2019 Reviews · biography · book bingo · non-fiction

#Book Bingo 2019 Round 17: ‘Written by an Australian Man’- A Scandal in Bohemia by Gideon Haigh

Book Bingo 2019 is a collaboration challenge I am completing with my favourite bloggers, Theresa Smith Writes and The Book Muse. Each Saturday, on a fortnightly basis, beginning on Saturday 5th January 2019, Ashleigh, Theresa and I will complete a book review post, outlining our respective bingo card entries. The Book Bingo 2019 card contains a total of 30… Continue reading #Book Bingo 2019 Round 17: ‘Written by an Australian Man’- A Scandal in Bohemia by Gideon Haigh

2019 Reviews · history · new release · non-fiction · war

New Release Book Review: Operation Babylift by Ian W. Shaw

Title: Operation Babylift Author: Ian W. Shaw Published: May 28th 2019 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 336 Genres: Non Fiction, History RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars The dramatic and heart-warming story of the last-minute evacuation of hundreds of orphaned babies from South Vietnam in the dying days of the Vietnam War and of the brave Australian nurses who made it happen. In late March 1975,… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Operation Babylift by Ian W. Shaw

#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · Australian · new release · non-fiction · true crime

New Release Book Review: The Suicide Bride by Tanya Bretherton

Title: The Suicide Bride Author: Tanya Bretherton Published: April 23rd 2019 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 320 Genres: Non Fiction, Historical, True Crime RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars From the author of the acclaimed THE SUITCASE BABY – shortlisted for the Ned Kelly and Nib awards – comes the chilling story of a charlatan, a murder-suicide, and a family tree so twisted that it… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Suicide Bride by Tanya Bretherton

2019 Reviews · history · new release · non-fiction

New Release Book Review: The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz by Jeremy Dronfield

Title: The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz Author: Jeremy Dronfield Published: February 5th 2019 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 432 Genres: Non Fiction, History RRP: $35.00 Rating: 4 stars The inspiring true story of a father and son’s fight to stay together and to survive the Holocaust. The boy is my greatest joy. We strengthen each other. We are one. Inseparable… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz by Jeremy Dronfield

#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · Australian · biography · non-fiction · true stories

#Book Bingo 2019 Round 8: ‘Themes of Justice’ – Blood on the Rosary by Sue Smethurst and Margaret Harrod

Book Bingo 2019 is a collaboration challenge I am completing with my favourite bloggers, Theresa Smith Writes and The Book Muse. Each Saturday, on a fortnightly basis, beginning on Saturday 5th January 2019, Ashleigh, Theresa and I will complete a book review post, outlining our respective bingo card entries. The Book Bingo 2019 card contains a total of 30… Continue reading #Book Bingo 2019 Round 8: ‘Themes of Justice’ – Blood on the Rosary by Sue Smethurst and Margaret Harrod

2019 Reviews · biography · non-fiction

New Release Book Review: Australia’s Sweetheart by Michael Adams

Title: Australia’s Sweetheart Author: Michael Adams Published: January 29th 2019 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 416 Genres: Non Fiction, Biography RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars This is the fascinating story of Mary Maguire, a 1930s Australian ingenue who sailed for Hollywood and a fabulous life, only to have her career cut short by scandal and tragedy. Packed with celebrity, history and gossip, AUSTRALIA’S SWEETHEART… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Australia’s Sweetheart by Michael Adams

#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · Australian · Beauty and Lace review · biography · memoir · non-fiction

Beauty & Lace Book Review: A Diamond in the Dust by Frauke Bolten-Boshammer with Sue Smethurst

Title: A Diamond in the Dust Author: Frauke Bolten-Boshammer Published: November 1st 2018 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 400 Genres:  Non Fiction, Biography, Memoir RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars The powerful true story of how one woman turned outback dust into a diamond empire Within minutes of landing in Kununurra, Frauke Bolten had made up her mind to get on a plane… Continue reading Beauty & Lace Book Review: A Diamond in the Dust by Frauke Bolten-Boshammer with Sue Smethurst