2017 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · women's fiction

Book Review: Everyday Lies by Louise Guy

Title: Everyday Lies Author:  Louise Guy Published: May 1st 2017 Publisher: Go Direct Publishing Pages: 340 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Australian RRP: $21.99 Rating: 5 stars For Emma and Lucie, the art of lying appears all too easy . . . Emma Wilson has it all. Beauty, wealth, a loving and successful husband. But appearances can be deceptive. Bored and… Continue reading Book Review: Everyday Lies by Louise Guy

2017 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · women's fiction

Book Review: Champagne for Breakfast by Maggie Christensen

Title: Champagne for Breakfast Author: Maggie Christensen Published: April 28th 2017 Publisher: Cala Publishing Pages: 256 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Australian RRP: $12.99 Rating: 4 stars Rosa Taylor is celebrating her fiftieth birthday with champagne. By the river. On her own. After finishing her six-year long affair with her boss, Rosa is desperate to avoid him in the workplace and determined… Continue reading Book Review: Champagne for Breakfast by Maggie Christensen

2017 Reviews · Australian · Bookstr · contemporary fiction · women's fiction

Book Review: The Missing Pieces of Us by Fleur McDonald

Title: The Missing Pieces of Us Author: Fleur McDonald Published: March 29 2017 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 324 Genres:  Fiction,  Contemporary, RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars Sometimes you have to resolve the past before you can face the future. The moving and heart-warming new novel from Fleur McDonald. Lauren Ramsey was adopted at birth. Now a teacher, her mantra… Continue reading Book Review: The Missing Pieces of Us by Fleur McDonald

2016 Reviews · contemporary fiction · Ireland · women's fiction

Book Review: Secrets of a Happy Marriage by Cathy Kelly

Title: Secrets of a Happy Marriage Author: Cathy Kelly Published: October 25th  2016 Publisher: Orion Publishing Co Pages: 320 Genres: Fiction, Women, Ireland RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3 stars The wonderful and heart-warming new novel full of secrets, lies and family ties from Sunday Times bestselling author, Cathy Kelly. Bess is hoping to show everyone just how happy her recent marriage is,… Continue reading Book Review: Secrets of a Happy Marriage by Cathy Kelly

2016 Reviews · saga · small town · United States · women's fiction

Book Review: Opal’s Story by Phyllis H. Moore

Book blurb: In 1948 a murder/suicide rocks a small west Texas town, devastating a prominent family, changing their lives forever. At the center of the tragedy is Opal Evans, the widow. Over fifty years later, terminally ill, her only desire is to forgive herself for the unspeakable aftermath resulting from the chaos. She wants to… Continue reading Book Review: Opal’s Story by Phyllis H. Moore

2016 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · mature · United States · women's fiction

Book Review: Madeline House by Maggie Christensen

Book blurb: When Beth Carson flees her controlling husband, a Sydney surgeon, and travels to Florence, Oregon, she is unsure what her future holds. Although her only knowledge of Florence comes from a few postcards found in her late mother’s effects, she immediately feels at home there and begins to put down roots. But Beth’s… Continue reading Book Review: Madeline House by Maggie Christensen