#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · Australian · memoir · Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday Book Review: A Sunburnt Childhood by Toni Tapp Coutts

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! Synopsis: Toni Tapp grew up on the massive… Continue reading Throwback Thursday Book Review: A Sunburnt Childhood by Toni Tapp Coutts

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · Australian · book bingo · Goodreads giveaway · memoir · true stories

#Book Bingo 2018: ‘A book by an author you’ve never read before’ – A Certain Light by Cynthia Banham

#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 by an author you’ve never read before’ – A Certain Light by Cynthia Banham

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#Book Bingo 2018: ‘A memoir’ – The Country Wife by Anne Gorman

#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 memoir’ – The Country Wife by Anne Gorman

#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 · biography · memoir · non-fiction

Book Review: The House of Lies by Renee McBryde

Title: The House of Lies Author:  Renee McBryde Published: January 31st 2017 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 303 Genres:  Biography RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars This compelling memoir of family secrets, murder, sexual assault and domestic violence is also the gripping story of Renee’s constant struggle to accept the truth and her true identity, and, ultimately, to forge a life on her own terms.… Continue reading Book Review: The House of Lies by Renee McBryde

2017 Reviews · Australian · biography · memoir

Book Review: Love Your Sister: How Far Would You Go For Someone You Love? by Connie and Samuel Johnson

Title: Love Your Sister: How Far Would You Go For Someone You Love? Author:  Connie and Samuel Johnson Published: October 28th 2014 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 384 Genres:  Non–Fiction, Biography, Memoir RRP: $19.99 A searingly honest memoir of family, cancer, love … and unicycles by the founders of the LOVE YOUR SISTER charity, Connie and Samuel Johnson, that will inspire and… Continue reading Book Review: Love Your Sister: How Far Would You Go For Someone You Love? by Connie and Samuel Johnson

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Book snippet: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

Book blurb: #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER, SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE. At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life.… Continue reading Book snippet: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

2016 Reviews · Goodreads giveaway · memoir · sport

Book review: Life As I Know It by Michelle Payne

Life As I Know It is the remarkable story of the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup, Michelle Payne. At just 30 years old, this inspirational and determined young woman was able to achieve her lifelong dream of winning Australia’s most prestigious sporting event. Michelle Payne has worked in collaboration with writer and… Continue reading Book review: Life As I Know It by Michelle Payne