#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · romance · small town

New Release Book Review: Outback Secrets by Rachael Johns

Title: Outback Secrets Author: Rachael Johns Published: October 27th 2021 Publisher: Mira – AU Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Small Town, Romance RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars Keeping secrets comes naturally to him … but will it ruin his chance at love? Liam Castle knows the secrets of everyone in Bunyip Bay. As the owner of the pub, he’s heard it all –… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Outback Secrets by Rachael Johns

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New Release Book Review: The Duke and I by Julia Quinn

Title: The Duke and I Author: Julia Quinn Publisher: Avon GB – HarperCollins Books Australia Pages: 464 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Romance RRP: $22.99 Rating: 4 stars A #1 New York Times Bestseller  From #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn comes the story of Daphne Bridgerton, in the first of her beloved Regency-set novels featuring the charming, powerful Bridgerton family, now a series created… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Duke and I by Julia Quinn

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Book Review: Home Truths in Tumble Creek by Louise Forster

Title: Home Truths in Tumble Creek Author: Louise Forster Published: May 21st 2019 Publisher: Independent Pages: 302 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Romance Rating: 3.5 stars She’s a chef, he’s a farmer/electrician, and together they discover Uncle Bob’s secret life, the Russian diplomat and the elusive Veronica. London-based chef, Jennifer Dove, loves her exciting, fast-paced life and she has every intention of returning to… Continue reading Book Review: Home Truths in Tumble Creek by Louise Forster

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New Release Book Review: The Garden of Hopes and Dreams by Barbara Hannay

Title: The Garden of Hopes and Dreams Author: Barbara Hannay Published: August 3rd 2021 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 336 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars From award-winning novelist Barbara Hannay comes a timely and uplifting story about the importance of community and connection. Can love and friendship blossom on a rooftop? The residents in Brisbane’s Riverview apartment block barely know… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Garden of Hopes and Dreams by Barbara Hannay

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New Release Book Review: Our Own Private Fig Tree by Rania Battany

Title: Our Own Private Fig Tree Author: Rania Battany Published: October 14th 2021 Publisher: Independent Pages: 302 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Romance Rating: 4.5 stars 1988: In a multicultural pocket of inner-city Melbourne, sixteen-year-old Caleb falls in love with Samira, his Lebanese neighbour. Both understand the rules that determine they’re not allowed to date, but neither stays away. As they hide in the branches… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Our Own Private Fig Tree by Rania Battany

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New Release Book Review: The Buchanan Girls by Emily Madden

Title: The Buchanan Girls Author: Emily Madden Published: September 1st 2021 Publisher: Mira – AU Pages: 448 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Romance RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars A sweeping family saga about betrayal, forgiveness and the cost of love. Sydney, 1941: Olive and Ivy may be identical twins, but they couldn’t be more different. While Olive is focused on marrying a man appropriate to… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Buchanan Girls by Emily Madden

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New Release Book Review: The Butler by Danielle Steel

Title: The Butler Author: Danielle Steel Published: September 28th 2021 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 272 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3 stars Joachim von Hartmann is born into a wealthy Argentine banking family and spends his early years in Buenos Aires. Blonde-haired and blue-eyed, he has inherited the looks of his German ancestors, while his twin brother Javier could not be more… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Butler by Danielle Steel

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New Release Book Review: The Five Year Plan by Jodi Gibson

Title: The Five Year Plan Author: Jodi Gibson Published: September 7th 2021 Publisher: Brio Books Pages: 296 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Romance, Women’s Fiction RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3.5 stars At 33, DEMI Moretti’s five-year plan is on track. She’s moved in with her boyfriend Wil, and is waiting patiently for her father to retire so she can take over the running of the family café. But… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Five Year Plan by Jodi Gibson

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New Release Book Review: The Farmer’s Friend by Fiona McArthur

Title: The Farmer’s Friend Author: Fiona McArthur Published: August 31st 2021 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars The heartwarming new medical rural romance from the bestselling author of The Bush Telegraph. They’d bought a stock and feed store called, of all things, The Farmer’s Friend.Gracie could tell Jed thought it a great name. ‘Farmers stick… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Farmer’s Friend by Fiona McArthur

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New Release Book Review: Meet Me in Bendigo by Eva Scott

Title: Meet Me in Bendigo Author: Eva Scott Published: July 28th 2021 Publisher: Mira – AU Pages: 368 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars Rural Australia meets You’ve Got Mail in this romantic comedy about online dating, second chances, and following your heart. Small-town sweetheart Annalisa Cappelli has returned to Wongilly to take over her family’s hardware shop while she heals from… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Meet Me in Bendigo by Eva Scott