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

New Release Book Review: The McCalister Legacy by Nicole Hurley-Moore

Title: The McCalister Legacy Author: Nicole Hurley-Moore Published: August 4th 2020 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 328 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance, Rural RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars Someone is hiding a secret-one that could change Berry’s life, and alter her tragic past.As a child, Berry McCalister’s family was torn apart by shocking violence. Eleven?years on, she returns to the small town of Harlington, determined… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The McCalister Legacy by Nicole Hurley-Moore

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

New Release Book Review: The Farm at Peppertree Crossing by Leonie Kelsall

Title: The Farm at Peppertree Crossing Author: Leonie Kelsall Published: July 2nd 2020 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 432 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Rural RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Accustomed to looking after herself, can Roni now embrace a different life gifted to her from an unknown aunt and a community ready to help? Or will the strings attached be her downfall?’Everything you want in… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Farm at Peppertree Crossing by Leonie Kelsall

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · historical fiction · new release · World War II

New Release Book Review: Finding Eadie by Caroline Beecham

Title: Finding Eadie Author: Caroline Beecham Published: July 2nd 2020 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 368 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars The author of Maggie’s Kitchen and Eleanor’s Secret delivers another compelling story of love and mystery during wartime.London 1943: War and dwindling resources are taking their toll on the staff of Partridge Press. The pressure is on to create new books to distract readers… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Finding Eadie by Caroline Beecham

A Tea break with Mrs B · Interview

A Tea Break with Mrs B: Petronella McGovern

It is a pleasure to warmly welcome Petronella McGovern to my blog, Mrs B’s Book Reviews for A Tea Break with Mrs B, a short form author interview series. To help celebrate the release of The Good Teacher, we sat down for a chat. Thanks Petronella! What is your drink of choice as we sit down for a chat… Continue reading A Tea Break with Mrs B: Petronella McGovern

2020 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge · 2020 Reviews · crime · non-fiction · true crime · Uncategorized

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

Today I am marking off my thirty first #31st checkpoint category for the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020 with: Updated edition: With introduction by Gillian Flynn, a compelling true crime account of the Golden State Killer – the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorised California for over a decade – from Michelle McNamara, the gifted… Continue reading POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

2020 Reviews · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Viennese Girl by Jenny Lecoat

Title: The Viennese Girl Author: Jenny Lecoat Published: April 28th 2020 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 368 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars Inspired by the true story of a young Jewish girl – Hedy Bercu – who fled to Jersey from Vienna only to find herself trapped on the island during the German occupation. In June 1940, the horror-struck… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Viennese Girl by Jenny Lecoat

2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle

Title: The Girl in the Mirror Author: Rose Carlyle Published: August 4th 2020 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 368 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars An edge-of-your-seat debut thriller with identical twins, a crazy inheritance and a boat full of secrets. Who can you trust? Absolutely nobody! ‘As addictive and intoxicating as the perfect martini. Don’t start reading unless you… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle

2020 International Male Author Challenge · 2020 Reviews · memoir

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: Confessions of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell

Today I am marking off my twenty seventh #27th checkpoint category for the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020 with: More from everyone’s favourite misanthropic antiquarian bookseller. ‘Do you have a list of your books, or do I just have to stare at them?’ Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland. With more… Continue reading POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: Confessions of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Lost Jewels by Kirsty Manning

Title: The Lost Jewels Author: Kirsty Manning Published: March 31st 2020 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 336 Genres: Fiction, Historical/Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars From the bestselling author of The Jade Lily comes a thrilling modern-day treasure hunt brimming with family secrets. ‘…seamlessly blending fact with fiction to create a truly stunning story, it’s a heartwarming tale by one of Australia’s best… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Lost Jewels by Kirsty Manning

#aww2020 · 2020 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge · 2020 Reviews · historical fiction

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: Fled by Meg Keneally

Today I am marking off my twenty fifth #25th checkpoint category for the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020 with: Highway robber. Convict. Runaway. Mother. She will do anything for freedom, but at what cost? Jenny Trelawney is no ordinary thief. Forced by poverty to live in the forest, she becomes a successful highwaywoman – until her… Continue reading POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: Fled by Meg Keneally