2018 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · new release · thriller · United States

New Release Book Review: The Winters by Lisa Gabriele

Title: The Winters Author: Lisa Gabriele Published: October 15th 2018 Publisher: Michael Joseph – Penguin Books Australia Pages: 336 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars Inspired by the classic novel Rebecca, The Winters is a riveting story about what happens when a family’s ghosts resurface and threaten to upend everything. How do you replace the perfect wife? After a whirlwind romance, a young woman… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Winters by Lisa Gabriele

2018 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · United States

New Release Book Review: The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain

Title: The Dream Daughter Author: Diane Chamberlain Published: October 9th 2018 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 384 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $24.99 Rating: 3.5 stars When Caroline Sears receives the news that her unborn baby girl has a heart defect, she is devastated. It is 1970 and there seems to be little that can be done. But her brother-in-law, a physicist, tells her that perhaps… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain

2018 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · romance · United States

New Release Book Review: Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks

Title: Every Breath Author: Nicholas Sparks Published: October 16th 2018 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 320 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars From the number one bestselling author of The Notebook and Two by Two comes an unforgettable tale of enduring love . . . Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. After six years with her boyfriend, she is no longer sure what she wants, and when her father… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks

2018 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · United States

New Release Book Review: A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

Title: A Spark of Light Author: Jodi Picoult Published: October 2nd 2018 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5/4 stars When Vonita opened the doors of the Center that morning, she had no idea that it would be for the last time.  Wren has missed school to come to the Center, the sole surviving women’s reproductive… Continue reading New Release Book Review: A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

2018 Reviews · Beauty and Lace review · contemporary fiction · crime · fantasy · mystery · romance · United States

Beauty & Lace Book Review: Providence by Caroline Kepnes

Title: Providence Author: Caroline Kepnes Published: July 1st 2018 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 384 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Mystery, Crime, Romance RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3 stars In 2008, 13-year-old Jon Bronson disappears on his morning walk to school. After even his parents give him up for dead, only his best friend, Chloe, remains certain that he would come back. Four years later, Jon returns with no… Continue reading Beauty & Lace Book Review: Providence by Caroline Kepnes

2018 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · United States

New Release Book Review: The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle

Title: The Dinner List Author: Rebecca Serle Published: August 29th 2018 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 304 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars If you could invite anyone at all to a fantasy dinner party, who would be on your list? ‘We’ve been waiting for an hour.’ That’s what Audrey says. She states it with a little bit of an edge, her… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · book bingo · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · historical fiction · United States

#Book Bingo 2018: ‘A book more than 500 pages’ – Southern Ruby by Belinda Alexandra

#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 more than 500 pages’ – Southern Ruby by Belinda Alexandra

2018 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · United States · young adult

New Release Book Review: One Small Thing by Erin Watt

Title: One Small Thing Author: Erin Watt Published: July 9th 2018 Publisher: HQ – Young Adult Pages: 320 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Young Adult RRP: $19.99 Rating: 3 stars From the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author duo of The Royals series and When It’s Real comes a sensational new novel about a girl falling for the one boy she should never have met… Beth’s life hasn’t been the same… Continue reading New Release Book Review: One Small Thing by Erin Watt

2018 Reviews · Book Broadcast · contemporary fiction · United States

Book Broadcast: Shelter in Place by Norah Roberts

Book Broadcast is a post I have created to help ease the load of the books I have for review. It is a great way to spread the word, providing recognition to an author or publisher for sending me a book to review. As my reviewing and blogging duties have stepped up a notch in… Continue reading Book Broadcast: Shelter in Place by Norah Roberts

2018 Reviews · book bingo · contemporary fiction · United States · young adult

#Book Bingo 2018: ‘A book that became a movie’ – The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

#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 that became a movie’ – The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky