2017 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · romance · rural ficition · small town

Book Review: The Drifter by Anthea Hodgson

Title: The Drifter Author: Anthea Hodgson Published: September 19th 2016 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 368 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Australian, Rural, Romance RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars Cate Christie is a party girl, unable to commit to anything, until she is involved in a tragic accident that changes everything. To escape her guilt and her parents’ bitter disapproval, Cate leaves Perth for… Continue reading Book Review: The Drifter by Anthea Hodgson

2017 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · small town

Book Review: Blueberry by Glenna Thomson

Title: Blueberry Author: Glenna Thomson Published: January 3rd 2017 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 320 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Australian RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars Greer O’Reilly needs to start over. Her professional success belies private sadness and domestic overload. She’s torn between her career and motherhood. Her partner of twelve years has left her. And up ahead is her new home… Continue reading Book Review: Blueberry by Glenna Thomson

Australian · contemporary fiction · romance · rural ficition · small town

Book Review: Third Time Lucky by Karly Lane

Title: Third Time Lucky Author: Karly Lane Published: November 23rd 2016 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 352 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Australian RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Novella, December’s Wish was published in 2013. This is the re-release as a full length novel and re-titled Third Time Lucky After a disastrous marriage, December Doyle is back in her home town of Christmas… Continue reading Book Review: Third Time Lucky by Karly Lane

2016 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · romance · rural ficition · small town · war

Book Review: The Family Secret by Fiona Palmer

Title: The Family Secret Author: Fiona Palmer Published: October 3rd 2016 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Romance, Australian RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Kim Richards is a creative woman of the land, a rural ambassador who is renowned for her contribution to her community. But deep down, she is lonely. She’s already watched the man she loves… Continue reading Book Review: The Family Secret by Fiona Palmer

2016 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · Goodreads giveaway · juvenile · small town · young adult

Book Review: Becoming Aurora by Elizabeth Kasmer

Title: Becoming Aurora Author: Elizabeth Kasmer Published: September 19th 2016 Publisher: University of Queensland Press Pages: 224 Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Australian RRP: $19.95 Rating: 4 stars Tonight we are wolves. Our pack moves as one, past empty shop fronts and faded billboards. Sixteen-year-old Rory is at a crossroads in her life. While her gang… Continue reading Book Review: Becoming Aurora by Elizabeth Kasmer

2016 Reviews · rural ficition · small town

Beauty & Lace Book Review: A Chance of Stormy Weather by Tricia Stringer

Book blurb: City girl Paula married her lovely farmer, the only problem is he comes with a farm… Another heart-warming rural romance from the queen of Australian story-telling, Tricia Stringer. Self-reliant Sydney girl, Paula, is looking forward to a new life in the country. Just married to sheep farmer Dan Woodcroft she can’t wait to… Continue reading Beauty & Lace Book Review: A Chance of Stormy Weather by Tricia Stringer

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