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Beauty & Lace Book Review: Birthright by Fiona Lowe

Title: Birthright Author: Fiona Lowe Published: February 19th 2018 Publisher: HQ Fiction Pages: 512 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Australia, Rural, Saga RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars Australian author Fiona Lowe returns with a juicy family saga, set against the backdrop of Victoria’s high country, about unforgettable characters tangled together by a wealthy inheritance, secrets and betrayal. Is an inheritance a privilege or a right?… Continue reading Beauty & Lace Book Review: Birthright by Fiona Lowe

2018 Reviews · Australian · historical fiction · new release · romance · saga

New Release Book Review: The Opal Dragonfly by Julian Leatherdale

Title: The Opal Dragonfly Author: Julian Leatherdale Published: February 21st 2018 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 592 Genres:  Fiction, Australian, Historical, Romance RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars A daughter sacrifices her reputation, two men bid for the love of a woman, freedom is found in the heart of a dust storm, a father’s legacy reveals past crimes.  Inspired by the glamour and beauty of Elizabeth… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Opal Dragonfly by Julian Leatherdale

2017 Reviews · Australian · historical fiction · saga

Book Review: Jewel in the North by Tricia Stringer

Title: Jewel in the North Author:  Tricia Stringer Published: April 24th 2017 Publisher: Harlequin Books Australia Pages: 576 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Australian, Saga RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars Jewel in the North: A longstanding feud of land and love, a family torn apart and a quest for the ultimate prize… A breathtaking historical family saga of love, death and forgiveness… Continue reading Book Review: Jewel in the North by Tricia Stringer

2017 Reviews · Australian · rural ficition · saga

Book Review: A Distant Journey by Di Morrissey

Title: A Distant Journey Author: Di Morrissey Published: October 25th 2016 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia Pages: 361 Genres: Fiction, Australian RRP: $34.99 Rating: 4 stars In 1962 Cindy drops out of college to impulsively marry an Australian grazier, moving from the glamorous world of Palm Springs, California, to an isolated sheep station on the sweeping plains of the Riverina in New South Wales.… Continue reading Book Review: A Distant Journey by Di Morrissey

2016 Reviews · Australian · historical fiction · saga · war

Book Review: The Turning Tide by C.M. Lance

Title: The Turning Tide Author: C.M. Lance Published: August 1st 2014 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 344 Genres: Fiction, War, Historical, Australian RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars A novel of secrets, mateship and betrayal, set against a dramatic backdrop of wartime Australia – a sweeping saga that will be enjoyed by readers who crave action and adventure with a little bit… Continue reading Book Review: The Turning Tide by C.M. Lance

2016 Reviews · Australian · romance · rural ficition · saga · small town · timeslip

Book Review: The Grazier’s Wife by Barbara Hannay

Book blurb: For three generations of Australian women, becoming a grazier’s wife has meant very different things. For Stella in 1946, it was a compromise in the aftermath of a terrible war. For Jackie in the 1970s, it was a Cinderella fairytale with an outback prince. While for Alice in 2015, it is the promise… Continue reading Book Review: The Grazier’s Wife by Barbara Hannay

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