2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · suspense · thriller

Book Review: When I Was Ten by Fiona Cummins

Title: When I Was Ten Author: Fiona Cummins Published: August 11th 2020 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 464 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars Twenty-one years ago, Dr Richard Carter and his wife Pamela were murdered in what has become the most infamous double murder of the modern age. Ten-year-old Sara Carter – nicknamed the Angel of Death –… Continue reading Book Review: When I Was Ten by Fiona Cummins

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · new release · romance · short stories

New Release Book Review: Christmas Among the Gum Trees by Susanne Bellamy, Nicole Flockton, Jennie Jones, Lauren K. McKellar, Ainslie Paton

Title: Christmas Among the Gum Trees Author: Susanne Bellamy, Nicole Flockton, Jennie Jones, Lauren K. McKellar, Ainslie Paton Published: October 7th 2020 Publisher: Mira – AU Pages: 672 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars A collection of sparkling holiday romance stories from five bestselling Australian authors. 12 Days at Silver Bells House by Jennie Jones Escaping to the country, Kate has… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Christmas Among the Gum Trees by Susanne Bellamy, Nicole Flockton, Jennie Jones, Lauren K. McKellar, Ainslie Paton

#aww2020 · 2020 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge · 2020 Reviews · anthology

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: Writing the Dream by Serenity Press

Today I am marking off my final and fortieth #40th checkpoint category for the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020 with: A collection of 24 stories written by talented authors. No two writers are the same, but they have one thing in common: they are storytellers at heart and their deepest desire is to be heard. Writing… Continue reading POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: Writing the Dream by Serenity Press

2020 Reviews · Book club · contemporary fiction

Book Review: Little Disasters by Sarah Vaughan

Title: Little Disasters Author: Sarah Vaughan Published: May 1st 2020 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 400 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3.5 stars From the bestselling author of Anatomy of a Scandal – a new thought-provoking novel exploring the complexity of motherhood and all that connects and disconnects us.  You think you have the perfect family.But everything can be broken. Liz and Jess have… Continue reading Book Review: Little Disasters by Sarah Vaughan

2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · United States

Book Review: Wild by Kristin Hannah

Title: Wild Author: Kristin Hannah Published: July 28th 2020 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars From the New York Times number one bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone, Kristin Hannah, comes Wild, a remarkable story about the resilience of the human spirit, the triumph of hope, and the promise of new beginnings. In the rugged Pacific Northwest of the United States… Continue reading Book Review: Wild by Kristin Hannah

2020 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge · 2020 Reviews · historical fiction

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: The Yankee Widow by Linda Lael Miller

Today I am marking off my thirty ninth #39th checkpoint category for the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020 with: A richly layered saga set against the backdrop of the Civil War, In The Yankee Widow, gifted storyteller Linda Lael Miller explores the complexities and heartbreak that families experienced as men took up arms to preserve the nation… Continue reading POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: The Yankee Widow by Linda Lael Miller

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · biography · history · memoir · new release · World War II

New Release Book Review: The Other Side of Absence by Betty O’Neill

Title: The Other Side of Absence Author: Betty O’Neill Published: August 5th 2020 Publisher: Ventura Press Pages: 352 Genres:  Non-Fiction, Historical, Memoir RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Betty O’Neill grew up knowing very little about her father, Antoni. She knew that he had fled Poland after World War Two, that he had disappeared overnight when she was just an infant, and that his… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Other Side of Absence by Betty O’Neill

2020 International Male Author Challenge · 2020 Reviews · historical fiction

New Release Book Review: Love is Blind by William Boyd

Title: Love is Blind Author: William Boyd Published: 1st October 2018 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars A sweeping tale of love, revenge and music from one of Britain’s best-loved novelists When Brodie Moncur, a young Scottish musician, is offered a job in Paris, he seizes the chance to flee Edinburgh and his tyrannical clergyman… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Love is Blind by William Boyd

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: Vanishing Falls by Poppy Gee

Title: Vanishing Falls Author: Poppy Gee Published: November 17th 2020 Publisher: Booktopia Editions Pages: 432 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Celia Lily is rich, beautiful, and admired. She’s also missing. And the search for the glamorous socialite is about to expose all the dark, dirty secrets of Vanishing Falls… Deep within the lush Tasmanian rainforest is the remote town of Vanishing… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Vanishing Falls by Poppy Gee

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · new release · suspense · thriller

New Release Book Review: The Survivors by Jane Harper

Title: The Survivors Author: Jane Harper Published: September 22nd 2020 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 384 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars The compelling new novel from Jane Harper, the New York Times bestselling author of The Dry.Kieran Elliott’s life changed forever on the day a reckless mistake led to devastating consequences. The guilt that still haunts him resurfaces during a visit… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Survivors by Jane Harper