is called to a scene he will never forget. Two silent, neglected children – fifteen-year-old Maude and five-year-old Jack – are waiting for him at a crumbling country house. Upstairs, their… Continue reading Book Review: The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan

2017 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · Greece · Guest Review · Ireland · life lit · Mrs R Review · romance · women's fiction

Double Feature Book Review: Leaving Ocean Road by Esther Campion

Title: Leaving Ocean Road Author:  Esther Campion Published: July 25th 2017 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 368 Genres:  Fiction, Australian, Romance, Women’s Fiction RRP: $29.99 Twenty years ago, Ellen left her beloved Ireland to make a new life in Australia. Now struggling to cope with the death of her much loved husband, Nick, Ellen finds her world turned upside down when an… Continue reading Double Feature Book Review: Leaving Ocean Road by Esther Campion

2017 Reviews · Book club · contemporary fiction · Ireland · women's fiction

Book Club Review: Keep You Safe by Melissa Hill

Title: Keep You Safe Author:  Melissa Hill Published: August 21st 2017 Publisher: Harper Collins Books Australia Pages: 384 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Women’s Fiction RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars For single mum Kate O’Hara, there was no decision to make. Her daughter Rosie is one of a small percentage of Irish children with a disorder that prevents her from being vaccinated against measles. All… Continue reading Book Club Review: Keep You Safe by Melissa Hill

2017 Reviews · chick lit · contemporary fiction · Ireland · romance · women's fiction

Book Review: The Break by Marian Keyes

Title: The Break Author: Marian Keyes Published: September 7th 2017 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 576 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Chick Lit, Romance, Women’s Fiction RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars Amy’s husband Hugh isn’t really leaving her. At least, that’s what he promises. He is just taking a break – from their marriage, their children and, most of all, from their life together. For… Continue reading Book Review: The Break by Marian Keyes

2016 Reviews · contemporary fiction · Ireland · women's fiction

Book Review: Secrets of a Happy Marriage by Cathy Kelly

Title: Secrets of a Happy Marriage Author: Cathy Kelly Published: October 25th  2016 Publisher: Orion Publishing Co Pages: 320 Genres: Fiction, Women, Ireland RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3 stars The wonderful and heart-warming new novel full of secrets, lies and family ties from Sunday Times bestselling author, Cathy Kelly. Bess is hoping to show everyone just how happy her recent marriage is,… Continue reading Book Review: Secrets of a Happy Marriage by Cathy Kelly

2016 Reviews · historical fiction · Ireland · romance

Beauty & Lace Book Review: It Was Only Ever You by Kate Kerrigan

Book blurb: Set, like Maeve Binchy’s early bestsellers, in late 1950s Ireland and New York, this is the story of three women and the charismatic man with whom their lives are interwoven. Patrick Murphy has charm to burn and a singing voice to die for. Many people will recognise his talent. Many women will love… Continue reading Beauty & Lace Book Review: It Was Only Ever You by Kate Kerrigan

2016 Reviews · Beauty and Lace review · historical fiction · Ireland · saga

Book Review: Daughters of Castle Deverill by Santa Montefiore

Book blurb: It is 1925 and the war is long over. But much has been lost and life will never truly be the same again. Castle Deverill, cherished home to the Deverill family in the west of Ireland for hundreds of years, has burned to the ground. But young and flighty Celia Deverill is determined… Continue reading Book Review: Daughters of Castle Deverill by Santa Montefiore